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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.

Inclusions

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

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Calendar

Availability: Daily


Season Calendar

Off-Peak 3 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Peak 1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
Off-Peak 01 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019

Pricing

​Please note Peak and Off-Peak Dates and Pricing

Ticket Off-peak Peak
Adults $190 $210
Children (4-14 yrs) $130 $138
Infants (0-3) Free Free

Coach

Group Size: 40 max

  • Custom Built 4WD Coach

Rated: 43210 (4.8/5 based on 122 customer reviews)


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

54321 Thank you for a wonderful day. My 3 children loved the experience. Murray our guide was a wealth of knowledge and shared some great information. . Everything from the pick up to drop off was organised and enjoyable. Yummy lunch and a relaxing stress free day. Definitely recommend.
Tanya Mullins — 5 January, 2018

54321 Just got back from a day trip. We love had a great day. The pickup from Hotel and boat transfer etc all ran so smoothly. Enjoyed seeing the island but have to say without doubt the best bit was lake Mckenzie. Wish we could’ve spent longer there.
Amy Harwood — 4 January, 2018

54321 Driver Marc was funny and made the tour really interesting through all of the things he knows about the island. Great trip and the sites were so beautiful! Definitely recommend
Laura — 3 January, 2018

54321 The driver/guide "Big Davo" is very friendly, he told us almost everything we needed to know about Fraser, I tried to memorise everything he told us, so informative and valuable. Big Davo has made this 1 day tour a wonderful experience.
Rachel — 2 January, 2018

43211 Enjoyed the adventure. Been to Fraser 24yrs ago and hadn't been back until yesterday. Enjoyed revisiting the sites. Great lunch at the resort. Only issue driver drove a bit too quickly on some of the tra ks.
Sue Mackenzie — 30 December, 2017

54321 Great trip and the guide (Craig) was awesome too!
Rob — 25 December, 2017

54321 Awesome tour, our 2yo daughter enjoyed it as well as us. Aircon 4WD bus ride also a nice experience. Great lunch @the resort. I’ll recommend all to take 2day trip so you can spend more time on these beautiful locations.
Chandula — 25 December, 2017

54321 Amazing day! The bus driving on all the sand was a true adventure in itself. Maheno shipwreck was really great to see! And all the other places we went was also fantastic. The lunch was great! If you're wondering if you should do the tour... Yes of course! On of the best tours I've been so far.
Johanna — 24 December, 2017

54321 We loved our day and experience. Sean and Andy were great. Sean's vast knowledge and interest of Fraser was quite outstanding. The perfect weather we experienced for the day topped it off.
Robyn Steinort — 10 December, 2017

54321 Wonderful day tour a great guide in Paul very knowledgeable and friendly great atmosphere lovely lunch topped off by scenic flight over island highly recommend !!?
Sharon — 8 November, 2017

54321 Wonderful day on Fraser Island with Brian as our guide who is very knowledgeable. Loved the rugged landscape and the off road experience. Lake McKenzie was breathtaking and Highway 75 was brilliant but the highlight was the sighting of a dingo.
Eileen Mitchell — 6 November, 2017

54321 Wonderfull day with Kelvin as our highly motivated and experienced quide/driver. The lunch was ok. In short, take good care of this beautiful island so that others can enjoy it as much as we did
Rob Bruntink — 3 November, 2017

43211 We had chose one day's tour. Great driver and nice views. Only one disappointed thing is two ordered mp3 audio guider not working. One can not be turned on and the other one's battery only lasts 3 minutes and dead.otherwise all is good.
Kai Liang — 19 October, 2017

43211 very good and interesting, enjoyed the day including lunch which was great. I recommend the tour highly.
ramesh singh — 19 October, 2017

54321 very good tour especially given that Mark has only been with the company for less than 2 weeks and our tour was his third on his own. The only criticism was that after our plane flight when he picked us up for Eli Creek he didn't give us a time to be back at the bus as he did with the other people who didn't take the flight. Apart from that a great day.
jeff rudd — 14 October, 2017

54321 very good tour especially given that Mark has only been with the company for less than 2 weeks and our tour was his third on his own. The only criticism was that after our plane flight when he picked us up for Eli Creek he didn't give us a time to be back at the bus as he did with the other people who didn't take the flight. Apart from that a great day.
jeff rudd — 14 October, 2017

54321 Best day tours..Best and knowledgable guide Big Dave..he was an excellent narrater...eventhough the sand roads are not easy to ride on...his narration made the journey wonderful..kudos guys...thanks
Viswanath GOPALAKRISHNAN — 1 October, 2017

