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A visit to Fraser Island is on most family’s bucket list, particularly those who love the great outdoors.  However, not everyone owns a 4WD and renting one can be terribly expensive, not to mention super daunting for those without any 4WD experience.  Which is why I’ve put together this guide on the best Fraser Island tours, so no one has to miss out!

Yes, any tour Fraser Island has will be fairly pricey, but as I mentioned above, so is hiring a 4WD, not to mention the vehicle driving permit and the barge price!  However, the best Fraser Island tour makes things super easy, taking you around to all the island highlights, so you don’t have to worry about all the individual costs.

If you do have your own 4WD or don’t mind hiring one, I recommend you go yourself and spend a few days exploring the island.  You can find our guide on things to do in Fraser Island here and our guide to Fraser Island family accommodation here.  However, for everyone else – this guide on the top tours Fraser Island has is for you.

This guide will cover a range of different tours, from options for a day trip to Fraser Island and 3 and 2 day tour Fraser Island options.  We’ll also look at tours which depart from a range of places including Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach and Noosa.

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Best Fraser Island Tours

Below is a simple table where you can easily see all the different Fraser Island tours in this guide.  The table below makes it easy to compare tours and decide which is right for you.

TourDepartsLengthOverviewCheck Price
Fraser Explorer
Hervey Bay
1 DayLake McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and moreCheck Price
Tasman VentureHervey Bay
1 DayExplore the western beaches & season whale watchingCheck Price
WhalesongHervey Bay
1/2 DayBeach activities on western beachesCheck Price
Fraser ExplorerHervey Bay
2 Days / 1 NightStay at Eurong Beach Resort and see McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, Lake Wabby, Indian Head and Champagne Pools.Check Price
Dingo ToursHervey Bay2 Days / 1 Night1 night camping and see Central Station, Lake McKenize, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek, Lake Garawongera, Lake Wabby and Lake Birrabeen.Check Price
Eco HikeHervey Bay2 Days / 1 Night1 night camping and see Lake McKenize, Central Station, Basin Lake, 75 Mile Beach, Lake Wabby and Kingfisher Bay Resort.Check Price
Kingfisher Bay ResortHervey Bay3 Days / 2 Nights2 nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort and a day tour seeing Lake McKenzie, 75 Mile Beach, Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek.Check Price
Fraser ExplorerRainbow Beach1 DayLake McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and more. Check Price
Dingo ToursRainbow Beach2 Days / 1 Night1 night camping and see Central Station, Lake McKenize, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek, Lake Garawongera, Lake Wabby and Lake Birrabeen.Check Price
Dingo ToursRainbow Beach3 Days / 2 Nights2 nights camping and see Central Station, Lake McKenize, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek, Lake Garawongera, Lake Wabby, Lake Birrabeen, Indian Head and Champagne Pools.Check Price
DiscoveryNoosa1 DayLake McKenzie, 75 Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek and much more.Check Price
Australian Sunset SafarisBrisbane2 Days / 1 Night1 night at Eurong Beach Resort and see 75 Mile Beach, Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek and Lake Birrabeen as well as Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach and more on route.Check Price
Kingfisher Bay ResortBrisbane3 Days / 2 Nights2 nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort and a day tour seeing Lake McKenzie, 75 Mile Beach, Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek.Check Price

Hervey Bay Tours to Fraser Island

Hervey Bay is one of the closest points to Fraser Island from the mainland and so it’s no surprise that a majority of the tours, particularly one day Fraser Island tours, depart from Hervey Bay.

Keep reading below for our recommendations for Hervey Bay tours to Fraser Island.

Fraser Explorer Tour Fraser Island in a Day

For families looking for day trips to Fraser Island from Hervey Bay, the Fraser Explore day tour is well worth considering as it covers all the island highlights.

On this day trip, you’ll see the iconic Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, and more.  Your guide will also provide plenty of commentary teaching you about the local wildlife and fauna on the island throughout the day.  There will also be plenty of time for a swim.

This day tour departs daily from Hervey Bay around 7 am and includes hotel transfers, full day guided tour, lunch at Eurong Beach Resort and all National Park fees.  You’ll be dropped off at your hotel around 6.30 pm.

