OVERVIEW

Solos Only

Join a small group with highlight experiences including a whale watching cruise and a 4WD adventure, plus enjoy guided walks and fully accommodated resort stays. 

Fraser Island is a World Heritage-listed Island, the largest sand island in the world stretching over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point.  It is at the start of the Great Barrier Reef, and is a rare and beautiful holiday destination.  Fraser Island offers untamed wilderness and rugged, natural charm.

Once here, slip into island living and explore the hundreds of tracks which criss-cross the world's largest sand island.  Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests, which flourish in dune valleys, coloured sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach or the mirrored lakes, ringed with gold, which tempt even the most reluctant swimmers.

Nature’s art-gallery turns on seasonal exhibitions: wild spring flowers, lazy summer days, the colours of autumn and wintry wilderness. And all this is just a 45-minute flight from Brisbane and a short hop from Hervey Bay on the stunning Fraser Coast.

Experience the excitement for solo travellers that this island has to offer.

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INCLUSIONS

  • 3 nights resort hotel accommodation, Eurong Beach Resort
  • 2 nights resort hotel accommodation, Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • 5 x buffet breakfasts
  • 4 x lunches
  • 3 x morning teas
  • 5 x dinners
  • Complimentary sunset drink
  • 4WD Island transfers as detailed on itinerary
  • 4WD tour to Champagne Pools
  • Half day whale watching cruise
  • Return passenger ferry transfers

Not included: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Itinerary

  • Visit beautiful Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island
  • Walk through the forest and see the beautiful emerald green Lake Wabby
  • Trek over Hammerstone Sandblow
  • Take a dip in Eli Creek
  • Visit the Maheno Shipwreck
  • See the coloured sands of The Pinnacles
  • Visit the Champagne Pools
  • A highlight dinner at Seabelle restaurant, Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • Whale watching cruise; on the calm safe waters of Platypus Bay
  • One way transfer from Hotel to airport on departure
  • Enjoy relaxing resort accommodation 

Pre Tour Stay
Consider arriving a day before the tour starting date, or enjoy a stopover.  You can relax and refresh after a long flight.  The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.

DAY 1
Arrive To Fraser Island

Arrival to Hervey Bay is by your own arrangement. 

Your holiday will commence with a ferry from the Mainland, River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek at 4pm.  It’s just a half hour ferry ride from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek. 

You will then be transferred by 4WD to Eurong Beach Resort, located approximately 1 hour away.

Tonight enjoy a buffet dinner at your hotel with your group. As a note, the group is at their leisure this evening, and you meet your guide tomorrow, day two of the itinerary.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2 
Lake Wabby, Hammerstone Sandblow and 75 Mile Beach

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel.

This morning you will meet with your guide to commence your beach walk to One Tree Rocks. After a brief rest stop, you will continue to Hammerstone Sandblow.  Here you will trek over one of Fraser's vast desert-like sand blows to the beach.

Continue the walk through the forest to the beautiful emerald-green Wabby, Fraser's deepest lake and a favourite swimming hole.  It's so completely different to the rest of the island's lakes and a real favourite of the locals.  Here you’ll have time for a swim and enjoy a picnic lunch.

After lunch make your way back to the Resort with your guide.

Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking Distance: 12.2km
Walking time: 5.5 hours

DAY 3
Pile Valley to Lake McKenzie

Buffet breakfast at your hotel.

This morning you will be transferred to Pile Valley.  It is here you will get the opportunity to check out the giant Satinay trees and imagine their timbers lining the Suez Canal.  From Pile Valley you will walk to Central Station.  There are no trains or whistles here - just peaceful, ancient rainforest and the reminders of a former, once bustling logging camp. It’s then onto Lake McKenzie, With its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, picture perfect Lake McKenzie is even prettier than the postcards...... you won't be able to resist a dip.  Enjoy a swim in this beautiful lake.

Enjoy lunch by the lake before transferring back to the resort. 

This afternoon is yours to enjoy the Island at leisure.

Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking Distance: 9.1km
Walking time: 4.5 hours

DAY 4
Champagne Pools, 75 Mile Beach & transfer to Kingfisher Bay Resort

After breakfast, we depart Eurong Beach Resort for a Beauty Spots Tour. Make sure you have your bags packed as they are transferred to Kingfisher Bay Resort, where you stay for the next two nights.

On your 4WD adventure today, you will visit sites on the island including Red Canyon and The Pinnacles. With all the colours of the rainbow (well just the reds, oranges, ochres and creams really) these vibrant sand cliffs are a favourite photo stop.  See the Maheno Shipwreck, washed ashore during a cyclone in 1935, this rusting wreck is one of Fraser Island's iconic photo stops. 

