Fraser Island lies off the Fraser Coast of Queensland and the best way to see it is to use one of the organized tours. The jumping off point for most Fraser Island tours is Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay lies about three hours drive north of Brisbane and is serviced by coach and rail. The Fraser Coast airport is also located in Hervey Bay and there are several direct flights each day from Sydney. This makes it really easy for both the domestic and international tourist to get to Hervey Bay and then access a tour to Fraser Island. There is several tour companies that specialize in either drive yourself or organized tours and the range of tours is really good. You can choose from one day tours or extended tours which can be either accommodated or camping. Both are extremely popular. No backpacker's itinerary around Australia is complete without organizing a tour to Fraser Island.
The two main tour companies with a range of tours to choose from are The Fraser Island Co and Fraser Venture Tours. Both operate from Hervey Bay and both offer a range of either day tours or extended tours. Both companies offer a door to door delivery service from your Hervey Bay accommodation. Some of the great places that are visited by these tours include Central Station, the Yidney Scrub rainforest, Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby, Lake Garawongeera, Indian Head, the Champagne Pools and the glorious ocean beach. Many of the backpacker hostels in Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach also offer a choice of self drive camping tours. These usually involve putting together a group of travelers in a Toyota troop carrier, supplying camping gear and letting everyone share the fuel and food costs. This is an extremely popular and inexpensive way to see the island. There are plenty of camping areas on the island with toilet and hot shower facilities. If you don't want to camp you can still drive yourself and arrange to stay in some of the great Fraser Island accommodation like Fraser Island backpackers, Eurong Beach resort. Cathedral beach resort or Kingfisher bay resort.
Australian Travel Wholesalers are based in Hervey Bay and their consultants have been selling the region now for over 17 years. To say we are experts would be an understatement. We know everything there is to know about Fraser Island Tours so send us an email or phone us for advice and we will assist you to organize yours.