- 5-Day 4WD tour of Fraser Island and the town of 1770 on the Great Barrier Reef
- Visit Cooloola Recreation Area, Rainbow Beach and Teewah Beach
- Ride down Seventy-Five Mile Beach in a 4WD vehicle, walk along Indian Head and swim at Lake Birrabeen
- Stay for two nights in the small beach town of 1770, home base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef
- Discover the colorful underwater world at Lady Musgrave Island using provided snorkel gear
- See wildlife such as dingos, kangaroos, dolphins, rays and turtles
- Choose your beachside accommodation from several options suitable to a variety of budgets and tastes
What You Can Expect
Start by traveling from the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast to Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Loaded with freshwater lakes and creeks, giant sand dunes, lush rainforest, multicolored sandstone cliffs and long stretches of beach, it's easy to understand why the local Aboriginal people named the island K’Gari — paradise. From there, drive further north to the pretty coastal town called 1770. From there, explore the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day boat tour to Lady Musgrave Island. Have the option to snorkel, swim with turtles, and upgrade for additional activities like scuba diving and deep-sea fishing.
When booking, choose a private room or shared room for your accommodation at beachside resorts in three locations (see Pricing for a range of lodging options). Three breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners are included.
After touring beautiful Cooloola, continue to the Fraser Island ferry. Once you arrive on Fraser Island, board a 4WD vehicle for a breezy ride down the sandy highway of Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Along the way, get out at Eli Creek for a dip. You can opt to walk upstream along a boardwalk then hop in the creek’s gentle waters and float back to the beach.
Next, hike along the rocky coast at Indian Head where you get great ocean views. You may catch sight of sharks, turtles, dolphins, rays, and even migrating humpback whales (July to November). Then continue by coach to the Maheno Shipwreck. Your guide provides a tasty picnic lunch at midday. As you drive, keep your eyes peeled for the island’s wild dingos!
Check in at Eurong Beach Resort for the evening, then have dinner at the resort’s restaurant. Afterward, have the option to take a guided night walk on the beach.
Prefer to stay dry? Watch the underwater world from a semi-submersible or glass-bottom boat.
Enjoy lunch, morning and afternoon tea on board the boat. If conditions permit, end the day with a sunset tour. Then head back to the resort for dinner and an evening at your leisure.
Brilliant five days, really well organised and was a good mix of quiet time to yourself and packing in lots of activities. Definitely two of the most beautiful spots in the world, can't recommend enough!
Great tour! Had tons of fun and very informative.
Great tour... This is really a combination of two tours, the Fraser Island tour was great although a much larger bus and tour, then you have an afternoon at Rainbow beach to start the next to the following day. Really enjoyed the reef and second part the best. Guides were great! Saw a sea turtle!
The tour was amazing! The best part was the Great Barrier Reef and Harry was an amazing tour guide!
Tout amazing, very knowledgable friendly tour guides. Maxine and Barry showed us frazer Island and Barry the great barrier reef. I have travelled alone and meet amazing travellers, felt safe and tried new experiences such as diving and surf lessons. Don't hesitate to book this tour.
We had good time. The Reef does not require any advertising - just great, but I would like to mention that the guides we had were friendly, funny and full of interesting stories. Thank you Mats and Harry.
A lot of time is spend in coaches but it is just the size of Australia.
Alex and Ania