Fraser Island is a must-visit destination while in Queensland. This warm, sunny spot is the world's largest sand island, making it a popular holiday spot for locals and visitors alike. This 2-day, 1-night camping tour will showcase the very best that Fraser Island has to offer, from beautiful scenery and wildlife to outdoor activities and more.
Prepare to be picked up between 6:00 am, and 11:00 am, depending on your starting location. Then, you will make your way north past the Glasshouse Mountains, Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast to the Noosa River Ferry and Cooloola Coast Beach (tides permitting). Then, it's time for a beach drive at Rainbow Beach to see the famous Coloured Sands before making your way to Inskip Point for the ferry crossing to Fraser Island.
As you cruise, look out for beautiful views of Tin Can Bay, Fraser Island's west coast and Hervey Bay. You may also get the chance to spot dolphins, turtles, dugongs, sharks, eagles, sea birds and fish. While you're in the world heritage-listed Fraser Island National Park you will learn all about the history and culture of the area.
Once the ferry lands on the beach, it's time for the real adventure to begin as you 4WD along the island's 75 Mile Beach, looking out for dingoes, kangaroos and whales (in season) as you drive. Stop at Eli Creek for a picnic lunch of fruit, salad, meat, rolls or wraps, and cold drinks, and see the Maheno Shipwreck, one of the island's most iconic sights.
Make your way to Lake Wabby, the famous sand dune lake, which is also the deepest lake of its kind on the island. Keep an eye out for the 12 species of fish that call the lake home, including the rare honey blue-eye. Throughout your 4WD tour, you will also spot all sorts of historical sites, wildlife and natural scenery.
Finally, head to your accommodation for the night. Once there, get settled in, freshen up if needed, and join your tour group for dinner by the campfire. Afterwards, you will have some free time to explore – take a night walk along 75-Mile Beach, stargaze, or just relax Fraser Island style.
Rise bright and early to witness the wonderful sunrise over the ocean. If you like, you can take a walk or a hike before breakfast. Afterwards, spend some time at one of Fraser Island's most famous lakes – Lake McKenzie. This perched lake is made entirely of raindrops for clear blue waters that contrast beautifully against the bright white sands of the beach. Take a refreshing dip in the water, soak up the sun, take some photographs or search for wildlife.
Then, it's time to explore Central Station Rainforest and Picabeen Palms. While there, you will see giant King Ferns, the World Heritage Satinay Forest, and the clear waters of Wanggoolba Creek.
As the journey ends, drive through jungle forest past Lake Benaroon to Lake Boomanjin – the red lake and largest perched lake in the world or return via Eurong beach to the 75 Mile Surf Highway. Then it's time to say goodbye to Fraser Island, returning to your original departure point between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
This tour is 2 days and 1 night. It departs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Please note due to limited storage room on the 4WD: Any suitcases and/or large backpacks (luggage) over 5kg will incur a $40.00 per item surcharge