After we had heard so much about Fraser Island, we had to make a Fraser Island tour. Most of the tours start from Hervey Bay. That is why we were looking for a cheap campground there. We found the Torquay Campground. There was a backpackerdeal for $ 30 for two nights. Unbeatable!
Fraser Explorer Tour from Hervey Bay
A beautiful, azur fresh water lake in the middle of the island. We stopped here for an our to take fotos an freshen up in the lake. The sand is as fine and white as at Whitehaven Beach.
Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek
Lunch at the Eurong Beach Resort
At noon we stopped at Eurong Beach Resort. There was a buffet with something for everyone. The buffet was included in the price for the tour and you could eat as much as you wanted.
75 Mile Beach
Since it was very windy the day before, very loose sand was on the beach and the bus had difficulties not to get stuck. That’s why we always had to go as fast as possible and very close to the sea. A very interesting ride! At 75 Mile Beach you can get off the bus and make a 15-minute round trip by plane over the island. The flight costs 80 dollars and the plane starts and lands directly on the sand beach.
On the beach is also the famous wreck of SS Meheno. Here we stopped to take pictures.
Pinnacle Coloured Sands
At the Pinnacle Colored Sands we had only time for a few photos.
Our last stop was at Eli Creek. Here we got 30 minutes to freshen up in the glass-clear waters of the Eli Creek.
The 1 Day Fraser Explorer tour was a unique experience and we absolutely recommend it!
The bus driver drove us fast, but safely through the sandy island. You can not expect a comfortable bus ride, it’s more like an action-packed off-road tour. You have to buckle up at all times for a good reason.
The only downside: there is not enough time to look at everything, because otherwise it would not be possible in one day. If you have more time and the appropriate budget, you should definitely plan a multi-day tour on Fraser Island! As an alternative to the bus tour, you can also rent an off-road vehicle and explore the island on your own. But beware: the sandy off-road trails are not for the fearful!