Australia is incredibly diverse and offers many gems for you to explore. One of those gems is Fraser Island within Queensland and Fraser Island tours from Hervey Bay are the perfect way to explore it.
Hervey Bay is relatively close to Fraser Island so it is the perfect destination to depart from. You won’t waste most of your day travelling to get there.
We are going to give you best value for money Fraser Island tours from Hervey Bay, whether it is a day trip or a few nights.
Even if you already live in Australia and want an epic experience or a backpacker on the road seeking out the next adventure, Fraser Island provides everyone with an unforgettable adventure.
Fraser Island day trip from Hervey Bay
If you are short for time, then a day tour will be a great option.
When booking the Fraser Island Full Day Coach Tour, you will be able to see Lake McKenzie and the famous Maheno Shipwreck. Everything will be a breeze as you will be picked up and dropped off in Hervey Bay. All with one day, which is nice.
Alternatively, you could spend the day discovering the untouched western side of Fraser Island. You’ll be swimming, kayaking and hiking on a full-day adventure.
If you’re lucky enough, you will be able to spot humpback whales during whale season.
Fraser Island 2-day tours from Hervey Bay
With a 2-day coach tour, you will be able to experience more Fraser Island has to offer.
You will be able to float down Eli Creek with your rubber dingy, admire the panoramic views on Indian head and bathe in the natural jacuzzi at Champagne Pools. All whilst been driven around in a nice air-conditioned comfortable coach.
Accommodation will be at the lovely Eurong Beach Resort.
For some of you, adventure and thrill-seeking is a must. There is no better way than to feed your passion for adrenaline than booking a 2-day tour in which you will drive your own brightly coloured pink 4WD vehicle.
You will be able to experience some of the highlights such as Lake McKenzie but driving yourself there following a tour guide.
Driving a 4WD on the sand and through the rainforest will make amazing memories and get the blood pumping with excitement.
What to expect from Fraser Island
There are many hotspots on Fraser Island that everyone must-see.
Some of the more popular destinations include Lake McKenzie, S.S Maheno shipwreck, Indian Head and the Champagne Pools.
Most, if not all of the tours will visit the majority of these sites although it does depend on the amount of time you intend to spend on the Island.
The longer the tour, the better the experience in our opinion.
Lake McKenzie Fraser Island is probably on top of most people’s list when visiting Fraser Island.
It is a crystal clear, pristine, turquoise lake surrounded by pure silica sand. Lake Mckenzie is the ideal place to relax and jump into the freshwater to get relief from the sun.
It is filled with pure rainwater and is so fresh only a few organisms can survive in it. No need to worry about anything biting your toes, you’ll be safe taking a dip.
The Fraser Island Shipwreck was a disaster which has now turned into a historical landmark.
What was once one of the first turbine-driven steamers of the world, travelling between Sydney and Auckland, the S.S Maheno now sits on the shores of the 75-mile beach on Fraser Island, gracefully rusting away for us to appreciate.
It would be hard to miss as most of the driving takes place on the 75-mile beach, so most tours should offer this as part of their package.
Champagne Pools Fraser Island is one big natural jacuzzi for everyone to enjoy.
Formed over many years by volcanic rocks, these natural wonders are rock pools which draw in the sea and fizzle away making you think you’re in a spa.
With this natural spa comes an amazing view. Whilst you sit back and relax you can admire the ocean looking out over the 75-mile beach.
It is also a good spot for whale watching.
Indian Head Fraser Island is the number one lookout point for any visitor.
You will have 360 panoramic views of the whole Island. Standing on the most easterly point on the Island, you will be able to spot beautiful wildlife.
Turtles, manta rays, dolphins and even whales can be spotted in the right season.
This is right next to the Champagne Pools so look out for them both as part of a tour package.
Whichever tour you choose you will be sure to have an amazing experience.
Driving on sand etc
Flying on Fraser Island
Hopefully with the information provided it will make your decision easier on what tour to book.
Fraser Island tours from Hervey Bay FAQ
The distance between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island is around 40 kilometres.
You will have to get a ferry from River heads which is 20 mins drive away from Hervey Bay. Then the ferry from River Heads to Fraser Island is about 30 mins.
Doing a 2-day tour would be best as you would get to see a lot more of what Fraser Island has to offer. You can even do the unique experience of camping on the Island.
On most Fraser Island 4WD tours you will share one car between 6-8 people. You will each get a turn to drive on Fraser Island.
As part of a tour camping will be extremely safe. You will have your own campsite and secured facilities.
Dingoes are wild on Fraser Island and can be spotted trotting along the beach. It is best to stay away from them for your own safety.