1 Day Fraser Explorer Tour from Rainbow Beach

Adults from $185

Yes with conditions

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

The 1 Day Fraser Island tour that showcases the best of Fraser Island at an affordable rate. Perfect for families, single travellers and backpackers!

​The 1 Day Fraser Island Explorer Tour from Rainbow Beach will see you relaxing in the beautiful waters of Lake McKenzie or sunbaking on it’s gorgeous shores.

Travel along 75 Mile Beach and see the Maheno Shipwreck, swim in the amazingly natural Eli Creek with fish so tame they swim between your toes and more!

An awesome adventure, all in 1 day! This is the perfect Fraser Island tour for those wanting an affordable 1 Day Fraser Island Tour that allows you to see the best of Fraser Island.

See below for tour itinerary and pricing information.


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

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Availability: Daily

Season Calendar

Peak 21 Dec 2017 - 20 Jan 2018
Peak 24 Mar - 2nd Apr 2018
Peak 1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
Off-Peak All Other Times


​​Please note Peak and Off-Peak Dates and Pricing

Ticket Details Off-peak Peak
Adults For travel until 31st Mar 2018 $185 $205
For travel after 1st April 2018 $190 $210
Children (4-14 yrs) For travel until 31st Mar 2018 $125 $135
For travel after 1st April 2018 $130 $138
Infants (0-3) Free Free


Group Size: 40 max

  • Custom Built 4WD Coach

Rated: 43210 (4.9/5 based on 53 customer reviews)

54321 Thank you for an incredible experience Darren was fabulous , loved his wealth of knowledge and insight he made the day one to remember Food was amazing as well The flight over was the icing on the cake Thank you all for creating a momentous day
Karyn — 28 January, 2018

54321 An amazing day and great experience. Thank you to Darren for driving us safely and for imparting his wealth of knowledge. Thank you also to Kieren at Eurong Resort who catered superbly to my vegan dietary requirements. The flight over the island added to the experience of seeing this beautiful sand island in its entirety. Would definitely recommend this trip. Liz
Liz — 19 January, 2018

54321 We had an amazing day. The tour guide Darren was fantastic and really helped make this such an incredible experience. Helen and Peter, 13th January, 2018
Helen McCarthy — 14 January, 2018

54321 We had an incredible day on Fraser Island, our tour guide John was great very informative and cheerful the whole day, Lunch was Excellent Thank you Mark & Loretta 04/01/2018
Loretta — 4 January, 2018

54321 It was a great day. One of the beat one's in our lives. We had amazing weather, a super nice tour guide(darren) who made our day even better with his little jokes and the great stories about Fraser island itself! Just an indescribable nice day!
Lene — 30 December, 2017

54321 Had the best day! It was fantastic being in the front passenger seat, with great views through the front window. Thank you Kevin for keeping the window clean so I could take some lovely photos. Lake Mckenzie, the drives through national park and along the beach were amazing. We even got to see a dingo thanks to Kevin for turning around when he saw it. Can't wait to to go on a 2 day tour next time!
Lynne Powell — 30 December, 2017

54321 Excellent Value for Money......john the driver was the best tour guide so far in Queensland.....he has shown and described each and every location in detail......Definately a Gem for your company.....will surely refer you guys to our known ones....thx john & Explorer Tour for todays tour as it was special being my Wifes birthday......
Jim — 28 December, 2017

54321 A great adventure. This was on the ‘bucket list’ and from the start when John jumped the queue at tge ferry we knew we were in good hands. John made the day. For him, it was all about us and our comfort. We felt we were in safe hands all day given this really was a wilderness experience. Fraser Island needs no words. You just must see it on one if these tours. A dingo came to see us off. To improve the tour, lilos could be offered to float down Eli Creek. A once in a lifetime experience. Just do it. Kathryn
Kathryn — 28 December, 2017

54321 We had a great day, Couldn’t recommend the tour enough. I feel you fit a lot in for 1 day and it’s a really amazing Island! Lake McKenzie is stunning and we were lucky enough to see some dingo’s right next to the bus on our way back. I have to say our tour driver Darren was absolutely fantastic! Had so much great information about the Island and was super friendly and really funny! Thanks for a great day!
Darren & Sam — 21 December, 2017

