1 Day Fraser Explorer Premium Tour from Hervey Bay

Adults from $229

Yes with conditions

  • Prior arrangement required
  • Provided other guests are not inconvenienced or tour delayed

The premium Fraser Island tour! Hurry as numbers are limited to 18 people per tour.

The 1 Day Premium Fraser Island Tour is the best way to see Fraser Island for those wanting a day tour with a small number of passengers. You will see many of Fraser Island’s top sights including Lake McKenzie, 75 Mile Beach, Central Station and more.

Perfect for Couples, those who are Mature-Aged and those that just want that extra bit of service and comfort.

Includes Morning Tea and Lunch which is an á la carte set menu at Eurong Beach Resort with complimentary barista coffee, beer, wine, orange juice or soft drink.

If English is your second language, we have MP3 guides available in Spanish, Italian, German, Korean and Chinese. Just let our Sales and Reservations team know when you book.

These can be picked up from the Ticket Hut with a small, refundable deposit of $20 per device.


  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • Morning Tea
  • a la carte Lunch with a Drink
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Ferry/Barge Transfer Fees
  • National Park Fees

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Availability: Daily

Season Calendar

Off-Peak 01 February 2019 - 18 April 2019
Peak 19 April 2019 - 22 April 2019
Off-Peak 23 April 2019 - 30 June 2019
Peak 01 July 2019 - 31 January 2020
Off-Peak 01 February 2020 - 31 March 2020


​Please note Peak and Off-Peak Dates and Pricing

Ticket Details Off-peak Peak
Adults Valid until 31 March 2019 $229 $240
Valid from 1 April 2019 onwards $235 $249
Children (4-14 yrs) Valid until 31 March 2019 $174 $188
Valid from 1 April 2019 onwards $180 $199
Infants (0-3) Free! Free Free


Group Size: 18 max

  • Custom Built 4WD Coach

Rated: 43210 (4.8/5 based on 79 customer reviews)

54321 Had a fantastic day doing the Fraser island premium one day tour with my 2 friends. Butch our driver was great, very knowlegable and gave us lots of laughs. Many thanks. Di
Di — 20 March, 2019

54321 My friends and I went on the 1 day Fraser Explorer Tour and had a fantastic time. Fraser Island is beautiful and our experience was very much enhanced by the extensive knowledge and kindness of our guide, Butch. The tour was very well organised so that we had sufficient time at each stop. I fully recommend this tour with Butch. Lots of bumpy tracks and lots of fun!
Carmel — 20 March, 2019

43211 The day was excellent with a good itinerary. Butch was a great driver with very good knowledge. He does however use some terminology that could confuse participants from overseas so needs to simplify some language. Lake Mackenzie was fantastic swimming but slightly spoiled by another tour group playing loud music on the beach and some guy using a drone for photography! Perhaps the Rangers could erect signage banning both as they detracted from the unique ecological/environmental experience.
Michael Sax — 19 March, 2019

54321 Fraser Explorer Premium tour was well worth the experience. The tour guide Butch was excellent pointing out the natural surroundings and also giving us a history lesson of Fraser Island. We had a wonderful time. Take your swimmers, insect spray and comfortable shoes. Go on the scenic flight as it is well worth it.
Marguerite Sparkes — 18 March, 2019

54321 Absolutely amazing!!! You get to see it all with this premium tour and the attention to detail is spot on and was the icing on the top. Butch is the best tour guide ever!
Chloe — 12 February, 2019

54321 We had a very nice day on this tour. Butch was a great driver and wonderful guide. The entire tour is well organized from pick-up to drop-off. Fraser is a beautiful island. Must see!
Petra and Roel — 12 February, 2019

54321 I did this this tour with my daughter in January. We chose this tour because you got to see all the highlights, it was great! The driver did a fabulous job. Great photo opportunities, and was awesome swimming in beautiful Lake McKenzie. Thank you.
Carolyn Holmes — 9 February, 2019

