1 Day Adventure Tour from the Sunshine Coast

Adults from $180

The 1 Day Fraser Island tour from the Sunshine Coast that takes only 24 people – allowing you to enjoy your Fraser Island tour with personal service and without a crowded 4WD coach

Visit the stunning Lake McKenzie where you will enjoy a BBQ lunch with Steak, Sausages, Fish or a Vegetarian option and then spend 1.5 to 2 hours enjoying its calm, clear waters and pure white sands!

The 1 Day Adventure Tour from the Sunshine Coast is the perfect tour for those who want to see Fraser Island in a day without having to come to Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay to stay the night before.


  • Morning Tea
  • BBQ Lunch Choices: Steak, Sausages, Fish or Veg. Incl. Salads & Breads
  • Glass of Beer or Wine with Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • Ferry/Barge Transfer Fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Experienced Tour Guide

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Availability: Daily


The minimum age for this tour is 4 years.

Ticket Details Price
Adults $180
Children (4-14 yrs) $115
Concession Seniors $160
Students $160
Family (2+2) $550


Group Size: 24 max

  • Custom Built 4WD Coach

Rated: 43210 (4.9/5 based on 57 customer reviews)

54321 Our day was fabulous!! The family thought it was an amazing day and we had an experience to remember. Our tour guide Drew was brilliant, he made the day. He was friendly, knowledgable and fun! It was worth every cent!
Maria — 22 February, 2019

54321 Amazing experience!! Would definitely recommend, we couldn't see the whole island due to it just being a day tour but was still great. Staff were awesome and lunch/drinks included were good too!
Sophie — 9 February, 2019

54321 We had a really good time at Frazer island. Andrew our tour guide was fantastic, he’s really knowledgeable, obliging and just a great guy. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch was very fresh and filling. The whole day was amazing. Worth the money
Cathy — 5 February, 2019

54321 Was a really good day out! Highly recommend to just sit back and relax. Andrew was our driver and he went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect.
Rodney — 27 January, 2019

54321 Was absolutely an experience to remember. Had a fabulous tour guide, Steve, who is very knowledgeable in the areas you go. And a great chef. Thanks Steve. And the serenity surrounding Lake Mackenzie. Didn't want to leave. Would highly recommend this experience.
Carlo — 25 January, 2019

54321 Unfortunately the day we went on the tour, the other 4wd had an issue and we lost a bit of time. But our driver and tour guide (very knowledgeable) Max did his best to take us to the different t spots and so we managed to see all the best spots on the island.
Marina — 20 January, 2019

54321 perfect day,more than we expected,this place has got it right,travelled with o/seas visitors,they ranked it top of all tourist trips thanks guys you are doing a top job,and the food was as good as any eateries on our marks
trevor — 19 January, 2019

14321 Due to a family emergency I had to unfortunately cancel all our holiday plans which included this trip. I spoke to an extremely rude man who upset me very much. This man needs to brush up on his customer service skills as his phone manner was totally unacceptable.
Mary Christodoulou — 17 January, 2019

54321 What a great trip, worth every penny. Our driver Andrew was really layed back, made sure everyone was having a good time, very experienced, full of information and a pretty good cook as well. Thanks for the great day Kalan can’t stop talking about it, loved sitting up front.???? 13 January 2019
Jacinta Atkins — 14 January, 2019

54321 Very great family trip! Andrew and Darryl were amazing, knowledgeable and very passionate about their jobs. They truly made the day special and fun for us, could not recommend them more! Thank You!
Andrei Dobrota — 7 January, 2019

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54321 What a fantastic day. Great tour guide, very knowledgeable and helpful. Fraser Island is a beautiful place and one that should be visited.
Astrid Robertson — 11 December, 2018

54321 Fraser Island was a destination to visit on my bucket list and it didn't disappoint! Our guide Steve was great and even though it is a long day (bring water & snacks for the journey) it was very much worth it. Lake McKenzie is divine wish we could have spent more time there. The tour is a great way to get to visit this beautiful place for a day trip - we highly recommend using this company for their great service
Sandra Giannone — 5 December, 2018

