Day trip

From Hervey Bay: K'gari, Fraser Island Full-Day Coach Tour

Activity provider: K'gari Explorer Tours

From Hervey Bay: K'gari, Fraser Island Full-Day Coach Tour

Activity provider: K'gari Explorer Tours
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From US$ 159.83 per person

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Spend a day discovering the iconic natural beauty of K'gari, Fraser Island. Drive across sand tracks to explore beautiful natural spots. Visit the iconic blue waters of Lake McKenzie, float down Eli Creek and see the famous Maheno shipwreck.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history, fauna, and flora of Fraser Island
  • Visit a shipwreck, view points, Lake Mackenzie, Eli Creek and more
  • Ride in comfortable 4WD bus with air-conditioning
Full description

Join a guided day tour of Fraser Island and visit a curated itinerary of highlights such as Lake McKenzie, 75 Mile Beach, and the Maheno Shipwreck, with return ferry transfers included. Let your driver traverse the tracks and tides to ensure an enjoyable experience on the world’s largest sand island.

Begin your adventure with pickup from your Hervey Bay accommodation, or make your own way to River Heads. Take a 40-minute ferry ride to Fraser Island, keeping a look out for dolphins, turtles, and other marine life.

Once on the island, follow your local guide to see the stunning natural sights. If English is your second language, download the free foreign language app prior to the tour and use it offline for audio commentary. Learn fascinating facts about the island’s history, and its flora and fauna.

Travel in an air-conditioned bus to Central Station, a former logging station. Then stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient king ferns, towering ghost gums, and pine trees.

Continue to Lake McKenzie and swim in the crystal blue waters or relax on the sandy beaches. Next up is the Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Choose to take a flight over the island (at an additional cost), or float down Eli Creek.

Visit the Maheno shipwreck and enjoy a photo stop at the rusting wreck of the Maheno. Also, see The Pinnacles colored sands, and learn how these formations were created. Board the 5:00 PM ferry back to River Heads, and get dropped off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Full-day guided tour
  • Round-trip ferry transfers to K'gari, Fraser Island
  • Lunch at K'gari Beach Resort (formerly Eurong Beach Resort)
  • Water (please bring your own refillable bottle)
  • Foreign language audio guide app
  • National Park fees
  • Fuel levy
  • Scenic flight (available at additional cost)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Babies under 1 year
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at Shop 1, Buccaneer Drive Urangan QLD 4655 (the entrance to the Whale Bay Marina) at 7:30 AM. Please arrive 10-minutes before the pickup time. Pickups from other locations are from 6:55 AM and the tour departs on the Kingfisher Bay Ferry in River Heads at 8:30 AM. If you wish to change your pickup location, please contact the local operator at 1800 678 431 or +61 7 4194 9300 at least 48 hours prior to the tour departure.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Daypack
  • Child safety seat

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • If English is your second language, a foreign language app is available for download
  • Water is provided, but please bring a bottle if possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 278 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was an all-round successful day, which ended with the sunset on the ferry! Our guide Butch was great! He brought us super fast and safely across the island and told us a lot. We ourselves would not have driven our own car half as fast and safely as he did. Hats off. We would recommend the excursion to everyone.

October 30, 2022

Overall was enjoyable. Unfortunately we didn’t have the best of weather! I think it does take away slightly from the magical pictures you see online, however it was still beautiful- especially the rainforest walk (my favourite part) The Bus was like being on a rollercoaster!! And experiencing the highway driving was very cool. The food in the hotel for lunch was fab. The tour guide Wayne was very informative. He kept everyone entertained at all times. Would definitely recommend to do it once.

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October 20, 2022

The trip was really good and definitely a must if you’re in this part of the world. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgable which makes the whole experience so much better. Lunch is well catered for and tasty. It would have been nice to spend some more time in some places such as Ely creek and maybe not doing some other stops.

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October 7, 2022

Product ID: 209010