Discover the world's largest sand island on a one-day 4WD adventure. Led by an experienced local guide, you’ll see K'gari's iconic sights on a curated itinerary of highlights such as Lake McKenzie, World Heritage-listed rainforest, 75 Mile Beach, Eli Creek and the historic Maheno Shipwreck.
Day Tour departing Rainbow Beach
From $259.00 / Adult
From $159.00 / Child (4-14 yrs)
All prices are per person and include GST.
- Full-day guided 4WD coach tour with expert commentary.
- Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from select Rainbow Beach locations.
- Return ferry transfers.
- Lunch at K’gari Beach Resort.
- National Park fees and fuel levies.
- Foreign Language app is available. Download the K'gari Explorer Tours app from your preferred app store for Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Chinese translation.
A former logging station that housed schools and shops for the bustling timber industry is now a tourist stop. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Flooded Gums and Pine trees.
Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora)
K'gari's most iconic, picture-perfect swimming spot! Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear blue fresh water and relax on the sandy white beaches.
75 Mile Beach
As you travel along this golden beach highway, you may spot dingoes, birds of prey flying above, or humpback whales, migrating down the coast (between July – October).
Float gently down this tranquil, tree-lined creek with four million litres of fresh water flowing into the Pacific Ocean every hour.
Marvel at the rustic wreck of the Maheno, which washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935. It’s one of K’gari’s most recognisable sites.
The Pinnacles Coloured Sands
Learn about these radiant, cliff-like sand formations and the Indigenous Dreamtime stories that surround them. Get up close and experience the spectacular 72 shades of rare red, orange and yellow sands.
PLUS - Take your adventure to new heights, with an optional scenic flight with Air Fraser, and witness the world’s largest sand island from above. It’s the perfect add-on to your tour! Subject to weather and availability. (Additional cost applies)
At the end of the day, you’ll return to Rainbow Beach with a complimentary drop-off at one of our select locations.
Itineraries are subject to change.
Self-Driving: Rainbow Beach is approximately 3 hours by car north of Brisbane. 1.5 hours south of Hervey Bay and 2 hours north of Sunshine Coast. Meet your guide at 36 Rainbow Beach Road for a prompt departure.
Courtesy Transfers: If you require a courtesy transfer from select locations in Rainbow Beach, please enter your pick-up location at the time of booking.
Rainbow Beach: Tours depart daily from Rainbow Beach (via Inskip Point).
A day bag with:
✔ Insect repellent
✔ Walking shoes or thongs
✔ Essential medication
✔ Reusable water bottle
Your guide takes all the hard work out of navigating tides and terrain. They are the K'gari experts with local knowledge and an unmatched passion for the island. They’ll drive you across the sand tracks to explore some of the most beautiful, natural spots while providing fascinating facts about the island's history and flora and fauna, all in air-conditioned 4WD comfort.