Things to do in Fraser Island
  • Fraser Island Whale Watch Encounter

    Fraser Island Whale Watch Encounter

    This seasonal whale watching tour takes you aboard a 24-passenger sailing catamaran from Hervey Bay to Platypus Bay at Frasier Island. An immersive platform lets you observe a humpback whale underwater while you listen to sound waves by hydrophone. Morning and afternoon tea are served along with a buffet lunch and beverage during the full-day tour.

  • Big Perth (Private) Day Tour

    Big Perth (Private) Day Tour

    This is a private tour catering for 7 seats or less.Being in a private tour with a born & bred Perth local means you get to see a lot more. Tour buses cant get to where I take you either, and you dont wait for others to play catch up!The tour is popular for its…

  • Boutique Brisbane to Cairns Australian east coast tour – 8 Day small group

    Boutique Brisbane to Cairns Australian east coast tour – 8 Day small group

    Explore the East Coast of Australia in a small group, with a locally owned & operated company that loves nature, food, wine & the friendly faces that we work closely with. Includes nature based activities each day and the chance to relax with some “Me Time” too. Sleep well in hand picked 3 & 4…

  • 3 Hour Rainbow Beach Sea Kayak with Dolphins & 4×4 Beach Drive

    3 Hour Rainbow Beach Sea Kayak with Dolphins & 4×4 Beach Drive

    This tour is ideal choice for families and nature lovers with a unique wildlife experience in a protected Marine Park only accessed by 4X4 along the beach. Exploring the pristine Honeymoon Bay’s crystal clear waters on a expert guided sea kayak adventure tour. Dolphins, whales, sea turtles and rays are all frequent here.

  • 3 Day 4wd Tagalong Tour – Fraser Island

    3 Day 4wd Tagalong Tour – Fraser Island

    Discover beautiful Fraser Island with a Fraser Dingo 3 Day Tagalong Tour and be part of a unique and unforgettable 4WD adventure! Take turns driving a 4WD in a tag-along led by our experienced and knowledgeable guide. Swim at pristine locations such as Lake Birrabeen, Eli Creek and Lake Allom. Stop for photo ops at the Maheno shipwreck…

  • Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

    Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

    Watch whales dive and play on a whale-watching cruise from Hervey Bay. Cruising in a catamaran specially designed for whale watching, enjoy  encounters with majestic humpback whales from the viewing platform or underwater windows. Get more out of your wildlife encounter with experienced staff to guide you, and hear a detailed commentary about whales and…

  • Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch

    Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch

    Come and experience an up-close, personal whale encounter with strictly limited numbers. Includes whale swim encounter when possible.

  • Hervey Bay Fun Cruise

    Hervey Bay Fun Cruise

    Board the Amaroo for a fun, 3hr cruise from Hervey Bay along the West coast of stunning, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.The perfect way to spend a hot summer’s day out on the water soaking up the beautiful scenery. Or, if you’re in the mood for some fun, cool down in the water in our boom-net!Captain…

  • Lake McKenzie Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Hervey Bay

    Lake McKenzie Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Hervey Bay

    If your looking for an adventure this tour is for you. Visit the famous iridescent blue waters of Lake McKenzie. Unwind in style for an afternoon of leisure at Fraser Island’s top bucket list location. With plenty of time to relax and enjoy each of the sights and attractions, take it easy on this one…

  • 5 Night Bareboat Yacht Hire Onboard Indigo

    5 Night Bareboat Yacht Hire Onboard Indigo

    Set sail and explore the waters surrounding World Heritage-listed Fraser Island on board Indigo. You’ll get the chance to charter your own path, see towering coloured sand dunes, swim in crystal clear waters and relax in style.Indigo features two showers, a tender for any beach stopovers, a kitchen with all necessary cooking equipment, BBQ and…

  • Wang’ari Dreaming Bush Tucker Tour

    Wang’ari Dreaming Bush Tucker Tour

    Wang’ari Dreaming Cultural Tours are the only 100% Aboriginal Owned Tour Operator on the Fraser Coast!Learn the how Batjala (Butchulla) people gathered and cultivated food on Kgari (Fraser Island) and Batjala Djah (Wide Bay/Fraser Coast) for tens of thousands of years.Discover Native bush food plants and preparation methods as you walk with your guide through…