54321 Perfect day tour! John our tour guide was fantastic and knowledgeable. He gave us a lot of information about the island and wildlife. I had the chance to see great some Dingos and places like Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Rainforest, ship wreck,... I also enjoyed the plan trip which I took as an extra. I can highly recommend. I had a great experience and a perfect day.
Franziska — 16 December, 2017

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54321 We had Darren as a our tour guide who was brilliant from start to finish,despite having to cope with a few clients who.appeared to have left their watches at home.The option of a fight over the island completed a perfect day. Many thanks Darren for sharing your knowledge of the island with us
Sue & Mike Sumner — 17 November, 2017

54321 We had the best day! The island is totally unique and amazing. The tour was very informative and great for giving people a taste of what this Magical island has to offer. Once on the island we didn’t want to leave. Our guide John was superb, I can’t recommend the tour enough.
Susie — 15 November, 2017

54321 Amazing day on Fraser Island. Darren was a great guide, really knowledgeable and full of stories and information. Also a great driver! Would definitely recommend.
Dominique and Peter — 14 November, 2017

54321 Cracking day out! Tour guide John was friendly and knowledgeable, the places we visited were absolutely beautiful and saw amazing wildlife including a dingo puppy, eagles and dolphins. This tour is well organised and is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
Marika — 14 November, 2017

43211 We (family of four) had a great day on Fraser Is. on the 11th of October and were so glad that we didn't try to do it ourselves. Our guide was good humoured and kept us informed about all the spots on the way. Lunch was good. We loved Lake McKenzie, but was shocked to see the number of four wheel drives lined up at Eli Creek. Would also have been great to have been provided with float to go down Eli Creek as part of the tour.
Deborah — 27 October, 2017

54321 Today the weather was just not on our side, but we stil had a fabulous bday with Darren our tour guide. He was hilarious and we felt so safe in his tour bus. Destinations were beautiful and lunch was nice as well. But the day could have been miserable with the amount of rain. All made better with Darren and his jokes and constant commentary. Thank you
Nicole waddington — 14 October, 2017

54321 Great day with Darren as our tour guide on 1/9/17. He was a fantastic driver and commentator, lots of interesting facts about the island and jokes along the way. Very much enjoyed this tour, well worth it.
Merinda — 2 October, 2017

54321 On Friday 22-9-17 We as a family of 5... had the most amazing time at fraser island. Our tour guide was absolutely awesome.. so much knowledge and passion in his job... such a asset to your company. Everything was planned and organized. .. was such a lovely day..
Kaylene Herring — 23 September, 2017

54321 I knew Fraser Island would be amazing but our tour guide Gaz made it even more special! He had a lot of experience and could answer all of our questions. He is really passionate about the Island! It was an superb day!
Maria — 5 September, 2017

54321 From the moment I got picked up for the tour I had an amazing time! The whole day was planned perfectly and I couldn't of wished for anything different. My tour guide Cameron was fantastic and made the whole experience even more enjoyable, thank you.
Zoe — 25 August, 2017

43211 Beautiful place to visit. There many things to see and to do. One day is enough to see only the spot attraction and the food was good. Se have seen dingos and some fantastic places. We would have preferred to spend some more time in the Rainbow forest.
Daniele — 11 August, 2017

54321 Awesome day Fantastic tour guide John Lovely experience Can really recommend this company
Sue — 7 August, 2017

54321 Such a great day! Our tour guide (Cameron I think his name was) was absolutely amazing and had a great knowledge of the island. Well catered with morning tea break and lunch. Would strongly recommend!
Lynsey — 2 August, 2017

43211 1 day tour with Fraser Explorer tour group. Had an amazing time and extremely well catered for all ages. Morning tea and buffet lunch supplied- beautiful. Wonderful tour guide Cameron was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Had an amazing swim at Lake mcKenzie and even better cool down at Eli Creek- a truly amazing day and out.
Kathy — 7 July, 2017

54321 Went on the 1 day Fraser Island tour with
Kathy — 7 July, 2017

54321 Had a great time on this tour today. We saw many features of the Island and had plenty of time to appreciate all of them. Our driver/guide, Kevin, was excellent. He was very knowledgable about the local history of Fraser Island and had a great sense of humour. Maybe bottled water could be made available. Overall, I thoroughly recommend this day tour.
Marg — 12 June, 2017

