Fraser Island 4WD, Adventure, and Fishing Tours
Over the next few days we will be visiting some of Fraser Islands stunning sites on our journey from Orchid Beach landing strip up to the Northern most point of Sandy Cape, then south along the East Coast Beaches. From there we head across the island, via the magnificent inland forests and pristine lakes, ending our journey at the beautiful Kingfisher Bay on the West Coast.
- 5 days and 4 nights tour
- Small group dynamics & personal service
- Travel in fully equipped, current model comfortable Land Cruiser 4WD
- Services of an experienced and qualified tour guide
- Air transfer (Air Fraser) one way ex Brisbane to Fraser Island
- 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
- 2 nights’ accommodation Orchid Beach (Private House)
- 1 nights’ accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort
- 1 nights’ accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort
- All entry’s, tours, attractions as specified in full itinerary
- All National Parks’ permits and camping fees
- Return ferry transfer
- Return transfers to Brisbane
- Air transfer with Air Fraser – Brisbane to Fraser Island
- Opportunities for fishing, bush/beach walking, photography and 4WDing on each day
- Orchid Beach, Marloo Beach & Waddy Point
- Champagne Pools & Indian Head
- Ocean Lake & Manann Beach
- The infamous ‘Ngkala Rocks’
- Sandy Cape & Sandy Cape Lighthouse
- The Pinnacles & Cathedral Beach
- Maheno Wreck & the stunning Eli Creek
- Lake Wabby
- Eurong Beach Resort
- Beautiful lakes district including Lake Birrabeen
- Historical Central Station and the magnificent Old Growth Forests
- Kingfisher Bay Resort & Hervey Bay
- You are required to bring the basic items that you’d take on any usual trip, including toiletries, towel, camera and extra money for snacks, alcohol or extra activities.
- Due to the nature of our tours we recommend you also bring a small day pack with hat, sunscreen, water bottle, torch and insect repellent (Bushman’s) comfortable walking shoes, swimming gear, fly net to cover your face (outback tours), any medication (if required), and motion sickness tablets if needed. Please bring clothes that are suitable for the destination.
Full Tour Itinerary
DAY 1: Monday – Orchid Beach (L,D)
Fraser Island, the traditional home of the Butchulla people, out from the southern coast of Queensland and sweeps north towards the Great Barrier Reef. It’s Queensland’s largest island and is considered to be the largest sand island in the world. The island has rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, mangrove forests, swamps, sand dunes, fresh water lakes and coastal heaths. It is home to a small number of mammals, a diverse range of birds, reptiles and amphibians. It was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1992.
Today you’ll take a leisurely flight with Air Fraser from Caboolture Airport (Nth Brisbane) up the beautiful Southern Qld Coastline and out to Fraser Island where you will land on the Orchid Beach airstrip. Here, you will be met by our Adventure Australia Team and we will transfer you to your accommodation whilst at Orchid Beach. We’ll have some morning tea and our team will familiarise you with Fraser Island and the Tours’ Schedule. After the briefing we will head off taking in the sights of Marloo Bay and Waddy Point and then on to lunch on the beach under Indian Head. After lunch we will walk up Indian Head and we will also visit the exquisite Champagne Pools for a swim, before returning to Orchid Beach for the evening. We might even call in to the ‘trading post’ for a refreshment or two with the locals.
Our team will look after you in the evening with great food and a few yarns around the fire.
Accommodation: Orchid Beach
DAY 2: Tuesday – Orchid Beach (L,D)
Today after a hearty breakfast we head North on the ‘beach less travelled’ to the very tip of Fraser island…Sandy Cape.
Along the way we will visit Ocean Lake and then traverse the infamous Nykala Rocks (not for the faint hearted 4wd’er) but you’ll be in good hands with our excellent guides and capable vehicles. The drive up Manann Beach to the tip is spectacular with a real feeling of isolation. Get your cameras ready because the scenery on the Cape drive is unbelievable and depending on the tides not a bad spot to go fishing..
Upon reaching the Cape, we drive around the tip and then in a southerly direction down the beach where we will stop at the entrance to the Sandy Cape Lighthouse, have some lunch on the beach before we take the short hike up the dunes to the historical lighthouse.
This active heritage-listed lighthouse is the tallest in Qld. Built in 1870, it was the second major lighthouse to be built in Qld. It is one of the first lighthouses in Australia to be constructed using bolted prefabricated segments of cast iron, and one of only two such lighthouses in Qld, the other being Bustard Head Lighthouse, near Seventeen Seventy.
The lighthouse site offers spectacular sweeping views of Fraser Island, perhaps one of the best vantage point on the whole Island. After some sightseeing and photo opportunities, it’s a pleasant drive back to Orchid Beach.
Accommodation: Orchid Beach
DAY 3: Wednesday – Eurong (B,L,D)
This morning we head south along 75 Mile Beach. This magnificent stretch of sand is actually a gazetted highway with vehicles travelling in both directions contending with tides, creek crossings, traffic and the terrain, whilst keeping an eye out for dingos, beach fisherman and aeroplanes, as the beach doubles as an air strip for the island’s beach pilots.
First stop is the Pinnacles, stunning multi-coloured cliffs of red, yellow, brown and orange sands, The Pinnacles are the result of thousands of years of staining to the sand by Hematite in clay.
We then make our way to the SS Maheno Wreck. This ship was built in Scotland in 1905 as a luxury passenger ship for the trans-Tasman crossing. During WWI she served as a hospital ship in the English Channel. By 1935 the ship had been taken out of service and sold to a ship-breaker in Japan. On 25 June 1935, while being towed to Osaka to be broken up, she was caught in a strong cyclone 80klms off the coast of Qld. The towline parted, and on 9 July 1935 the Maheno became beached on the east coast of Fraser Island. During WWII the wreck served as target bombing practice for the RAAF and was used as an explosives demolition target by special forces from the Fraser Commando School.
