• 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

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.

Linda H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Fantastic day on Fraser Island from beginning to end. We were picked up at our resort and returned back that evening. Our driver/guide was great, the food at the buffet was good, and everything we saw was amazing. It is a long day, but well worth it!

Kate F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

amazing

Mharelene F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We had an amazing day with the excellent guide and driver Kev. Travelled w two kids ages 6 and 9. They got tired every now and then so pack some extra snacks, fruit or so. But overall they also enjoyed the day bumping in the bus fuelled with kangaroojuice.

Peter K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great trip only wish that we book 1 or 2 night on the Island. Fantastic driver that know the road made of sand.
Want to go back some day.

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