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From Hervey Bay: Fraser Island Beach and Aussie BBQ Cruise

1. From Hervey Bay: Fraser Island Beach and Aussie BBQ Cruise

This tour departs from your Hervey Bay accommodation. You will depart the marina, and travel to Fraser Island, across the beautiful blue, clear water. Look out for Australian wildlife including dolphins, turtles, and whales on the way. Morning tea will be served on the journey over. Arrive at Fraser Island's western beach and/or Pelican Banks, depending on the season and weather. Beaches on the western side of Fraser Island are far more remote and untouched. Pelican Bank is a sandbank on the Great Sandy Strait which is utter perfection due to the clear water. Swim, kayak, fish, walk, play and explore this beautiful location. An Aussie BBQ lunch will be provided as you cruise back from Fraser Island. This includes locally-sourced ingredients such as quality rib fillet steaks, gourmet sausages, fresh Hervey Bay prawns, 3 delicious and nutritious salads, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase at the licensed affordable bar.

Hervey Bay: Scenic Fraser Island Fun Cruise

2. Hervey Bay: Scenic Fraser Island Fun Cruise

Hop onboard the boat in Hervey Bay and set sail to the UNESCO listed Fraser Island, known for its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. Cruise along the west coast of the island, and admire stunning views of its shoreline. Highlights of the trip include Pelican Banks, Moon Point, Big Woody Island, and more (depending on tidal conditions). As you glide through the ocean, look out for dolphins, sea turtles, and the mysterious dugong.  Sunbathe on deck while soaking up the sights, or cool off with a dip in the sea. Have fun in the boat’s built-in boom-net, which provides a safe space to play in the water. At the end of a magical 3 hour adventure, return to the port in Hervey Bay.

Hervey Bay: K'Gari Fraser Island Beach Adventure by Boat

3. Hervey Bay: K'Gari Fraser Island Beach Adventure by Boat

Experience the World Heritage-listed Fraser Coast on an adventurous tour filled with sun, salt, and all things fun. With a balance of thrills and chills, discover the best of K'Gari (Fraser Island) on a boat trip from Hervey Bay. Feel the salt spray on your face as you zig-zag through scenic coastal waterways from Hervey Bay to K'Gari (Fraser Island). With tunes cranking, your experienced skipper shows off the RIB's water acrobatic skills as you see where the tide takes you. Visit the “wild” side of K’Gari, in the safe and sheltered western beaches and down into the Great Sandy Strait. With a plethora of breathtaking views to feast your eyes on, it's no wonder the first Australians named the island K’gari, which means paradise. This beautiful island is brimming with marine, bird, and animal life, including the wild wongari (dingo). During the winter months, there is the chance to see humpback whales passing by on their annual migration. The island is also a known hotspot for several species of sharks. Your day's itinerary unfolds based on the weather and tides so you get the best possible experience of the World Heritage-listed Fraser Coast. When not onboard cruising the creeks or speeding from hotspot to hotspot, there is plenty of time to jump off the boat for a swim, snorkel, or sunbathe. Get in the Aussie beach spirit with a game of beach cricket or footy, or chuck a frisbee with your mates. If you prefer a more chilled experience, enjoy a guided walk with a naturalist to learn more about the area and its native plants and animals.

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What people are saying about Hervey Bay

Tour guides very friendly and knowledgeable. Terrible weather the day we went and they did everything to make it good. Unlimited tea and coffee on board, morning tea was biscuits (arnotts). Boom net was fantastic fun. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend.

It was a best decision we ever made to book this cruise. We enjoyed every single minute on cruise. All activities were so fun filled and food was yummy . Staff was so approachable and friendly. We will book it again next time ❤️

Family of 4 enjoyed the day trip. The staff are very friendly. Good value for money. We all enjoyed the swim in the net. Even my teenage kids enjoyed the trip and the whole experience. Totally recommend it.

We booked this at the last minute & so very glad we did. Affordable price & the staff were great. The kids loved swimming in the boom net. Would definitely recommend doing this cruise.

The best $60 I ever spent! A great experience that had us wishing for more at the end.