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$136.08 Day Trips & Excursions

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

Your Fraser Island 1 day tour adventure begins with complimentary pick up from/ near your accommodation on the Sunshine Coast between Sunshine Beach and Noosa before heading across the Noosa River, bound for the Cooloola National Park where we stop for morning tea on the beach. Our tours also depart daily from Rainbow Beach.  Over to Fraser Island, we travel along the spectacular Seventy Five Mile Beach to explore the natural beauty of this magnificent wilderness with a guided rainforest walk. On for a refreshing Lake McKenzie swim and an authentic Aussie lunch tops off a perfect day of discovery on the World’s largest sand island! Return through the towering forests of Satinay and Brushbox and navigate your way down the ‘sandy highway’ enjoying an afternoon tea stop on remote beach stretches before returning to Noosa.  Experience the excitement of the worlds best beach drive in one of our purpose built “Warrior” 4WD vehicles. Specially designed and engineered for our day tours, they are simply the toughest and most comfortable 4WD on Fraser.  Fraser Island Discovery is a market leader in one day adventure travel to Fraser Island. We’re an organisation committed to giving you the very best Fraser experience.

$143.44 Outdoor Activities

The Great Beach Drive: 4WD Tour Between Noosa and Rainbow Beach

Your day starts with pickup from your Sunshine Coast hotel. Travel north in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle to the Cooloola Recreation Area section of Great Sandy National Park. Enjoy your guide's informative commentary during the drive, which goes off road along the 50-mile (80 km) stretch of sand from Noosa to Rainbow Beach. Stop at the lighthouse at Double Island Point to admire 360-degree views that reach from Noosa to Fraser Island. Your guide also points out Teewah Beach, a lovely salt water lagoon and Honeymoon Bay where you can swim in the protected waters of the bay, or surf on the longest right hand breaks in Australia all year round. The colorful terrain of Red Canyon and Coloured Sands make for great photo ops. For thousands of years, iron-rich minerals have stained the sand at these two landmarks, yielding a stunning array of yellow, brown and red hues. Aboriginal people used the sands for painting and decorating boomerangs. Throughout your 8-hour tour, your guide points out the highlights of the region and details its natural and human history. Learn about the Aboriginal peoples of the area, the arrival of Captain James Cook, the lives of lighthouse keepers at Double Island Point Lighthouse and more. You'll also see the rainforest up close, and you may be able to spot dolphins, turtles and migrating whales (July to November) in the waters of the Coral Sea. Bring swimming gear if you want to take a dip. Your tour includes lunch at Rainbow Beach Surf Club, entrance fees, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off. The order of the itinerary may change depending on the tides and beach conditions, and one way may be via the Noosa Hinterland route. At the end of a fun and informative 4WD beach tour, you are dropped off at your hotel.

$197.87 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Fraser Island Camping Safari from Brisbane

Day 1:Travel from Brisbane, north past the Glasshouse Mountains, Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast to Noosa River Ferry and Cooloola Coast Beach (tides permitting). 4WD North to Double Island Point. Take the opportunity to photograph Point Lighthouse and the colored sand cliffs of Rainbow Beach. Break at Rainbow Beach for an early lunch (own cost).Next, 4WD along tracks to Inskip Point beach and Fraser Island lookout, before boarding your ferry cruise to Fraser Island. All ferry tickets and national park fees are pre arranged to save time. As you cruise across the Straight, photo Tin Can Bay, Fraser Island's west coast and Hervey Bay, and keep a look out for dolphins, turtles, dugong, sharks, eagles, sea birds and fish. Arrive on Fraser Island world heritage National Park. Your local guide will give information and stories both old and new as you 4WD Fraser Island's 75 Mile Surf Beach with an eye out for dingoes, kangaroos and whales (in season).4WD Fraser Island's 75 Mile Eastern Surf Beach to Govi Creek, take time to relax, swim or photo Govi Waterhole and settle into your campground surrounds. Travel North on the beach highway before walking for a swim at Lake Wabby in the afternoon. Spot turtles and fish in Fraser's deepest lake. Swim in the green water, relax on the warm sand, photo or hike the lakes famous sand hill with a walk through melaleuca and cycad forest. 4WD Fraser Island 's 75 Mile eastern Surf Beach to Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck.Travel the surf beach to the historical campsite, evening beach walk, nature trails, wildlife and more. From this environmental eco camp Dilli Village on the surf beach of Fraser Island, with grass campsites and the island's newest Hot showers and toilets. Allow time to explore the walks and hikes close to the camp area, with the world famous Fraser Island Great Hike - starting from the campsite to Lake Boomanjin with other trails to Govi Creek Estuary, Eastern Surf Beach and South Beach Hike.Enjoy your BBQ dinner at the excellent facilities in Fraser Island National Park environment, with a campfire, walk and outdoor entertainment.Day 2Campers rise early and travel to see the sunrise over the Ocean and surf beach of Fraser Island, enjoy a walk or hike before breakfast or sleep in and wake slowly to the calls of the forest.Spend the morning enjoying unique lakes. Swim, hike and photograph the beaches and wildlife. In the cool of the rain forest take the boardwalk from Central Station. See rare giant King Fern, world heritage satinay forest and crystal clear waters of Wanggoolba Creek meandering between Picabeen Palms and Central Station. A hike through the valleys of satinays is optional. Return via Hook Point to Rainbow Beach, Noosa and Brisbane. (Itinerary subject to tides)

