1 Day Fraser Explorer Tour from Hervey Bay

Adults from $190

Yes with conditions

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

Explore the best of Fraser Island on this affordable 1 day Fraser Island tour that showcases the beauty of Fraser Island. Perfect for travellers of all descriptions!

​The 1 Day Fraser Island Explorer Tour from Hervey Bay will have you relaxing in the clear warm waters of Lake McKenzie, travel along the gorgeous 75 Mile Beach (seeing the wreck of the cruise ship Maheno on the way).

Swim along the amazingly natural Eli Creek with fish so tame they swim between your toes and more – all in 1 Day!

This is the perfect Fraser Island tour for those wanting an affordable 1 Day Fraser Island Tour. 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.


  • Buffet Lunch
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • National Park Fees
  • Ferry/Barge Transfer Fees
  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation

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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 Pricing for travel on or before 31 March 2019 $190 $210
NEW Pricing for travel from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 $199 $219
Children (4-14 yrs) Pricing for travel on or before 31 March 2019 $130 $138
NEW Pricing for travel from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 $135 $140
Infants (0-3) Free Free


Group Size: 40 max

  • Custom Built 4WD Coach

Rated: 43210 (4.7/5 based on 176 customer reviews)

43211 Beautiful beach, the lake is the highlight, bumpy roads. The driver changed the tour due to the weather, which was perfect, so we did the beach first and in the afternoon the lake. $80 you can book a 10-15min. flight directly from the beach over the upper half of the island, absolutely worth it - credit or cash. 1 star minus because of the not so tasty dinner at the resort. Also the speakers in the bus are trashy, so you can not understand the drivers explanations that well.
Steve — 19 March, 2019

Musse — 10 March, 2019

54321 I already expected it to be something beautiful, now I can say it was great! Our guide was simply perfect: passionate, fun and not overly invasive, always ready to give us a smile :)
Roberta Rota — 6 March, 2019

43211 Exciting and a very interesting tour. Guests had been informed about various safety issues. Lunch was delicious. Quality of sound system in the tour bus was quite poor and the competent guide's explanation hard to understand.
Jürg Vollenweider — 1 March, 2019

54321 Wonderful, well organised day from start to finish. Pete our guide was fantastic with his knowledge of the island and had a lovely sense of humour. Highly recommend this tour.
Ynyr Owen — 21 February, 2019

54321 Amazing day on Fraser, really great experience overall! A special thanks to Pete for making the trip outstanding!
Jack Willson-Patel — 13 February, 2019

54321 Great experience right from the book till the end of the trip! Very helpful and professional. We had an amazing guide who was very passionate about the whole thing. Thanks Pete! U made our day ????
Karolina Jensen — 12 February, 2019

54321 The family had an awesome day exploring Fraser Island. The tour was well organised , Paul our driver was fantastic and had great knowledge of the Island. Lake McKenzie was absolutely stunning . Highly recommend this day tour.
Marisa — 26 January, 2019

54321 Amazing one day outing for the family. Tour guide very entertaining and knowledgable about the landscape.
Thomas — 20 January, 2019

43211 Very convenient and comfortable experience. Enjoyed the experience throughout the day. Driver and guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Recommend however to allocate more time at Eli Creek or Lake McKenzie. 45 mins allocated per site wasn't really enough for most people I believe.
Benson — 17 January, 2019

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54321 It was a fantastic, beautiful, awesome and well organized tour!! We really enjoyed it. Our driver Wayne drove really safe and has an amazing knowledge about Australia.
Annika — 16 January, 2019

54321 Amazing day , thank you so much to our guide/driver Kev absolutely brilliant day Kev was full of interesting knowledge about the island & made it a day to remember. Would recommend this tour to everyone 5star service from start to finish
Alison Uglow — 11 January, 2019

54321 I really enjoyed the tour! Our tour guide ,Steve, was humorous, knowledgeable and organised. I really enjoyed swimming and splashing around at Lake Mckenzie and seeing dingoes running about . I hope to come back in future years. Isabella
Chunli Fu — 7 January, 2019

