Hervey Bay is a 3½ hour drive north of Brisbane, on the east coast travellers route between Sydney and Cairns. Oz Experience or any of the major coach operators have daily transfers to and from Hervey Bay. Also accessible via rail and direct flights from Brisbane and Sydney.
Rainbow Beach is approximately 3 hours drive north of Brisbane. Print directions and choose the best route for your trip with Fraser Island Google Map.
Coach Pick-Up / Drop Off Times
Courtesy coach transfers are available from your accommodation. Approximate pick up and drop off times are listed below, with specific times for each location to be confirmed at the time of booking.
Hervey Bay: pick ups from 7.00 - 8.00am / drop off next day from 5.30 - 6.00pm.
Rainbow Beach: pick ups from 7.30 - 8.00am / drop off next day from 4.30 - 5.00pm.
You'll need to have a day pack ready when you board the bus for the first day's tour - don't forget to pack swimwear, towel, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, water bottle and comfortable walking shoes. Beach sandals or similar footwear are adequate for all the walks. Fraser Explorer Tours' tours are all-inclusive however you may wish to bring some money for drinks, souvenirs or optional activities, eg- scenic flight.
Average summer temperature 29°C (86°F), average winter temperature 22°C (72°F). Bring warmer clothing for cool winter nights.
Fraser Explorer Tours offer a range of accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort to suit all types of travellers - singles, couples, families or small groups. You have the choice of standard quad-share (two double bunks) or twin/double rooms motel-style accommodaiton (a double and a single bed). All rooms have a private bathroom with shower and tea/coffee making facilities.
If you're travelling with friends or family, for a littel extras, you can upgrade to a quad-share two-bedroom apartment. These roomy apartments have a double bedroom, twin bedroom, full kitchen and bathroom, lounge room with TV and a private balcony.
All set meals are included in your Fraser Explorer Tour.
Lunch on the first day is a buffet lunch at the Eurong Beach Resort.
Dinner is buffet style at the resort, and alternates between 3 themes - Aussie, Mexican or Mediterranean, all with soup, hot and cold dishes, dessert, tea & coffee.
In the morning a hot & continental buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant from 6.30 - 8.00am. Breakfast includes cereal, toast & condiments, fresh fruit, bacon & eggs, sausages, baked beans, hash browns, juice, tea & coffee.
On the second day, Fraser Explorer 2 Day Tours travellers will be served picnic lunch.
Air Fraser operate scenic flights over Fraser Island. These can be booked during the tour, weather and tide permitting.
Ask your guide for details.
Advanced Ecotourism is awarded to Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products which provide an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving Best Practice by using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.
Advice For Pregnant Travellers And People With Medical Conditions
As this tour is off-road on sand tracks and conditions can be rough at times, we advise all pregnant travellers and people with medical conditions seek medical advise before booking this tour.
What Is Ecotourism?
Ecotourism is tourism in a natural area that offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with an operator that uses resources wisely, contributes to the conservation of the environment and helps local communities.