Located 200km north of Brisbane, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island (now known by its traditional name, K’gari) is the largest sand island in the world and a Fraser Island Explorer Tour is one of the best ways to see it. Imagine white surf beaches, cliffs of coloured sands, ancient rainforests, fast-flowing creeks desert-like sand blows and crystal-clear freshwater lakes.
It’s a long, narrow island, in some places just one kilometre from the mainland. A place where you need to keep an eye out for dingoes and birds of prey. Where the beach is a highway for 4WD enthusiasts who arrive by ferry to camp and throw a line in for some of the best fishing in the world. And where visitors can fly in by light aircraft landing right on the beach!
Travel from Brisbane to K'Gari (Fraser Island) to enjoy all this island has to offer with unique wildlife encounters, eco-friendly accommodation, off road safari tours and an cruise an eco marine adventure. The UNESCO-awarded Great Sandy Biosphere is not a sight to miss all whilst staying at K'Gari Beach Resort!
Unpack once at our waterfront hotel in stunning Hervey Bay to discover whales, wilderness and much more. We’ll see these majestic creatures up close on a whale watching cruise, take a 4WD adventure on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, taste Bundaberg’s famous rum at the distillery, ride the historic Mary Valley Rattler and visit the informative Hinkler Hall of Aviation as we delve into all this region has to offer.
K'gari Explorer Tour (formerly Fraser Island Explorer Tour) is a one-day adventure through a World Heritage-listed wonder.
This off-road adventure will take you through tall rainforests with rare king ferns growing (amazingly) in the sand. You’ll drive along 120 kilometre beach, the island’s ‘beach highway,’ discover sheltered bays, and climb Indian Head to spot sharks, dolphins, stingrays, turtles, and schools of fish. You’ll learn the history of the Maheno Shipwreck, once a luxury cruise liner. The ship washed ashore in 1935 and is now one of the most photographed icons on the island.
On the tour, you’ll stop at Lake McKenzie - Fraser Island's famous swimming spot. Although the island is completely formed by sand and surrounded by salt water, it has more than 100 freshwater lakes, streams, and tributaries. Lake Mackenzie is one of the most beautiful on the island and its white silica sand shore and crystal-clear blue water invite you to wade in and cool down on a balmy Queensland day.
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In 1992, K'gari (Fraser Island) was inscribed on the World Heritage List in recognition of its natural values and in 2007, it was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List.
Along the way, your Fraser Island Explorer Tour guide will share stories of how Fraser Island was named K'gari by its people at least 5,000 years ago. The name comes from an Aboriginal Dreamtime story about a goddess named K'gari who fell in love with the earth and never wanted to leave. Most people who visit the island today feel the same way.
On a K’gari (Fraser Island) Explorer Day Tour, led by an award-winning touring team, you’ll visit the island’s iconic sights traversing rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, peat swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths all while learning of the island’s history, ecology, wildlife as well as some interesting local tales.
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