54321 We can only endorse the other reviews . We took the 1 day tour with Andrew - he was friendly,very informative and made our whole experience fantastic! The morning & afternoon team & lunch were excellent as well. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a day trip to Fraser Island
Michael Reinehr — 2 December, 2018

54321 I can only endorse all the other positive feedback on this site. The beauty of Fraser Island combined with the friendly and efficient tour delivered by driver Pedr made this a very enjoyable experience
Alan Gordon — 24 November, 2018

54321 Certainly an Adventure today. ! What made it all so much more enjoyable overall was our driver Andrew. Fantastic knowledge and commentary. Thanks Andrew
Louise — 21 November, 2018

54321 We had the best day tour experience to Fraser Island with Max our guide/driver. It was such a fun experience I would definitely recommend! Thank you for such a fun day!
Sarah — 17 November, 2018

54321 This was a once in a lifetime experience. Andrew our guide was so competent and well informed that it put me at ease. The tour was quite a unique experience and a long day but so informative. I would recommend taking some snacks and water especially if you are picked up early as it is a long time till morning tea. However that does not detract from the experience. Lake Mackenzie was stunning and a magical experience. Thank you Andrew. I loved all the education about the island and the flora and fauna. I would highly recommend this tour.
Virginia Te Au — 16 November, 2018

54321 Pick up was from our accommodation and on time . Our tour guide Greg was great very informative with a joke every now and then . The tour is very well structured , food and company fantastic. Highly recommend. Thankyou for a great day !
susan kentwell — 8 November, 2018

54321 Great to get a pick up near the hotel and the staff were very understanding when we were a few minutes late (we had a party of 6 to organise at 6.15am). The 4WD bus was fun. There were a few hiccups at a vehicle inspection point that put us behind a bit but Drew our guide was light about it and friendly and knowledgeable about Fraser Island (K'Gari). Our group loved the shoreline driving and Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) was stunning, even on an overcast day. Lovely BBQ, saw a dingo and had a memorable day. Thank you!
Tabitha Kellett — 2 November, 2018

54321 A great tour leader in Steve, interesting dialogue, good humor, thoughtful driver, fantastic scenery, from Aus bush to rainforest to coastal beauty, we loved the driving on the coastal beaches, lake McKenzie highlight and such a cooling spectacular swim in fresh crystal clear waters, white sand, blue skys. Lunch was very tasty, as was morning and afternoon tea, Lamingtons, yum!! A 12 hour day, 8 hours in the 4wd bus, much of which was undulating bumpy dune driving but well worth it, we'd recommend this tour. Well done team. Thanks from Peter & Deonn 24th October
Peter & Deonn Berrett — 26 October, 2018

54321 Steve took great care of us throughout the whole day. He provided information and background of all the sites, as well as answering all the queries that we had. The 4WD experience is like an 8-hour long roller coaster ride, the destinations were extremely beautiful, and the food was superb to compliment the delightful day.
Hans and Ruby — 21 October, 2018

54321 A fabulous way to visit Fraser Island. Early pick up on a bus to meet up at Noosa, then forward from there on a 4WD. Steve, our guide took great care of us all day, very knowledgable & good fun, made us morning and afternoon tea and cooked up a great bbq lunch. The beach coastlines are stunning, mckenzie lake and rainforest were great to see! One thing to note, we had a 12 hour day from mooloolaba, best part of 8 hours was on a bus or 4WD, a lot of that was super bumpy, but we were glad we did this trip!
Gill and Stuart — 18 October, 2018

54321 Fantastic 4WD adventure tour to Fraser Island with the family. Our driver and guide, Andrew, was awesome and very informative. Highly recommend this tour.
Richard — 15 October, 2018