54321 Very efficient pick up & drop off. Our guide Butch was very knowledgeable, fun & answered everyones questions. So many exciting things to see. We were well fed & watered. Butch was very aware of everyones safety. We are so glad that we decided to do the trip, even though it meant cutting short the rest of our tour.
Sheppard — 3 February, 2019

54321 Beautiful experience. The trip is well-organised. Tour guide (I think his name is Paul, also known as PT) is very experience and he ensured safety of everyone. This is my best tour for a long time. However, the lunch was not good, and also the scenic flight... If you have motion-sickness, I do not recommend though.
Dorothy — 9 January, 2019

43211 1 Day Premium Tour from Hervey Bay was perfect chois. Our driver-guide Butch was excellent, very kind and helpful... Everything was great, beautiful nature, etc... The lunch was perfect, too... G'Day! ;-)
Erik — 6 January, 2019

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43211 Butch is a very kind and experienced driver-guide , we enjoyed this extraordinary day on this amazing island . The timing was strict but we had no feeling to hurry up . Even some Dingos at the beach motorway where to be seen .! The lactosefree lunch was no problem , only the promise of a German Audioguide in the confirmation mail was not correct ...(As Butch knows that is not possible on Fraser Island this was disappointing and not correct). Everything else was really a pleasure !
Lutz — 6 January, 2019

54321 Had a great day on the Premium Tour. Appreciated the smaller group size. Butch and Des were our guides. So full of passion and knowledge about the island. Loved traveling down the bumpy two tracks, playing in MacKenzie Lake, and were lucky to spot a dingo on the beach! Lunch was good, too! Perfect day!
Cheryl Murdoch — 5 December, 2018

43211 The Premium tour was a great experience. The tour guide, Ian Butcher was excellent with his constant volley of information and stories - great knowledge! I was take aback with the rather bumpy rollercoaster like ride on the bus. Could it be that the other better bus had gone for servicing? I think I heard it mentioned. If we missed on a better quality of bus then that would be disappointing. However Butch was very kind and offered some ginger to combat my motion sickness. He then suggested I sit in the front next to the driver's seat. That seemed to do the trick. Thoroughly enjoyed everything I saw after that. Facts about the rainforest were fascinating and Lake McKenzie was breathtaking. Food was good too. I would recommend this trip to anyone, young or old.
Tina Ratajczak — 3 December, 2018

54321 We thoroughly enjoyed The Premium Tour and are still recollecting the experiences and knowledge we gained on this tour. We were very impressed by the driving skills of Wayne, our bus driver, on the very sandy and narrow tracks. It was a relief to sit back, relax and take in the unique scenery of Fraser Island while the roads were negotiated by a very confident and cheerful driver. The tour included everything we wanted to see and do without feeling rushed to move on before we had taken everything in. We loved the experience and are so happy we had a chance to take part in it. Von and Ted - 30 November, 2018
Yvonne Heaney — 30 November, 2018

54321 Premium Tour, very well organized, never rushed, great lunch, very informative and friendly guides, we were lucky to have 2, one in training. Disappointed the central station walkway was not passable at a certain point due to a very large tree that had fallen across it. That's nature, can't be helped. Terrific day with great weather. 26th Nov 2018
Carol — 29 November, 2018

54321 What a genuinely great day out! From the minute we were collected to being dropped back off the day extremely well organised and our tour guide Butch was so knowledgeable and informative. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
Lucy Hawkins — 18 November, 2018

54321 Had a great day doing premium tour. Would recommend this to all age groups. Very knowledgeable guide and great stories.
John — 15 November, 2018

54321 We booked the one day premium day toir and had an absolutely wonderful time. All the refreshments and lunch was very good. The time spend at each site was adequate didn't feel rushed on the slightest although we would O love to stay at the logoon all day. Ourtourguide ( butch) was kind caring and full of interesting knowledge and facts. Butch had superior knowledge of the island. The only down side was that we were promised audio translators for my German parents unfortunately upon arrival was told they were not available. Nevertheless, butch made up for this with his amazing hospitality and the island itself is beautiful enough without explanation would highly recommend thanks for a wonderful day
Saskia — 8 November, 2018

