Tour ID: 10002062
Explore the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island with an experienced friendly eco guide and driver on this 3 day 4WD Eco tour. Walk through towering rainforest growing in sand. Discover huge sandblows moving across the island. Swim in beautiful fresh water lakes, wade in fast flowing creeks, drive along the world's most beautiful beach highway and marvel at coloured sand formations.
All this while staying at Award Winning Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort. Nested on Fraser's west coastline, the resort blends with the environment and provides comfort and security, and a base to explore the Fraser Island Wilderness.
Kingfisher Bay Eco-Resort
Lake McKenzie or Lake Birrabeen
Indian Head lookout and Champagne Pools
Central Station Rainforest
Eli Creek and Maheno Shipwreck
Lake Wabby and Sandblow
75 Mile Surf Beach
Bushwalks and Swimming
Cooloola National Park & Rainbow Beach
Day 1 Full Day 4WD Tour (meals at own cost)
Depart Brisbane traveling north via Noosa, Noosa River ferry to Cooloola National Park and Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands. Early Lunch stop at Rainbow Beach (own cost). Take time to relax, visit the local beach to swim overlooking coloured sands or wander through the local shops.
By 4WD travel to Inskip Point and view Fraser Island in the distance. Your guide has arranged all the ferry permits and national park fees before you arrive. (saves time). You board the 4WD Boat Ferry and cruise to Fraser Island's southern tip, whilst keeping a look out for dolphins, turtles, with Hervey Bay in the distance. With your local friendly tour guide and small group travel along Hook Point onto the famous 75 Mile Surf Beach. The 4WD will cross freshwater creeks as your guide gives detailed stories both old and new. We arrive at the 4WD track into the rainforest. Look out the windows and enjoy the sounds and sights of the forest, before arriving Central Station Rainforest. Walk the World Heritage rainforest boardwalk. Take the Pile Valley rainforest walk beside beautiful Wanggoolba Creek, and onwards into the old Satinay Forest.
Then move on to swim in the clear blue waters of Lake McKenzie and soak up the sun on the white sandy beaches. This tour allows for the full afternoon to be spent at this wonderful lake, time take to enjoy, walk, hike and relax.
Arrive at Kingfisher Bay's award winning Eco-Resort. Settle in and, from the jetty, watch the sunset over Hervey Bay before dinner at one of the resorts' famous restaurants, bakery or Sand Bar (own costs). After dinner try the heated pools and spas, or dance/karaoke nights at the Dingo Bar, or quiet music and piano relaxing in comfort.
Day 2 Full Day 4WD Island tour (Includes Hot country style Breakfast Buffet and Picnic Lunch with cold drinks and fresh fruits in the national park)
Enjoy the hot country buffet breakfast (included) before traveling across the island by Sand dunes and mountain ranges to the world's most amazing beach highway. 4WD Cornwells Break Road and Poyungan Rocks to Yidney Beach to arrive the famous Eli Creek, enjoy the boardwalk swim, and relax. See the coloured sand formations at the Pinnacles take time for a photo and beach walk in the distance see the famous Maheno Shipwreck.
After a fresh picnic lunch and cold drinks surf side (included), travel further north along the 75 mile surf beach to Indian Head. Walk this rugged lookout - spot turtles, sharks, dolphins and humpback whales (June -Nov). Later relax or cool down with a swim in the Champagne Pools.
Return via the beach to Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village. Relax by the swimming pools, spa and outdoor bars or watch the sunset from the Kingfisher Jetty. Explore and discover the splendour of the garden decks, boardwalks, coffee and specialty shops in this multi award winning Eco-Resort.
Adventurous? Perhaps keep to the nature theme of Kingfisher Bay by exploring the great bushwalks, or activities including ranger-guided spotlighting and bird watching.
Day 3 Full Day 4WD ECO TOUR (includes Hot country style Breakfast Buffet)
After a hot buffet breakfast (included), travel with your experienced guide via inland tracks, past tall palms and rainforest plants before arriving at the beach entrance to famous Lake Wabby. This green lake, the deepest on the island, is slowly filling with sand. Enjoy a swim and explore this unique sand blow.
Explore, swim, hike and relax at this impressive emerald-green lake, being slowly engulfed by Hammerstone Sandblow.
4WD to Eurong Beach Resort and onto Govi Creek for photos before departing the island via Rainbow Beach, or if tidal conditions require, via Hervey Bay to Brisbane Transit Centre (6-7pm).
Possible wildlife sightings:
Dingo (all year)
Whale ( June-Oct)
Freshwater turtle (all year)
Green sea turtle (all year)
Dolphin( all year)
Stingray/manta ray (all year)
Sea eagle (all year)
Hawks (all year)
School fish-tuna mackerel
Often kangaroo, koala, wallaby, Pelican, falcon, eels and many reptiles can be spotted all year round.
Our timber lodges are perfect for groups and are surrounded by gum trees, bush plants and native birds, so you'll still get your nature fix and a good night's sleep.
Each lodge has quad-share bedrooms (and some twin share) with full insect screens. Bedrooms have ceiling fans to keep you cool during summer and heating for those winter nights. Linen, blankets and bath towels are provided and there are separate male and female bathrooms - each with two showers.
Our Wilderness Lodges also have an open lounge area that's perfect for breakaway group activities, morning briefings or socialising, as well as a small kitchenette with fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.
2 Hot Breakfasts (Day 2 and Day 3)
2 nights accommodation Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort on Fraser Island
3 days 4WD Island adventure tour with experienced island guide driver.
Fresh Picnic Lunch with fresh fruits, sweets and cold drinks (Day 2)
Option of Ranger-guided bird watching and nocturnal spotlight search
6:45 AM Tue, Fri
Rainbow Beach 2-4pm
Brisbane City 6pm
Gold Coast 9pm pickup and return (+$100)
Brisbane, Noosa and Gold Coast
FREE Pick-up and Return from ANY of the following locations:
Depart Brisbane City 6.45am - Roma Street Transit Centre, Street Level - Bus stop 125 (opposite police station) - Return 6pm
Depart Caboolture 7.30am - BP Service Station Hwy - Returns 6pm
Depart Caloundra 8.15am - Cooma Tce - Return 5pm
Depart Mooloolaba 8.30am - Mooloolaba Bowls Club, Brisbane Road - Return 5.15pm
Depart Noosa 9am - Noosa Information Centre - Return 3-5pm
Depart Gympie 10am - Matilda Road House Bruce Hwy - Return 3-4pm
Depart Rainbow Beach 11am - Surf Life Saving Club - Return 2-4pm
Gold Coast pickup and return (+$100)
Depart Gold Coast Transit Centre, 6am Beach Road Surfers Paradise - Return 9pm
No child under the age of 5 years permitted
National Park Fee, Daily Permit and Ferry Fee $30 per person per day ($90) payable direct to driver on day of travel.
Fraser Island is a tidal wilderness zone.
The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary, vehicle and driver for any reason deemed necessary.
Cancellations less than 48hrs before departure may incur a fee of 100%
Twinshare means 2 people must book together to receive the twinshare price
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