2-Day Fraser Island Tour from Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach

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Fraser Island, Australia
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2 days (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Named K’Gari (paradise) by the local Aborigines, Fraser Island features more than 100 freshwater lakes, extensive rainforest and giant sand dunes. Explore the island with an expert guide who leads rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek and the Hammerstone Sandblow, and provides swimming opportunities at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, the Champagne Pools and Lake Wabby. Stay overnight at a lodge on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see the Pinnacles and Maheno shipwreck, and have the option to book a scenic sightseeing flight on this fun and informative 2-day tour.
  • 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
Your 2-day tour of Fraser Island departs from Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach, and includes an overnight stay at Eurong Beach Resort, located next to the ocean on Seventy-Five Mile beach. The apartment-style accommodation offers shared quad rooms. The resort has two swimming pools, two bars and a cafe. One breakfast, two lunches and a dinner are included.

Fraser Island is a place unlike any other. Created over the millennia from sand drifting off of mainland Australia, it is the largest sand island in the world and the only place where rainforest grows in sand. Your guide takes you to the island's top sites, including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Champagne Pools, Lake Wabby, Central Station, the Maheno shipwreck and the Hammerstone Sandblow. Travel by 4WD coach and learn from your guide about this amazing ecosystem during your 2-day visit.

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 return to your hotel.

Reviews

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Anthony L
, Dec 2018

Tour was great, guide was very knowledgeable, clean accommodation. However the food was quite average and wish we had more time in Lake MacKenzie.Great experience overall.

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Jacques M
, Mar 2018

Heureusement que le guide accompagnateur s'avère un excellent compagnon de voyage.. Le programme par contre mériterait d'être bien amélioré. Des haltes totalement inintéressantes, inutiles, telle que la prétendue balade en forêt ou les banales coupes de champagne. D'autres, celle du lac Mc Kenzi, beaucoup trop courtes et d'où l'on ramène pas mal de regrets. Heureusement la longue randonnée sur la plage laisse un souvenir original. L'hébergement proposé est également médiocre. Des chambres sans âme dans un établissement très vieillissant. Des repas servis dans la chaleur bien lourde d'une salle sans charme et à un horaire de caserne.. Bref, beaucoup d'insatisfactions..

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Carol M
, Jul 2017

Great activity! Josh was a great guide. Accommodations and food was good. We saw whales and dingos and lots of flora in the rainforest. What a diverse island! Bus ride through island almost as fun as a Disney ride!

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Alison H
, Jul 2017

This was the best tour I have done in a long time. We were lucky enough to have both Cameron and Warren as guides who were excellent. Their knowledge and history of the island was amazing. The places visited over the 2 days were varied and interesting. The resort comfortable with good food. Do yourselves a favour and go on this fantastic tour!

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Kev
, May 2017

Amazing Trip highly recommend .

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Carin J
, May 2017

This was a fabulous trip - David Dave Dun was a great host and driver and kept us all entertained with lots of stories, history, fun facts, food, refreshments, floating tyres and wildlife awareness. Be warned the bus does move about quite a bit as it negotiates the sand tracks and 75 mile beach but it is a fascinating, unique, memorable place and I'd highly recommend a visit - be prepared to be tired afterwards - it isn't what I'd call relaxing although swimming in Lake Mackenzie was stunning.
Sadly the overnight on island resort didn't live up the rest of the trip the food was disappointing and the place had the feel of an abandoned 1950's holiday camp that had seen the odd coat of paint but not much else since. A nice pool but generally quite run down this was highlighted by a large pane of window glass falling into the restaurant during dinner and breaking over the head of one of our tour group, very fortunately she and her table guest only suffered cuts but it could have been much worse. The first aid offered was lacking in competency and my family who are first aid trained stood in to correct some of the erroneous advice given.
My family did the beach take off and landing plane ride which was spectacular, giving a great view and appreciation of who large the island is.
Overall I'd highly recommend the trip but advise checking on where you will be staying and sit away from the windows in the restaurant!

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Keith K
, Jan 2017

If you only go on 1 tour in the rest of your life make sure it is this one! Fraser Island is the single most amazing place in Australia, Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby, Champagne Pools are all breathtaking, especially Lake McKenzie! The resort is lovely with nice staff and a glorious location, the main highway is along the 75km beach! Then to top it off you can lie on the beach at night and marvel at the wonders of the stars, just breathtaking. The guide turned out to be more of a coach driver, but he's a very good driver but be careful not to stand up when the vehicle is moving, it's a bumpy ride!

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Sean P
, Jan 2017

This was the highlight of our month of travelling in Australia which included 6 tours all booked via Viator. Our Tour Guide Hayden made the trip, a real asset to his employer he was outstanding and really made the whole trip for us.

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Elizabeth H
, Nov 2016

Fraser Island is not to be missed. Fun tour

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sorrelperka
, Oct 2016

Really great tour with an awesome guide. Felt very safe and taken care of during the trip. The only thing I want to warn about is that I think this tour company attracts older people as I am 22 years old and I was the youngest on the tour by at least 7-10 years.


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