While the beauty of Noosa Biosphere Reserve and Queensland’s Sunshine Coast may be hard to leave behind, those who make the short journey across the water to Fraser Island are rewarded with endless expanses of deserted sand, freshwater lakes, and lush rain forest. Here’s what you need to know about Fraser Island tours from Noosa and Rainbow Beach.
Zip around Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, in a 4WD, and see sights including the Pinnacles rock formations and the SS Maheno shipwreck.
Take a dip in refreshing lakes, such as Lake Birrabeen or Lake McKenzie.
For the ultimate thrill, jump from a height of 14,000 feet (4,267 meters) over Fraser Island, before landing on a mainland beach during a tandem skydive.
Stay overnight in a Fraser Island beach resort or campground and witness the colorful sunset and tranquil dawn.
Embark on guided hikes along trails leading through untamed tropical forests.
Join a multi-day tour and combine a trip to Fraser Island with a visit to Great Sandy National Park in Cooloola or Lady Musgrave Island in the Great Barrier Reef.
Things to Know
The ferry crossing from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island takes just 15 minutes, and ferries run regularly from dawn to dusk.
Noosa is about a 2-hour drive from Rainbow Beach, and tours from here will typically involve more time in transit.
Most tours do not include national park permits or ferry fees.
Choose a full-day tour that will have you back on the Sunshine Coast in time for bed, or opt for a multi-day tour that includes accommodation or camping on the island.