Fraser Island Tours
The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is a World Heritage-listed sand dune haven just north of Brisbane, off the mainland Hervey Bay in Queensland. Sidling the Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Island offers a diverse island landscape stretching over 123 kilometres. From pristine white sandy foreshores to lush, tropical rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, coastal mangroves and exquisite freshwater swimming holes, Fraser Island is a slice of paradise, begging to be explored.
The home of Australia’s best nature experiences, Fraser Island is best known for its unique ecosystem. Not only is it the largest sand island in the world, but Fraser Island is also the only place on Earth where gangling rainforests grow from sand dunes at elevations of more than 200 metres. Ever heard of a perched lake? Fraser Island is also home to half the world’s perched lakes – these lakes refer to those that are naturally formed when depressions in sand dunes fill permanently with rainwater.
Fraser Island Tours
Just off the coast of Hervey Bay, the best way to experience the natural wonders of Fraser Island is with one of the many Fraser Island tours. With the help of a friendly, experienced and knowledgeable Wings tour guide, you can be sure that you’re getting to see the best parts of Fraser Island, as per a local’s understanding of the landscape.
Known as K’gari (meaning paradise) by its traditional owners, the Butchulla people, Fraser Island holds a special place in the culture of Indigenous Butchulla people and has been for well over 5000 years. K’gari contains more than 500 cultural sites with indigenous spiritual and social significance, many uncovered during a major archaeological project in 1976. Today, visiting the island will see you come across Butchulla cultural sites where you are asked to respect the history and deep cultural significance of the area. Built over thousands of years, beyond the ancient sand dunes and extensive stretches of beautiful shoreline, Fraser Island, or K’gari, offers an unprecedented and diverse landscape and wildlife habitat.
Fraser Island Adventure Tours
Explore the tropical sand dune rainforests, swim in the crystal-clear fresh waters of Lake McKenzie, watch a pod of whale’s swim by or FWD the length of the iconic 75-mile beach on one of the many Fraser Island adventure tours. Fraser Island is a natural wonderland, perfect for those who want to experience the rugged native landscape while swimming, camping, hiking or sightseeing.
With so many different landscapes, Fraser Island adventure tours are fantastic for the whole family. The Fraser Island Great Walk is a 90-kilometre track that winds between Dilli Village and Happy Valley, passing through the island’s most notable scenic sites. With several campsites along the way, this is the perfect adventure for overnight stays, 4WD exploration and even half-day scenic tours.
Fraser Island offers an abundance of freshwater swimming spots, between lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby, Eli Creek, the Champagne rock pools and the many sandy beaches of Fraser Island. The famed Lake McKenzie is a rare perched lake, with pristine white silica sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. A crowd favourite on the island, Lake McKenzie is perfect for lounging and soaking up the beautiful surrounds of Fraser Island. Eli Creek sits on the eastern beach of Fraser Island; with each hour that goes by, about 4 million litres of clear, fresh water being pumped from the creek into the ocean. Surrounded by a beautiful a boardwalk that follows the creek inland, Eli Creek is the perfect spot for a float to cool off.
Towards the ocean side of Fraser Island, you’ll find Lake Wabby. A favourite on our Fraser Island adventure tours, Lake Wabby is both a window and a barrage lake. A deep sand dune that borders deep, emerald waters, the dune is slowly moving into the lake and in centuries time will completely cover the water. Finally, Champagne Pools. These naturally formed rock pools are great for all types of adventurers – at low tide, you’ll find the pools lovely and calm, and at high tide, the waves crash over nearby rocks, filling the pool with champagne-like bubbles.
All of these beautiful swimming spots are just a small insight into what you get to experience on one of our world-famous Fraser Island tours. From young families to adventure seekers, couples and groups of friends, our Fraser Island tours will ensure you get to experience some of the most exquisite and beautiful natural wonders of the world.
Depending on which of the Fraser Island tours you decide to choose, the island offers camping, cabin and resort-style accommodation and sleeping arrangements to suit all types of travellers. A mere 40-minute boat ride from the mainland of Hervey Bay, there are Fraser Island tours for half days, full-day experiences and extended overnight stays. However, if you’re an outdoors lover, we guarantee you’ll want to spend more than a few hours marvelling at the natural beauty that is Fraser Island.
Best Fraser Island Tours with Wings
Wings are the leading tour operator in the area and provide the best Fraser Island tours for all types of travellers. Whether you want to spend your time on Fraser Island lazing in the natural swimming pools, hiking the trails of the Great Fraser Island Walk, or exploring the wondrous Maheno Shipwreck, we’ve got the perfect and best Fraser Island tours to suit your travel plans.
Visiting Fraser Island is one of the must-dos on the East Coast of Australia. Why not experience it with the best Fraser Island Tours operator – Wings Whitsundays Adventures! Wings is a locally owned and operated tour provider, offering day and overnight adventures throughout Australia and Fraser Island. Our tours are characterised as being the best Fraser Island tours that Queensland has to offer, where you will experience the natural beauty of the heritage-listed K’gari. Our team of local Fraser Island tour guides will help you to enjoy a luxurious, adventure-seeking and sun-soaked escape that you will never forget. Book your Fraser Island tours today with Wings Whitsunday Adventures.