After pickup, your Fraser Island day trip starts as you cross the Noosa River, heading toward Cooloola National Park, an Aboriginal site and the gateway to the island. Make a stop for morning tea at Rainbow Beach, and then catch the ferry to the island, where your 4-wheel-drive adventure begins.
At 710 square miles (1,840 square km), World Heritage–listed Fraser Island is considered to be the planet’s largest sand island and is home to wildlife from birds to reptiles, including the occasional saltwater crocodile. Aboard your purpose-built 4WD with large windows, traverse the varied off-road landscape, from coastline to rainforest, to visit sites like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake McKenzie. Take a self-guided walk through Pile Valley Rainforest to see the island’s satinay trees, and journey down sandy trails through a forest of brushbox trees to reach a secluded beach, where you can enjoy afternoon tea.
During the day, a lunch of wraps with cold deli meats and salad is provided. Your day trip ends with return to your departure point.