Fraser Island

K'gari (Fraser Island) Explorer 2-Day Tour

Fraser Island, Australia
2 Day Fraser Island Tour from Hervey Bay

From $474.80

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up to 3 days in advance

  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Named K’gari by the land’s original owners, the Butchulla people, K’gari (Fraser Island) features more than 100 freshwater lakes, extensive rainforests, and giant sand dunes. Explore the island with an expert guide who leads rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, and the Hammerstone Sandblow, and provides swimming opportunities at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, the Champagne Pools, and Lake Wabby. Stay overnight at K'gari Beach Resort on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see the Pinnacles and Maheno shipwreck, and have the option to book a scenic sightseeing flight on this fun and informative two-day tour.
  • Visit Central Station and walk along picturesque trails through the rainforest by Wanggoolba Creek and Pile Valley.
  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake McKenzie, one of more than 100 freshwater lakes on K’gari.
  • Cross the Hammerstone Sandblow to reach Lake Wabby and wade into its emerald waters.
  • Climb to the top of Indian Head for magnificent views of the shoreline.

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD coach
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations
  • Overnight accommodation
  • National Park fees and fuel levies
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Lunch (2)
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Dinner (available to purchase)
  • Scenic flight (available through third party operator)

Meeting and Pickup

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Start time

07:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your two-day tour of K’gari (Fraser Island) departs from Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach (please make sure you book the correct departure location of where you are staying), and includes an overnight stay at K’gari Beach Resort, located next to the ocean on Seventy-Five Mile beach. The resort has one swimming pools, two bars, and a café. One breakfast, and two lunches are included

K’gari is a place unlike any other. Created over the millennia from sands drifting from the mainland, it is the largest sand island in the world and the only place where rain forest grows in sand. Your guide takes you to the island's top sites, including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Champagne Pools, Lake Wabby, Central Station, the Maheno shipwreck and the Hammerstone Sandblow. Travel by 4WD coach and learn from your guide about this amazing ecosystem during your two-day visit.
Day 1

K'gari Explorer Day 1 - Itinerary order dependent on tides

3 Stops

Lake Wabby

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Central Station Rainforest

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake McKenzie

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at K'gari Beach Resort. Offering triple, twin/double and single room accommodation in a standard hotel room.

Meals: Lunch

Day 2

K'gari Explorer Day 2 - Itinerary order dependent on tides

6 Stops

Seventy-Five Mile Beach

Admission Ticket Free

Eli Creek

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Maheno Ship Wreck

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

K'gari (Fraser Island)

