Tour ID: 10002062
Staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort is the perfect way to explore the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island. You will be surprised at how large the island is and how beautiful it is. You arrive by driving along 75 Mile Beach, a perfect way to start your adventure. You will swim in crystal clear lakes and creeks, walk in rainforests and be amazed at the intense colours of The Pinnacles Coloured Sands.
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.
Travel from Brisbane along the Steve Irwin Way, pass the Glass House Mts and continue along the beautiful Sunshine Coast. We make our way to Double Island Point (tide dependent) to look at the Coloured Sands at Rainbow Beach. This is our lunch stop (own expense). Time here to relax, swim or look in the local shops.
Next it is off to catch the Fraser Island Ferry. On the crossing you will see parts of Fraser Island as well as Hervey Bay. Be sure to look out for all the wonderful sea life. After reaching the island you drive along the extraordinary 75 Mile Surf Beach, You cover the southern tip of Fraser Island and in doing so cross as many as 8 creeks!
We visit Eli Creek where you can have fun swimming or floating down the fast flowing creek. This is a popular swimming and picnic spot. There is a boardwalk that follows the creek for those who wish to remain dry.
You can go past Maheno Shipwreck without stopping and having a look. It got washed up here during a cyclone in 1935 and has called Fraser Island home ever since!
Lake Wabby awaits us next. You will be amazed at the beauty of this lake, one side of it is dark green in colour but you have to wait until you are there to learn why! It is surrounded by bright white sand dunes, just think of the fun you will have on them. You can either swim, walk, or just chill.
Time to head to the camp, relax and enjoy your BBQ dinner.
For those who love a sunrise, you will enjoy this one! After breakfast it is time to head to Eli Creek where you can float or swimming down the creek taking advantage of the fast flowing water. No effort required!
The Pinnacles Coloured Sands are one of the amazing sights on this beautiful island. The colours are oranges, browns & yellows, all in varying shades. It truly is a wonderful sight. Nature is responsible, through wind and rain, over a very long time to give us these treats. A photographer’s delight!
Visit the Maheno Shipwreck and learn why so came and decided never to leave! Time for another swim, this time in the breath-taking Champagne Pools. They are rock pools bubbling with seawater. Nature’s own Jacuzzi, right beside the ocean. No one ever wants to leave. Now that you are relaxed it is time for a little exercise for some, climb Indian Head and be rewarded with amazing views. Keep an eye out for all the sea life often spotted here.
That is enough beauty for one day, time to return to camp, relax and have dinner. This is the perfect place to star gaze, no artificial lights to get in the way. Be sure to leave some time to look at them.
After breakfast it is time for more of nature’s surprises. At our first stop, Lake McKenzie, will certainly surprise you. I won’t tell you why! Swim in her beautiful water or relax on the white sand and chill. Time for a wander through the rainforest, using the boardwalk along the water of Wanggoolba Creek & Central Station.
Sadly it is time to leave this beautiful island behind, but you have great memories and I’m guessing hundreds of photos to remember these 3 days by. We travel home via a different route, either by the Cooloola National Park or the Bruce Highway.
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 (seasonal and subject to time variances which may not fit with tour schedule).
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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