  • Full Day Tour by Seaplane to Rottnest Island Small Group Trip

    Full Day Tour by Seaplane to Rottnest Island Small Group Trip

    This small group full-day tour is the most exotic new way to experience Perth’s very own island paradise! You will travel in unique style within our luxurious state of the art Cessna turboprop seaplane to Perth’s most popular holiday destination. With an action-packed day of sightseeing, you will be professionally guided on the Rottnest Island Bayseeker…

  • Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour

    Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour

    Adventure through the diverse waterways of the Noosa Everglades, located within the heart of the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park during this 6-hour self-guided kayak tour. Witness native Australian animals in their natural habitat while immersing yourself in a gorgeous and remote environment. This is a well-supported tour with all of the…

  • 7 Night Bareboat Yacht Hire Onboard Indigo

    7 Night Bareboat Yacht Hire Onboard Indigo

    Set sail and explore the waters surrounding World Heritage-listed Fraser Island on board Indigo. You’ll get the chance to charter your own path, see towering coloured sand dunes, swim in crystal clear waters and relax in style.Indigo features two showers, a tender for any beach stopovers, a kitchen with all necessary cooking equipment, BBQ and…

  • Hervey Bay Ultimate Whale Watching Cruise

    Hervey Bay Ultimate Whale Watching Cruise

    Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Pacific Whale Foundation on the only whalewatch based on 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay. Aboard the small group (38 passengers maximum) vessel, Ocean Defender, with forward facing seats, plenty of room and shade, you’ll have a panoramic water-level “whale’s eye” view of all of the action from…

  • Sandy Straits Scenic & Wildlife Cruise

    Sandy Straits Scenic & Wildlife Cruise

    Our Sandy Straits Scenic & Wildlife cruise is a unique, 5hr cruise into the heart of the internationally protected Great Sandy Marine Park – the only tour to explore the southern expanses of the park. We’ll visit cultural and historic destinations such as; Woody Island, North White Cliffs, Ungowa and Garry’s Anchorage (located approximately halfway…

  • Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise

    Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise

    Reward yourself with this premium whale watching tour departing Hervey Bay on-board the Freedom III. There is plenty of time to witness close encounters and stunning behaviors of the majestic humpback whales whilst in the shelter of K’Gari(Fraser Island). Maximum 46 passengers, includes freshly baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch and fruit and cheese platter…

  • 7 Night Bareboat Yacht Hire Onboard Cattitude

    7 Night Bareboat Yacht Hire Onboard Cattitude

    All aboard Cattitude! This 42 foot luxury sailing catamaran is the perfect way to explore the Fraser Coast in style with enough room for everyone.Cruise around the beautifully calm waters surrounding Fraser Island and throughout the Great Sandy Straits with all the room and gear you could possibly need.This unique area offers prime sailing conditions…

  • Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail

    Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail

    Pink Queensland skies, crystal clear azure waters of Hervey Bay, and a cold glass of bubbles in your hand – it doesn’t get much better than this!The Champagne Sunset Sail on Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ luxury yacht offers a relaxing 90 minute sail of the Great Sandy Strait. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey…

  • Perth Kids Explorer (Private) Day Tour

    Perth Kids Explorer (Private) Day Tour

    My unique Kids Explorer Tours showcase some of the coolest kid friendly parts of our beautiful city. We all know the importance of play and safety and Perth is a very clean, safe and green family friendly place.Time with kids is precious and I try and make every moment special even if its in the…

  • Seaplane Flights Perth to Rottnest Island and return

    Seaplane Flights Perth to Rottnest Island and return

    The only aviation operator flying direct from Perth CBD, Swan River Seaplanes is an award-winning tour and transport operator specialising in exciting experiences amongst Western Australia’s most popular destinations!With our state-of-the-art seaplane departing from the heart of the Swan River, you will catch panoramic views of Perth city, Kings Park and Fremantle as you make…