54321 We did the Premium tour and had a wonderful time on Fraser Island. Our driver was brilliant. Vegetarian lunch option was very good. We took the optional scenic flight which was amazing. We also took the option of staying on Fraser Island to watch the sunset and have dinner. Highly recommend this tour.
Ish — 5 November, 2018

54321 we booked the premium one day tour, our driver was Butch, the most informative tour we have ever done, this was our second trip and the magic of the Island was still there, would recommend this tour to everyone thinking of visiting this beautiful Island.
trish — 29 October, 2018

54321 We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Our tour guide David was great. Enjoyed his stories Had a fabulous lunch then afternoon tea on the beach Terrific having a small flight off the beach A great day
Sam — 10 October, 2018

54321 Booked Premium one day tour, it was amazing! Our tour guide Butch was brilliant and so knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this tour to the beautiful Fraser Island.
Paul Cawte — 6 October, 2018

54321 We did the Premium Tour with PT. He was funny, informative and provided our tour with a great time. Would definitely recommend this package if you are short on time and want to experience Fraser Island.
Jo Pellew — 29 September, 2018

54321 We did the Premium Tour with Murray. Incredibly knowledgeable on all things Fraser Island and history of the islands. A safe driver on very challenging sand roads. A very full day and like was rather good too! Great but tiring day. Highly recommend.
Robert Della-Sala — 23 September, 2018

54321 We had a wonderful day, and really immersed in the Fraser Island experience, helped by our wonderful driver and guide Murray. Murray's knowledge and passion for the Island was inspiring. Thanks!
Cate — 15 September, 2018

32121 Attractions on the island were nice but the ride around the island was not good as too bumpy and uncomfortable. Tour guide was good .
Lyn — 2 September, 2018

54321 Butch is the best! We learned so much interesting information. We had a great experience ... even though the roads are currently so rough. Swimming in Lake Mackenzie was a highlight. A day to remember forever.
Rob — 31 August, 2018

54321 Totally brilliant! My husband and I, along with our 5yo and 3yo twins, enjoyed it so much. Our driver, PT, was very upbeat and informative and the day went so smoothly. We even had the chance for the five of us to take an awesome scenic flight from the beach!
Kimberly Caldwell — 28 August, 2018

54321 Great day out. Our driver Gerard was top notch full of information and the beach drive was great.
Ian MaDougall — 24 August, 2018

54321 What a day trip! Convenient pick up at the hotel, onboarding on the ferry and then: spending an exceptional day on Fraser Island. The bumpy deep sand roads made fun, our tour guide and driver Hayden was full of humor and information. We visited all the lovely places and enjoyed a good lunch. We missed nothing and left with good memories to take home.
Jochen — 10 August, 2018

54321 We thoroughly enjoyed our Fraser experience. Our tour driver Butch was just the best. His great personality and vast knowledge made the day a 5 star experience
Sue — 5 August, 2018

43211 Our tour guide driver Butch was truly outstanding- A great driver and amazing source of wit and knowledge. If I could make a suggestion, I think a talk by a local aboriginal elder aboutthe lives of the indigenous people and what they ate and their customs would strike a note of authenticity that would add to the experience. I had such an encounter in Uluru. Thanks for everything. I highly recommend the premium tour. Oliver
Oliver Greeves — 11 July, 2018

54321 Wonderful. We did the Premium Tour and highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Murray, was not only an expert driver in heavy, wet conditions but a fountain of wisdom for all. The children loved him. Thanks again to all at FraserFree.
Paul Dobbie — 5 April, 2018

54321 Great day out.Everything was very well organised,our guide and driver Hayden was excellent
Geoff Noice — 20 March, 2018

54321 Just finished the Premium tour with our tour guide, Mark. An absolutely wonderful day: great information; good food, lots of laughs; comfortable bus, and a great way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Thanks Mark for the fabulous journey across Fraser Island - we'll treasure the memories for many years.
Stephen and Linda Fugler — 26 February, 2018

