With a professional guide and a maximum of 4 vehicles travelling together, we provide itineraries that give you the best opportunity to see everything on Fraser Island, while still allowing you the chance to choose how long you want to stay.
2 Day 1 Night Tour
- Day 1 - Lake Wabby, Eli Creek and Maheno Shipwreck
- Day 2 - Lake McKenzie and Rainforest
3 Day 2 Night Tour
- Day 1 - Lake McKenzie and Rainforest
- Day 2 - Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Champagne Pools and Indian Head
- Day 3 - Lake Wabby
- (Optional 2 or 3 nights at Nomads Noosa*)
*You have to be in Noosa for a compulsory briefing the night before you depart, so why not purchase a package which includes some pre and post tour accommodation at Nomads Noosa? It's much cheaper to buy it as a package!
After action-packed days exploring the island, guests will stay at The Eurong Beach Resort. It is a comfortable, fully serviced hostel right on the beach with 4 share ensuited dorms, plus a pool and bar.
*Itineraries subject to change due to the tides and weather conditions. We will generally throw in, on a 3 day tour, other things like Pinnacles, Red Canyon, Wyema Creek depending on time and tides.
Fraser Island main attractions
Lake Wabby is a small freshwater lake with an incredible green colour. The Lake itself is gradually getting smaller as the sand dune Hammerstone Sandblow encroaches on it. Lake Wabby is a barrage lake, meaning that the flow of water from a natural spring has been blocked by a sand dune. It’s a lovely walk to get there over the dunes and a nice refreshing dip on a hot day.
A favourite amongst tourists visiting Fraser Island is Eli Creek. It’s the largest creek on the east coast of the island and flows 80 million litres of water per day. With its unique and varied wildlife it’s not hard to see why it is a tourist favourite! The crystal clear water of the creek is actually drinkable! Eli Creek can get a bit crowded, but don’t let that hold you back from enjoying the sights, having a swim and relaxing at this incredible spot.
Possibly one of the most well known places on Fraser Island, and most photographed, Lake Mckenzie has incredibly clear water and the sand is so fine (and so soft to walk on) you can even clean your jewellery with it and it acts a light exfoliant for your skin! This lake is a ‘perched’ lake, which actually means that it only contains rainwater. Lake McKenzie is not fed by streams and doesn’t flow to the ocean, and the sand at its bottom prevents the rainwater from draining away. The same sand also acts as a natural water filter which is where it gets its clear blue colour from. The purity of the however means that not much life survives here.
75 Mile Beach
75 Mile Beach stretches up the East Coast of Fraser Island and is… wait for it, almost 75 miles long (not exactly, but near enough!). It’s not advised to go swimming in the sea along this beach as the water can be dangerous, the tiger sharks hanging around are even more dangerous! 75 Mile Beach is used as a highway and as a landing strip for light aircraft. There are numerous places to stop as you drive up the beach such as Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and at the far end Indian Head and The Champagne Pools.
The Maheno (meaning ‘island’ in Maori) was originally built in Scotland in 1904. It was used as a hospital ship during WW1 and then sold to a Sydney shipping company who used it for journeys between Australia and New Zealand. It was then sold to a Japanese shipping company who planned to use it for scrap. It was during this journey to Japan that the Maheno was shipwrecked on 75 mile beach during a cyclone in 1935 where it’s remained ever since (although there were a few attempts to refloat it).
Located at the far end of 75 Mile Beach Indian Head provides you with the opportunity for some more picture perfect moments due to the 360 degree views it has to offer. On top of that there’s some good wildlife spotting opportunities (including Tiger Sharks as it’s a breeding area for them) as well! The view from the headland is perfect to spot whales, sharks and a lot of other sea creatures.
This coastal headland was known as Tuckee, which means ‘stone’, to the Aboriginals who lived on Fraser Island many years ago. The headland was named Indian Head by Captain Cook when he passed it. Indian Head is yet another of Fraser Island’s iconic landmarks.
You can find the beautiful Champagne Pools on the north part of the island, close to Indian Head and along 75 Mile Beach. Unlike any other swimming holes, Champagne Pools has a unique quality: it has tiny little bubbles looking like those when you drink champagne, hence the name Champagne Pools!
The Champagne pools are very popular swimming holes amongst Fraser Island visitors with the ocean crashing over the rocks, it truly is a magical place. The volcanic rocks that surround Champagne Pool ensure that it’s a safe place for swimmers. A natural wonder and a world class beauty.