43211 This tour was awesome! Just a bit short in time but if you have only a day to spend on fraser then this tour is made for you! Lake Mackenzie is our favourite place on the tour! And Dave was the coolest guide! He managed everything perfectly (tight timing, telling stories, driving pretty smoothly compare to the very bad conditions of the road and helping peoples stack in the sand) ! Thanks to him. We would definitly like to go back and spend more time there.
Vincent and Marjo — 1 October, 2017

43211 Do not go to Fraser Island if you have a bad back - the roads are very bumpy. However, this is all part of the experience and the huge buses are amazing the way they get through. Loved the big screen at the front of the bus which enabled those sitting on the window side to be able to see the road ahead. Scenic flight from the beach was novel and good value for money, and by doing the flight you do not miss out on any part of the tour. Unfortunately we were there during school holidays, so there were way too many cars and people on the island for our liking. However, the natural beauty is still there. The freshwater streams are amazingly clear as is Lake Mackenzie. This one day tour has whet our appetite to go over and stay for a number of days. If you're in Hervey Bay, definitely put this tour on your list of things to do.
Trevor and Julie — 29 September, 2017

32121 Beautiful island but too litlle time to see so much. Lost some time due to other passengers and stuck caravan so stressing and rushing all day. But even without this I think it is just too much for 1 day. Only half hour to eat, hardly time to go to toilets, swim or walk a bit. David was great though. Unfortunately microphone didn't work so no explicationseither. So all together 205$ too expensive for mostly just sitting in a bus staring out of the window all day is too expensive. Not even a coffee break or snacks...
Annelies Verbruggen — 25 September, 2017

54321 Jeff was awsome , very impressed with the tour, good job team
Linda and jackie — 22 September, 2017

54321 Jeff was awsome , very impressed with the tour, good job team
Linda and jackie — 22 September, 2017

43211 We had a fantastic time bumping around in the huge 4wd bus. Fraser Island is truely a beautiful and magnificent place. Our guide was very funny and well informed. We also had a great Buffett lunch. I was disappointed and uncomfortable with how fast the vehicle was driven along seventy five mile beach. I know the tour is on a time limit but the vehicle was driven way too fast as far as I was concerned. I was also very disappointed with the amount of 4wd vehicles on seventy five mile beach and the dead birds on the beach that had been hit by all of the vehicles. I understand that isn't the fault of the tour company. Apart from that it was a great day.
Kylie — 24 August, 2017

54321 We so enjoyed our day at Fraser Island and learned what a fascinating place it is, with diverse ecosystems and incredible beauty. Travelling in the 4WD bus was like an amusement park ride. We were very well looked after and left with so much knowledge. You have to go!!
Jennifer — 14 August, 2017

54321 Brilliant ! Great day out and our tour guide haydon was amazing !!! Highly recommend
Aisling — 6 August, 2017

54321 Highly Recommend
Justin Williams — 5 August, 2017

54321 We had only one day for Fraser Island, but it was fantastic. Dave, our guide and busdriver was great. He told us everything about the Island, the plants and animals in a very interesting way. We also took a flight from the beach (80$) and it was more than amazing. If you have only one day for Fraser - this company is the right thing for you!
Elisa — 25 July, 2017

54321 My family of 3 booked this 1 day trip of Fraser- not really knowing much about the company. We only had 1 day .... and what a fantastic day it was. Luckily we got a top guide/ bus driver - Dave. He got 10/10 from all of us. So passionate about all aspects of information about Fraser ( should be Gurri) Island......Dave showed his true depth of leadership and cool calm manner when the bus got bogged- heavily in sand- a tide coming in - the pressure was on... but he got us out!!!! We loved it.! Highly recommend this trip. If you have the spare $80- take the flight- from the beach- it was sensational....
Sarahanne — 17 July, 2017

54321 The Fraser Island bus tour was a blast! We had so much fun discovering and exploring all day long! The sea plane was our personal favourite but Mackenzie Lake, Eli Creek, and the Maheno shipwreck were all amazing sites to see. We couldn't believe all the marine life we saw like Humpback Whales, Freashwater Turtles and even dolphins! It was a great day and so much fun for all ages.
Kate — 4 July, 2017

54321 The Fraser Island bus tour was a blast! We had so much fun discovering and exploring all day long! The sea plane was our personal favourite but Mackenzie Lake, Eli Creek, and the Maheno shipwreck were all amazing sites to see. We couldn't believe all the marine life we saw like Humpback Whales, Freashwater Turtles and even dolphins! It was a great day and so much fun for all ages.
Kate — 4 July, 2017

