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.
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.
Also exactly the same tour departs from Rainbow Beach and is $9 cheaper, so if you’re traveling the coast, consider this!
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.
If you’re a bit more of a luxury traveler, for a couple more $ the Fraser Explorer Premium Tour is pretty much the same tour, just a smaller tour (max 18 guests), and a restaurant style meal – order from a menu. Also premium tour does not offer family rates, so tends to attract less children.