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Overview

Discover the natural beauty of Fraser Island on a 2-day guided tour — an ideal getaway for nature lovers. Stop at the stunning beach in Cooloola Recreation Area on the way, then enjoy offroading on Seventy-Five Mile Beach to the Maheno shipwreck when you arrive at Fraser Island. Your knowledgeable guide shows you all the highlights, including swimming spots at Lake Birrabeen, Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek, and lush rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek. Includes one night at a comfortable beach resort.
  • Two-day 4WD tour of Fraser Island, from Brisbane or the Gold Coast
  • Stop at Cooloola Recreation Area to see Red Canyon, Rainbow Beach and Teewah Beach
  • Spot whales, dolphins and turtles from the bluff at Indian Head and look for kangaroos and dingos on land
  • Walk through lush rainforest at Wanggoolba Creek, the Pile Valley and Central Station
  • Swim at Lake Birrabeen, Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek
  • Choice of shared or private accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort on Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Fraser Island boasts dozens of freshwater lakes and creeks, expansive swathes of rainforest and hulking sand dunes. In fact, Fraser Island is the biggest sand island in the world, made from sand that drifted off of mainland Australia over the millennia.

Eurong Beach Resort is your homebase, situated in a picturesque location on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. When booking, choose either a private twin room or a shared 4-person room (see Pricing for details). Three meals are included, in addition to all transportation. Bring swim gear for a dip in Eli Creek, Lake Birrabeen or other spots, and be prepared for leisurely hikes in Pile Valley and Central Station. You might spot dolphins and whales offshore, and glimpse a wild dingo on land. Keep your camera handy!

Itinerary

Day 1: Gold Coast or Brisbane – Fraser Island (L, D)After departure from the Gold Coast or Brisbane, travel by 4WD coach to Cooloola National Park en route to Fraser Island. See kangaroos along the Noosa North Shore and ride down Teewah Beach. Marvel at the brilliant red sands of Red Canyon and Rainbow Beach (subject to weather conditions).
Once you have seen colorful Cooloola, drive onto the ferry to Fraser Island. When you arrive, your guide shows you around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region by 4WD vehicle. Look for the island’s resident population of wild dingos as you travel!
Hang on as your 4WD vehicle bounces over the white sands of Seventy-Five Mile Beach for a stop to swim at Eli Creek. Strong swimmers can wade upstream to float back down to the beach on the creek’s gentle current.
When you’re refreshed, trek along Indian Head, a rocky headland that boasts great views over the ocean. From its viewpoint, you may glimpse dolphins, rays, sharks, turtles and even humpback whales (during the July to November migration). Then stop for photos at the iconic Maheno Shipwreck. Your guide provides a picnic lunch and sets the itinerary depending on the conditions of the day.
In the evening, arrive at Eurong Beach Resort to check into your room and then have dinner at the on-site restaurant.
Overnight: Eurong Beach Resort, Fraser Island
Day 2: Fraser Island – Gold Coast or Brisbane (B)Get an early start after breakfast at the resort, so that you can make the most of the day! Buzz over to Pile Valley for a rainforest walk where your guide points out the termites-and-fire-resistant satinay trees, making them popular in the timber industry. Arrive at Central Station, a formerly bustling logging station and learn about the importance of Fraser Island to the timber industry; satinay wood was even used in constructing the Suez Canal and London Docks.
Continue to stroll along a boardwalk through towering ghost gums, king ferns and pine trees and see Wanggoolba Creek; the clear water seems to disappear as it flows over white sand. Next swim in Lake Birrabeen or relax on its sandy white beach. Then take a scenic lake drive and end up at Seventy-Five Mile Beach where you can enjoy another taste of the sea and sun.

Have a late lunch (own expense) at Rainbow Beach, where your guide can help you find the best eats. After lunch, catch the ferry back to the mainland to return to Brisbane or the Gold Coast by mid-afternoon.

Reviews

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J
, Aug 2018

What a wonderful experience! I have been to many places and on many tours around the world and this ranks right up there for Beauty, Uniqueness of Nature, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the amazing efficient and care of Sunset Salaris and our guide Andrew. He was knowledgable. Loved Fraser Island. And a lot of fun!

R
, Mar 2018

Great trip to very beautiful, diverse and unique place. Also thanks to our guide, Andrew, who knew a lot and was always very keen to explain in details the history behind the flora and fauna of the island.

A
, Mar 2018

It was raining a lot of the time but still loved it!

h
, Feb 2018

Truely enjoyed this trip to amazing Fraser island under the leadership of Lindon, Sunset Safaris - laid back as well as putting in that little extra like a swim and a drive on Rainbow Beach on our Way back. Do need better Information prior to departure on what to pack and what take inside the bus.

P
, Feb 2018

My entire group had a terrible experience on this tour. Hopefully these notes help improve the following things.

1. Guide - Rhen sp? was very rude, unhelpful, disorganized and to some even offensive. Simple questions were greeted with rude responses or ignored. Example: requests to turn up the AC on the bus were brushed off with someone is always going to be too hot or mate, get over it! this is summer in Australia. Two full hours later when we stopped he finally came back to realize there was NO AC and every passenger was sweaty and unhappy. The remaining 2 days spent on the bus were not much better because the temperature on the bus was either 16 or 29 degrees.

2. Sites - There are a number of sites listed on this company's site that we did not see. When we approached the guide we were told to do your research or not my fault you booked the wrong tour. We all compared notes over lunch and reviewed the company website to find out we had all been oversold.

3. Accommodations - See above for the bus but one additional note is I thought it was odd when the driver asked 4 guests to let air out of the tires before we could drive on the beach. Also, the air compressor broke on the way back which required a 1.5 hour detour. No apology or thanks for your patience from the guide, but we were lucky he knew where to get it fixed. The resort was mediocre. I paid for an upgrade to get a premium single room, which was just a standard shared room with 4 beds to myself.

4. Food - Don't expect much. Lunch from the bus was not great. Cold cuts, rolls and empty sauce bottles.

The island is beautiful and something everyone should see. I enjoyed my time with the other guests bonding over how disappointed we were with the provider of this tour. I hope this review helps this provider improve and travellers to find the right tour for them

M
, Dec 2017

This tour was amazing!

G
, Nov 2017

Tour was fantastic! Keith and Rhett were knowledgeable, super friendly, accommodating for all. They kept it interesting and informative and most of fun! Great sites, would never be able to put this together on my own so well worth the money! Thanks!

R
, Aug 2017

Had a great time on this trip - saw a good range of what Fraser has to offer and found our guide to be very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, as well as being a great driver.

T
, Jul 2017

Great tour! The guide was perfect: enthusiastic, entertaining, experienced and sharing interesting facts and stories about all the places that we visited. Beautiful and diverse island! Also the accommodation in Eurong Beach Resort was very good.

V
, Jun 2017

Wonderful trip and the guide was excellent


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