54321 Couldn’t recommend this tour enough. Prompt and organised from the very outset, our guide Mark was incredibly knowledgable about local flora and fauna, as well as the aboriginal owners of the land. Fraser Island is beautiful - my tip would be don’t spend too much time at the pinnacle rocks, try spend more time at Lake Mackenzie instead, it’s the most incredible place. We also took a flight in the small sea plane which was awesome. Will definitely be back to Fraser Island!
Sarah — 6 January, 2019

54321 One word "AWESOME". Highly recommended. We had Mark as our tour guide and found him very knowledgeable and loads of fun. We chose the 1 day tour on was on the 40 people 4wd coach. Very bumpy but comfortable ride - loads of fun. This is 4wd at its best. This tour is packed full of beautiful scenery, fun times, great food and is topped off with a swim at the magical Lake McKenzie. Please note - if you want to spend more time swimming at Lake McKenzie do as your tour guide says - get on and off the bus as quick as you can - safely, n be back at the bus when you are told. How on time YOU are = how much time you get to spend swimming. We had a great bunch of people on our tour. 5/5 don't hesitate. We can't wait to come back. Thanks for a wonderful day.
Sue — 6 January, 2019

21321 When we got off the barge, we were sitting around for 20mins before the 4WD-ing started. The rest of the morning’s activities were fine but nothing special. We then had lunch at 11.15am (early even for a hungry pig like me) and drove around the beach for a while. It was clear we spent a lot of time (entirely unnecessarily) at Eli’s Creek just because we needed to wait for the plane to be available for those who chose to partake in that additional activity. So after an hour at the creek, we then drove to a location for the plane to pick up those members of the group and then spent 20mins or more sitting around whilst waiting for the plane to return. I fell asleep. Next thing we are again waiting in town for the bus to be washed and then we finally get to Lake McKenzie (which is amazing and absolutely the highlight of the trip)...only to be told we have less time there than we have had anywhere. We return to the bus only to have to wait again to leave (should have been allowed to spend that extra time at the lake). Poor time management on the part of the tour company (all members of the group were on time - rare but true!). Would have preferred it if they just took us to the lake and we had lunch there.
Matt — 3 January, 2019

54321 It was amazing... We loved Fraser island, really worth it to book this tour! The guide was very nice and explained us everything, the bus very comfortable and the timing perfect! The Fraser free team were very supportive during the booking and explained us all the details!
Virginia — 2 January, 2019

54321 We went for my sisters 30th Bday on 31st Dec 2018, our guide was Mickey and he was fantastic! There were a few young children on the tour including the 4 with us ages 5, 6, 9 and 10 and Mickey kept them interested throughout the day with his huge amount of knowledge that he shared with us in an informative, engaging and interesting way. The kids especially loved learning about the trees on the island and our middle child loved riding at the very front of the bus at the end of the day! The day didn’t feel rushed, we enjoyed each stop and felt that we had enough time at each and lunch was nice with a great variety to cater for everyone. We saw so much, the island really is a magical place, our only regret was that we had to leave Lake McKenzie, it was magic! Would highly recommend Mickey and this tour company to friends and family!
Courtney — 1 January, 2019

54321 We went on the 1 Das Tour to fraser and it was awesome! Thanks to a really good guide called Mickey we had a really nice day! Recommand it. Mickey was really funny, knew very much about the island and also answered many questions, really cool dude!
Marlin Schultz — 30 December, 2018

54321 Went on the one day tour of Fraser Island absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Butch was fantastic giving us all the facts and history of the island and places we visited. We had a few minor hiccups but he kept smiling and made it seam all the more fun. Certainly a day to remember and would highly recommend this for people of all ages
Carey Holden — 29 December, 2018

54321 Amazing trip! Our tour guide was Wayne & he was extremely knowledgable and told lots of interesting stories & facts about Fraser Island. The whole day was well planned and we had an amazing time. The highlight was definitely lake Mckenzie .. so beautiful and we were also lucky enough to see a Dingo!! 100% recommend this day trip to Fraser.
Ashleigh — 29 December, 2018

54321 One of the most memorable experiences in Queensland. Highly recommended!!!
Noha Gemayel — 28 December, 2018

54321 Was a fantastic day on Fraser Island, Wayne our driver on the island was extremely informative and kept all the passengers fully entertained. Would highly recommend going on his tour.
Allen Richkarf — 28 December, 2018