You will arrive at the Champagne Pools around 10.30am, where you can enjoy the scenery of these bubbling ocean rock pools.  Then start your walk around 11am for Waddy Point.  Once you arrive here you will enjoy some lunch and take in the beautiful views. 

On the return leg, there will be a stop at Indian Head, here you can climb to the top of this rocky headland for awesome island and ocean views.  The final stop today will be Eli Creek, a great spot for a refreshing dip. Float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek - which pours out 80 mega litres of water daily - to the seaside.

At the end of the day, around 5pm we check in to Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Dinner tonight is at the resort restaurant, Maheno.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking Distance: 5.4km
Walking time: 3 hours

DAY 5
Whale Watching 

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel.

HIGHLIGHT EXPERIENCE
After breakfast we make the most of the Whale season.  We travel to the calm safe waters of Platypus Bay, on Fraser Island's western side, a prime Whale Watching spot. Each year from August through to late October, thousands of Humpbacks head north to the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef. 

On their migration south, they stop to rest, play and sing, and nurture their calves in Hervey Bay - one of only two places in the world where they do this - it's the one of the reasons why the whale watch operator we work with offers a money-back guarantee if you don't sight whales.  This year we're expecting a bumper crop of migrating whales to pass by our shores - it's a pretty amazing spectacle.

Upon returning to the Island, lunch will be at our hotel.

This afternoon we commence our walk via McKenzie’s Jetty and Z Force Fraser Commando School. The school once functioned as an important part of Australia's Special Operations programme during World War II.  There will be some time to look around as the ranger guides you through some of the history of the school.

This afternoon enjoy a Sundowner at the Sunset Bar. Dinner tonight will be a two course dinner at Seabelle Restaurant, the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant. The chef draws inspiration from Fraser Island’s indigenous Butchulla tribe - crafting his menus to blend seasonal, local produce, fresh seafood, Australian bush tucker and island living.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking Distance: 6.4km
Walking time: 2.3 hours

DAY 6
Depart Fraser Island

Enjoy buffet breakfast at your hotel. 

You will be transferred to the ferry terminal for your ferry across to the mainland.

The ferry departs at 10.30am and arrives into River Heads at 11.15am.  If your flight departs at any other time, other ferries depart at 7.50am, 2pm, 5pm and 8.30pm from the Island to the mainland.  We recommend taking a flight after 12.30pm.

Meals: Breakfast 

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel

Star Rating

Eurong Beach

Eurong Beach Resort

3 star

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Kingfisher Bay Resort

4 star

Eurong Beach Resort

Kingfisher Bay Resort

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

EURONG BEACH RESORT, FRASER ISLAND
Check In: 26 August 2018 – 3 nights

Right on the eastern beach of Fraser Island the resort is only accessible by four-wheel-drive.

Eurong Beach Resort is the hub for day tours, safaris and the perfect beach-front base for four-wheel-driving adventures, fishing holidays and exploring Fraser Island. Close by are the rainforests around Pile Valley and Central Station and beautiful, fresh-water lakes with white sandy beaches.

KINGFISHER BAY RESORT, FRASER ISLAND
Check In: 29 August 2018 – 2 nights

Kingfisher Bay Resort was voted the Best Beach Resort in Australia by 'Discovery's Travel Channel' and has won six Australian Tourism and nine Queensland Tourism Awards. The stunning property, complete with mirror lakes and waterholes, blends seamlessly with the island's sensitive ecological systems.

 

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.


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GETTING THERE

ARRIVE TO:  Hervey Bay, QLD
DEPART FROM: Hervey Bay, QLD

River Heads is the mainland ferry terminal which is located 20 minutes south of Hervey Bay.  There are three return ferry services which depart daily and arrive on the Western side of Fraser Island.  From Hervey Bay airport, it is 11.4kms and takes around 14 minutes by taxi or limousine services.

On arrival to Hervey Bay airport, please make your way to:

River Heads Mainland Reception
Shop 7/54 River Heads Village,
River Heads Road,
River Heads Queensland 4655

Guests are advised to arrive at the mainland reception 40 minutes prior to ferry departure for check in. A courtesy shuttle from the Mainland Reception to ferry will leave 10 minutes prior to ferry departure time.

ABOUT ARRIVAL
A group transfer has been arranged for the group arrival onto Fraser Island on the 4pm ferry.  Once on the island, your transfer will pick up our group from the ferry and take you to Eurong Beach Resort where you will spend the first 3 nights.  If you wish to travel on another ferry to the island, this can be arranged, however there will be a transfer fee for a pick up to take you to Eurong Beach Resort.  Speak to one of our friendly staff if you’d like a quote.

