Fraser Island one day tour. Road trip east Australia

Fraser Island one day tour. Road trip east Australia

After we said goodbye to Noosa, it was time to go to Hervey Bay. From Hervey Bay we are going to do our Fraser Island tour. Something that I have been looking forward to ever since we knew we were going to Australia.

Hervey Bay

You can do a Fraser Island tour from a lot of different places, but Hervey Bay is one of the easiest and closest ones. We weren’t expecting much from Hervey Bay, but that was a good thing. We had a very pleasant camp ground, but other than that, Hervey Bay is pretty boring.

Fraser Explorer Tours

We booked a one day trip with Fraser Explorer Tours. A lot of people do more than one day tours. I think it is fun to do more than one day, but the tours are super expensive in Australia. We also wanted to do Whitsundays, surf lessons and maybe some other tours in Cairns. So we decided just to do a one day tour. 

Fraser Island Day program

We were picked up at our camping at 7:30. We had a 30 minute cruise before we arrived at the island. Our first stop was Lake McKenzie. The weather wasn’t “perfect”. We had a few clouds and some showers during the day, but I will tell you more about that later. Once we arrived at LakeMcKenzie we were allowed to chill for a few minutes and take some pictures. Lucky for us, the clouds were gone all of the sudden and we could see the gorgeous crystal blue waters. 

Next stop was Central Station. We had a walk in the rainforest and guess what… it started raining! We had a tropical shower, but it only lasted for a few minutes. It turned out to be super beautiful for the pictures, because the sun was shining on the wet leaves again. 

After Central Station we had lunch. This was a buffet at a resort and it was pretty ok. Nothing special to be honest, but they had a few vegan options. Definitely not the highlight of the day!

After lunch we went to the Seventy-Five Mile Beach and it started raining again. But this wasn’t a bad thing, we were in the bus anyway. We drove around on the sand, which is an official highway! We saw a few dingoes as we drove to the Pinnacles Coloured Sands. To be honest, this wasn’t very spectacular either. 

But what came next was magical. We went to the Maheno Shipwreck and it stopped raining again. But because of the rain, we had a rainbow just behind the shipwreck. It was literally picture perfect! 

Last but not least was Eli Creek. We walked through the water and saw some more dingoes!

We were back at around 6:30 and we had a very beautiful day. It was definitely worth every dollar. I can understand if you want a little more time around the highlights. But for us this was perfect. We choose to see everything in one day and this tour was perfect for that. If you want to visit Fraser Island I would highly recommend Fraser Explorer Tours!

If you want to check out the video I made, check out my YouTube channel!

Lots of love,


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