54321 This was one of the best tours I have ever made in one day, our tour guide was friendly, funny and very informative, he covers every aspect of the interesting things about this pretty place, took us to the rainforest, The Maheno (ship wreck), Central Station, Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and I even took the air tour in a 7 seats small single motor plane. Every stop is explained in a clear way. they gave us a morning tea and Lunch was great, buffet at the resort. Thanks a lot for give us your attention, information and care, I will recommend you to every one going that way.
Jaime Maya Marulanda — 11 February, 2018

43211 Top day out. Highly recommended way to see Fraser Island.
Robert Thornton — 1 February, 2018

54321 We had a great day! We enjoyed it a lot, Hayden was an awesome guide!!! He was very nice an funny and told us some interesting facts about Fraser Island. Wonderful day!
Celina — 19 January, 2018

54321 Lots of fun on the coach, Dave our guide very informative and respectful of this beautiful island. Pleasant lunch. Only down side were the few 'cowboys' in 4wd's, fanging on the beach, feel the isle is a bit exploited in the search of the almighty dollar and some visitors having little respect for this pristine location. Teena 18th Dec 17. ps a two day tour you would see more.
Teena Murdoch — 30 December, 2017

54321 I booked the one day premium Tour to Fraser. It was such a great day. Although the weather was so so fine, I’ll enjoyed the tour with our really great tour guide Jarred. He was so helpful and informed so well about special things about Fraser and the culture and many other things. I felt safe and very welcomed. All important spots were approached and because of the small group we have enough time. Thanks a lot Jarred!
Anja — 18 November, 2017

54321 What a fabulous Premium experience and a great taste of Fraser Island. I felt safe in the 4 wheel drive bus thanks to Sean. The gorgeous beach, crystal clear and cool Eli Creek and the forest were all a highlight. The tasty lunch was enjoyable and the afternoon/ morning tea and water were bonuses. Highly recommendable.????
liz — 16 November, 2017

54321 We had a great day with Brian. Interesting tour, good food (especially the cookies that Brian baked!)
Sandra McDonald — 13 November, 2017

54321 Had a fabulous premium day trip today. Awesome! Stunning place, comfy bus, lovely group of people, tasty lunch and a fabulous driver/tour guide in Paul. I'll be back. ????
Rosemary — 11 November, 2017

54321 Awesome tour, we had Murray as our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was my first time over @ Fraser & i'm glad I booked with you guy's. Thankyou
Angela Cartwright — 29 October, 2017

54321 Amazing tour! We were lucky to have the perfect conditions on the day. Cannot thank our tour guide Butch enough for his wealth of knowledge, hospitality and likeability. We had our two small children with us and they had a blast. Flight also highly recommended to see parts of Fraser which aren't accessible, whales too!
Heather Taneja — 21 August, 2017

54321 Awesome tour, a must do, also took the flight from 75 mile beach great day
Maxine — 27 July, 2017

54321 A great value for money tour. Looked after well by the tour guide, great tour, great lunch and a great day. Highly recommend. Thank you Butch
Mark — 15 July, 2017

54321 Tour was great, Butch was a wonderful guide, very informative. I would recommend anyone who travels to Hervey Bay to do this tour.
Colin — 2 June, 2017

54321 Troy is the star of this tour, he picks you up on time, makes morning tea and provides lunch ( with beer and fizz) he is full of interesting and pertinent info, he takes you to the right place at the best times and then gets you back to the ferry on time; just ????. A thoroughly enjoyable day out with great people for company, and Troy, you're the man, mate????????????
Sharon Barr — 17 May, 2017

54321 Highly recommend, Murray was brilliant great people on the tour, only downside is very rough ride in places and rushed schedule. also put plenty of insect repellent on.
Scott King — 18 April, 2017

54321 Dave was our tour guide and he was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and very approachable. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would recommend everybody to experience Fraser Island, at least once in their life!
Amanda — 15 April, 2017

43211 Overall good, Murray was simply brilliant. Pity about the breakdown and having to rush an already full program
Dean Buckland — 9 April, 2017

54321 I would certainly recommend booking this day tour. Our guide, Murray made th whole day a great experience. He was very knowledgeable of the history of th island and the animal and plant life, explaining as we went through the day. The whole day ran very smoothly, lunch was beautiful, and the experience of Fraser Island was amazing.
Julie Cooke — 26 March, 2017

