Join this K'gari (Fraser Island) tour that is specifically tailored to the pace of family life. This 4-day experience is entirely unique, blending a guided experience with a self-drive adventure.
Start in the comfort of being guided for 2 days and finish with added the freedom of going it alone for 2 days. Let your guide take you to the tricky spots, teach all you need to know about sand driving and personalise an itinerary for you to follow in your last couple of days on island time.
Take the kids sandboarding, floating down Eli Creek and swimming in the Champagne pools. Then, share some great stories around the campfire or take a beach walk that will have the kids entertained with the magic of beach life.
Sustainability and cultural respect are at the heart of what the company does, so your guide will also teach you and your kids about the significance of K'gari to the Butchulla people. Enjoy a sunset boomerang throwing lesson and a didgeridoo demonstration to learn about the oldest woodwind instrument in the world.
2-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Spend 2 days with your professional adventure guide, who will take you to the most amazing places of K’gari and amaze your kids! Learn how to drive a 4WD like a local and discover the best of this world heritage listed National Park.
Visit the freshwater turtles who live in Lake Allom. There's a boardwalk and lookout, from which you can spot these little cuties swimming about in the water. The journey along sandy tracks and through the rainforest is incredibly scenic.
Drive along 75 Mile Beach, to visit Eli Creek, the largest creek on the eastern coast. Take a stroll along the boardwalk inland, then hit the water and float back out towards the coast – this is a particular favourite with families thanks to its meandering lazy-river style experience.
A little further along is the Maheno Wreck, K'gari's most famous wreck. It ran aground on the coast during a cyclone in 1935, and it is now one of the island's most iconic attractions. Let little imaginations run wild with stories of pirates, sailors, and mermaids. It's also just a short drive from The Pinnacles, a series of colourful sandstone formations, which according to Dreamtime stories got its hues from a Rainbow Serpent protecting his love, a Butchulla woman called Wuru.
Located towards the north of the island, is Tukee Warru Headland (Indian Head), the most easterly point on the island. It boasts spectacular views, and excellent wildlife spotting opportunities – keep your eyes peeled for turtles, dolphins, and whales. Further around, past the headland are the Champagne Pools. These unique natural rock formations create shallow swimming holes, which are great for kids. They're filled by waves crashing in from the ocean, creating a fizzing "champagne" effect.
Having learnt the ins and outs of beach and sand driving, you'll then have 2 days to explore K'gari on your own, revisiting places the kids loved or exploring new, exciting and beautiful locations.
Make your way inland to Lake Boorangora (Lake McKenzie), a stunning perch lake located in the heart of the island, with clear blue waters and beautiful white sands. It's the perfect place to go for a refreshing swim, take a stand-up paddleboard out, or soak up the sun on the sand. The calm waters are perfect for swimming with children.
You can also visit Lake Wabby, the deepest lake on the island with its green waters and abundant fish life. It's fed by a natural spring and sits adjacent to the Hammerstone Sandblow. Alternatively, there's Lake Boomanjin, the largest perched lake in the world, which gets its deep reddish-brown colour from the tannin in the leaves from the surrounding Tea Trees – it's like swimming in a giant cup of tea! Finally, the tranquil waters of Lake Birrabeen also make for excellent swimming. Like Lake McKenzie, it has white sand and beautiful clear waters.
Your adventure should also include the Central Station Rainforest. Previously a logging camp, it's home to a vast array of the island's flora & fauna. Marvel at the soaring satinay trees, kauri pines, and the massive Angiopteris ferns. Take the scenic boardwalk through the rainforest along Wanggoolba Creek, listening to the quiet rustle of leaves and melodic birdcalls.
As you make your way back to Noosa on your final day, you can also check out Double Island Point, the Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands, and Cooloola National Park back on the mainland. These destinations are tide permitting, so always check the times before setting off.