$110.34 Outdoor Activities

Rainbow Beach Horse Ride

This ride includes riding instruction, one and a half hours of riding along five kilometers of beach and some bush riding. Rainbow Beach Horse Rides caters for people of all riding abilities with no previous riding experience necessary. The team carries a waterproof camera to photograph each ride, which are then made available to guests free of charge. The minimum age for this ride is 10 years old unless the rider has previous riding experience.

$58.11 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Kayak with Dolphins and 4WD Beach Drive from Rainbow Beach

Experience a unique Australian beach adventure by 4WD vehicle access only and stunning uncrowded beaches. Enjoy a stunning Rainbow Beach colored sand cliff tour, casual guided paddle around the spectacular headland Double Island Point on this lifetime experience seeing Australian wildlife in their habitat, in the wild.Large pods of dolphins, whales (20,000 passed up and back in previous years on migration), turtles, manta rays, migrating birds, soldier crabs in their thousands are all frequent here. Beginner friendly equipment and location, 100% safety record.Departure: This tour departs Rainbow Beach, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and is located 2.5 hours north of Brisbane and just below Fraser Island.Your tour departs from Rainbow Beach, Australia.Itinerary (Half day): • Depart Rainbow Beach, Queensland in specialized 4WD vehicles. • Experience the thrill of the Great Beach Drive taking in the stunning views and passing by the famous Rainbow Beach colored sand cliffs. • Arrive at an untouched paradise, Double Island Point. • Spectacular headland buzzing with marine life and a dolphin tour in the wild. • Equipment set up and safety/instruction briefing on the beach. • Guided paddle around the headland taking in nature views and local marine life. • See local Bottlenose dolphins feeding and playing up close in the area. • Whales on migration coming in for a rest or to check us out and put on a show. • Many different turtles feeding around the point. • Get a unique view of the Double Island Point Light house from the water. • Return trip along the Great Beach Drive back to Rainbow Beach.Please bring what you would usually bring to the beach e.g: towel, sunscreen, water, camera, change of clothes, snacks.

$511.23 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Fraser Island 3-Day Tour from Brisbane with Resort Stay

Explore Fraser Island with an eco guide on this 3-day tour all while staying at the award-winning Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort. Nestled on Fraser's west coast, the resort blends with the environment and provides a comfortable base to explore the Fraser Island wilderness.Day 1: Inskip Point, 75-Mile Surf Beach, Wanggoolba Creek and Lake McKenzie (no meals included)Your guide will meet you at your chosen destination. The guide that picks you up will stay with you for the entire journey. 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). Travel to Inskip Point and view Fraser Island in the distance. Your guide will arrange all ferry permits and national park fees before you arrive. Board the ferry and cruise to Fraser Island's southern tip, whilst keeping a look out for dolphins and turtles. With your guide and small group travel along Hook Point onto the 75 Mile Surf Beach. Arrive at the 4WD track into the Central Station rainforest where you'll walk the World Heritage rain forest boardwalk, take the Pile Valley rainforest walk beside Wanggoolba Creek and onwards into old Satinay Forest.Then, swim in the clear 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 the lake, time take to enjoy, walk, hike and relax.Arrive at Kingfisher Bay's Eco-Resort. Settle in and watch the sunset over Hervey Bay before dinner at one of the resorts' restaurants, bakery or Sand Bar (own costs). After dinner try the heated pools and spa.Day 2: Eli Creek, Champagne Pools (B,L)Travel across the island to the beach highway. 4WD along 75 Mile Beach and arrive at the famous Eli Creek where you'll enjoy the boardwalk, swim and relax. See the colored sand formations of the Pinnacles taking time for a photo and walk along the beach to see the famous Maheno Shipwreck.After a picnic lunch, travel further north along the surf beach to Indian Head. Spot turtles, sharks, dolphins and humpback whales (June -Nov) then relax 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 splendor of the garden decks, boardwalks, coffee and specialty shops in this multi award winning Eco-Resort.Day 3: Lake Wabby (B)Travel with your guide to famous Lake Wabby. This green lake, the deepest on the island, is slowly filling with sand. Enjoy a swim and explore this impressive emerald-green barage lake, being slowly engulfed by Hammerstone sand blow.Next, 4WD to Eurong Beach Resort and onto Govi Creek for photos before departing the island via Rainbow Beach.