54321 Craig was an excellent guide / very knowledgeable and with a great way of sharing the information. It was a fantastic day - every stop was amazing. Swimming in Lake McKenzie was idllyic. Absolutely worth booking this tour.
Linda Lawless — 10 March, 2017

54321 A very enjoyable and informative day. Dave gave us comprehensive explanations of all that we saw. We were somewhat surprised at how rough the tracks were but never felt unsafe. One suggestion: A map for each passenger would have enhanced the day.
Jeff and Judy from Perth — 9 March, 2017

54321 David was not only informative and friendley, he also saw to a good time schedule. My wife and I enjoyed very much the variety of activities ( of course we took also the options 'fly' and 'dinner') but all the way, good!
Theodor van der Velde — 24 February, 2017

54321 David was not only informative and friendley, he also saw to a good time schedule. My wife and I enjoyed very much the variety of activities ( of course we took also the options 'fly' and 'dinner') but all the way, good!
Theodor van der Velde — 24 February, 2017

54321 Butch was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and humorous. Fantastic day with the highlight of Lake McKenzie.
Norman Taylor — 25 January, 2017

54321 Had a great day on fraser island yesterday. Our tour guide was amazing he shared great stories, was laid back and good humour. Thanks Wayne :) great driver too!
Holly — 23 January, 2017

14321 My partner and I have just returned from a 1 day premium tour of Fraser Island. We both had a fantastic time listening to descriptions of the local fauna and flora mixed up with some history as well.We sped down the 75 mile beach and swam in Lake McKenzie. A decent lunch and a good slice of Aussie humour from our guide, Wayne. All in all a brilliant day.
Kevin — 23 January, 2017

54321 My wife & myself had a great day & had a great group with us. Butch the tour guide was fantastic & went out of his way for us.The Premium Tour was worth the extra money.
Keith barnett — 4 January, 2017

54321 It was very cool and beautiful to be able to enjoy this tour even though we did it in a crowded period due to the school holidays. We were impressed by the various infos that our skilled tour guide Butch gave us. The food was very good. We would suggest this tour to people who want to see Fraser Island in a cool way and who want to know more details. Thanks again Butch!!
Denise — 2 January, 2017

54321 It was great fun and an amazing, unforgettable experience. Many great remembrances to take home!
JDR — 26 December, 2016

54321 Great day, Martin is a great tour guide very knowladgable. We have visited all importent sites, enjoyed vey much and this tour was executed in the highest professional way. Thanks for a remarkable day. Adina
Adina — 25 December, 2016

54321 Best Tour ever. Great driver and tour guide (peter for the premium tour), many information, plenty of drinks and food all the time, awesome places. Definetly worth the money.
Florian — 24 December, 2016

54321 Butch was the best tourguide ever! A beautiful island, 1 day was to short to see everything. Butch told us a lot about the island and we even saw a baby Dingo! Day could not be better.
Stefan — 24 December, 2016

54321 My wife and I had a great day Peter was our driver/ guide he was very friendly all round top guy. I would recommend this trip to anyone. Thank you for a great experience
Richard Stephens — 20 December, 2016

54321 A great tour, covering many aspects of this beautiful island. Fantastic day out with Gerard - very informative and full of historical knowledge. Maybe a few more fun and entertaining stories? Beautiful creek walk, adventurous beach driving, lunch was ok, nothing special, would have preferred a seafood buffet. Gorgeous time swimming at Lake Mackenzie, but way too short, would have liked longer there. Great to do a premium tour and have a smaller crowd and more attention but activities are the same as the main tours. Our family loved the day, it was a real highlight of our holiday, thank you :)
Rukmani — 8 October, 2016

54321 Great day. Enough time at each stop to experience all things. Bus driver 'Butch' was really good and his knowledge and the information he gave us was wonderful. He obviously loves this island as we did. One of us had not been previously and was gob smacked with the beauty of it all.
Robyn Rawlins — 7 October, 2016