54321 Had an amazing day touring beautiful Fraser Island with my family. Our guide was really knowledgeable and entertaining. The only small drawback was being a bit rushed at each location, but that is understandable given the travel times and having to get back in time for the barge. Thoroughly recommend it!!
Mark Fulton — 27 December, 2018

54321 We had an amazing day on Fraser Island. Many thanks to the Guides. Great Job ????
Susan — 22 December, 2018

54321 Went on the Fraser Island tour yesterday and have to say it was one if the best tours I've ever done. The whole day was phenomenal. My tour guide was Mickey and he was funny and informative. Not to mention just generally kind and helpful. I also opted for thing plane ride and that was incredible and I couldn't speak more highly of the pilots there either. A stunning island made accessible by this brilliant tour. I fell in love with Lake Mackenzie (and maybe a little with one of the pilots too haha). And another highlight was Eli creek. Was sad to see this tour end! Lunch was a little basic for us veggies but we lived. Would highly highly recommend.
Lianne Robinson — 25 November, 2018

54321 We had a wonderful day exploring fraser! Our tour guide Kirstie was amazing, we loved her stories and what a great driver! Awesome day, buffet was good too!
Lynne slater — 22 November, 2018

43211 We had a great day. Dave our tour guide was awesome. He told us a lot about the island. The lunch buffet was good. We were driving a lot for one day, the next time i would rather do it in two days. the morning pickup took too long, because some people weren't on time. the next time we would rather drive with our own car to the ferry. All in all it was a great day, we saw a snake on the island and dolphins on the ferry.
yael — 21 November, 2018

54321 Had a great day, really well organised and tour guides were very informative. Would have liked a little more time at Lake McKenzie but understand there is a time limit to see everything
Karen — 14 November, 2018

14321 Wir waren sehr enttäuscht von der Tour. Das Preis- Leistungsverhältnis ist nicht fair. Man hat an den einzelnen Spots nur sehr wenig Zeit. Die meiste Zeit verbringt man nur im Bus. Das Buffet hatte eine kleine Auswahl. Unser Guide jedoch war super nett. Unfortunately, we are very disappointed with the tour. We had very little time at each location. Most of the time you just sit in the bus. The buffet had no choice. Our guide was really nice.
Sophie — 13 November, 2018

54321 Brilliant day.Guide was very informative and the 4WD bus trip was amazing. The whole day was very well organised which made it all really enjoyable.
Sue Reade — 13 November, 2018

54321 What a amazing day definitely recommend it, for us a 1 Day was more than enough, if you get chance to go on the light aircraft as an extra near the end of the trip don’t hesitate only $80 per head. Our tour guide Wayne was lovely and very informative.
Harry — 10 November, 2018

43211 There was 1 thing I'd like to complain about. When booking the tour I was told we would get a headset wirh German language - but unfortunately we did't. We were just told that there aren't many headsets in general and the ones they have haven't been returned by the guests last time. My friend doesn't understand much english, do it was only half the fun for him by paying s lot of money for the tour. My suggestion: Pls don't offer headsets if you can't provide them. Other than that we had a wonderful and unforgettable day. Would book again as you wouldn's see all that in just 1 day all by yourself.
Monika — 5 November, 2018

54321 We had a fantastic day and enjoyed every part of it. Mark was a very good tour guide. Thank you !!!
Helen Rodden — 4 November, 2018

54321 We had an amazing time! We got to see all the highlights of Fraser Island and we had plenty of time for photos at each stop. Our guide, Murray, was friendly and knowledgeable. Recommend it to everyone!
Jade — 1 November, 2018

54321 Great day very well organized friendly staff very well informed couldn't find fault with anything would recommend it to anyone
Martin Eadie — 30 October, 2018

54321 What an awesome day. Well worth the cost to have a more mature group on tour and a smaller group. Made it so much better. The guide Gary was great couldn’t fault anything Well done.
Jade n Ian — 26 October, 2018

43211 Very well organized tour, we saw what we wanted to, the guide information was very interesting, with a nice bit of humour, the Island is really beautiful. The only regret is that 1 day is definitely not enough to appreciate the Island : the time spent on coach + ferry + 4WD bus in indeed too long compared to the time spent on the spots, and the tour timing is so optimized that all the groups do the same circuit at nearly the same time. This provide our willing to come back for a couple of days or 1 week, even though personal 4WD hiring is not really affordable.... Thanks again to Fraser Free team !
Pierre — 26 October, 2018