This tour starts at $239 per adult and $159 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Tasman Venture Fraser Island Tour 

If you’ve already seen the island’s most popular sites, then I can highly recommend Tasman Venture’s Remote Tour.  This Tasman Ventre Fraser Island tour from Hervey Bay takes you to the absolutely stunning western side of the island which tourists rarely visit.

If you take this tour during the months of July to October, this day trip starts by spotting the majestic humpback whales that pass by Fraser while making their way down south. You’ll spend a few hours in absolute awe watching these amazing creatures as they jump out of the water and curiously come up to the boat.  If the conditions are right, you may even be lucky enough to swim the whales.

After a bit of whale watching, you’ll cruise to Fraser Island, where you’ll be whisked away to the western beaches for snorkelling and kayaking.  You won’t believe how stunning these beaches are here – absolute paradise!  Outside of whale watching season, you’ll get to enjoy even more time exploring the different beaches on the west coast of Fraser Island.

This day tour Fraser Island has, includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, watersports, snorkelling equipment and more.  Tours depart daily at 7.30 am, returning around 4.30 pm.

The tour starts at $195 per adult and $159 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Whalesong: Beach and Aussie BBQ Cruise

Another great trip for families who’ve already seen the iconic sites on Fraser Island is this half day trip from Whalesong.  Offered during the months October to June (outside whale watching seasons) this tour will have you enjoying time on Fraser Island’s stunning west coast.

Your crew will choose the perfect west coast spot on the day, dependent on the conditions.  Here you’ll swim, kayak, fish, walk along the beach or even go on tube rides.  You’ll also enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch onboard your boat.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the way there and back for marine life such as dolphins, and turtles.

This tour includes all equipment for the different activities, morning tea, lunch and return hotel transfers.  The tour departs daily from 9 am.

This tour starts at $110 per adult and $80 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Fraser Explorer Tour: 2 Day Tour Fraser Island

If you want to see more than just the highlights on Fraser Island, then a 2 day tour is a good option.  The beauty of this tour is you’ll not only get to see the island’s highlights you’ll also get to spend a day exploring the island’s less visited north attractions.

On this Hervey Bay to Fraser Island tour, you’ll visit the iconic tourist attractions such as Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and Lake Wabby.  You’ll also get to drive further north along 75 Mile Beach where the water changes to this amazing turquoise colour.  Here you’ll visit Indian Head and the gorgeous Champagne Pools.

This tour includes all transport including accommodation transfers in Hervey Bay, accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort and all meals.  While at first glance the tour may appear to be expensive, factoring in the inclusions and the fact you won’t be paying to hire a 4WD, vehicle permit or barge fees, its actually really awesome value for money.

These tours depart each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, leaving your Hervey Bay accommodation around 7 am and returning on the following day around 7 pm.

This tour starts at $399 per adult and $265 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Dingo Tour Fraser Island 2 Day Tour

If you want to get involved in some of the 4WD action yourself, then one of the 4WD tag along tours Fraser Island has, like the Dingo Tours, is a good option.  These tours involve a convey of 4WDS, each driven by one of the tour guests and lead by a knowledgeable guide.  These tours give you that real 4WD experience that a large 4WD bus tour just can’t provide.

This 2 day Dingo tour Fraser Island has takes you to all the iconic Fraser Island attractions such as Central Station, Lake McKenize, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek and more.  You’ll also go to less visited places including Lake Garawongera, Lake Wabby and Lake Birrabeen.

At night you’ll set up camp and everyone mucks in to prepare meals.  So it’s not unlike a DIY 4WD tour, except with the Dingo Fraser Island tour you have the benefit of a knowledgeable and experienced guide.

Unfortunately, the Dingos Fraser Island tour is not for kids – all guests must be 18+.

This 2 day Fraser Island tour starts with pick up from Hervey Bay at 8.30 am and return late the following day.  Tours include all transportation costs, barge transfers, hotel transfers, 1 night camp accommodation and food.

This tour starts at $419 per person.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Camping Rainforest Eco Hike 2 Day Fraser Island Tour

Fraser Island is well known for the Fraser Island Great Walk, a 6 day walk which has you hiking past the island’s iconic attractions.  If 6 days seems a bit much for you, another option is to join this hiking guided tour – which is suitable for families as children from age 12 can join.

