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Fraser Island (K'gari): 2-Day Guided 4WD Tour with Camping

1. Fraser Island (K'gari): 2-Day Guided 4WD Tour with Camping

Explore the impressive landscape of K’Gari island, home to the Butchulla people, with a guided two-day four-wheel-drive tour. Drive to pristine lakes, sandy dunes, and historic shipwrecks. See K’Gari, also referred to as Fraser Island, at night with an overnight camping experience. Day 1:Start your adventure with a ferry ride to the world's largest sand island and traverse the eastern beach. Head to Lake McKenzie for lunch and quality time to swim. Get cozy in the evening around a campfire, hear tales of the local area, and satiate your sweet tooth with a classic marshmallow roast.  Day 2:Launch into the second day’s activities with a dip into the Champagne Pools. Learn all about the SS Maheno shipwreck before continuing to Eli Creek, perfect for another relaxing swim before ending at Freedom Rainbow Beach.

From Rainbow Beach: K'gari, Fraser Island 1-Day Coach Tour

2. From Rainbow Beach: K'gari, Fraser Island 1-Day Coach Tour

Rainbow Beach is a perfect spot for a beach holiday and ideally situated next to the world’s largest sand island. Make the most of this exceptional location, with a day trip to the world-famous Fraser Island. Learn fascinating facts about the island’s history, and its fauna and flora. Then stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient king ferns, towering ghost gums, and pine trees. Continue to Lake McKenzie and swim in the crystal blue waters or relax on the sandy beaches. On arrival at Seventy-Five Mile Beach you can choose to take a flight over the island, or float down Eli Creek and enjoy the crystal clear freshwater. Visit the Maheno Shipwreck and be sure to snap some photos of the rusting wreck. You’ll also see The Pinnacles Coloured Sands in all their glory and learn how these formations were created. A lunch at K'gari Beach Resort (formerly Eurong Beach Resort) provides an opportunity to stop at the general store gift shop. At the end of your tour, head back to Rainbow Beach and your accommodations.

Rainbow Beach: Kayaking with Dolphins and Beach 4WD Tour

3. Rainbow Beach: Kayaking with Dolphins and Beach 4WD Tour

Begin your 3-hour adventure with a 4WD beach drive in the Great Sandy National Park. Head to the spectacular Double Island Point to enjoy scenic views of Fraser Island and the colored sands of Rainbow Beach. Afterward, head out on a relaxed kayaking tour around the headland as you admire the beauty of the natural surroundings and take in the Double Island Point Lighthouse from a unique perspective. Keep an eye out for the curious bottlenose dolphin pods who are often seen in this area, feeding on large schools of fish. Also, see local and migrating wildlife, including humpback whales (June-November), turtles, manta rays, stingrays, soldier crabs in their thousands, and migrating sea birds.

Rainbow Beach: Horse Riding

4. Rainbow Beach: Horse Riding

Ride a gentle horse along the iconic Rainbow Beach and take in stunning views of the ocean and coastline. Enjoy an activity suitable for riders of all skill levels with qualified guides. Upon arrival at the riding center, be matched with an appropriate horse depending on your experience, weight, and height. All horses are highly trained, calm, and fitted with custom-made saddles. Enjoy riding along 5 kilometers of beautiful beach, where no vehicles are permitted. Learn about local history from your guides and discover the colored sands of Rainbow Beach. To ensure you have lasting memories of this experience, there will be photos taken which can be shared with you after you finish.

From Rainbow Beach: K'gari, Fraser Island 2-Day Coach Tour

5. From Rainbow Beach: K'gari, Fraser Island 2-Day Coach Tour

Gear up for two full days of fun and adventure on K'gari (Fraser Island). Your guide, a Fraser Island expert with local knowledge and a passion for the island, takes all the hard work out of navigating tides and terrain. Drive across sand tracks to explore beautiful, natural spots and listen to fascinating facts about the island’s history and flora and fauna in air-conditioned comfort. Keep your eye out for dingos and migrating humpback whales (July-November).   Depart Rainbow Beach at approximately 8:00 AM and travel to Inskip for the barge crossing to Hook Point on Fraser Island. On the island, check out the displays at Central Station and discover a former logging station. Stroll along the boardwalk of Wanggoolba Creek to uncover ancient king ferns before hiking through Pile Valley’s subtropical rainforest to see the island’s famous satinay trees.  Enjoy a revitalizing swim in the fresh, crystal-blue water of Lake Mckenzie. Then relax on the sandy white beaches of this picture-perfect dune lake. At Seventy-Five Mile Beach, tour the sandy highway, the “spine of Fraser Island,” running from Hook Point to Great Sandy Cape. During the journey, treat yourself to an optional scenic flight over the island.  Relax on the sandy banks of Eli Creek, wade through the shallow waters, or drift downstream on the fastest-flowing creek on the island — sure to revitalize your mind, body, and soul. Learn the intriguing history of Maheno Shipwreck, a once-proud passenger liner that was washed ashore in 1935 during a cyclone. The Pinnacles Colored Sands are one of Fraser’s most magical locations; hear about how these dreamy cliffs came to be.  See the spectacular Indian Head while cruising up 75 Mile Beach. Stimulate your senses in the Champagne Pools with a dip into a natural ocean jacuzzi. At Lake Wabby, swim in the emerald-green window lake and explore the only example of a barrage lake on Fraser Island, after trekking across the shifting sands of Hammerstone Sandblow.  The tour concludes with departure from Fraser Island on the second day at approximately 4:30 PM, arriving back at your accommodation in Rainbow Beach between 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM.

Noosa: Private Double Island Point Beach Adventure

6. Noosa: Private Double Island Point Beach Adventure

Depart Noosa in your private specialized 4X4 vehicle and experience the thrill of the Great Beach Drive. Drive along Teewah Beach that stretches over 50km to Double Island Point. Take in the stunning wind-swept cliffs towering over the beach and many different types of local flora and fauna. Discover the unique private Marine Park aquatic adventure that is only accessible at low tide. Here a variety of thrilling water activities are on offer, including surf lessons on Australia’s longest wave, kayaking tours, stand up paddle lessons and wildlife eco tours. Enjoy the turquoise waters of Honeymoon Bay with the activity of your choice. See local Bottlenose dolphins feeding and playing up close in the Marine Park. Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch at a scenic location in the national park. After lunch, enjoy the return trip along the Great Beach Drive back to your Noosa accommodation.

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What people are saying about Rainbow Beach

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Our driver/guide was Kev and his knowledge of Fraser was very comprehensive. He has spent many years on the Island. Very enjoyable tour and well worth time & money spent

Much better than expected. Pretty new off-road vehicle, experienced driver/guide, very organized itinerary, on time, and very very beautiful tour! Totally recommend it!

Kevin was such a good tour guide, 100% recommend going with him! He knew all about the island and had great knowledge

Great tour, got to see all forms of sea life and a fantastic way to see the area

Amazed at where those big buses could go A real I opener