How to tour Fraser Island

24 of the best ways to tour Fraser Island

Quick and easy trips that you can make to Fraser Island.

Located off the eastern coast of Australia is one of the country’s most picturesque and idyllic locations, Fraser Island. This World Heritage-listed destination is like paradise on Earth. Speckled with over 100 freshwater pools, sandy beaches and arresting cliff faces, the island spans over 123 kilometres in length, and is the largest sand island in the world.

Each year, this mecca for ecotourism and camping draws 380,000 visitors to its shores to explore its landscape, bask in its sunshine, revel in its beauty and spot a dingo, making it an unmissable trip no matter who you are or what your travel style may be.

Have a few days to spare? Make a side trip to Fraser Island with a tour; you won’t regret it.


The best ways to tour Fraser Island from nearby locations

The closest airport to Fraser Island is in Hervey Bay, so if you’re flying in and planning to stay on the island you may need to book a shuttle or hire a vehicle to get to the Fraser Island Ferry at River Heads Jetty, which will take you to the island.

It’s important to note that on the island there are no roads or public transport, so it’s best that you either join a tour. Alternatively, if you are planning on visiting independently, hire a 4WD to get around. For this reason, it’s popular for visitors to organise tours from nearby cities to Fraser Island for one to two days.

Tour Fraser Island from Hervey Bay

One of the closest mainland suburbs to Fraser Island is Hervey Bay, making it a popular port of call for those seeking to book a day trip to the island.

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach
Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

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2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach
2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

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3 Day 2 night Fraser Island 4WD self-drive guided (tag-along) tour
3 Day 2 night Fraser Island 4WD self-drive guided (tag-along) tour

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Tour Fraser Island from Brisbane

In Brisbane with a couple of days to spare? A flight up to Hervey Bay only takes 50 minutes, though if you’d prefer to drive up there are plenty of tours that travel between the two locations.

3-Day Fraser Island ECO Tour - Ex Brisbane
3-Day Fraser Island ECO Tour - Ex Brisbane

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2-Day Fraser Island ECO Tour - Ex Brisbane
2-Day Fraser Island ECO Tour - Ex Brisbane

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Tour Fraser Island from Rainbow Beach

Beach hopping? Located just south of Fraser Island is Rainbow Beach, and if you’re feeling the need to do a bit of a beach crawl, a tour between the two should be right up your alley.

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach
Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

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3Day/2Night Fraser Island Wilderness Camping 4WD Adventure
3Day/2Night Fraser Island Wilderness Camping 4WD Adventure

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3-Day Fraser Island Tour with Kingfisher Bay Resort Stay from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach
3-Day Fraser Island Tour with Kingfisher Bay Resort Stay from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach

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The best Fraser Island tours, no matter your agenda

Whether you’re time-poor, eco-inclined or just want to jump into a 4WD adventure, these tours of Fraser Island are sure to suit your travel style.

Best Fraser Island day tours

Best Fraser Island two-day tours

Fraser Island 2 person Getaway - 2 Days
Fraser Island 2 person Getaway - 2 Days

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2-Day Fraser Island Lake McKenzie Self-Guided Hike from Hervey Bay
2-Day Fraser Island Lake McKenzie Self-Guided Hike from Hervey Bay

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2Day/1Night Fraser Island 4WD Adventure featuring accommodation @ The Beach House Hostel
2Day/1Night Fraser Island 4WD Adventure featuring accommodation @ The Beach House Hostel

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Best Fraser Island 4WD tours

Get Offroad Ready: Fraser Island 4WD Course from Hervey Bay
Get Offroad Ready: Fraser Island 4WD Course from Hervey Bay

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Small-Group Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Hervey Bay Including Indian Head and Champagne Pools
Small-Group Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Hervey Bay Including Indian Head and Champagne Pools

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Best Fraser Island camping tours

Overnight Fraser Island Camping Safari from Brisbane
Overnight Fraser Island Camping Safari from Brisbane

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3-Day Fraser Island Hiking and 4WD Adventure from Hervey Bay
3-Day Fraser Island Hiking and 4WD Adventure from Hervey Bay

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Best Fraser Island ecotours

3-Day Fraser Island ECO Tour - Ex Sunshine Coast
3-Day Fraser Island ECO Tour - Ex Sunshine Coast

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2-Day Fraser Island ECO Tour - Ex Brisbane
2-Day Fraser Island ECO Tour - Ex Brisbane

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Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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