Continuing down the coast, we’ll stop and stretch our legs and explore the boardwalk of Eli Creek. It is perfect for a swim in the crystal waters or simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere. We’ll have lunch at Eli Creek then continue south to our final stop for the day at Eurong Beach Resort. Here we’ll enjoy fabulous poolside accommodation, great meal choices, hot showers and friendly hospitality from the Eurong Staff.
Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort.
DAY 4: Thursday – Kingfisher Bay (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the resort, we again travel south down the beach to Dilli Village, from here we head inland through the beautiful lakes district to our first stop at the majestic Lake Birrabeen. Lake Birrabeen is a picturesque example of a perched lake, sitting 80m above sea level. The sand that rings the lake is pure white and, as the lake gradually deepens, the water appears to turn an incredible shade of blue. It’s a great spot for a swim.
It’s then on to our lunch stop at Central Station. Central Station is located on Wanggoolba Creek. This creek was a sacred area for the Butchulla woman, where men were excluded and your guide will tell you a little of the traditional history of this area. Central Station was in later times to become the headquarters of Fraser Island’s forestry operations from 1920 until the late 1950s. An old logging village was also located here from days when tree felling was permitted on Fraser. There is an excellent historical display at the Central Station Site.
Then it’s on to Kingfisher Bay Resort via the Pile Valley & the historic Postans Timber Mill as we make our way across to the western coast of the island and our final stop for the day at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Kingfisher Bay Resort is the only resort on the western side of the island, and is nestled amongst the tree-covered dunes on the edge of the Great Sandy Strait. It’s the perfect spot to relax after your trip and ideal for swimming, canoeing, sailing, fishing and boating or a sunset wine & cheese at the Jetty Cafe. Dinner tonight is in the restaurant and the menu selection is impressive.
Accommodation: Kingfisher Bay Resort
DAY 5: Friday – Brisbane (B,L.D)
After a leisurely breakfast, we leave the beautiful Kingfisher Resort and make our way to the ferry which will take us across to Hervey Bay. From here we make our way back to Brisbane with a leisurely drive down the coast to Brisbane.
Our guides will deliver you to either the Caboolture or Brisbane Airport; or to the City, depending on your requirements.
B – BREAKFAST
L – LUNCH
D – DINNER
Brisbane / Fraser Island / Brisbane
$3450 per adult
All accommodation is twin share – single supplement applies ($250 pp).
Itineraries are subject to change depending on weather and road condition on Fraser Island and whilst your guide will always try and stick to the scheduled itinerary, it may at times be necessary to chance the itinerary slightly to ensure passengers safety.
2016 TOUR DATES
|FRASER ISLAND5 Day 4 Nights||FI1601||6 FEB – 12 FEB|
|FI1602||15 FEB – 19 FEB|
|FI1603||22 FEB – 26 FEB|
|FI1604||19 FEB – 4 MAR|
|FI1605||7 MAR – 11 MAR|
|FI1606||14 MAR – 18 MAR|
|FI1601||10 OCT – 14 OCT|
|FI1602||17 OCT – 21 OCT|
|FI1603||24 OCT – 28 OCT|
|FI1603||24 OCT – 28 OCT|
|FI1604||31 OCT – 4 NOV|
|FI1605||7 NOV – 11 NOV|
|FI1606||14 NOV – 18 NOV|
|FI1607||21 NOV – 25 NOV|
|FI1608||28 NOV – 2 DEC|
|FI1609||5 DEC – 9 DEC|
Fraser Island Tours
Undoubtedly, this iconic location is one of the most precious parts of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage, and a place of exceptional beauty. AATT’s range of Fraser Island tours, whether fishing, fly drive or four day adventure tours, include an exciting itinerary to one of Australia’s most renowned destinations, and you can experience it first hand in the comfort of one of our fully equipped and capable Land Cruiser 4WD tours.
Experience fly and drive adventure tours on Fraser Island
After a unique air transfer from Brisbane to Orchid Beach on Fraser Island, you’ll be given the option to sit back and enjoy the ride or have a go at driving yourself, and we’ll show you the best of what the island has to offer. The unique aspect of our tour is that we are the only commercial operator with a licence which allows us to take our customers north of the Champagne Pools, which means that you’ll get to see parts of the island that most people don’t even know exist. Sandy Cape, Sandy Point Lighthouse and Marloo Bay are some of the most beautiful sites locations to visit, and you can to experience them all with our adventure tours.
Our day tours allow plenty of time to enjoy fishing and beach walking, as well as the iconic sites including Champagne Pools, Indian Head, the Pinnacles, Maheno Wreck and Eli Creek. We’ll also show you the inland areas of the island, including the pristine lakes and the magnificent forests, and to top it all off, you’ll get a night at both the Eurong Beach Resort and Kingfisher Bay Resort!
As an optional extra, you can even extend your tour by a day to enjoy the phenomenal experience that Hervey Bay whale watching companies provide. Our Fraser Island fly drive tours are designed to be very flexible and work around you.
Whatever your style, our tours make seeing iconic locations easy
As part of our small group tour, you won’t have to worry about a thing! We’ll take care of all transfers, meals and accommodation – all you have to do is meet us in Brisbane. We’ll organise your air transfer to the island and look after you from there.
So, join us for an adventure of a lifetime to the World Heritage listed site and experience our adventure tours, whether you plan on fishing, exploring in a 4WD or spend the day exploring!