14321 I totally agree with Graeme (Aug 18) I was unprepared for the 4w drive coach bush bashing that prevented me from viewing anything as we passed even tho I had a window seat. Thrown around like a rag doll. Yes we needed a morning tea stop and a chance to ask the guide questions about the commentary during the ride. Destinations barely enough time to read, explore, toilet and back on the bus. Lunch was adequate and served well but again no time to explore the surrounds. 75 mile beach was merely a race circuit to and from points of interest, very little time to explore as returning in time for the ferry was an added pressure. Perhaps the video screen installed in the bus can provide passengers with a visual account of where we were on the island at any given time. Not just a verbal account. Not everyone had good English. A 50c rain coat would have been a generous offer from the Co. for those unprepared for rain and stayed on the bus. The pluses were the broad information given by the guides, their colourful personalities, punctuality and skill driving the buses in adverse conditions. Halve the tour for a day excursion.
Denise — 16 October, 2018

54321 A really interesting, informative & fun Fraser Explorer trip. It was everything we hoped it would be - and more. Paul is an excellent tour guide & his passion for this unique island is infectious.
Sarah Howard — 10 October, 2018

54321 Fantastic day out, on Fraser Island. Pick up and return at our accommodation, traveling with a group of 10. Sean was a great driver through the heavy sand and on the beach, he was also very informative. We all enjoyed our day and would recommend this tour ????
Leanne Huebner — 25 September, 2018

54321 Took the one day tour of Fraser Island it was a great trip. The driver Ken and his partner Callum were very knowledgeable and extremely polite and fun. The bus was comfortable and having pick up and drop off at our hotel was so convenient. Highly recommended!
Susan — 7 September, 2018

54321 What an exciting trip from the bus pickup to the ferry ride and then the Bus on the Island - we bounced all the way to the other side of Fraser Island - we are 4 older sisters and we had an absolute ball ! Our driver Ken was so informative and kept us on track with our tour so we didn't miss a thing - we had the most amazing lunch and were delivered back to our motel absolutely buzzing - thankyou!
Christine Murray — 4 September, 2018

54321 We enjoyed the tour so much. The tour guide was very helpful and informative and the island is really beautiful. Definitely recommend it to anyone going this way.
Maria — 31 August, 2018

54321 We 4 sisters had an amazing time it was more than we ever expected - our guide & driver Ken was fantastic keeping us informed and entertained the whole way we learnt so much about this amazing place would definitely recommend and love to come back - thankyou !
Christine — 30 August, 2018

54321 15th of August We had an amazing day, we really want to thank our tour guide pj (Paul ) he really made the trip for us. We will remember it for a lifetime!
chelsea lyall — 30 August, 2018

43211 Enjoyed the trip. Exactly as described in the brochure. We didn't have long at each stop, but to be honest, we saw what we needed to see. There was a lot of ground to cover and we knew that. The journey to each place was all part of it - the bumpy sand roads, the exhilarating beach 'highway'. We even saw whales in the distance. Lunch was tasty. Our guide, Kevin, was informative, funny and knew his stuff. If I had one point to make it would be that since we went in winter time, arriving at Lake McKenzie at 4pm meant the sun was about to go behind the hills and it was too cold for a proper dip. Perhaps it could be arranged earlier in the day during the 'colder' months. Thanks for a great day out.
Anne B — 22 August, 2018

32121 Disappointed. My lengthy review was taken down. Let's see if the brief one lasts. Great bus driver. Knowledgeable, pleasant, and professional. Whole experience was too squashy, too rushed, and, the view, from my seating position, frustratingly lacking. Lunch was good, lack of morning tea, disappointing. 6 hours between pick up and lunch. Too long. Would recommend a smaller, more personal tour, or, drive yourself.
Graeme — 21 August, 2018

