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Day trip from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island

December 19th, 2009

Hervey Bay is the best point to prepare a trip to Fraser Island and a great tour operator is Fraser Island Explorer if you're looking for a good day trip. We picked up their brochure after reading about them in the Lonely Planet and didn't regret booking it. At first we had some doubts about going on a day trip or staying a few days on the island but once we got to Fraser Island we were so happy to have chosen the day trip.

Fraser Island is gorgeous but public transport is completely absent and the only way to get through the island is by a high clearance 4 WD because not only are all the roads unsealed but they actually consist in mull sand and even the enormous tour trucks got stuck during the day.

On the Ferry to Fraser Island On the Ferry to Fraser..

Luckily ours didn't and we had a lot of fun during the bumpy ride while spotting other less fortunate fellow travellers..:)

The tour is just perfect and takes you along all the major attractions that Fraser Island has to offer. From the ferry dok in Kingfisher Bay we headed to the Wanggoolba Creek for some walks through the rainforest alongside the transparent creek. We tried to spot the wild dingo, native to Fraser Island, but we only got to see some lizards and lost birds.

After that stopover we headed to the Eurong Beach Resort for some lunch which was included in the Fraser Island Explorer Day Tour. The Eurong Resort looks like a little western town with its own gas station, bakery and souvenir shop and the guide will give you plenty of time to explore the resort and do some shopping.

The resort is located on the Seventy-Five Mile Beach and after lunch the tour proceded with a ride on the long stretched white sands driving up to Eli Creek.

Departures for Fraser IslandDepartures for Fraser Island

This amazing creek is formed on the beach and has formed a sort of lagoon for passing tourists and locals to swim in and cool off. After a half an hour break we moved up to the Moheno Shipwreck and the coloured sands of the Pinnacles more up north the Seventy-Mile Beach. For those interested there was also the possibility to observe the island from a birds eye by taking a scenic flight (15 minutes, 70 AUD pp) but for us the bus ride through Fraser ocean's waves was scenic enough:)

From the beach we made our way through some thick rainforest to get to Fraser Islands most popular and amazing attraction, Lake McKenzie. The place is simply breathtaking and just as beautiful as the postcards promise you.

Getting off the ferry @ Fraser Island Getting off the ferry @..

We stayed here for quite some time to relax and take in the stunning views untill everybody was ready to head back home.

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Travel Pictures of Hervey Bay, Australia

  • On the Ferry to Fraser Island On the Ferry to Fraser Island
  • Departures for Fraser Island Departures for Fraser Island
  • Lagoon at Kingfisher Bay Ferry Dok Lagoon at Kingfisher Bay Ferry Dok
  • Getting off the ferry @ Fraser Island Getting off the ferry @ Fraser Island
  • The Ferry to Fraser Island The Ferry to Fraser Island
  • Fraser Island Explorer Pick UP Fraser Island Explorer Pick UP
  • Fraser Island Adventures Fraser Island Adventures
  • Fraser Island 4 WD Tour Fraser Island 4 WD Tour
  • Walking at Wanggoolba Creek Walking at Wanggoolba Creek
  • Look out for Dingo's! Look out for Dingo's!
  • Wanggoolba Creek Fraser Island Wanggoolba Creek Fraser Island
  • Fraser Island Welcome Sign Fraser Island Welcome Sign
  • Rainforest walks in Fraser Island Rainforest walks in Fraser Island
  • Guided rainforest walk Wanggoolba Creek Guided rainforest walk Wanggoolba Creek
  • Guided walk on Fraser Island Guided walk on Fraser Island
  • Hiking at Wanggoolba Creek Hiking at Wanggoolba Creek
  • Palms rainforest Fraser Island Palms rainforest Fraser Island
  • The dense rainforest on Fraser The dense rainforest on Fraser
  • Hiking on Fraser Island Hiking on Fraser Island
  • Hiking the Fraser Valley Hiking the Fraser Valley
  • Eurong Beach Resort esplanade Eurong Beach Resort esplanade
  • The Eurong Resort beach town The Eurong Resort beach town
  • Dingo warning signs on Fraser Island Dingo warning signs on Fraser Island
  • Seventy Five Mile Beach at Eurong Seventy Five Mile Beach at Eurong
  • Motor cross on Seventy Five Mile Beach Motor cross on Seventy Five Mile Beach
  • The beach on Fraser´s east coast The beach on Fraser´s east coast
  • Motor cross at Fraser Island Motor cross at Fraser Island
  • Eurong Resort on Fraser Island Eurong Resort on Fraser Island
  • Shops and souvenirs at Eurong Beach Resort Shops and souvenirs at Eurong Beach Resort
  • Seventy Five Mile Beach Seventy Five Mile Beach
  • The Happy Valley in Fraser Island The Happy Valley in Fraser Island
  • Eli Creek along Fraser Beach Eli Creek along Fraser Beach
  • Eli Creek on Seventy Five Mile Beach Eli Creek on Seventy Five Mile Beach
  • The transparant water of Eli Creek The transparant water of Eli Creek
  • Eli Creek on Fraser Islands east coast Eli Creek on Fraser Islands east coast
  • Pictures of Eli Creek on Fraser Island Pictures of Eli Creek on Fraser Island
  • Palms around Eli Creek Palms around Eli Creek
  • Eli Creek on Fraser Island Eli Creek on Fraser Island
  • Wild Dingo's at Eli Creek Wild Dingo's at Eli Creek
  • Wild Dingo danger on Fraser Island Wild Dingo danger on Fraser Island
  • The Moheno Shipwreck on Fraser The Moheno Shipwreck on Fraser
  • Crabs and fishies around Moheno Crabs and fishies around Moheno
  • Moheno Shipwreck on Fraser beach Moheno Shipwreck on Fraser beach
  • Photo of The Moheno Shipwreck Photo of The Moheno Shipwreck
  • Moheno shipwreck on Seventy- Five Mile beach Moheno shipwreck on Seventy- Five Mile beach
  • The remains of the Moheno on Fraser The remains of the Moheno on Fraser
  • Moheno Shipwreck on Fraser Island Moheno Shipwreck on Fraser Island
  • The beach around Moheno shipwreck The beach around Moheno shipwreck
  • Coulored Sands of the Pinnacles Coulored Sands of the Pinnacles
  • In front of the Pinnacles In front of the Pinnacles
  • The Seventy Five Mile Beach @ Pinnacles The Seventy Five Mile Beach @ Pinnacles
  • Lake McKenzie Postcard view Lake McKenzie Postcard view
  • The beautiful sand of Lake McKenzie beach The beautiful sand of Lake McKenzie beach
  • The beach at Lake McKenzie The beach at Lake McKenzie
  • Having fun at Lake McKenzie Having fun at Lake McKenzie
  • Lake McKenzie freshwater pool Lake McKenzie freshwater pool
  • The ferry back to Port Macquarie The ferry back to Port Macquarie

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Name: Mari
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Day trip from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island
Continent: Oceania
Country: Australia
City: Hervey Bay
Period: Nov 2009
Lenght of stay: 2 days
Views: 2335

Travel Review

Liked: Lake McKenzie is jaw dropping..
Disliked: The roads are terrible on Fraser Island
Trip Rating: Good

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