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Remote Fraser Island Tour from Hervey Bay

1. 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 with these majestic creatures as they enjoy the calm clear waters off Fraser Island. If conditions are ideal, guests will have the opportunity to experience a humpback whale immersion. The friendly and experienced staff will provide expert commentary throughout the tour as well as serving afternoon tea: antipasti platter including cheese, cabana, crackers, pickled onions, and dip. The tour concludes with a relaxing cruise back to the Hervey Bay Marina.

Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour & Cultural Experience

2. Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour & Cultural Experience

Join the only cultural tour on the Fraser Coast. With your local Butchulla guide onboard, obtain first hand knowledge of the history, hunting and gathering techniques.  Your ecotour begins at 10:30am departing from the Great Sandy Straits Marina onboard a 10 metre glass bottom vessel. Travel through the spectacular waterways of the Great Sandy Marine Park, with stops at Round Island and Big Woody Island and visit coral reefs for snorkelling and viewing through the glass panels. Lunch, tropical fruit platter, water, tea and coffee are all included in your tour. Be intrigued by the history spanning thousands of years, through the eyes of a local aboriginal guide, a direct descendant from the Butchulla tribe - the custodians of K'Gari. Take a walk in the Butchulla footsteps and discover the deep connection the aboriginal people share with the land and sea.

Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

3. Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

On this full-day excursion, you’ll cruise the Great Sandy Strait along the pristine shores of Fraser Island. The fast and comfortable 12 meter catamaran is perfect for a small number of passengers ensuring an intimate, personalized tour. Spot dolphins, turtles, dugongs, birds and dingoes as you enjoy a light morning tea. 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 during a range of activities including snorkeling with turtles, kayaking, tubing, beach walks or a sand dune climb. Following a delicious buffet lunch served on the boat, the tour continues to Awinya or Bowarrady Creek. Enjoy the diverse natural surroundings and a variety of water activities. Be on the look out for Humpback whales and experience the thrill of getting up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they frolic in the calm clear waters off Fraser Island.  Marvel at their sheer athleticism as they explode out of the water in a spectacular breach or be awestruck as you come face to face as they spy hop right next to the boat.  Be one of the few and very fortunate to experience an intimate, immersive whale experience that allows you to get closer to these creatures than ever before as you swim with them in their own natural environment (subject to conditions). The friendly and experienced staff will provide expert commentary throughout the tour as well as serving afternoon tea. The tour concludes with a relaxing cruise back to the Hervey Bay Marina.

From Hervey Bay: Fraser Island Beach and Aussie BBQ Cruise

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

This 5 hour tour departs from your Hervey Bay accommodation. You will depart the marina, and travel to Fraser Island, across beautiful blue, clear water. Look out for Australian wildlife including dolphins, turtles and whales on the way. A sumptuous morning tea will be served on the journey over. You will then 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 will be available for purchase at the licensed affordable bar.

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What people are saying about Hervey Bay

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 161 reviews

Such a great tour! Visited Hervey Bay for the long weekend from Brisbane and we had so much fun! Captain Lloyd, BJ (Papenhyuzen look alike literally), Mel & Bec (homegirls) we’re such an awesome crew. My cousin has a physical disability where she wouldn’t normally be able to participate in all activities but the crew made it possible for her to enjoy her time and have a go at the experiences. Such good weather and awesome vibes from the whole crew, they always made sure everything went smoothly and we had a full on day, but never felt rushed at all. The tour definitely was one of our highlights in the Bay. I would highly recommend it! Don’t think just book, trust me we had such a good time.

Bus picked us up right on time, great communication on boat. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Able to swim to beach from boat if you wanted to. Kayaking , swimming, fishing and tube ride. BBQLunch was very good, better than what I expected. Just enough time on island.

Fantastic 1 day trip, would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to experience Frazer Island. Very well organized, food was scrumptious everything supplied, All ages 5-75 on this trip.

Our family (2A, 2C age 11 & 8) thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Great friendly crew, plenty of time to enjoy all the activities, tubing was amazing, beautiful views.

What a brilliant day. The staff were amazing, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We got to see sites most would not normally access. Five stars from us.