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All-inclusive Full Day Fraser Adventure

Why we love Fraser Explorer day tours

Fraser Explorer day tours offer an excellent full day on Fraser if you don’t have time for an overnight trip (which we recommend at least!).

Super guides who live and breath Fraser will take the hassle out of seeing the world’s largest sand island by managing tides and traffic – leaving you to enjoy the island’s World Heritage wilderness and colourful history in air-conditioned comfort.

Lunch is a fabulous buffet at Eurong Beach Resort inside the bright and airy restaurant.

You’ll meet like-minded travellers, visit the top natural attractions – including stunning Lake McKenzie and cool off in the island’s fresh-water swimming holes – and all in custom-designed, four-wheel-drive coach comfort.

Whether you’ve travelling solo, in a group or with friends and even families, Fraser Explorer Day Tours offer a fun and relaxing experience for all of travellers.

Your tour will include the following Fraser highlights;

  • Lake McKenzie
  • Central Station
  • Wanggoolba Creek
  • 75 Mile Beach
  • Eli Creek.
  • Maheno Shipwreck
  • The Pinnacles Coloured Sands


Departs daily from Hervey Bay:

  • Accommodation Pick-ups: Between 7:00 – 8:00am
  • Direct Check-in at River Heads Ferry: 8:00am
  • Returns: 6:00 – 7:00pm

Departs daily from Rainbow Beach:

  • Accommodation Pick-ups: from 7:00am
  • Returns: 4:30 – 5:00pm
What s included:
  • Full day Guided 4×4 Tour
  • Experienced & Friendly Ranger Guides
  • Buffet lunch at Eurong Beach Resort
  • Return ferry transfers
  • Pick up & drop of from your local accommodation
  • National Park Permit Levy and Fees included
  • Departures from Hervey Bay & Rainbow Beach
  • Custom designed 4WD Air-conditioned Safari Trucks
  • Foreign Language App Guides

Foreign Language App Guide:
  • Six Languages
    Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
  • Installation
    Download the Foreign Language Guide prior to your tour as internet connection is limited on the island. 
  • Offline Usage
    The app will work offline on Fraser Island, but content must be first download for offline use. 
  • Headphones
    You will need to use your own headphones.
  • Battery Charge
    It is your responsibility to make sure your phone is fully charged. There are no charge stations while on the tour.

What you need:
  • Walking shoes/sandals 
  • Windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen – please use Reef/Coral Safe option
  • Water Bottle – please consider a Re-useable option
  • Camera/Phone
Fraser Explorer Tours itinerary / What You Will See:
Departs Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach | Departs Daily

Joining in Hervey Bay
Your adventure with Fraser Explorer Day Tours begins with a pick-up from your Hervey Bay accommodation (between 7.00am and 8.00am).
Passengers have the option of making your own way to our Ticket Hut in River Heads for check-in by 8.00am. Board the ferry and keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, turtles or the elusive dugong during your 30 minute cruise across the Great Sandy Marine Park. You will be met by your passionate guide off the ferry.

Joining in Rainbow Beach
Your one day Fraser Island adventure begins with a pick-up from your Rainbow Beach accommodation from 7:00am. A short drive has you arriving at Inskip Point for a 10-15 minute cruise across to Hook Point (southern tip of Fraser Island) and then it’s straight up Fraser’s sandy beach highway to some of the island’s most iconic spots.

What You Will See
Your guide is a Fraser Island expert with local knowledge and a passion for the island. On this adventurous day out, you’ll drive across sand tracks to explore some of the most beautiful, natural spots and listen to fascinating facts about the island’s history, fauna and flora.

    • Central Station – this former logging station that housed schools and shops for the bustling timber industry is now a tourist stop. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Ghost Gums and Pine trees.
    • Lake McKenzie – enjoy a revitalising swim in the crystal blue waters and relax on the sandy white beaches… it’s picture perfect!
    • Seventy-Five Mile Beach – as you drive along this sandy highway, you may spot birds of prey flying above or humpback whales as they migrate past (between July – November).
    • You may wish to join the Air Fraser team for a scenic flight over the island – book with your guide on tour (optional extra).
    • Eli Creek – float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek pouring out 80 megalitres of water daily into the ocean.
    • Maheno Shipwreck – enjoy a photo stop at the rusting wreck of the Maheno washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935 – it’s one of Fraser Island’s most recognisable sites.
    • The Pinnacles Coloured Sands – learn how these technicolour sand formations were created and the Butchulla legends surrounding them. We stop to take a picture as we drive along Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

Goodbye Fraser Island
At the end of the day, those returning to Hervey Bay board the 5.00pm ferry back to River Heads where our shuttle service will take you back to your accommodation (drop-off between 6.00pm and 7.00pm).
For those returning to Rainbow Beach your guide will drop you at your accommodation between 4:30 and 5:00pm.

  • Meals & Allergies: Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please ask upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • As this tour is off-road, we recommend that pregnant travellers or people with existing medical conditions seek medical advice before booking this tour.

Optional Extras
  • Fraser Island Scenic Flights are weather and tide permitting
  • Fraser Explorer Day Tours are all-inclusive but money for souvenirs or drinks is recommended.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 24-48 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

We recommend you purchase travel insurance which would cover for such things as Road Closures, flight,  bus or tour cancellations
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The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism

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We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
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  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
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You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.


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Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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