Explore Beautiful Fraser Island
Take part in this 2 Day Fraser Island adventure which departs from Hervey Bay in North Queensland. Fraser Island is one of Australia’s world heritage listed destinations.
Ranked high along with Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is a place of pristine beauty with its sprawling white sand beaches flanked by stunningly coloured sand cliffs, numerous freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests.
Within the island there are unique wetlands containing rare, vulnerable or endangered flora and fauna including dugongs, turtles, butterflies and over 350 species of bird life.
Fraser Island spans over 120 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point. With an area of 184 000 hectares this makes Fraser Island the largest sand island in the world.
Don’t miss out on a fun filled 2 Day Fraser Island Adventure of blue skies, golden sands and laughter. Our awesome guides will make your trip fun and informative. Don’t forget your camera!
- 2 days of guided 4WD tours
- 1 night accommodation
- 1 breakfast
- 2 Picnic Lunches
- 2 Buffet Dinners
- return ferry transfers
Departs 07.30 am every Wednesday and Sunday Your Nomads Tour departs at 9.00 am on the Kingfisher Bay Resort passenger Ferry. Please make sure you check in to the Kingfisher Bay Mainland Terminal (at River Heads) by 8.15 am, or let us know where you’re staying and we’ll pick you up between 7.00 and 8.00 am – that’s nice and easy!
The cruise to Fraser Island takes around 50 minutes across the Great Sandy Strait – so keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, turtles or the elusive dugong.
Your Cool Dingo Ranger-Guide will meet you at the resorts’ jetty and after your group introductions and a quick briefing, your 4WD adventure begins!
- The cruise to Fraser Island takes around 50 minutes across the Great Sandy Strait – so keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, turtles or the elusive dugong. Your Cool Dingo Ranger-Guide will meet you at the resorts’ jetty and after your group introductions and a quick briefing, your 4WD adventure begins!
- Today we check out some of Fraser Island’s coolest inland sights!
- Basin Lake – Our first stop is a walk to the beautiful Basin Lake along sand tracks – get up close and personal with the resident freshwater turtles in this golden fringed little dune lake.
- Central Station – A peaceful, ancient rainforest that was once a sacred Butchulla women’s birthing place where men were excluded. Then later the headquarters of Fraser Islands forestry operations with the reminders of a former, once bustling logging camp.
- Wanggoolba Creek – The crystal clear silently flowing freshwater creek is home to a number of species of fish, turtles and eels. Take a walk along the boardwalk that follows the creek through the lush green rainforest and rare king ferns…a great place on a hot day… it’s Mother Nature at her best!
- Pile Valley – Satinay and brush box form part of the island’s sub-tropical rainforests together with piccabeen palms and kauri pines. Fraser’s rainforest are home to rare and ancient species including the angiopteris fern, which has the largest fern fronds in the world.
- Lake McKenzie – With its crystal clear, vivid blue waters and fine, powdery white silica sand, picture perfect Lake McKenzie is even prettier than the postcards. Enjoy a refreshing afternoon swim before heading back to Kingfisher Bay.
- An early start to explore Seventy-Five Mile Beach, the world’s most amazing beach highway. Drive along golden sands this beach is a fisherman’s paradise and acts as an airstrip for the islands beach pilots. As this is our last day don’t forget to leave your luggage at the Wilderness Lodge storage area for our porters.
- Eli Creek – a great spot for a refreshing dip on a warm Queensland day! Float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek – which pours out 4 million litres of clear fresh water into the ocean every hour. Maheno Shipwreck – meaning ‘island’ in Maori, washed ashore during a cyclone in 1935, this rusting wreck is one of Fraser’s most iconic photo stops. The Pinnacles Coloured Sands – with over 72 different colours but mostly reds and yellows, formed over hundreds of thousands of years when minerals leached through the sands, The Pinnacles are a stunning example on Fraser Island where these sands can be viewed. A great photo opportunity.
- Indian Head – the most easterly point of the island, climb to the top of this rocky headland for awesome beach and ocean views… look out for sharks, rays and migrating humpback whales (July – November). Champagne Pools – chill out in these bubbling ocean rock pools, the pools are fed by the crashing waves, making for an exciting yet relaxing swim. You won’t want to leave!
- The tour returns to Kingfisher Bay Resort in the late afternoon. Wind down and enjoy a relaxed dinner before departing on the at 8.30 pm ferry back to Hervey Bay, arriving at approximately 9.30 pm… then we’ll drop you straight to your Hervey Bay accommodation for some well earned rest!
- This Tour IS NOT available to guests under the age of 18.
- Your Own TRAVEL INSURANCE is highly recommended
- Tour Itinerary may change due to tides and weather conditions
- As this tour is off-road, we recommend that pregnant travellers or people with medical conditions seek medical advice before booking this tour.
- PORTERAGE, LUGGAGE HANDLING & WEIGHT POLICY Due to Australian Workplace Health & Safety requirements, the maximum acceptable weight for any single piece of luggage is 25 kgs. Bags weighing 20+ kgs will be tagged with a fluoro tag to indicate heavy luggage and that care must be taken when handling.
- Where guests are required to pack down luggage over 25 kgs, bags are available for sale from the Mainland Terminal.
- Each guest may check-in free of charge two (2) items of luggage each piece weighing no more than 25 kgs. Additional items to be checked-in will incur a handling fee of $10.00 per item. Where guests will not pack down or are not happy to pay excess charges for luggage over 25 kgs,
- the guest will be asked to carry their own luggage at all transportation points: on and off boat/s; along jetty; to accommodation and repeat all procedures at departure time.
Extra night: Extra meals, great price, great savings.
Head to Fraser the day before your 4WD tour starts – no unpacking and repacking your gear, no need to organise meals…save time and enjoy a sleep in! Or stay an extra day after your tour to relax and enjoy this World Heritage wilderness
1 extra night accommodation
1 extra breakfast and dinner
Please note – touring order and itinerary may vary due to tides, seasons and weather conditions.