54321 Would highly reccomend this tour. Jarrad our guide was so interesting & knowledgable. We saw whales, a dingo and also had to remove a python snake from the road. Great day. Thank you Jarrad
Carol — 28 June, 2017

54321 Amazing tour of Fraser Island - something new to see around every bend, pristine creeks, miles of glorious beach to drive on, a Ship wreck & rain forest & a very interesting commentary by our guide & driver Murray.
Judy woodhams — 24 June, 2017

43211 The tour was great and fraiser island is a "must have" to see. Staff were very friendly and in a good mood. The only complain, which are a minor one was the speaker in the off-road bus, you couldn't understand everything well, sometimes it cracked in the speaker. I could only recommend to everyone do the tour. Whale watching was inclusive
Daniel — 23 June, 2017

54321 Craig was a great driver and tour guide, I honestly don't know how he remembers all the information! All the stops were great, and had plenty of time at each stop, the buffet lunch was great too. A great day out, well worth it if you can't do an overnight trip!
Georgia Sherreard — 15 June, 2017

32121 was an interesting trip...but the swimming and walking in the creek was at the cost of the rainforest info...we did not see one animal....no dingo at all, which was the plan of the trip
markus — 15 May, 2017

54321 My daughter and I had a terrific day together and loved how we were welcomed on board the ferry despite running late. I loved the history lessons spoken by Wayne on the bus and the breathtaking scenery we experienced at every stop. We particularly loved Lake McKenzie and Eli creek which we floated down on inflated rings. Lunch was good and capachinno at the cafeteria next door to Eurong resort was great too. Will come again ????
Donna — 2 May, 2017

54321 We had the most wonderful day. The bus ride was better than any rollercoaster!! The driver Sean was the best educator of Fraser Island that we could have had and made the whole day such a good experience. Lunch was great. Lots of choice especially for me being Gluten Free. So enjoyed the plane trip and to see Lake MacKenzie from both the air and in it was extra special.
Chris`Trimblett — 22 March, 2017

54321 We had a lovely tour of Fraser Island with our tour guide Dave. We enjoyed everything from the walk through Central Station where Dave was very informative, loved having a swim in beautiful Lake Mc Kenzie. Buffet lunch was great. Seventy five mile beach was great fun. Also our pick up and drop off driver from our motel was very friendly. All in all so happy we decided to do this tour. Thank you for a lovely day
Ann Graham — 14 March, 2017

54321 We had a lovely tour of Fraser Island with our tour guide Dave. We enjoyed everything from the walk through Central Station where Dave was very informative, loved having a swim in beautiful Lake Mc Kenzie. Buffet lunch was great. Seventy five mile beach was great fun. Also our pick up and drop off driver from our motel was very friendly. All in all so happy we decided to do this tour. Thank you for a lovely day
Ann Graham — 14 March, 2017

54321 Just returned this evening from a great one day tour of Frazer Island with Frazer Explorer. The organisation was spot on from the moment we were picked up from our accommodation at 7.30 this morning to our do off this evening at 6.30. Our bus driver on the island for the day was Peter whose commentary throughout the trip was informative and amusing and his knowledge of the flora and fauna of the island was exceptional. He made the whole experience very special. The bus journey over the sandy tracks was a real roller coaster ride and I would recommend a front seat for those who don't travel well. The lunchtime buffet offered something for everyone and was a very relaxed affair. Speeding down 75 mile beach was a novel experience and the sighting of dingo was a treat. Think that one must be trained to appear on cue :-) Thanks for a memorable trip to the staff of Frazer Explorer. Not cheap but what a great day.
Mike Graveling — 13 March, 2017

54321 Just returned this evening from a great one day tour of Frazer Island with Frazer Explorer. The organisation was spot on from the moment we were picked up from our accommodation at 7.30 this morning to our do off this evening at 6.30. Our bus driver on the island for the day was Peter whose commentary throughout the trip was informative and amusing and his knowledge of the flora and fauna of the island was exceptional. He made the whole experience very special. The bus journey over the sandy tracks was a real roller coaster ride and I would recommend a front seat for those who don't travel well. The lunchtime buffet offered something for everyone and was a very relaxed affair. Speeding down 75 mile beach was a novel experience and the sighting of dingo was a treat. Think that one must be trained to appear on cue :-) Thanks for a memorable trip to the staff of Frazer Explorer. Not cheap but what a great day.
Mike Graveling — 13 March, 2017

54321 We had a Fabulous day with your tour Steve our driver was brilliant and extremely informative We loved everything about the tour Being able to take a scenic flight over the Island was absolutely amazing Swimming in lake Mckenzie was beautifully refreshing Highly recommended Couldn't ask for a better day Thank you ???????? 26/2/17
David & Anne-Marie Allen — 27 February, 2017