32121 Very excited to be doing this tour. Tossed up between this guided tour, and hiring our own vehicle. We decided to stick with the experts. Our day started with 7:15am pick up. All good, bus was early. No waiting. The bus gradually filled up. No spare seats. Only place for backpacks was between legs or nurse them. We arrive at the ferry terminal. Pay the rest of our tour price, and walk on board. No seats under cover left. Very cold outside, but that was where I ended up. Passengers Standing everywhere inside. Very poor. Lots of "mature" men and women extremely disappointed. We eventually disembark at Fraser, only to find that our 4wheel drive tour bus is completely full. One passenger has to sit up front as there are no seats inside. A great seat for those lucky enough to Jag it. I personally had a seat at the back with my wife. My seat, right in the middle gave me very limited view of scenery. Very frustrating. The driver was excellent. Informative, and pleasant. Our lunch began around 1pm. About 6 hours after setting off. I would have expected a basic tea, coffee, biscuit break somewhere, well before this. This was a consensus, from many people on the tour. On reflection, I could not recommend this tour. I felt like a sardine. It felt like a money driven excursion, and except for the professionalism of the driver, my wife, our 2 traveling companions and several people we talked to during the trip, felt shortchanged. We will be recommending friends and relatives, consider a smaller, more personal tour operator, or a drive yourself trip, if you have the experience.
Graeme — 20 August, 2018

32121 Fraser Island is a fantastic place, however I was disappointed with the Fraser Explorer Tour. We spent the vast majority of the day sitting on a big bus looking out at trees and more trees and then ocean and more ocean. The activities felt very rushed and the longest we got to spend at any of the stops was half an hour at Lake McKenzie (apart from 45 minutes at the very tasty and enjoyable lunch). It took lots of time offboarding and onboarding 40 people each time we stopped. Also I would have preferred to visit the lake earlier in the afternoon when sun was beating down as was quite chilly swimming at 4pm. I would recommend you not to do this big bus tour and do the smaller 6-8 people tours or self drive ones - I did one of those 17 years ago over 2 days and had so much fun. Our driver Sean was a lovely guy and was very knowledgeable and a superb driver in the different sandy terrain. However it was difficult to hear him over the sound of the engine etc. so I missed a lot of what he said and my children (aged 7, 9, 10) couldn't understand his strong Kiwi accent. However if it were not for Sean, I would be giving a 2 star (not 3) review. As a family of 5, we spent a small fortune on this 1 day tour and definitely feel like we did not get value for money :-( If you have children I would recommend you wait until they are teenagers to visit Fraser Island and do over 2 days so you can get to stunning Lake Wabby etc.
Olivia — 16 August, 2018

54321 Very enjoyable. Driver terrific bus comfortable considering the condition of the road. Lunch first class. Overall excellent day. Dealing with office staff very good also but would have been helpful to know the car park was closed and that it would be ok to park on the road. Only negative was the response of a very few passengers not complying with drivers requests. Well done to you and your staff
Ruth Peacock — 16 August, 2018

54321 Our bus driver 'Crazy Dave' as my family nick named him made the whole experience fabulous! Very knowledgeable about the area, and kept us entertained the whole day. Some of the pit stops were a bit whistle stoppy but we packed a whole lot of sight seeing in one day. thanks Crazy Dave :)
Mrs j cross — 13 August, 2018

54321 Fantastic commentary and guidance by Murray. So glad they saved this pristine environment!
Stephen — 13 August, 2018

54321 Fabulous! Beautiful weather. Hayden's commentary was informative and his driving over the bumps was inventive! The plane ride was an added bonus and we saw lots of whales. Buffet lunch was good too!
Kay McCallum — 5 August, 2018

54321 One of the best tours we have done - the island was magnificent, our tour guide Hayden's commentary was informative, interesting and enjoyable, with a joyflight with Fraser Air topping off a wonderful day - thank you
Dave Baker — 14 July, 2018

54321 Although we didn’t have the best weather the one day tour was excellent. Peter our tour guide was full of information and was brilliant. Lunch was great and it was lovely to visit one of Australia’s natural beauties.
Michelle — 11 July, 2018

54321 Daniel was amazing. Thank you so much for all your help. We will be ringing again soon. ???????? Amazing service, how it should be......., Hassle free ?????
Kathryn Dargue — 9 July, 2018