Please see below for ferry times:

FERRY TIMES

FERRY DEPARTURES FROM RIVER HEADS TO WANGGOOLBA CREEK:
from River Heads daily:

Depart 8:30am                 
Depart 10:15am              
Depart 4:00 pm            

The journey takes approximately 45 minutes.

ABOUT DEPARTURE
Upon your departure,  walk from Kingfisher Bay Resort to the Ferry terminal (this is a short walk which will take no more than 5-10 minutes).  The ferry will depart at 10.30am on the 31 August.  If you wish to travel on another ferry to the island, this can be arranged.

FERRY DEPARTURES FROM KINGFISHER BAY RESORT TO RIVER HEADS:
from Kingfisher Bay Resort wharf:

Depart 7:50 am                
Depart 10:30am
Depart 2:00pm                 
Depart 5:00pm                 
Depart 8:30pm                 

The journey takes approximately 50 minutes.

PRE / POST ACCOMMODATION
If you have chosen to do a pre night on the island, we can arrange the ferry time accordingly.  However, there will be an additional transfer fee (approx.. $120) to get you from the ferry to the Resort.

If you have decided to add on additional nights at the end of the tour, we can arrange the ferry to fit in with your plans.  Speak to one of our consultants for more information.

DRIVING FROM BRISBANE
Travel north on the Bruce Highway to Maryborough then follow the signs to Hervey Bay. You will come to a well signposted right hand turn to River Heads. Follow this road and signs to River Heads. You will end up in the barge ramp car park the ticket office is on the right.

DRIVING FROM HERVEY BAY
From Boat Harbour Drive, you will need to turn on to Elizabeth Street at the roundabout near the Urangan Woolworths and follow this road past airport. Please turn left on to River Heads Road (which is signed and may come up in electronic GPS navigation systems as Ariadne Road) and follow the road all the way to end to arrive at ferry loading area. The Ticket Hut will be located on your right hand side.

AIRPORT TRANSFER – HERVEY BAY
Transfers from Hervey Bay Airport cost around $23 per passenger.  Hervey Bay Limos will meet you in the Arrivals Hall and transfer you to the Mainland Reception for the next available ferry service. Kingfisher Bay Resort's shuttle bus will complete the return leg back to the airport.

TAXI SERVICES – HERVEY BAY TAXIS
A taxi can drive you to the ferry terminal. It takes approximately 15 minutes to get to River Heads mainland ferry terminal and will cost around $20.  Contact Hervey Bay Taxi’s on 131 008.

AIRPORT TRANSFER – BRISBANE
A coach shuttle transfer from Brisbane to the Mainland Reception for the next available ferry service will cost $109 each way per passenger.

For more information CLICK HERE

 

Some information from this page has been sourced from other websites, including the Airport information. Content is provided as a guide only.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 
You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 16 travellers. This tour is exclusively for single-solo travellers.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
Basically any fit and healthy person can participate. This trip includes some walking, mostly half days and one day of walking around 12 kilometres in distance.  

This tour is set at a reasonable pace, and while on the walking tours, there is always time for a rest stop.  Fraser Island is a sand island, so a lot of the walking will be on sand. 

If you can walk upwards of 12 kilometres or more in a day, carrying a lightweight day pack you will find the walking activity totally achievable. The minimum requirements to participate are being able to carry a 5 kilogram backpack (that holds your lunch, water, camera, rain jacket plus a few other personal effects).

You also need to be aware that while we typically walk on well forged walking tracks, the quality and the degree of difficulty on these tracks varies a lot. You may find the tracks rocky and “lumpy” underfoot, soft and sandy or muddy and slippery. The prevailing weather can make a track that is typically dry and firm wet and muddy.

You will also, a times, find there is the need to be able to negotiate obstacles such as fallen trees, or sections of scree, or steep steps. None of these would be enough to preclude a healthy and able-bodied individual but they can challenge. So please come along with not only the right footwear and raingear and clothing, but also the right frame of mind.

ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.

RANGER GUIDE
This is a private group tour with local guide. Your guide is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services. 

TRANSPORT
Transport is by a private 4WD vehicle and Fraser Island vehicle barges and passenger ferry services run daily from River Heads, south of Hervey Bay to Fraser Island.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
Due to Australian Workplace Health & Safety requirements, the maximum acceptable weight for any single piece of luggage is 25 kgs.

ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET
Visitors who are with Telstra will get some reception along 75 Mile Beach and in some of the other areas on the Island, so you can receive text messages, check emails and make phone calls at least once a day. Anyone who is on a network other than Telstra is unlikely to get any phone reception at all.  You can pick up a Telstra sim card at your local Office works and other retailers, then top up as little as $10 so you have some mobile phone reception when you Fraser Island.

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'Fraser Island is a must see destination.'

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