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Indian Head

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Champagne Pools

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Please bring zinc sunscreen, hat and swimwear
  • Audio guides and scripts are available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Chinese via the K'gari Explorer Tours App.
  • Your accommodation will require a credit card pre-authorisation of AU$100 per day plus AU$200 refundable bond to a maximum of AU$500. In the event that no credit card is available, full payment and a bond deposit of AU$100 per day to a maximum of AU$500 is required.
  • Recommended for guests to bring their own front-facing infant seats. Limited child seats are available at an additional charge on request.
  • Please note we do not carry children under the age of 1 and no refund will be given.
  • Please note that Queensland law requires all guests travelling on our coaches to wear seat belts at all times, failure to do so could result in a Queensland Government fine.
  • This tour has separate departure locations depending on whether you are staying in Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach. Please make sure you book the correct departure location. If you are staying in Hervey Bay, select pick up from Buccaneer Drive. If you are staying in Rainbow Beach, select pick up from Rainbow Beach Road.
  • The commencement of hotel pickups is approximately 2 hours prior to the departure time of the tour, you must make telephone contact with the local service provider to book the pickup and verify the exactness of your pickup time, this must be done at least 48hrs prior to the departure.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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738 reviews
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Fraser Island was an adventure
Elena_S, Feb 2024
We booked the Explorer 2-Day Tour to make sure, that we get to see most of the highlights of Fraser Island. That was the right decision because you need much time of the day in the bus or on the ferry to get to your sightseeing spots. The Tour Guide was nice and we saw a lot amazing spots but we wish to got more Information of each spot for example how long we can spend time there, where are we going next, what to bring, etc. Our favorite spot was the champagne pools. We loved it there. It was also not easy to understand the strong accent of the tour guide when you are not a native speaker. The stay in the resort wasn't so enjoyable. Our room didn't have air con so it got stuffy in the night. The included lunch was nothing special and not worth it. We were a bit disappointed by that. The Dinner is not included in the package and you have to eat there because you don't have other options but the dinner was much better than the lunch. On the second day the lunch was just a sandwich. All in all we had a great time and would recommend the trip. It was a once in a lifetime experience to spend time on this wild island. But you should definitly bring your umbrella. The wheater changes very fast.
Awesome tour, mediocre hotel
fabriciosodano, Jan 2024
Mark the tour guide was excellent and the tour is really good. Unfortunately they put you in a room with no aircon and a slow turning ceiling fan that makes it impossible to sleep.
Danielle_D, Jan 2024
We rented a car, drove 6 hours to Rainbow Beach to be told there was an issue with our reservation and we would not be able to get on tour. I had received a text hours earlier with the confirmation of our booking and details for departure .... After many calls they FINALLY facilitated a refund, but offered nothing else. We will likely never be back in Australia so missed this experience. The company had the audacity to tell us that they could not do more for us, because it would be a financial hit to them. Terrible customer service.
Great tour, would not recommend Viator
Marjoke_v, Jan 2024
The tour itself was great, we saw dingoes, swam in beautoful lakes and had a great gime overall. However, next time I would not book through viator again. In the booking it said we could be picked up at rainbow beach, so that is where we were. As it turns out, this was the Hervey Bay tour and thus we should have been at the pick-up location there. This caused a lot off stress and a less enjoyable start to our tour than could have been. Therefore, be mindful when booking through Viator and if you can, book through the tour organization straight away.
Jason_G, Aug 2023
Had an absolute ball whole experience was amazing and tour guide mark really tops it off with his professional driving and stories
First of all we had a...
MOSHE_C, Aug 2023
First of all we had a wonderfull gide. Everithing worked perfect. The flight was wonderful to see the iland from adiferent perspective.
Judith_G, Aug 2023
We had a FANTASTIC time on a 2 day tour and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Everything was so good. We seen many Dingo's and some beautiful scenery. Our driver and tour guide was very knowledgeable. The 2 day tour is not rushed. Our over night stay at K'gari beach resort was beautiful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the staff at the resort were very friendly. We did our tour on the 7 & 8 August 2023. A GREAT TRIP....!!!! Thanks again to John our guide and all the staff at the resort. Judith & David.
Good experience
Verena_R, May 2023
Guy was a great guide - knowledgeable, humorous, very obliging. Enjoyed the scenery & activities. Only criticism was that food at resort was disappointing.
Good trip but 1 day would be enough
Leonie_S, Apr 2023
Too long drives in between activities. It was overall great to see Fraser Island but 1 day would have been enough. Due to high tide in the morning, we did the rock pools on the first day. We drove back and forth 2h to be there for 40mins. The guides were very knowledgeable, the accommodation was also good.
K'Gari, paradise indeed.
Paul_R, Jan 2023
The lake swims, Elli Ck and the rainforest walk. We had a great guide, full of stories about K'Gari, importantly the cultural history of the Butchulla people, as well as what has happened to the island since, and all the information you could want. Thanks Steve.
Amazing experience
Joanne_M, Jan 2023
Our tour guide Mark was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about Fraser Island and you could tell he was truly passionate about his job. The stops on the tour were all breathtaking. You have to see Fraser Island in real life to appreciate its beauty. We had a brilliant time and would recommend everyone to do it.
Terrible experience. Never book anything from Viator.
James_C, Aug 2022
We almost missed tour because we couldn’t find the picking up bus. Tried to call the agent phone number but couldn’t dial through because that’s outside of your operating hours (8:00 am Australia eastern time). We were waiting for someone from the agent or tour operator to call us but nobody called us.
A wonderful experience
Tam_L, Jul 2022
I had a bit of trouble finding where to be pickup on the 1st day. After that everything was smooth and beautiful. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. We saw dingos at the beach, visited beautiful rainforest with unreal streams, climbed sand dunes, saw stunning lakes and dipped into champagne pools. Loved every minute of it.
A world away
Terry_H, Jul 2022
Forest /tall trees ,lakes -clean clear pristine waters , birdlife, plastic pollution on the beaches (embarrassment for Australia and maybe its neighbours ) coastal scenery in the north
Non stop few days
Georgina_E, Aug 2021
Tour guide Wozza was extremely knowledgeable and non-stop gave us info about the island and where we were. Lake Mackenzie is stunning. The plane ride was so fun, despite not seeing any marine life. Food at the resort was good, big portions. No wifi or signal on the island (only where the ferry is).
Relaxing family friendly two days
Isaac_W, Dec 2020
I was with Murry for this two days tour. He handled everything so well. From the way he found the late people to the effort he had to get a vegan cake for me, to the patience he had to answer some questions about trees, he was such a lovely tour guide. We started with lake McKenzie then another lake with nice sands on the first day. The second day were the vessel, pool and the creek. To be fair everything can be quickly done in one day but two days are more relaxing. The accommodation was nice but only Telstra had reception.
Best way to do 4wd adventure
Neil_D, Dec 2020
The overall experience was excellent from tour guides, meals, activities, would recommend to everyone.
value for money
Neil_D, Nov 2020
Lake McKenzie and champagne pools informed guide good food not rushed lake wabbie walk not for people who have low fitness levels
Fraser Tour highly recommended
JackieUK, Feb 2020
Thought this was expensive when booking but it was worth every penny. From pickup at Rainbow Beach (picked up outside Rainbow Getaways Holiday Apartments also recommended) to accommodation and sightseeing everything was very professional and we had a great time. Accommodation on Fraser was basic but clean and adequate. Food was excellent. Drivers very informative and added to a great experience.
Fraser Island Tour
pkflyings, Feb 2020
This was a great 2 day tour! The only thing I was unhappy with was the accommodation, it was not clean. The resort itself was nice, the food was good, the staff was friendly. Loved every minute of our tour, Warren was a great tour guide!

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