54321 Our trip was on the 28 Aug 2018. The service was excellent - the pickup was on time and delivered us safely to the start point in Noosa and returned back to Mooloolaba. The in bus commentary by Andrew with Max was informative and excellent and food was also great and plentiful. Andrew was conscience of passenger comfort always checking if we where to cold or hot. The trip timing was good we did not feel rushed and we saw 4 dingoes and several sea eagles. So I would recommend doing tours of Frazer Island with your company All in all a great time and experience.
Stuart & Michelle — 4 September, 2018

54321 After a few vehicle hiccups at the beginning it did not detract from our tour. Darryl was very witty and a wealth of knowledge. We were lucky enough to see the iconic Fraser Island dingoes along with some other wildlife. Enjoyable bbq at Lake McKenzie, which has to be seen to appreciate the beauty. Our run home from Fraser was from Rainbow beach, along the beach to Noosa. Was one of the best experiences ever. Tick it off your bucket list if possible!!!
Gill — 5 August, 2018

54321 My husband and Really enjoyed our day trip to Fraser Island. Our Tour guide and driver, Drew is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife, trees and flora and history or the area. He made the tour both informative and entertaining with his humour! His skilled driving also showed. We loved everything from the whales and dingoes to the rainforest and beaches!
Jenny — 23 July, 2018

54321 I went on the one day tour to Fraser Island with Fraser Free and it was a perfect day. Sights from whale, wild dingo, lake mackinzie, the rain forrest and just riding on the beach was awesome. Food great made by Rob who was the perfect tour guide. Frequent stops for toiletts and picture taking. Rob really handled the beast vehicle with percission!
Barbara Jones — 20 June, 2018

54321 First time on Fraser and it did not disappoint. Weather was great! Would definitely recommend motion sickness remedies if you’re prone, but try and pick a seat with plenty of viewing area of the road ahead. The stops throughout the day were frequent and the scenery diverse. The kids were amazed to see a dingo and a monitor lizard :) Our guide Drew was great, no problem too big or small and made us feel welcome and comfortable. Thumbs up for his hard core 4wd’ing skills!
Jeffrey Family — 9 April, 2018

54321 Fantastic adventure day to Fraser island. Steve was brilliant, journey was great fun, food was fantastic and very much felt like we got an ozzy experience. Be prepared for a rough ride on the sand and getting up close with the local wildlife.
Kaz — 24 March, 2018

54321 We had an adventurous day with Steve. First time to experience with a 4WD and explore around Fraser Island.
Yvonne — 6 March, 2018

43211 had a really good trip. such good fun
sarah — 20 February, 2018

54321 We had the most fabulous day yesterday on the 1 day Fraser Island tour. Hats off to our tour guide Steve who looked after my sick brother from the start off our trip, he was also funny and educatuonal Thanks Steve
Amanda Mc Donnell — 16 February, 2018

54321 An awesome day out on beautiful Fraser island. Clint was very knowledgeable the food that was provided was delicious and we got to see a little dingo. A little taste of a big island, we will definitely be back to explore some more one day! Amy and Steve from Sydney
Amy Brockway — 13 February, 2018

54321 Brilliant day out, Greg was a fantastic host
Malcolm Salt — 29 January, 2018

54321 A fabulous day thanks to our guide Greg ( and Andrew in the other vehicle) A well organised tour, informative and very enjoyable. Lunch was great and we would highly recommend this tour.
Steve and Marg — 26 January, 2018

54321 We were picked up on time by our guide Clint and the day flew by because it was so good. Clint was a brilliant guide and was very knowledgeable about the island, its history and the wildlife. The stop offs on the tour we're good, in particular Lake McKenzie is very special! Good value for money and the food provided is very tasty. Highly recommend this tour.
Phil Rooney — 24 January, 2018

54321 Fantastic day out with the best guide Darryl. There was nothing that he didn’t know about Fraser Island. Very impressive.
Anne-Marie Boulton — 23 January, 2018

54321 Daryl was a true character, yet made our day truly enjoyable and memorable. We loved Fraser Island and it was great to have a local sharing his knowledge.
Kate — 15 January, 2018

