What To Do

Fraser Island Tours

Leave the driving to someone else and take a day or 2-3 day Fraser Island Tour and see all the major sites including Lake McKenzie and Indian Head with an expert local guide.

Tours operate daily from Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach and include: courtesy pickup from your accommodation, all meals and multi-share accommodation for 2-3 day tours.

Click on the links below to book a tour or get itineraries and more details.

Fraser Explorer Day Tour ex-Hervey Bay
Fraser Explorer 2 Day Tour ex-Hervey Bay

Fraser Explorer Day Tour ex-Rainbow Beach
Fraser Explorer 2 Day Tour ex-Rainbow Beach

Fraser Island Cool Dingo Tour

Kingfisher Bay Resort also does a variety of one day and half day tours for guests.

Whale Watching

Hervey Bay is regarded as the Whale Watch Capital of the World, not just because of the numbers of whales, but also because of the whale watching occurs in the calm, safe waters protected by Fraser Island.

More than 1500 humpback whales visit Hervey Bay on their migration south to the Antarctic in August September and October. Humpbacks can stay in the sheltered lee of Fraser Island for two days or two weeks. 

Strict regulation ensures whale watch boats, pleasure craft, swimmers and aircraft all stay at least 300 metres from the whales and do not cause the whales to alter direction, speed or behavior or the split pods.

4WD- ing

Fraser Island is strictly four-wheel-driving territory. Seventy-Five Mile Beach is an actual highway that runs up the surf side of the island. Four-wheel-drives share the highway with Air Fraser planes making joy flights. Sand tracks cross the island linking lakes and rainforests.

Driving conditions vary with weather and tides. Speed limits are 35kmh on inland roads and 80kmh on the Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Normal road rules apply. Carry essential spares as well as a towrope, spade, water and first aid kit.

Vehicle access permits are required for all vehicles entering the island. Permits may be obtained from River Head Barge landing, at Kingfisher Bay Resort reception and at Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service offices including Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Rainbow Beach.

Fishing

Fraser Island's famous 75-Five Mile Beach is right on the action for some of the best beach fishing in the world.

Surf gutters along the ocean beaches provide all-season angling. Whiting and bream are plentiful in the gutters in warmer months and swallowtail can be caught all year round.

The tailor season in winter sees dozens of fishing groups along the beach. All the usual rock species can be caught off the headlands from Indian Head to Waddy Point.

Trailer boats can be launched in the calm water behind Indian Head and Waddy Point.

Off shore, both northern coral and southern reef species can be found.

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