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


​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


Group Size: 40 max

  • Custom Built 4WD Coach

Rated: 43210 (4.7/5 based on 147 customer reviews)

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

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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

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


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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