43211 Wonderfu
Anthony hunt — 30 June, 2018

54321 What an amazing experience. From start to finish - professional, knowledgeable tour guide who educated us with fun and timely information. The lunch was amazing. We were not rushed but we fitted in so much! Thank you to everyone involved and especially Hayden our guide.
Dianne Bannister — 29 June, 2018

54321 Hands down one of the best day tours ive been on. So well organized, our guide Steve was very knowledgeable about the island as well as its history. The ride was fun too. Thank you!
Jayna K — 24 June, 2018

54321 Great day out, what an amazing place Fraser Island is! And the tour guide we got was incredibly knowledge and personable , I will be back again!!!!
Mary Ragland — 19 June, 2018

54321 Will recomend to friends
Bevin Ford — 14 June, 2018

54321 Amazing. Worth every penny even if you are traveling on a tight budget like we were. Our guide, Peter, was fantastic and provided us with amazing information we saw not one but two dingos! The natural beauty of Fraser Island with its rare lakes and huge trees all on sand js a must see for anyone traveling Australia’s East Coast.
Thomas Fazio — 9 June, 2018

54321 I rarely write reviews but I have been meaning to write one for a few months. I just have to say the 2 day 1 night trip I took up to Fraser Island with this company back in March was AMAZING. Linden, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and kind. I really appreciated how he knew so much about the island, its flora and fauna, and the surrounding areas. I really couldn't couldn't have asked for a better person to show me around. The accommodations were just great too as was the transportation up there. I could keep going on and on about how the trip exceeded my expectations and now months later I look back on it with such fondness. Thank you AdventureFree and Linden for an incredible experience I won't ever forget!
Chris — 8 June, 2018

54321 Wonderful tour. Whetted the appetite for more. Thankyou David for introducing us to Fraser Island. Precious memories
Jan Campbell — 5 June, 2018

54321 Great day out! Get to see all the main sites that you would want on the island and didn’t feel rushed! Commentary from David was excellent throughout. Buffet lunch included was also good! All you can eat! Would highly reccomend! Picked up and dropped off right to our hotel on the times given. Worth the money! A day to remember!
Rebecca — 5 June, 2018

54321 We had a great day. Steve's commentary was excellent. Very helpful from moment of pickup to drop off. Did not feel rushed. Able to enjoy each site. Loved the rainforest and his commentary on the trees and water table. Brilliant all around. Thanks so much.
Marilyn Deas — 19 May, 2018

54321 My partner and I went on the trip and we were simply blown away. Straight up Peter our guide was just brilliant from the moment he picked us up to the moment he dropped us off. The tour had EVERYTHING you would want. Highlights for us; Eli Creek and Lake McKenzie, but the rest was just as brilliant. What a day! Thank you so much. Cheers
Rob — 17 May, 2018

54321 Excellent day. Great tour. Our guide was Jeff, and he was professional, knowledgeable and made the day fantastic. HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOUR SERVICE.
Aaron Druett — 10 May, 2018

54321 The day was wet all day but even so it was the best and most in formative guided tour I have ever taken. So much to see, so much to ;learn. Guide Butch was out of the box - just fantastic. Made what could have been a miserable day n to a holiday highlight.
Julie Brackenreg — 6 May, 2018

54321 Very nice tour, very informative driver. Fraser is very beautiful just like I remember 25 years ago. Great tour to see a lot in one day.
Rita Harwood — 4 May, 2018

54321 Great day out. PJ our driver was full of knowledge and great sense of humour. Especially enjoyed the swim in Lake McKenzie, absolutely beautiful! Thankyou once again. Thorpughly recommend the 1day explorer tour
Alison Volkerts — 28 April, 2018

54321 What an adventure. If heading to Hervey Bay it's a must do. Guide/driver very knowledgeable and engaging 5 our of 5
Wayne — 27 April, 2018

Wayne — 27 April, 2018

54321 An excellent day. Our guide Butch was exceptional and made it a fun and informative trip
Lynne — 27 April, 2018

54321 An excellent day on Fraser Island! Wonderful commentary from our PT - informative and entertaining. Thoroughly recommend to all.
Louise Burnet — 25 April, 2018

54321 What a fantastic day. From start to finish Butch our guide was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and we had a full fun packed day. Lunch was lovely. Will definitely return again one day.
Lorna — 22 April, 2018

