Fraser Island Tours from Brisbane and the Gold Coast

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Fraser Island tours from Brisbane and the Gold Coast typically involve spending one or more nights on the island. This gives participants plenty of time to explore and the chance to see a more serene side of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, after the day-trippers have departed. See below to find out more about Fraser Island tours.

Highlights
  • Look for dolphins and turtles during the ferry crossing to Fraser Island. 
  • Enjoy exhilarating off-road adventures along Seventy-Five Mile Beach, where you’ll encounter the rusty SS Maheno shipwreck and the Pinnacles, a series of multicolored cliffs.
  • Take a refreshing dip at swimming spots, such as Lake Birrabeen, Lake Wabby, the Champagne Pools, and Eli Creek. 
  • Hike along lengthy rain forest trails or stroll along the boardwalk on the banks of Wanggoolba Creek at Central Station.
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife, from dingoes and wallabies to the humpback whales that frequent the offshore waters from June to September. 
  • See the stars appear overhead, with visibility heightened by the island’s lack of artificial light.

Things to Know
  • Brisbane is around 220 miles (350 kilometers) from Fraser Island, while the Gold Coast is about 280 miles (450 kilometers) away.
  • Multi-day tours range in duration from overnight trips to 4- and 5-day excursions. Some longer Fraser Island tours incorporate visits to Rainbow Beach and islands and cays in the Great Barrier Reef, such as Lady Musgrave Island.
  • Some multi-day tours involve camping, while others include accommodation at beach resorts. Guests can usually choose between shared accommodation or private rooms.
  • Most tours from Brisbane and the Gold Coast include round-trip ground transportation to Rainbow Beach, and 4WD transportation on the island. National park fees and ferry charges are usually not included in the cost.
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2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

Discover the natural beauty of Fraser Island on a 2-day guided tour — an ideal getaway for nature lovers. Stop at the stunning beach in Cooloola Recreation Area on the way, then enjoy offroading on Seventy-Five Mile Beach to the Maheno shipwreck when you arrive at Fraser Island. Your knowledgeable guide shows you all the highlights, including swimming spots at Lake Birrabeen, Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek, and lush rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek. Includes one night at a comfortable beach resort.
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD270.46
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  • Duration: 2 days
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5-Day Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour

Immerse yourself in Australia’s natural wonders on a 5-day combination tour of Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. On Fraser Island, go four-wheeling on Seventy-Five Mile beach, hike in the rainforest, and splash at Eli Creek and Lake Birrabeen. Then, cruise to Lady Musgrave Island for snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), watch the Mon Repos turtle conservation talk (November to March), or spot humpback whales (June to November). You can even add scuba diving and deep-sea fishing (additional expense). Round-trip transport from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, most meals, and accommodations included as you explore Queensland’s wilderness by day and relax at beach resorts by night.
  • Duration: 5 days
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USD607.63
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  • Duration: 5 days
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