54321 Had a blast! Was worried because it was cloudy, and rained a little.. but the tour guide didn't let that stop us from having fun. I was satisfied with the amount of time we had at each spot
Savanna — 1 May, 2017

43211 Overall good, as the island is really a must ser, but do take your insect repelent!!!!! I didn't and both me and my daugther are all bitten and suspecting to be infected by some vírus that the fraser island mosquitoes carry. Be alert as the agency sadly will not alert you for that!!!
Isabel — 21 April, 2017

54321 Coming from Germany we spent a day on Fraser Island . It was the most spectacular experience we have had in the last years . John was the perfect guide ! He explained the history and the geology of the island in a competent way so that even Germans could understand it ... we were very impressed by the rain forest and the lake and the swim was just perfect! It is indeed a paradise ! We will definitely come back one day to beautiful Australia and Fraser Island !
Jutta — 26 February, 2017

43211 The tour was great. The places visited, the timing, the experience and, above all, our guide Cameron. Excellent speaker, balanced speeches of funny and interesting facts, open to conversation and everything. Two only "bad" things: although the one-day trip is very nice, we think the price of 170$ is pretty high. Secondly, the microphone or the loudspeakers in Cameron's bus didn't work very well, so non english native speakers couldn't catch every phrases. That was a shame, but not too bad as well. We would still recommend it.
Dan — 23 February, 2017

54321 Awesome tour, we saw everything you could possibly see in one day. The best part, was Darren our tour guide/driver, we could not have got anyone better, Darren is a wealth of knowledge on Fraser. He is interesting and obviously loves his job, there is no way we would have learnt so much without him. This made the day perfect, however I overpacked for one day. One day tour you only need swimmers thongs sunscreen hat, towel and water. Lunch was awesome and filling. The 4wd was comfy, lake Mckenzie was beautiful, not to be missed. I would recommend if possible a 2 day tour and have Darren as your tour guy. Thanks Darren for giving us a perfect day and so many wonderful memories. Such a shame we couldn't enjoy your company over lunch.
Jacquii — 19 January, 2017

54321 extraordinary with great tour guides!
Van Hoi — 3 January, 2017

54321 We have just had a fab day doing this tour. It had a bit of a rocky start as we weren't 100% sure where to meet at the Shell station @Rainboe and the truck to pick us up was late but turn out it was because they had broken down and they did apologise. From there it improved massively. The tour guide Cameron was v attentive and knew a LOT about the area and the island! He had some great stories and answered all of our questions and more. Couldn't have had someone better. He also made sure we had as much time as possible at every location which was impressive as it was busy being peak season. I would highly recommend the day tour.
Lucy — 31 December, 2016

54321 We had an amazing day on Fraser Island, and everything went according to plan. Our Host Darren made the day really informative and a very special experience on this unique island. I can personally recommend this tour, one not to be missed if you are in the area.
Lila Campbell — 6 November, 2016

54321 The one day Frazer Island trip with Daryl was great fun. Daryl was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw whales close to the beach and a fella catching worms! We had a delicious BBQ lunch at McKenzie Beach and a swim. Had a great time! Thanks
Kerrie — 10 August, 2016

54321 Last Friday October 9th our family of five (spanning 3 generations) did the Fraser Explorer Tour from Rainbow Beach We would all like to express how wonderful our tour guide Cameron was From the moment he collected us to our drop-off he was very informative, pointing out so many things to us and helping us to appreciate how special Fraser Island is At all times he stressed the safety aspects we should follow but at the same time allowing us to enjoy this wonderful place Cameron truly is a great asset to your company Sandra, John, Shane, Olivia and Caitlin PS The morning tea and lunch was delicious too !!
Sandra — 18 October, 2015

54321 The whole day from start to finish ran like clockwork. Thanks to our guide Kevin the tour exceeded our expectations. We had perfect weather and we even got to see the elusive Dingo. A must do Tour!
Marion & John — 12 July, 2015

54321 Great tour and Dan the guide was absolutely brilliant, definitely recommend the tour
Karen scott — 7 April, 2015

54321 The 3-night trip was fantastic. We experienced whales close to the seashore, dingos, the beauty of Eli Creek and Indian Head, etc. Many sites with a great tour guide who was very entertaining and informative. Accommodation was clean and very suitable.
Lucy Wright — 9 December, 2014

