• Location: Fraser Island, Australia
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Discover Fraser Island's highlights on a full-day tour with an experienced guide that includes time to swim in pristine lakes, hit the beach, and explore the rainforest. Visit iconic spots including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno shipwreck and the Pinnacles. Learn about the animal and plant life both on land and in the ocean, where dolphins, dugong, sharks and humpback whales can be spotted. Depart early from Hervey Bay and travel by 4WD-vehicle on this comprehensive Fraser Island tour.

Highlights

  • Full day tour to Fraser Island, from Hervey Bay
  • Stop at Central Station, a former logging station and now the starting point for many walking trails
  • Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk through sub-tropical rainforest
  • Enjoy a revitalizing swim in Lake McKenzie and relax on the sandy white beaches of this postcard perfect lake
  • Float down Eli Creek, a fast-flowing freshwater creek that pours into the ocean
  • Drive along Seventy-Five Mile Beach to see the technicolor sand cliffs of the Pinnacles and SS Maheno shipwreck
  • Take an optional scenic flight over the island (own expense)

What You Can Expect

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Hervey Bay

Lake McKenzie

Find out why the Aboriginal people named Fraser Island K’Gari (paradise) on your full-day tour from Hervey Bay.

Get an early start with hotel pickup, then catch the ferry to Fraser Island. Upon arrival, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD coach across the rough roads and sandy beaches of this World Heritage-listed sand island.

Among the highlights, visit picture–perfect Lake McKenzie to take a dip in its clear water or lounge on its white–sand beach. Admire the crystal clear waters of Wanggoolba Creek, located in Central Station, the former headquarters for the island's timber industry. Walk through a rainforest valley with ancient king ferns, towering ghost gum and pine trees.

On Seventy-Five Mile Beach, drive down the sandy beach and look for birds of prey and migrating humpback whales (July – November). An optional 15-minute Fraser Island scenic flight is available there (own expense). The coach meets the plane when it lands further down the beach.

Stop at two iconic destinations: the colored sand cliffs of the Pinnacles and the Maheno shipwreck — wrecked during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935. Hear from your guide about local aboriginal legends and the geology behind the technicolor sand formations. Throughout the day, your guide shares informative commentary about the history, flora and fauna of the island.

Pull into a beach resort for a tasty buffet lunch and catch the ferry back to River Heads in the late afternoon. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Hervey Bay.

Customer Reviews

Alexandra T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was a long day with a lot of bumpy rides on the beach and in the rainforest but it was a great tour. We had a lovely ferry ride to the island. Spent more time than I expected riding on the 75 mile beach. We spent time at the creek, would have liked a little longer there. I decided to do the plane ride on the beach . It was not too expensive 80 dollars. It was a great experience to see the island from the air and see sharks in the water and take off and land on the beach. The lunch was 3 courses and had lots to choose from - very good. The other creek which was in the rain forest was very serene and peaceful. Lastly swimming in Lake Mackenzie was great. It so clear and not cold. It was really refreshing. Lastly Butch the guide was friendly and was so full of information I do not know where he stores it all. He drove well, gave people a chance to ride in the front of the bus if they wanted too. He took photos of you if you wanted him too. He also showed us a Guyana he had found climbing on a tree. He imparted lots of information to us. Well done driving and talking Bu5ch. I would definitely recommend this trip

Susan.hart5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fabulous day out, I would highly recommend this trip. It rained all day on our day trip and although this disappointed us it did not spoil the day. Our driver mark was the best.

Shaul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We enjoyed the tour day very much. It was well organized, the hotel pick up was on time. The tour guide was very good, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the whole tour day.

Carol A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a real adventure! There are no roads on Fraser Island, just sand tracks, so the 4WD trip bounced around dramatically! Great buffet lunch followed by a wonderful drive along the beach- magical!!

adam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Would highly recommend this trip. Peter was a great tour guide who knew everything there was to know about the Island it's history and the wildlife. The plane trip is worth the money to see the Island from above.

Ann A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour!

sallyspelman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We experienced a wonderful day trip to Fraser Island. We found the trip even better than we had imagined and the buffet lunch was very good as well. We also thoroughly enjoyed our plane trip which was an extra which took off from 75 mile beach and we were given wonderful views of Fraser Island plus hidden lakes including butterfly lake. Swimming in Lake Mackenzie rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable trip despite it being late in the day and was a bit chilly. Would definitely like to go and perhaps do a two day or even three day trip to Fraser Island

Angela P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Tour was great Very interesting and our guide was excellent

Barbara G Spain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a great day. Although we were a bit on a rush all the time because some fellows were late in the morning, the rest was really good.
It's really worth to take the plane in 75 mile beach. You'll see the island from the air way much better than from the bus. And if you are lucky like us, you'll be able to see some whales too :
Lake McKenzie was amazing. You probably won't see anything like that anywhere else.
The only thing we didn't like much was lunch. They could make a better effort with that.

But we really recommend this trip. It's the best way to visit the island if you don't have much time.
Hope you enjoy it!

gollygee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

We took this 4WD day tour of Fraser Island in March 2017, the day after Cyclone Debbie hit the coast. Pleasantly surprised by a gloriously sunny day, the tour and the Island lived up to it's reputation. Thank you Murray for a fabulously informative tour and for your expert driving skills. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire day's activities, our swim in the 'perched' Lake MacKenzie being the highlight for me. My husband and I would highly recommend this tour. The calm seas, the balmy temperature and the spectacular coral pink sunset on the return trip back to the mainland, was a most perfect end to an idyllic day. Thank you Fraser Coast Tours.

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