Day one of the tour is mostly all hiking.  You’ll hike to Lake McKenize, Central Station, Basin Lake and then to your campsite.  You’ll enjoy a night under the stars, where you won’t have to lift a finger, as your guide will set up camp and prepare your meals.

The following day you can rest your feet, as you’re driven to the Eastern Beach, and along 75 Mile Beach.  Here you’ll stop in Eurong for lunch, then on to Lake Wabby – the deepest lake on the island.  The day will finish with some time at Kingfisher Bay where you can enjoy a swim and sunset drink, before making your way back to Hervey Bay.

This tour includes transportation, hotel transfers, barge transfers, meals, camp setup, and camping equipment.  The tour price starts at $450 per person.

Click here for more information about this tour.

3 Day Hervey Bay to Fraser Island Tour

Kingfisher Bay Resort is a favourite for many families heading to the island.  This 3 day Fraser Island tour will have you spending two wonderful nights at the resort as well as a day trip where you’ll see all of the island’s highlights.

On the day of your arrival, you’ll go straight out to explore all of Fraser Islands most popular sites on the 4WD Beauty Spots Tour.  Swim in Lake McKenzie, cruise along 75 Mile Beach, float down Eli Creek, see the Maheno Shipwreck, explore Central Staton and Wanggoolba Creek.

The second and last day of your tour are yours to do whatever you please.  Relax around the Kingfisher Bay Resort, join in one of their various group activities or join another day tour around the island.

This tour includes hotel transfers from Hervey Bay, full day tour of Fraser Island, breakfast daily, lunch during the day tour, 2 nights accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort and full use of all the resorts facilities.  

This tour starts at $412 per adult and $187 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island Tours

For those families coming from Brisbane, Rainbow Beach is a great spot to reach Fraser Island from.  It is a gorgeous little town, just a short drive from Inskip, where the barge goes from the mainland to Fraser Island.

Keep reading below for our recommendations for Rainbow Beach tours to Fraser Island.

Fraser Explorer Tours: Day Trip to Fraser Island

For families looking for day trips to Fraser Island from Rainbow Beach, that cover all the island highlights, the Fraser Explore day tour is well worth considering.  

You’ll see the iconic Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, and more during the day trip.  Your guide will provide plenty of commentary teaching you about the local wildlife and fauna on the island throughout the day.  There will also be plenty of time for a swim.

Tours depart daily between Tuesday and Sunday from Rainbow Beach around 7.30 am and includes hotel transfers, full day guided tour, lunch at Eurong Beach Resort and all National Park fees.  You’ll be dropped off at your hotel around 5.30 pm.  

This tour starts at $239 per adult and $159 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Dingo 2 Day Tour Fraser Island

If you want to get involved in some of the 4WD action yourself, then one of the 4WD tag along Fraser Island tours, like the Dingo Tours, is a good option.  These Dingo Tours Fraser Island has involves a convey of 4WDS, which are each driven by one of the tour guests and lead by a knowledgeable guide.  These tours give you that real 4WD experience that a large 4WD bus tour just can’t provide.

This 2 day Dingo tour Fraser Island has takes you to all the iconic Fraser Island attractions such as Central Station, Lake McKenize, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek and more.  You’ll also go to less visited places including Lake Garawongera, Lake Wabby and Lake Birrabeen.

At night you’ll set up camp and everyone mucks in to prepare meals.  So it’s not unlike a DIY 4WD tour, except with the Dingo Fraser Island tour you have the benefit of a knowledgeable and experienced guide.

Unfortunately, the Dingos Fraser Island tour is not for kids – all guests must be 18+.

This 2 day Fraser Island tour starts from Rainbow Beach at 7 am and returns the following day around 4 pm.  Tours include all transportation costs, barge transfers, hotel transfers, 1 night camp accommodation and food.

This tour starts at $419 per person.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Dingo 3 Day Fraser Island Tour

If you like the sound of the previous 2 day tour, but want to see even more of Fraser Island’s attractions, then the 3 day Dingo tour is for you!  It’s only an extra $50 too – so awesome value for money!

This 3 day tour goes to all the same places as the previous 2 day tour, but you also visit some other epic places.  As well as Central Station, Lake McKenize, the Maheno Shipwreck, Eli Creek Lake Garawongera, Lake Wabby and Lake Birrabeen, you’ll also travel further north and see Indian Head and the stunning Champagne Pools.