54321 Great day out with David!! I really liked the swim in Lake McKenzie. Just an amazing Island. I will be back.
Adam Bowen — 13 June, 2015

54321 My family and I thought the tour was great and in particular, we thought Barry was an excellent tour guide. He was so knowledgeable, friendly and he really made the trip for us. The trip itself was really good, enjoyed all the sites and got to see more of the island than I thought. Lovely time had. It's great with a maximum of 20 people, more intimate! Highly recommend this tour!
Marija Markovic — 26 February, 2015

54321 Went over with Relatives on 24th Jan 2015, Hayden was our Tour Guide,and he is very knowledgeable and humourous ,made us feel special...Would and will be going again,hopefully with him as our guide.
Michael Reeves — 2 February, 2015

54321 It was a great tour. My family and I were so enjoyed. We had a lot of fun and beautiful photos.
vivien — 16 January, 2015

54321 Our family of eight shared the day together on Fraser Island and had a wonderful time. Picked up from our Unit so could relax for the day. Beautiful Island, well run tour, great lunch.. Love to do this again
Sandra D — 12 June, 2014

54321 We are a family of 4 with 2 young boys . We had a great experience,Cameron was an excellent tour guide very informative & very funny. My 2 boys were very inquisitive & Cameron was very helpful with them answered all their questions with great enthusasium. They came away with alot of knowledge & have been telling everyone they meet all about it. We would definitely be reconmending to everyone & will be returning again to do the overnighters for sure. Thankyou again .
Matthew Clanchy — 28 September, 2013

54321 Premium tour well worth the few extra dollars for small group, more comfortable vehicle and priority boarding. Kristy gave excellent commentary for this great one day experience visiting Fraser Island
Simon Pownall — 7 April, 2013

54321 Thanks for giving a great tour! Beautiful Fraser Island and great time. Have to come again!
Eduardo — 20 July, 2012

54321 Thanks for the perfect introduction to fraser island! We booked the premium tour because it was the only fraser island tour 20 maximum – on the day there was only about 10 of us on the fraser island premium tour which really made it that much more intimate. Our tour guide was good fun and informative, the catering was fine and the accommodation was great. No complaints! Thanks!! Lisa-Maree
Lisa-Maree — 20 July, 2012

54321 Thanks to Shane for the great day we had visiting Frazer Island on 28th April on our Premium Fraser Island Tour. Even though the weather was disappointing he kept us entertained throughout. We had not come prepared from the UK for rain but were soon kitted out with a couple of Ice cream outfits for our walk in the \”rain\” forest. Got some great photo\’s of these ice cream type cones in the forest. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks Shane. Thanks also to Matt who helped sort the booking before we left the UK.
Simon H — 20 July, 2012


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Depart from Hervey Bay

7:00am – 8:00am

Pickup from your accommodation

River Heads Ferry

8:30am – 9:30am

Where the ferry departs to Fraser Island as part of your tour or Kingfisher Bay Accommodation
Wanggoolba Creek — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Central Station / Wanggoolba Creek

Former logging station that housed schools and shops for the bustling timber industry is now a tourist stop. Stroll along the boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Ghost Gums and Pine trees.

Lake McKenzie — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Lake McKenzie

Take a dip in the crystal clear blue waters or relax on the sandy white beaches. Picture
perfect is the only way to describe this beautiful perched dune lake.

75 Mile Beach from Indian Head — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

75 Mile Beach

Relax as your coach hits the famous sandy highway of Fraser Island and take the opportunity to join the Air Fraser crew for a scenic flight over the island (optional extra).

Eurong Beach Resort

Enjoy an a la carte lunch at Eurong Beach Resort

Eli Creek — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Eli Creek

Float or wade down the fastest flowing freshwater creek on Fraser Island or just enjoy the serenity.

Maheno Shipwreck — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Maheno Shipwreck

Snap a shot of this rusting wreck that washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935 – its rusted hull is perfect for photography enthusiasts.

Pinnacle Coloured Sands

Be amazed at how these hued sand cliffs get there rich colours and hear the Dreamtime story of their origin.

Return to Hervey Bay

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dropoff at your accommodation

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