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Our most recommended Fraser Island Day Trips

  • From Hervey Bay: Fraser Island Full-Day Coach Tour

    1. From Hervey Bay: Fraser Island Full-Day Coach Tour

    Your adventure begins 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, your local guide will take you to see the stunning natural sights.   Learn fascinating facts about the island’s history, and its fauna and flora. 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. The next stop is Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Choose to take a flight over the island (at additional cost), or float down Eli Creek. Visit the Maheno shipwreck and enjoy a photo stop at the rusting wreck of the Maheno. You’ll...

    Great day on the island with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Sarg Mark was the best guide we could hope for giving us a lot of info on the history of the island. The pace was great: enough time to enjoy the different spots but not too long so we can see as much as possible. I definitely recommend (traveled with one 11 year old boy who had a great day).

  • Remote Fraser Island Tour from Hervey Bay

    2. Remote Fraser Island Tour from Hervey Bay

    On this full-day excursion, you’ll cruise the Great Sandy Strait along the pristine shores of Fraser Island. Spot dolphins, turtles, dugongs, birds, and dingoes as you enjoy a light morning tea of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, slice, and biscuits. An amphibious watercraft will take you to the western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, driving right onto the beach to ensure you remain dry and comfortable. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Wathumba Creek on a range of activities including snorkeling with turtles, kayaking, tubing, beach walks, or a sand dune climb. Following a delicious lunch served on the boat, the tour continues to Awinya or Bowarrady Creek. Enjoy the diverse natural surroundings and a variety of water activities. From mid-July to the end of October each year, be on the lookout for humpback whales and experience the thrill of getting up close and personal...

    Melanie, Lloyd, Jen and BJ were all very amazing and exceeded my families expectations. We booked the full day tour and a full day it was. Do not hesitate to book this tour. We saw whales, turtles, kayaked, went snorkelling and most importantly were very looked after by the crew who were passionate and organised.

  • Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail

    3. Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail

    A luxury yacht invites you to sit back and relax as you’re taken on this Champagne Sunset Sail. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold on the Great Sandy Strait. Enjoy a 90-minute sail along the calm waters of Hervey Bay and around Fraser Island. Choose your favorite drink from the sparkling wine, beer, wine and soft drinks available. Savor the delicious finger foods, and sit back, relax and unwind. The Blue Dolphin Marine Tours Champagne Sunset Sail provides the perfect setting for a magical sunset in a tropical paradise.

    We had a fantastic time aboard, great crew Peter and Cassie were very attentive and friendly and we had a stunning sunset to cap off the evening

  • Fraser Island 4-Hour Eco-Sailing Adventure

    4. Fraser Island 4-Hour Eco-Sailing Adventure

    Spend a morning exploring the Fraser Coast’s natural environment, discover playful marine life and create memories to last a lifetime. With more than 30 years’ experience, Blue Dolphin Marine Tours offers unbeatable marine and adventure tours in Queensland on a comfortable, multi-award-winning sailing vessel. On this 4-hour adventure you’ll cruise the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait and explore the unspoiled west coast of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and the pristine Pelican Bank. You’ll head to the heart of the dolphin playground and with a focus on discovering the abundant marine life, you’re likely to encounter pods of bottlenose dolphins, Australian humpback dolphins and even dugongs, fish and turtles. There will be ample time to swim in the inviting waters off Fraser Island or Pelican Bank, try out the boom net on the back of the boat, test your balance or simply re...

    Captain and deck hand were fantastic and full of information, cruise was lovely, great swimming spot and lovely food... my two daughters and I had a fantastic morning our !

  • From Rainbow Beach: Fraser Island Full-Day Coach Tour

    5. From Rainbow Beach: Fraser Island Full-Day Coach Tour

    Rainbow Beach is a perfect spot for a beach holiday and ideally situated next to the world’s largest sand island. Make the most of this exceptional location, with a day trip to the world-famous Fraser Island. Learn fascinating facts about the island’s history, and its fauna and flora. 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. On arrival at Seventy-Five Mile Beach you can choose to take a flight over the island, or float down Eli Creek and enjoy the crystal clear freshwater. Visit the Maheno Shipwreck and be sure to snap some photos of the rusting wreck. You’ll also see The Pinnacles Coloured Sands in all their glory and learn how these formations were created. A lunch at Eurong Beach Resort provides an opportunity to...