54321 A really good tour. We had Butch as tour guide and he was really amazing! Our bus broke down after just 10 minutes and he quick organised a new one. Afterwards we saw a lot of amazing things and He told us many interesting facts and the English was really good to understand! Thanks.
Ronny Safhöfer — 11 April, 2018

54321 Fantastic day at Fraser! Our guide Butch was so interesting & full of great facts....a .great showcase of Fraser...although the weather could have been better it didn't dampen a great day...Thanks to Butch...we are still talking about the interesting facts & stories you shared....
Tania — 3 April, 2018

54321 If you have one day to do it all, this is the one. Although much of our day was wet it was still worth it with excellent commentary from Paul (PT). Be prepared for a bumpy ride on the sand tracks but it is in air-conditioned comfort so you can't have everything. Right from pick-up at our accommodation in Hervey Bay to the drop off that night, all worked like clockwork. They have this day fine tuned to hit the highlights and is worth every cent - including the 'all you can east lunch' at Eurong.
Derek — 3 April, 2018

54321 We had a fantastic day even though it was raining. Hayden was really informative and funny - keeping us positive with the weather! Would definitely recommend for our friends and family!
Mel — 3 April, 2018

54321 The day was great and very well organised! 5 out of 5, the drive was fun, few bumps along the way while off roading but that is all part of the adventure experience. The lunch was great lots of variety and very filling. Jeff was a great guid very informative and funny with great knowledge of the history and area. Would recommend to anyone.
Louisa — 28 March, 2018

54321 ooooh my gosh... what an amazing adventure. monica and i loved every moment on the island... an experience to last a life time. mark our tour guide was funny and very knowledgible. it is a five star quality tour and highly recommended... ninad
Ninad — 12 March, 2018

54321 My brother Kev and I (visiting from Ireland) had an absolutely brilliant day on this tour to Fraser. Our driver Paul was fantastic with excellent knowledge of the island and told us some great and very enjoyable stories on the history of the island. Every stop off point was wonderful and we had a fantastic lunch at Eurong. Paul kindly arranged a flight for us with Jessy over the island and that was a most thrilling experience. The tour is very reasonable priced and the ride on the plane more than worth it. Thanks to you all especially Paul and to Jessy for such an awesome day
Bernadette — 26 February, 2018

54321 comfortable off road bus. capably driven. food was good. Driver's commentary was good. light humoured. very descriptive. we were informed of all aspects of the spots we visited in an informal manner and advised of what was coming up next as we proceeded from site to site. our "experience"guide was friendly and approachable. Things kept a good pace and did not seem to be pushed. Overall for me, a very good experience for the day, Cant help the weather.
Mike Robinson — 21 February, 2018

54321 Absolutely loved this tour! We went on the tour on on 11/02/18 our tour guide was Mark. Mark was the highlight of the tour for us, he knew so many facts about the island and made everything fun and exciting to learn. He told the group about the plane ride you can do on the beach for an extra cost which in my experience was worth every penny. It was lovely to see Mark explain facts about the island, it's lovely to see someone love their job as much as Mark does. We have spent 3 weeks touring Australia, and this day was one of my favourites. Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip Mark. I have amazing memories that I will never forget.
Lucy — 19 February, 2018

54321 What a fantastic day, amazing sights and a great atmosphere. Our driver Peter was enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable on all aspects of the island and it’s history. He kept us entertained and kept the plan on schedule. Best way to explore the island , highly recommended
Iain brady — 17 February, 2018

54321 Let's G O.... Let's go, our guide for the day Brian was fantastic, this is his favourite saying. I've been to Frazer twice before this was the best visit by far. Super organised, ran like clock work, no complaints from us. High lights for us, Eli creek, rainforest walk and Lake McKenzie.
Nadine — 14 February, 2018

54321 We enjoyed the daytrip immensely. Mark, the driver and guide impressed us with his driving and his knowledge of the history of the island. Are you in the area; hop on!
Amy Wang — 11 February, 2018

54321 Really enjoyed the full day tour. It was good to be reacquainted with all the sights of Fraser Island, including the Maheno wreck, the pinnacles and lake Mckenzie. Great commentry from our coach captain. Thanks guys 4 the memories.
Ian Johnson — 9 February, 2018

