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  • Location: Fraser Island, Australia
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Soak up the incredible natural beauty of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. You’ll walk scenic trails at Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, Pile Valley, and the Hammerstone Sandblow, and dip into sparkling waters at Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Champagne Pools and Lake Wabby. Drive down Seventy-Five Mile Beach to the Pinnacles and Maheno shipwreck, staying overnight at a beach resort along the way. You'll travel with a knowledgeable local guide and have plenty of time for swimming and exploring as you experience Fraser Island’s treasures on this two-day tour.

Highlights

  • Two-day tour of Fraser Island, from Hervey Bay
  • Visit Central Station and walk along picturesque trails through the rainforest by Wanggoolba Creek and Pile Valley
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie, one of more than 100 freshwater lakes on Fraser Island
  • Float along the gentle current of Eli Creek and wade in the Champagne Pools
  • Drive down Seventy-Five Mile Beach to photograph the Maheno shipwreck and the colorful sand cliffs at the Pinnacles
  • Cross the Hammerstone Sandblow to reach Lake Wabby and wade into its emerald waters
  • Climb to the top of Indian Head for magnificent views of the shoreline

What You Can Expect

2-Day Fraser Island Tour from Hervey Bay

Eli Creek

Named K’Gari (paradise) by the local Aborigines, Fraser Island is a place unlike any other. Created over the millennia from sand drifting off of mainland Australia, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and the only place where rainforest grows in sand. With more than 100 pristine freshwater lakes, numerous creeks, giant sand dunes and extensive rainforest, you’ll have plenty to explore on your 2-day trip.

You’ll stay overnight at Eurong Beach Resort located on Seventy-Five Mile beach with apartment-style accommodation and your choice of a shared quad room, or a private twin room. The resort has two swimming pools, two bars, and a cafe where you can relax after a day of exploring. One breakfast, two lunches and a dinner are included.

Itinerary

Day 1: (L, D)
After pickup at your hotel in Hervey Bay or meeting at Rivers Head, you’ll board the ferry to Fraser Island. On the island, you’ll travel with your expert guide by comfortable four-wheel drive (4WD) air-conditioned coach as you explore the World Heritage-listed island. Keep an eye out for wild dingos as you drive!

First you’ll head to Central Station, a former logging station. Your guide will explain why Fraser Island was so valuable to the timber industry as you stroll along a boardwalk next to Wanggoolba Creek. Find idyllic spots where the crystalline creek flows over white sand through a valley shaded by ghost gums, pine trees and king ferns. Then stop at the subtropical rainforest of Pile Valley to see satinay trees. Renowned for being resistant to fire and termites, satinay was used to line the banks of the Suez Canal and rebuild the London Docks after World War II.

Next you’ll head to Lake McKenzie, where you can swim in its clear waters and relax on sandy white beaches. Afterwards, you’ll drive along the a sandy highway of Seventy-Five Mile Beach. From here you can opt to take an Air Fraser flight over the island (own expense).

Further along the beach, you’ll stop where Eli Creek meets the ocean. If you choose, you can walk up the creek and float back along the current to the beach.

Reboard your coach for your next two destinations: the iconic Maheno Shipwreck and the colored sand cliffs of the Pinnacles. Your guide will share aboriginal legends about Pinnacles and you’ll have time to snap great photos at both sites.

Overnight: Eurong Beach Resort

Day 2: (B, L)
After breakfast, you’ll set out for Indian Head, a rocky headland with spectacular beach and ocean views. Climb to the viewpoint and look for dolphins, sharks, rays, turtles and possibly humpback whales (migrating from July to November).

Next you’ll go north to Champagne Pools where you can explore shallow sandy pools sheltered by rocks from the crashing surf.

After lunch, you’ll head to the Hammerstone Sandblow, a huge sand dune that leads to Lake Wabby. After crossing the sands, you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing dip in the emerald lake, the deepest lake on the island.

At the end of the second day, you’ll board the 5pm ferry back to River Heads and then returned to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This was an excellent tour. The island is amazingly diverse and the tour took in all of it. The highlight had to be swimming in the beautiful lake after a hard trek up a hot sandy trail and over the sand dunes . The accommodation and food were good and plentiful. The tour guide/driver was very enthusiastic and informative and a really good driver over the rough terrain. I would highly recommend this tour.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

Great tour! Warren with Fraser tours was experienced friendly and an all round great guide. Fraser tours own most accommodations in Fraser so everything was very spacious and comfortable. The rainforest part would of been a great part to give us extra info on the canopy overall 8.4 great tour!!

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