54321 It was great. Loved the knowledge from Steve. Would definitely recommend the day tour. I kind of wished I did the premium though. Great day had by all I think.
Christine — 16 October, 2014

54321 Hi Matt! Just to let you know that although it rained on our 1 Day Explorer tour of Fraser Island we had Anne as our tour guide and my family wish to let you know that she was more than helpful and fun and made what was a bleak day into a fun day and her energy in the light of rain and unhappy bus load of visitors to Fraser, she made everyone feel better somehow and her knowledge of the fauna and flora made it a great day out regardless of the weather! My wife and son rode shotgun (up front with her) and she was a delight for bother and we just wish for you to say a big hello from the Gunnyon family from Melbourne for her positive outlook and her smile that got us all through it. Please thank her once again and give our best !!!
The Gunnyon Family — 15 October, 2014

54321 Thank you to Mark for the awesome tour. He was so funny and made sure we all had a fabulous day. Very knowledgeable and a good amount of time at each destination. Lots of fun and recommend it to everyone – you don’t know what you’re missing until you visit. Worth every single dollar.
Robyn — 15 October, 2014

54321 I had a ball, i would like thank craig for looking after me when i become sick. I had the best time seeing all the best site of Fraser, i will b back again
Craig — 15 October, 2014

54321 Had a fantastic time on this Fraser Island tour – favourite was Lake McKenzie. I wish I could have stayed there forever. Our great guide made the day the best it could be. And it wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be!
Jacob — 15 October, 2014

54321 The rodeo seat in the back of bus was a hoot!!!! We loved the whole experience of th island. Thnkyou Paul for a fun filled day. Wouldn't want to travel with anyone else Yea Ha!!!!
Cheryl Small — 15 October, 2014

54321 Had an absolutely amazing day touring Fraser Island with our guide Graham! The island is such a fascinating place and Graham was able to fill the group in on its history throughout the day. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area!
Amanda — 15 October, 2014

54321 We had such a great day. Our tour guide Sean was awesome. The lunch provided was very nice. Cant complain at all. Highly recommend this tour. 10/10.
The Brassil family — 15 October, 2014

54321 When our visitors from Brisbane and NZ wanted to see Fraser Island we choose the one day tour - best way to see the island. Steve kept reminding passengers about safety particularly the surf, sharks and dingoes - there is one young French girl who is still confused about "drop bears". Had a great day and would recommend to locals and visitors
Beth and Brian — 15 October, 2014

32121 It was a great day,but expected at least a cup of tea/morning tea to be included. A pick up at 7am then nothing, not even a drink or a shop was offered until lunch at 1.30pm. (That's 7 hours since we ate) If we knew there wasn't M'tea we would've packed extra.) Then the lunch was even rushed, (40 mins, and didn't have time to look around). But loved the bus!
Sharon Cherry — 15 October, 2014

54321 The four of us went on the one day Fraser tour today with our tour guide Cameron. My husband and I took my brother and sister-in-law and they had a magic day. Just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our trip tremendously. Cameron was a great guide with his entertaining stories as well as a good driver. He was good with the people on our tour and we enjoyed his idea of punishment for latecomers. (No one came late!) This one day tour gave us good value for money with the morning tea with muffins, and the excellent buffet lunch. We had not expected this for the price and were pleasantly surprised.
Gee & Don Skelton — 18 December, 2012

54321 Just thought I should thank you for the tour! We had an awesome time and will be coming back for more! Thanks again :D
Chris Scott — 20 July, 2012

54321 THANKS to the driver who gave us a very special day
Sharon Graham — 20 July, 2012

54321 Thanks to our Driver Woody. His knowledge of the island and his driving abilitiy was brilliant. Even though the weather wasn’t the best, the tour was fantastic and worth every cent. Thanks again!
Janine Reibel — 20 July, 2012


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pickup at your Rainbow Beach Accommodation

7:00am – 8:00am

Inskip Point Ferry

8:30am – 8:45am

Inskip Point is the departure point for Fraser Island tours from Rainbow Beach and from the south.
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
75 Mile Beach from Indian Head — Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

75 Mile Beach

75 miles of glorious Australian beach bordered by rainforest

Pinnacle Coloured Sands

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

Inskip Point Ferry

Inskip Point is the departure point for Fraser Island tours from Rainbow Beach and from the south.

Dropoff at your Rainbow Beach Accommodation

5:30pm – 6:30pm

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