43211 The tour was great - the sights are really worth seeing and swimming in Lake McKenzie was incredible. Unfortunately for us we were loaded onto a bus with broken air-conditioning, left there to sweat for 15 minutes, before being moved onto a bus with working air-conditioning. This put us behind for the day. Our tour guide/driver, Sean, spent half the day telling us how many people had died from various snake/dingo/spider/drop bear bites. It was a bit of a downer for the start of the trip. As an Australian I completely understand the importance of safety, but it did really worry by English boyfriend and I thought it was over the top. Other than that, it was a great tour and we mostly enjoyed it.
Jess — 23 February, 2017

54321 Excelent day out the high lights of the day would be lake mc kenzie and the flight that we took a an extra. Just amazing to see fraser island from the air
Malcolm Terry — 11 February, 2017

54321 Excellent day. Dave was a mine of information, easy to follow and fun to be with - in spite of his dreadful jokes ;) I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Richard Ponsonby — 1 February, 2017

54321 My 20yr old daughter and 15 yr old son enjoyed the day, with Murray as their driver very much. The only drawback they told me were the short times spent at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.
Fiona Schwegler — 31 January, 2017

54321 Superb day out with Steve, a great driver, guide and historian. What an island! Well worth a visit and would recommend taking up the offer of the 15 min flight for $80 to really top off the experience!
Lorraine — 28 January, 2017

54321 Awesome day made even better by our tour guide Dave. Funny informative and extremely knowledgable. Highly recommended
Gavin — 18 January, 2017

54321 Spent the day with Murray as our driver/guide. His driving was brilliant and his level of knowledge about Fraser islands history, flora and fauna was just amazing. Learnt so much and had a wonderful time. Couldn't recommend these guys highly enough.
Lorelle Hunt — 14 January, 2017

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Goudouneix — 12 January, 2017

43211 We had a great day exploring Fraser Island on the one day experience. The creeks and lake Mackenzie were beautiful. The opportunity to jump in a plane on the beach was incredible and at only $80 was money well spent. It is a long day with most of the day spent on the bus but Kev our driver made the tour interesting and humorous and his driving skills were awesome! The food at Eurong resort for lunch was average.
Jacqui — 28 December, 2016

32121 All in all a good day. Some things were a bit rushed (like the tea break where we barely had time to get our tea and had no chance to look in the gift store) and other things we hung around longer than necessary (like the coloured rocks). The most disappointing thing was that we got told at checkin that we had been moved to another bus and then another and by the time we got back to our original bus which we should have been on all along, all the seats were taken and the 4 of us had to sit in individual seats far from one another. This ruined what would have been a really special family trip. When I asked if anything could be done, I was told there were no other spaces and our only option was to ask people on the bus to move. There should be a better boarding system so that there aren't random seats left open and group don't have to split up. It really affects your experience when you can't share it with your loved ones.
Lisa — 27 December, 2016

54321 We really enjoyed our day tour on Fraser Island. Our tour guide made it very interesting and we learnt so much. We took plenty of water and a snack, so thanks for the tip Sharon. The lunch was good too. A fantastic day overall.
Joyce & Leigh — 13 November, 2016

54321 What a fantastic tour with Kev. We were entertained with his in depth knowledge of the island, his jokes and patience. The buffet lunch was delicious and all the places we stopped at were great. It would have been nice to stay longer at some but I guess with bigger groups it's a bit hard. My son and I had a blast. We even did the spontaneous seaplane trip over Fraser at an extra cost but it was so worth it.. Highly recommend these guys for a day out on Fraser Island!
Allison & Ethan — 12 November, 2016


Itinerary

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
75 Mile Beach from Indian Head — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

75 Mile Beach

Cruise along the glorious 75 Mile Beach!

Wanggoolba Creek — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Central Station / Wanggoolba Creek

Walk along the rainforest boardwalk

Lake McKenzie — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Lake McKenzie

Spend 30mins+ here - enjoy a swim, sunbake or whatever you fancy!

Pile Valley — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Pile Valley

Silent streams and ancient tall rainforest, experience the tranquil nature of Fraser Island.
Eli Creek — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Eli Creek

Spend 30+ mins here - wade through the beautiful pristine creek & walk through the rainforest

Maheno Shipwreck — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Maheno Shipwreck

Once a trans-Tasman liner – the Maheno was on her way to a Japanese ship wrecking yard in 1935 when

Pinnacle Coloured Sands

Of all Fraser Island’s beautiful sights the Pinnacle Coloured Sands are one of the most amazing.

Return to Hervey Bay

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dropoff at your accommodation


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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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