Remote Fraser Island Experience - 1 Day

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Experience remote Fraser Island’s (K’gari) wild west coast, which is unique and unspoilt, and be one of the few to visit portions of the island that only locals know about.

Leave the throng behind and experience the hidden and isolated sections of Fraser Island in a pleasant and peaceful manner on this Fraser Island day excursion. Bushwalking, snorkelling, canoeing, and swimming are all great ways to see the island.

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Overview

Following our safety briefing, we will depart from the Hervey Bay Marina and cruise through the Great Sandy Straits before setting off down the West Coast of Fraser Island to our first remote spot, which will be determined by tide and sea conditions. Every tour is unique, so let go of your expectations and trust that the Skipper will give you the best Fraser Island experience possible based on the weather on the day.

Be one of the few people to discover Fraser Island’s solitude and hidden treasures. There will be numerous sites of interest where you can stop or slow down to capture the moment, as well as kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, and tubing adventures if you so desire.

Meeting and Safety Briefing

  • We will start boarding our Vessel for the day 15 minutes prior to departure at the Hervey Bay Marina. We’ll go over any safety concerns and brief you on the plan for the day’s tour before heading off for the days adventure.

Great Sandy Straits and Platypus Bay

  • Cruising out of the harbor we will travel across the Great Sandy Straits to Fraser Island where we meet Moon Point (the halfway point of Fraser Island). We will continue travelling north alongside Fraser Island into Platypus Bay. Keep a keen eye out for dolphins, turtles and dugongs that are frequently seen on our journey.

Wathumba Creek

  • Explore Fraser Islands iconic Wathumba creek that transforms into a large ocean lake at high tide. At this location you will have an opportunity to snorkel in the clear waters observing many species of fish in their breeding habitat and turtles, and stingrays. Guided kayaking up through the creek systems will be on offer or take the opportunity to relax, swim or take a walk along the pristine beaches.

Awinya Creek

  • Guided kayaking up into the hinterland of Fraser Island through the fresh water of Awinya Creek observing the local flora and fauna of this remote location including mangroves and diverse bird life. Thrill seeking water sports are also on offer at this location or take another opportunity to relax, swim or enjoy the beach.

Bowarrady Creek

  • Landing at this location we will first stop off at the coloured sands and from here climb up the ancient sand dune where you can marvel at the 360 degree views of Fraser island and Platypus Bay. Following this cool off with a walk along the freshwater creek and take a dip in the natural water hole where this creek system disappears up into the hinterland of the island.

Whale Watching Encounters (Mid July – Late October)

  • During Whale Season be on the lookout for Humpback whales and experience the thrill of getting up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they frolic in the calm, clear waters off Fraser Island.
  • When conditions permit be one of the few and very fortunate to experience an intimate, immersive whale experience that allows you to get closer to these creatures than ever before and swim with them in their own natural environment.

Inclusions

  • Wathumba Creek with its crystal clear water
  • Awinya or Bowarrady Creek with their diverse natural beauty and fresh water
  • Nine kilometres of white sandy beaches
  • Guided walks
  • Free watersports
  • Beach access with amphibious water craft ‘SeaLegs’
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious plated lunch
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Courtesy transfers from Hervey Bay accommodation
  • Whale Encounters during whale season (Mid July - Late October)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Travel Insurance

  • For a full refund, cancel at any rate 24 hours ahead of time of the begin date of the experience.

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What locations to you visit on Fraser Island?

You will visit up to three remote locations on Fraser Island as part of this tour. These locations include but are not limited to Wathumba, Awinya and Bowarrady Creeks. The tour will be different everyday depending on sea and tide conditions – we’ll only take you to the best spots and offer you the best experiences based on the day.

How many people travel on your tour?

This tour caters for low passenger numbers ensuring an intimate, personalised tour. Our maximum passenger number is 25, however this may increase when a larger vessel is substituted.

What wildlife will I expect to see on Fraser Island?

Fraser Island has a diverse array of natural flora and fauna on offer. We frequently observe bird life, dingoes, fish, turtles, stingrays and wallabies.

What meals do you offer?

Our dedicated staff will serve a delicious plated lunch of cold meats and salads and a scrumptious morning and afternoon tea to ensure guests won’t go hungry. We cater for all dietary requirements on request.

Can I visit Lake McKenzie and the Maheno Shipwreck?

This tour does not visit the inland or eastern destination on Fraser Island however if you would like to get the best of all of the locations that Fraser Island has to offer why not take advantage of one of our Fraser Island package deals.

Do you supply all of the equipment to go snorkelling and kayaking?

All of your equipment required for snorkeling and kayaking is supplied with no additional charge. You are more than welcome to bring along your own snorkeling equipment if you prefer.

Do I need to take part in all activities?

All activities on offer are not mandatory and you can choose to do all that is on offer or alternatively you can spend your time relaxing on the pristine beaches that are on offer throughout the day.

What do I need to bring?

Most of your day will be spent on Fraser Island, with pit stops back to the boat throughout the day. Pack your bag as if you are heading for the beach for the day. We recommend you bring your swimsuit and towel, sunglasses and hat, walking shoes, sunscreen and a camera or phone to capture all of your memories.

Do you travel when it is raining?

This tour operates rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather that does not allow us to access Fraser Island.

Trip Facts

  • Tasman Venture
  • Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia Walk down the marina to Tasman Venture for check in on the boat
  • 9h 30m
  • pick up from all main accommodation locations in Hervey Bay. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
  • Up 20 travelers
  • Returns to original departure point