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

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

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.

Hervey Bay: Day Trip to Lake McKenzie with 4WD Tour & Lunch

2. Hervey Bay: Day Trip to Lake McKenzie with 4WD Tour & Lunch

Embark on the region’s only tour of Lake McKenzie. Relax on island time, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear freshwater, and laze along the pristine white sands of K'gari (Fraser Island). Meet at the Boat Club Marina in Hervey Bay, and then set sail at 10.30 AM by fast boat to the Kingfisher Bay Resort. Feast on an inclusive lunch, and enjoy some quality resort time with full access to all the facilities. Then, board a 4WD coach for a guided journey to Lake McKenzie. Take some free time at the iconic lake to swim in the crystal-clear waters, or just sunbathe on its famous white sands. Refreshed, make a relaxing journey back to Hervey Bay by passenger ferry, including a courtesy coach transfer back to the Boat Club Marina or your local accommodation.

Hervey Bay: Sunset Cruise to Great Sandy Marine Park

3. Hervey Bay: Sunset Cruise to Great Sandy Marine Park

Relax on a tranquil evening cruise from Hervey Bay into the Great Sandy Straits Marine Park. This is the perfect appetizer for your evening ahead. Nothing beats watching the sunset at sea and the experience of returning to the port at dusk. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you soak up the changing colors of the bay. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and other wildlife that frequent the Marine Park at dusk. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset. Early evening is a special time to be on the water as marine wildlife of the harbor comes out to play. You will find the peacefulness of the water perfectly reflecting the evening light, and the lights of Hervey Bay twinkling in the distance mesmerizing.

From Hervey Bay: K'gari, Fraser Island 2-Day Coach Tour

4. From Hervey Bay: K'gari, Fraser Island 2-Day Coach Tour

Start your tour with pickup in Hervey Bay, the gateway to K'gari (Fraser Island). Then relax on the 40-minute cruise across the Great Sandy Marine Park to the island. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and turtles. Explore some of the most beautiful spots as you listen to fascinating facts about the island’s history. Over the 2 days you’ll travel in in air-conditioned comfort between sites. Visit Central Station to admire the towering trees, and learn why Fraser Island was so valuable to the timber industry. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk and explore the subtropical rainforest in Pile Valley. Relax on the sandy beaches around Lake McKenzie, and as an optional extra, you can take a scenic flight over the island from here. Float down Eli Creek, and see the famous Maheno shipwreck. Be amazed by The Pinnacles colored sands and hear the Dreamtime tale of how they were formed. See the spectacular Indian Head while cruising up 75 Mile Beach. Visit the Champagne Pools and slip into the amazing natural jacuzzi, formed by the crashing waves. Trek across Hammerstone Sandblow and take a dip in Lake Wabby.   Stay overnight at the K'gari Beach Resort (formerly Eurong Beach Resort). At the end of the second day, board the 5:00 PM ferry back to River Heads. The shuttle service will take you back to your accommodation from there.

From Hervey Bay: 2-Day K'gari Getaway with Guided 4WD Tour

5. From Hervey Bay: 2-Day K'gari Getaway with Guided 4WD Tour

Uncover the best spots of the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island with a local guide on a 2-day trip from Hervey Bay. Enjoy transfers from Hervey Bay, a ferry ride to the island, stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort and K'gari Beach Resort, 2 breakfasts, 1 resort lunch, and 1 picnic lunch. Start your getaway in style, with a pre-night stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Choose from triple, double, and single room options. Relax on the island and enjoy full access to the resort facilities, in preparation for your 2-day tour. Led by a guide, hit the sand tracks on a 4WD. Enjoy time exploring both coasts of the world’s largest sand island on this eco-adventure. Tick off all the favorite K'gari locations including the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie, and the towering rainforest of Pile Valley. Spend your second night in K'gari Beach Resort with a deck and kitchenette all to yourself. Enjoy breakfast at the resort in the morning, and head out on another day of island exploration. During your 4WD tour, in addition to the most coveted sites, uncover some of the destination's lesser-known but equally spectacular spots, such as the hidden oasis of Lake Wabby and Hammerstone Sandblow.

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What people are saying about Hervey Bay

Butch was great and made the experience an awesome and informative day. He is very knowledgeable about Fraser Island and the whole area around Hervey Bay. Thank you for this great experience Butch. All the best!

Really informative tour and our guide (Wayne) was funny and really knowledgeable about the island

Excellent Tour and Guid good value , we loved it all and the scenic flight

The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

Really fun exciting and informative day with a lovely lunch