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.
- 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.