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Fraser Explorer Day Tours

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All-inclusive Island & Resort Adventure

  • Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Book Here & Save Rainforest
  • Trusted Reviews
  • Lake McKenzie & more
  • Daily: Hervey Bay + Rainbow B'ch
  • 1 Day (11 Hours)
  • 36 passengers
  • Eurong Beach Resort Buffet Lunch
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
  • Full day Guided 4WD Truck 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
  • Depart Fraser Island on the 5pm ferry to Hervey Bay or travel to Rainbow Beach



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. 

Our custom designed 4WD buses are air-conditioned for your comfort. 

    • 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.

At the end of the day, 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).


Departs daily from Hervey Bay & Rainbow Beach;

  • Departure Time/Pick-ups: Between 7:00-8:00am
  • Returns: 6:00 – 7:00pm
  • 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
Optional Extras
  • Fraser Island Scenic Flights are weather and tide permitting
  • If English is your second language, there are MP3 guides available in Spanish, Italian, German, Korean and Chinese. Let us know when you book. These can be picked up from the Ticket Hut with a small, refundable deposit of $20 per device
  • Fraser Explorer Day Tours are all-inclusive but money for souvenirs or drinks is recommended.

What to Bring
  • Beach towel, bathing suit and sunhat
  • Practical clothing, footwear & sunscreen (min. 30+)
  • Camera

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 other travel cancellations that would contribute to you missing the departure of your tour.

Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Tree Hugger Travel invest in tree planting and rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through World Land Trust projects.

How do we do that?

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

$100 = 100  Eco-Rewards Points

750 points funds the purchase of 1/4 Acre (1000m²) of Real Rainforest in Real Places.

In recognition, you receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post

This includes a personalised certificate and information about the project you supported.

Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page to find out more.

Ecotourism Australia-Advanced Ecotourism Certification. This is the highest level of eco certification available.

Check Availability

Pick-up/Drop-off in Hervey Bay

  • Adult Fare: from $190
  • Child Fare: from $130

Pick-up/Drop-off in Rainbow Beach

  • Adult Fare: from $190
  • Child Fare: from $130
  • Child Age: 4-14 years (Infants Free)
  • "Hot Deals" – subject to availability
  • Seasonal Pricing in AU$ and per person
  • Secure Payments with Stripe

Get in touch

Please ask our friendly support team as many questions as you need.

It is possible to make reservations with our personal travel managers.

Please contact us for:

  • Special Interests/Requests
  • Holiday/Tour Packages
  • Group/Family Bookings

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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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