54321 It was so beautiful and our driver was every funny we got to see places that we’ve never seen before, you guys are the best.
John Rossi — 13 January, 2018

54321 We had a fabulous day with Greg. He was an energetic, interesting, very experienced driver and so knowledgeable of all the trees. We think we were so lucky to have had him as our driver, as it really made our day! It was a great snapshot of Fraser Island and we look forward to going back and exploring more. The size of the tour was a good size and not too crowded. Thank you for a great day! We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends, it was by far the better tour!
Stephanie — 8 January, 2018

54321 Andrews is fantastic, full of energy during ALL the day, after a long day driving he still has a good face...incredible man! Just fantastic. The day is long but gives you time to get to know the highlights, lake makenzie a little bush walking, a great food and a lot and a lot of explanstions from Andrew that can drive in really hard sandy roads and gives explanations at the same time! I strongly recommend this tour and mainly this driver! Thank you very much!
Iker argote sarasola — 27 December, 2017

54321 Had the best day. Came home with a great overview of what Fraser Island has to offer. Andrew, our guide, professionally managed the diverse needs of our multicultural group. His relaxed, organised approach kept a very full day to schedule. Well done :) Wish we all have had another day together. Atleast one customer this week could answer the trivia question. Thanks for a great day.
Marilyn — 25 November, 2017

54321 What a great day out this was. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide, food was good and plentiful, transport was great and scenery fantastic! So glad we chose this tour!
Andrea Bell — 2 November, 2017

54321 A fantastic experience with a very fun and easy going tour guide, great food, amazing transport and incredible scenery, highly recommend this tour
Justin Mckenna — 16 October, 2017

54321 Great day. A real taste of Fraser Island to whet the appetite.
Bryce and Dot — 15 September, 2017

54321 Fabulous day great tour leaders Andrew and Greg Learnt so much about Fraser Thanks to all involved for a unique experience
Joan haren — 24 August, 2017

54321 Can highly recommend this trip. Knowledgeable guides who love questions, fantastic scenery. Plenty of comfort stops and although it's a very relaxed day, it needs to run to schedule to follow the tides. Agree with previous review that it is a fairly bumpy ride so if you worry about travel sickness just prepare yourself. We loved it. Even managed a swim at Lake Mackenzie - in the middle of winter.
Laura Hudson — 5 July, 2017

43211 After being collected from our motel joined the group to Fraser Island. Unfortunately, the cooling/heating was faulty & made for a very uncomfortable ride. The weather was also against us - so the drive along the beaches were very short & the inland trail exceedingly rough. Lunch was fantastic & so were the short breaks for morning & arvo teas. Would recommend to others
Bruce Nilsson — 27 June, 2017

54321 5* all round. Lots of information from our guide Peder, good food, and do not miss this fantastic mystical island.
Anon — 12 June, 2017

54321 we had awesome day at fraser island. our guide steve did a great job and was very knowledgable. we look forward for the next adventure with you.
Markus Schaufelberger — 10 May, 2017

54321 Definitely 5 stars!!! This trip is super enjoyable. The experience is amazing! Hope we had more time at Lake McKenzie. The lake is breathtaking. Sand is very fine. Food is delicious. The bus drivers are very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely recommend to everybody. What an incredible experience. At the end of the day you'll definitely feel exhausted but worth it.
Ana H — 16 April, 2017

43211 Tour was great. Food was good. To get 5 stars need to provide a bottle of water to guests as they hop on the bus. Picked up and it was 3 and a half hours before we got a drink for morning tea, which was a drink and a biscuit so was pretty hungry by the time lunch time rolled around. Would have liked more time at Lake McKenzie.
Ian Smith — 30 January, 2017

54321 Fantastic day. Driver was very knowledgable and entertaining. Food brilliant . All in all an excellent, value for money day out.
Jon arnold — 3 January, 2017

