K'gari (Fraser Island) Itinerary:
Day 1: Depart Rainbow Beach - K'gari (Fraser Island) - Lake McKenzie
The morning starts bright & early with our compulsory tour briefing at 7am sharp at Freedom Hostel, to receive comprehensive information to prepare you for this exciting journey. Here you will be placed into groups and have the opportunity to organise sleeping bag hire and luggage storage. You will also be taught how to drive safely on Fraser Island ahead of your big adventure! We aim to depart Freedom Hostel for K'gari (Fraser Island) by 9:30 am which can take approximately 10 minutes to drive to the barge (ferry) and board for your 10-minute barge crossing. Once you have arrived on the world's largest sand island, drive for 1 hour to the Eurong Beach Resort along 75 Mile beach - K'gari's (Fraser Island) own highway with speed limits! There you can grab a coffee and chocolate croissant (own cost) for morning tea. From here, the adventure really begins, as we drive to the famous Lake McKenzie, one of the most popular and picturesque highlights of K'gari (Fraser Island). We stop for lunch and time to swim and relax in the amazingly clear waters of the lake before driving up the beach to your campsite around 3:00 pm. Settle in for an early dinner, some well-deserved drinks and plenty of fun!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: K'gari (Fraser Island)
The day begins with a quick breakfast to fuel your busiest day on K'gari (Fraser Island)! First stop is Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north, stop at Maheno Shipwreck for a photo opportunity and a short history lesson about this famous K'gari (Fraser Island) icon before continuing on to Indian Head, K'gari's (Fraser Island) highest point. From here you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean before travelling to Champagne Pools for a dip. Lunch is served at either Maheno Shipwreck or Champagne Pools on Day 2 depending on time constraints, safety and beauty. In the afternoon, travel back to camp for dinner and drinks.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: K'gari (Fraser Island) - Lake Wabby - Rainbow Beach
Start with breakfast before cleaning and disassembling your campsite. Once packed up, you'll drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk where you'll stride through the dunes to find a tropical paradise! Lunch follows your trip to Lake Wabby before you begin the drive down the beach and back to the barge. Once arrived on the mainland, head to the 4WD shed where you can unpack and quickly clean the cars. You will return to Freedom Hostel between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. * Itineraries may be changed due to tides and weather conditions to ensure you maximise your time on K'gari (Fraser Island)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
* Itineraries are likely to change due to tides and weather conditions
Day 1: Cruise to the Whitsunday Islands, Snorkel & visit Whitehaven beach
Cruise out to one of Whitsunday's most picturesque islands and jump in the water to experience what all this fuss about Whitsundays Snorkelling is about. You'll head over to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach 7 km long and famous for its crystal clear waters and perfect 97% silica white sand. Take a bushwalk up to Hill Inlet Lookout and get those iconic sand swirl pictures. With 2 tropical snorkelling opportunities you'll see the most vibrant marine life, the colours are simply breathtaking. You’ll arrive back at Airlie Beach around 5 pm with a bucket load of memories!
Meals included : Lunch, Snacks (yum)
K'gari (Fraser Island) - Departing Monday & Thursdays
All tours depart from Freedom Hostels, 20 Spectrum Street, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581
Please meet at Freedom Hostel for a compulsory tour briefing at 7am sharp
Whitsundays - Departing Daily
Departs Daily - Coral Sea Marina, North End - Meeting Point B at 9am, End: Coral Sea Marina, North End at 5pm
Free pick-ups will be at various locations in and around Airlie Beach
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BYO alcohol for both tours