    Had a really great trip to Fraser island with Kevin. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. Hoping to come back on another holiday and do the two day tour!

  • Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

    6. Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

    Begin your 6-hour program with a Great Beach Drive in Great Sandy National Park. Head to Double Island Point for views of Fraser Island and the colored sands of Rainbow Beach. Head out on a kayaking tour around the headland and admire the beauty of your surroundings and the Double Island Point Lighthouse from a unique perspective. Bottlenose dolphin pods are often seen in the area, feeding on large schools of fish. They’re usually as curious about you as you are about them, so be prepared for an experience of a lifetime! In addition, see local and migrating wildlife, including humpback whales (June-November), turtles, manta rays, stingrays, and migrating sea birds.

    We had an amazing day! We were so lucky to see 5 whales and several pods of dolphins that were so close to us. Vince was a great tour guide/instructor, he’s so passionate about what he does. Thanks

  • Noosa: Full-Day Fraser Island Warrior Tour

    7. Noosa: Full-Day Fraser Island Warrior Tour

    Start your day either from the convenient meeting point in Noosa or with a courtesy pickup from select hotels. From there you will travel through the Toolara Forest and Great Sandy National Park as you make your way towards Fraser Island. Following a quick stop in Rainbow Beach, board the ferry from Inskip Point over to the island, looking out for marine life along the way. You'll then drive along the beach highway to a freshwater creek where you’ll enjoy morning tea with a view. Following that, it will be time to make your way through the inland tracks to experience a 4WD adventure. You'll journey through the forest to Lake McKenzie, a highlight for many due to the beautiful white sandy beach and perfectly blue waters. You can cool off with a swim, enjoy some wonderful photo opportunities, or relax on the beach before tucking into an authentic and healthy Aussie picnic-style lunch. Fo...

  • Hervey Bay: Sandy Strait Scenic and Wildlife Cruise

    8. Hervey Bay: Sandy Strait Scenic and Wildlife Cruise

    Cruise the pristine waters of the Great Sandy Straits, including destinations such as Woody Island, North White Cliffs, Ungowa and Garry's Anchorage. Departing from the Boat Club relax and wildlife spot as we cruise through the Great Sandy Straits to the famous Gary’s Anchorage, located approximately halfway to Tin Can Bay. Enjoy a light lunch on-board as we cruise through the anchorage. Experience the beauty of the Great Sandy Marine Park & Fraser Island, this pristine area of Mangroves, Sand Cliffs and sand flats wilderness is abound with sea and birdlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Fraser Island dingos. Learn about some of the history of early settlers and logging of this historical region. The Great Sandy Strait, from Dayman Point - Sandy Point (near Hervey Bay) to Tin Can Bay in the south, is a Ramsar wetland of international importance. It has been declared a shorebir...

  • Fraser Island: 2 Night Coastal Sailing Charter with Meals

    9. Fraser Island: 2 Night Coastal Sailing Charter with Meals

    Meet your skipper at the Great Sandy Straits Marina in Hervey Bay, then hop onboard your luxury private sailing yacht. Get settled into your cabin, then enjoy an itinerary briefing as you set sail onto the glistening coast. Cruise towards the UNESCO listed Fraser Island, famous for its clear waters and white sandy beaches. Along the way, enjoy a stop at the scenic Round Island, Big Woody Island, or Pelican Bank.  Across the 2 night adventure, there’s plenty of time to sunbathe on deck, or cool off with a refreshing swim. Go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life, and watch the sunset across this magical landscape. The crew can also teach you how to sail too. Other highlights of the trip include a visit to Moon Point, Kingfisher Bay, or Wathumba Creek. On each day, enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, served alongside epic views.

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What people are saying about Fraser Island

A very relaxing afternoon with a beautiful sunset. Our captain - Phil was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions regarding marine life and the Harvey Bay region. Saw lots of dolphins which made our afternoon.

Bought this as a fathers day present it’s a Great value trip. Very relaxing and loved the glass of bubbly whilst watching the sun go down. Some good music too! Definitely recommend. Nice crew too.

Our Captain Phil and his leading hand Mitch were awesome. We were made to feel very welcome. The cruise was relaxed and informative. I will be recommending this to anyone visiting Hervey Bay

The captain Phil and his offsider Mitch were wonderful and fully accommodated for the rainy weather and made sure we got to see some sights and have a great cruise! 100% recommend!

Fabulous and tranquil evening cruise! Staff are very friendly and helpful.