54321 It was a great experience for me! The tour guide Tim was very friendly and he has good knowledge about the Island. The lunch was awesome, everything was very organised and yummy. And Lake McKenzie was absolutely beautiful ! For those who aren't a big fan of 4WD or get easily car sick please be prepared for these as most of the time you will be travelling on the 4WD and it's very bumpy road. In general, I still highly recommend this tour for first time visitor to Fraser or those who like a relaxing trip on the Island. Suggestions - please bring insect repellent and anti-carsick medication if you are prone to get carsick.
Annie — 1 January, 2017

43211 Had a great day out at Fraser Island with an early morning pick up from Maroochydore. We watched the sun rise over the hills in the distance whilst being drive around in a 16 seater 4wd truck. We swam in the Lake mckenzie, such beautiful views, lots of photos opportunities (if you have one bring a snorkel)!! We then had a bbq in the picnic area, lots of choice of pastas and salad, with your chosen meat/non meat option. Took a walk through the rainforest where you can spot wildlife, unfortunately we didn't see any dingos, any turtles or any large birds which was a shame!! We had an issue with the bus behind us so there was a lot of stopping and starting and waiting around. The tour overall was great, it would definitely be 5 stars if we had perhaps made it to the shipwreck, and seen some wildlife! Would recommend it for a good snippet of what Frasers paradise has to offer! (Rob was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable about the island, giving us some great facts and other places to visit if we were to return!)
Jade — 7 October, 2015

54321 An excellent day in a great Hummer, driven by Mark Essenhigh as our tour-guide. He was chatty, informative and well-read on a wide range of subjects. He is committed to conserving our planet and went to considerable lengths to place us in touch with Fraser Island's flora and fauna. He made a very positive impression, handling the vehicle safely and responsibly and striking a fine balance between being there for us yet remaining unobtrusive. A super experience which we would readily commend to others
Richard and Patsy WELLS — 19 May, 2013

54321 Today the Sunshine Coast Tafe Tourism students joined this tour. We had an AMAZING experience! The scenic drive through Cooloolah National Park was breath-taking as the sun shimmered through the early morning mist over the rolling hills, SAW A DINGO, TOUCHED AN ECHIDNA, swam in pristine Lake Mckenzie, helped push out our 4WD coach from being bogged in the sand, travelled along 75 Mile Beach with views of the massive colourful sand dunes of Rainbow Beach and walked through the Fraiser Rainforest. Not to forget that the tour guides did an amazing job at guiding us today. I recommend city-folk to escape the clutter and stress of the cement jungle and take a trip to the Frasier Coast to breath the fresh air and experience the relaxing scenery it has to offer.
Rachel — 20 July, 2012


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pick-ups from the Sunshine Coast

5:30am – 6:30am

Kawana, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore, Pacific Paradise, Twin Waters, Coolum, Hyatt, Peregian Beach, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa Heads

Noosa River Ferry

Cooloola National Park 4WD Track

See Kangaroos, Red Canyon, Teewah Beach and Rainbow Beach

Enjoy Morning Tea at Rainbow Beach (if tides & timing allow)


Inskip Point Ferry

9:00am – 9:15am

Inskip Point is the departure point for Fraser Island tours from Rainbow Beach and from the south.
75 Mile Beach from Indian Head — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Drive along 75 Mile Beach

75 miles of glorious Australian beach bordered by rainforest

4WD Sandy Forest Tracks

Lake McKenzie — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Have a Swim and a BBQ Lunch at Lake McKenzie

1 hour to 1.5 hours here (depending on tides)

Wanggoolba Creek — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Central Station / Wanggoolba Creek

Enjoy a Rainforest Walk

Inskip Point Ferry

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Inskip Point is the departure point for Fraser Island tours from Rainbow Beach and from the south.

Drop-offs at the Sunshine Coast

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Kawana, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore, Pacific Paradise, Twin Waters, Coolum, Hyatt, Peregian Beach, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa Heads

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