Day 1 – Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach
Today we check out some of Fraser Island’s, coolest inland sights. First stop is a walk to beautiful Basin Lake, along sand tracks – get up close and personal with the resident fresh water turtles, in this gorgeous little dune lake. Central Station, no trains or whistles here, just peaceful ancient rainforest and the reminders of a former once bustling logging camp. Wanggoolba Creek, walk along the banks of this silent, flowing creek, with lush green rainforest and rare king ferns… it’s Mother Nature at her best! Pile Valley, check out the towering red Satinay trees in this rich sub-tropical forest! With its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, picture perfect Lake McKenzie, is even prettier than the postcards. Enjoy a refreshing afternoon swim, before heading back to Kingfisher Bay. (L,D)
Day 2 – Wilderness Resort to Hervey bay
An early start to explore Seventy-Five Mile Beach, the world’s most amazing beach highway, which also doubles as a landing strip for Air Fraser Island’s scenic tour planes – so there’s plenty to see and do and the beach changes daily. Don’t forget to leave your luggage at the Wilderness Lodge storage area, for our porters. Eli Creek is a great spot for a refreshing dip on a warm Queensland day! Float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek, which pours out 80 mega litres of water daily, to the seaside. Maheno Shipwreck a rusting wreck which washed ashore during a cyclone in 1935, is one of Fraser’s most iconic photo stops and has a really rich history.
The Pinnacles Coloured Sands, have all the colours of the rainbow (well just the reds really). These vibrant sand cliffs are another favourite photo stop… and don’t forget to ask your guide about the Aboriginal story of its creation. At Indian Head, climb to the top of this rocky headland for awesome beach and ocean views, and keep a look out for sharks, rays, giant sea turtles, schools of fish and migrating humpback whales (Jul – Nov).
Just keep your eyes peeled for the tell tale spouts of water, or giant splashes, as they leap out of the water. Chill out in the bubbling ocean rock baths at Champagne Pools, you won’t want to leave! These tidal pools change daily, but it’s always a highlight to sit in salt water, with the sound of the ocean behind you; sand dunes in front and little fish going about their business around you. (B,L,D)
Your tour returns to Kingfisher Bay Resort in the late afternoon. Wind down and enjoy a relaxed dinner before departing on the 8.30pm ferry back to Hervey Bay (arriving at approximately 9.30pm)… then we’ll drop you straight to your Hervey Bay accommodation for some well-earned rest!
(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Please note – touring order and itinerary may vary due to tides, seasons and weather conditions – but our guides are EXPERTS at reading the weather and conditions and delivering you the best tour possible.