  • Private Double Island Wildlife Tour – Noosa

    Private Double Island Wildlife Tour – Noosa

    Noosa’s most unique private tour – Ultimate wildlife & aquatic adventure with friends & family starts with our local expert guides taking you deep into the Great Sandy National Park on a thrilling 4X4 beach drive along Noosa North Shore to a remote tropical paradise known as Double Island Point. This unique location is only…

  • Pippies 3 Days 2 Nights Fraser Island Tour

    Pippies 3 Days 2 Nights Fraser Island Tour

    Fraser Island Tour HighlightsExperience the pristine beaches, amazing landscapes and abundant wildlife of Fraser Island as well as perfecting the art of driving on sand. Relax or party at our exclusive camping area, Cathedrals on Fraser. As Fraser Island’s only private campground, Cathedrals on Fraser offers a lush and pristine setting situated on 25 acres.Maheno…

  • 3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package

    3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package

    Experience the beauty of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island during a 3-day stay that includes a full-day sightseeing trip around the island. Travel by 4WD coach with an expert guide down Seventy-Five Mile Beach to Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck and Pinnacles. Then head inland to see Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, Pile Valley and Lake McKenzie. Swim,…

  • Remote Fraser Island & Whale Experience

    Remote Fraser Island & Whale Experience

    This is no ordinary Fraser Island and whale watching day tour.With Tasman Venture you can discover the hidden and remoteparts Fraser Island whilst marvelling at the acrobatics of thewhales in a comfortable and relaxing way.Explore the island while bush walking, snorkelling, kayaking andswimming. Our friendly, experienced and accredited staff willensure you have an unforgettable experience…


All about Fraser Island

When to visit

There’s really no bad time to visit Fraser Island, which is blessed with excellent weather all year round. Spring (September through November) offers the most comfortable temperatures, reduced humidity, and low rainfall. Winter (August to October) is best for wildlife watching, as that’s when you can see migrating humpback whales. Summer (December to February) offers the best birdwatching; it’s also the best time for swimming in Lake Mckenzie, Eli Creek, and the Champagne Pools.

Getting around

You’ll need four-wheel drive to get around Fraser Island (no other vehicles are allowed). If you are planning to bring a vehicle over from the mainland, expect to pay a fairly hefty toll, and be sure to book your spot on a ferry or barge well in advance. An easier option is to book a guided tour that departs from the mainland. Many options include transportation, visits to all the top attractions, and even overnight accommodations (if you book a multi-day visit).

Traveler tips

It’s not safe to swim in the ocean off of Fraser Island, but there are more than 100 lakes to explore. Lake McKenzie, which has a pure white-sand beach and sparkling water, is the most popular swimming lake on the island so you’ll need to get there early to beat the crowds. The red-hued Lake Boomanjin (which gets its color from the surrounding tea trees) offers a more peaceful setting as well as opportunities for swimming and kayaking.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Fraser Island a tourist attraction?

Australia’s Fraser Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its sandy beaches and rainforests offer the chance to explore pristine Australian nature. Tourists often visit the island to spot one of the island’s wild dingoes or to sleep under the stars at waterfront campsites.

Can you visit Fraser Island without a tour?

Yes—however, the island is only accessible by 4-wheel-drive vehicles, so you’ll need to bring your own vehicle across by ferry or rent one on the island. All vehicles need a permit to access the island. There are several options for accommodation, whether you prefer a campsite or a hotel.

How many days do you need on Fraser Island?

There’s always more to discover on Fraser Island, but two to three days gives you enough time to see the highlights. From the crystalline waters of Lake McKenzie to the rainforest that grows straight from the sand, Fraser Island offers a warm welcome.

What is the best time of year to go to Fraser Island?

The Australian spring (August–October) offers milder temperatures and lower humidity than the heat of summer. The spring is also dryer than summer, but it maintains a tropical warmth.

Can you go to Fraser Island without a 4WD?

No, the sandy roads of Fraser Island are only accessible by 4-wheel drive. There are many options for single and multi-day tours if you’d rather leave the driving to someone else.

What should I be careful of on Fraser Island?

Fraser Island is a quintessential Australian paradise, but it comes with classic Australian dangers, including jellyfish, riptide currents, and the occasional crocodile. The ocean isn’t safe for swimmers due to the powerful currents and population of sharks, but you can cool off in the many freshwater lakes on the island.