At night you’ll set up camp and everyone mucks in to prepare meals.  So it’s not unlike a DIY 4WD tour, except with the Dingo Fraser Island tour you have the benefit of a knowledgeable and experienced guide.

Unfortunately, the Dingos Fraser Island tour is not for kids – all guests must be 18+.

This 3 day Fraser Island tour starts from Rainbow Beach at 9.30 am and returns the following day around 4 pm.  Tours include all transportation costs, barge transfers, hotel transfers, 2 nights camp accommodation and food.

This tour starts at $459 per person.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Noosa To Fraser Island Tours

Located 90 minutes from Inskip, where you take the barge to Fraser, Noosa is also a popular place to start your Fraser Island tour.  In fact getting there is half the fun, given you can actually drive along the beach from Noosa all the way to Rainbow Beach.  From there it’s just a short drive to Inskip for the barge.

Keep reading below for our recommendations for Noosa – Fraser Island tours.

Day Trip to Fraser Island from Noosa

If you’re spending time in Noosa, a day trip to Fraser Island is a great day out with the kids.  Although it is a long day, it is still worthwhile for those short on time.  This day trip to Fraser Island from Noosa by Discovery is a great day trip covering all the main attractions.

During these Discovery Fraser Island tours, you’ll enjoy a swim at the iconic Lake McKenzie, cruise down 75 Mile Beach, learn the history of Central Station, explore Wanggoolba Creek and much more.  Throughout the day, your guide will help you spot wildlife such as the resident dingos and even whales from July to November. 

Noosa – Fraser Island tours depart daily from Noosa around 6 am and include hotel transfers, full day guided tour, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and all National Park fees.  You’ll be dropped off at your hotel around 5.30 pm.  

This Noosa to Fraser Island day trip starts at $195 per adult and $130 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

Brisbane to Fraser Island Tours

If you’re visiting Brisbane and wanting to check out Fraser for a few days, you’re in luck because there are a few companies that arrange tours starting from Brisbane.  Of course, you have to factor in the long 3 hour drive to and from Inskip, but it’s a great way to see the World Heritage listed Fraser Island for those short on time.

Keep reading below for our recommendations for Brisbane to Fraser Island tours.

2 Day Brisbane – Fraser Island Tour

Sunset Safaris offer a 2 day tour from Brisbane to Fraser Island, where you’ll spend time experiencing all the major tourist sites on Fraser Island.  Not only that but on the way, you’ll drive along the Cooloola Coast where you’ll get to see the stunning Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach and more.

Over the course of the 2 day Sunset Safaris Fraser Island tour you’ll see and experience all of the island’s highlights including 75 Mile Beach, Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek and Lake Birrabeen.  You’ll spend the night at Eurong Beach Resort, where you’ll also enjoy a buffet dinner.

The 2 day tour includes 1 nights accommodation, meals, guide and all other transportation costs.  The tour departs Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays all year, leaving the Brisbane Coach Terminal in Roma Street at 7.15 am and returning two days later at 6.30 pm.

This Brisbane – Fraser Island tour starts at $429 per adult and $409 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

3 Day Fraser Island Tour 

Kingfisher Bay Resort is a favourite for many families heading to the island.  This 3 day Fraser Island tour will have you spending two wonderful nights at the resort as well as a day trip where you’ll see all of the island’s highlights.

Upon arrival, relax around the Kingfisher Bay Resort.  You can enjoy the resort’s facilities or join in one of their various group activities.  

On your second day, you enjoy a full day tour exploring all of Fraser Island’s most popular sites on the 4WD Beauty Spots Tour.  Swim in Lake McKenzie, cruise along 75 Mile Beach, float down Eli Creek, see the Maheno Shipwreck, explore Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek.

Your third day you’ll check out early and take the 7.50 am barge across to Hervey Bay before making your way back to Brisbane.

This tour includes return transfers from Brisbane, full day tour of Fraser Island, breakfast daily, lunch during the day tour, 2 nights accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort and full use of all the resort’s facilities.  

This tour starts at $710 per adult and $360 per child.

Click here for more information about this tour.

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Hopefully you found this guide on the best Fraser Island tours helpful.  If you have more time, I highly recommend you do your own trip over to Fraser and stay a few days.  See our guide for things to do at Fraser Island with kids here and our guide on where to stay on Fraser Island here.

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