54321 The day was wonderful the driver was Murray he's was great the things that knows able trees i had to ask him do u talk about the c trees in your sleep doing something each day .It was a great day out thank u
Janeen hay — 8 February, 2018

54321 Great day out on Fraser Island. Despite the rain, Paul made the day thoroughly enjoyable. He is also not just a great guide but a superb driver. Lunch was exceptional. Best I had eaten as a backpacker in a while. Stop off locations were interesting and the bus was very comfy. Cheers
James — 3 February, 2018

54321 With 30 experience driving 4wds and heavy earthmoving equipment I came with low expectations and was expecting to find this tour to be boring and conducted by nana. To my amazement with in 2 minutes I realised this driver knew what he was doing. Over the course of the day I come to know him as Marc. The experience that my family and friends had on the day was amazing. We would highly recommend the tour they really are know how to show the amazing island. Thanks Marc from (esky man) Adrian
Adrian — 28 January, 2018

Ian — 27 January, 2018

43211 Good day. Informative. Very good lunch. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Paul — 27 January, 2018

43211 Good day. Informative. Very good lunch. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Paul — 27 January, 2018

54321 Really enjoyed today's tour, walking through the forest and swimming in the fresh water lakes were my highlight, however would have liked more time in these places therefore I would probably recommend a two day tour instead. Kevin was an excellent tour guide, extremely knowledgeable, friendly and a great laugh. Georgie
Georgie Lomax — 26 January, 2018

54321 An amazing island and a awesome guide, thanks for a great day Kevin!
Maria — 25 January, 2018

54321 We were picked up from Whale Head, we were lucky to have same driver over on the island. Enjoyed every minute of our tour. Many thanks
June Gardiner — 18 January, 2018

54321 Wonderful day exploring this beautiful island. Brian our guide was brilliant very entertaining and helpful and full of knowledge about the area.
Sarah — 9 January, 2018


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

Enjoy a revitalising swim in the crystal blue waters and relax on the sandy white
beaches… it’s picture perfect!

75 Mile Beach from Indian Head — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

75 Mile Beach

As you drive along this sandy highway, you may spot birds of prey flying above or humpback whales as they migrate past (between July – November). You may wish to join the Air Fraser team for a scenic flight over the island - book with your guide on tour (optional extra).

Eurong Beach Resort

Enjoy a sit down, buffet lunch

Eli Creek — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Eli Creek

Float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek pouring out 80 megalitres of water daily into the ocean.

Maheno Shipwreck — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Maheno Shipwreck

Enjoy a photo stop at the rusting wreck of the Maheno washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935 – it’s one of Fraser Island’s most recognisable sites.

Pinnacle Coloured Sands

Learn how these technicolour sand formations were created and the Butchulla legends surrounding them. We stop to take a picture as we drive along Seventy-Five Mile

Return to Hervey Bay

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dropoff at your accommodation

Tour Map

Our Tour Review

The Good

The Fraser Explorer tour from Hervey Bay is the most popular 4x4 tour from Hervey Bay probably because it is the best value and gets great reviews (and if you love a buffet lunch, it’s included free and you can go back as many times as you’d like!).

This tour sees most of the Fraser sites in a single day and isn’t too rushed, but there is still a lot to see!

This tour is also well suited to everybody, from infants (BYO carseat) to the more mature. The tour includes an optional short walk in the rainforest, but not compulsory. If you can climb 5 steps (to get in and out of the coach) and are OK in soft sand, you are all good to go for this great tour.

Availability is pretty good for this tour even last minute, but book early for Australian School holidays. This tour can be quite flexible with changing your dates to suit your itinerary or weather with 48 hours notice, so no need to hesitate - book early to be sure.

Things to Consider

Some people prefer smaller groups, but really, the larger 4x4 coaches are at times more capable than smaller passenger vehicles due to their longer wheel base.

The tour also doesn’t visit the Champagne Pools or Indian Head as these places are very remote and require an additional 2 hours of driving to reach (not enough time in the day!). If you are keen to see these places, we recommend you consider a 2 day tour from Hervey Bay.

Our Recommendation

If you’ve only got 1 day to spare, and value is key, this is the tour for you.

Representing the cheapest one day tour from Hervey Bay, and popular for the included buffet lunch, its hard to go past this tour.

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