K'gari Explorer Day Tour
Departs daily from Hervey Bay (via River Heads) and from Rainbow Beach (via Inskip Point)
Discover the world's largest sand island on a one-day 4WD adventure. Led by an experienced local guide, you’ll see K'gari's iconic sights on a curated itinerary of highlights such as Lake McKenzie, World Heritage-listed rainforest, 75 Mile Beach, Eli Creek and the historic Maheno Shipwreck.
What You'll See:
Central Station - A former logging station that housed schools and shops for the bustling timber industry is now a tourist stop. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Flooded Gums and Pine trees.
Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) - K'gari's most iconic, picture-perfect swimming spot! Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear blue fresh water and relax on the sandy white beaches.
75 Mile Beach - As you travel along this golden beach highway, you may spot dingoes, birds of prey flying above, or humpback whales, migrating down the coast (between July – October).
Eli Creek - Float gently down this tranquil, tree-lined creek with four million litres of fresh water flowing into the Pacific Ocean every hour.
Maheno Shipwreck - Marvel at the rustic wreck of the Maheno, which washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935. It’s one of K’gari’s most recognisable sites.
The Pinnacles Coloured Sands - Learn about these radiant, cliff-like sand formations and the Indigenous Dreamtime stories that surround them. Get up-close and experience the spectacular 72 shades of rare red, orange and yellow sands.
PLUS - Take your adventure to new heights, with an optional scenic flight with Air Fraser, and witness the world’s largest sand island from above. It’s the perfect add-on to your tour! Subject to weather and availability. (Additional cost applies)
- Full-day guided 4WD coach tour with expert commentary.
- Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from select Hervey Bay locations.
- Return ferry transfers.
- Lunch at K'gari Beach Resort.
- National Park fees and fuel levies.
- Foreign Language app is available.
Off-Peak Dates: 01 February to 31 March 2024
$273 / Adult
$183 / Child (4-14 yrs)
Peak Dates: 01 August 2023 to 31 January 2024
$299.00 / Adult
$199.00 / Child (4-14 yrs)
All prices are per person and include GST.
"We took our Mum to see the whales to tick off an experience she has always longed for. Mum is almost 90 and in a wheelchair. The staff on Quick Cat were absolutely amazing and attentive making sure she had a wonderful time. Thank you so much loved every minute."
"Expert and passionate knowledge of Hervey Bay and its surroundings. Highly recommended."
"It was so easy to plan our trip and book online. We hired a 4WD and drove from Noosa to Fraser Island along the beach, it was the best thing I have ever done."
Matt & Jen
"We travelled through the Sunshine Coast and onto Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. I loved the hinterland and beaches, most beautiful place to hike & ride. Thank you “Nature Coast Australia”, can’t wait to visit again."
"It was so easy to see all the whale watching tours in one place and choose the right one for us. No where beats Hervey Bay for whale watching!"
"I have always wanted to go to Fraser Island and the day tour we booked was perfect, we want to come back for longer!"
Nick & Michelle
"My favourite tour was the remote west coast of Fraser Island. It was amazing and such a surprise how beautiful it is. Hervey Bay has some wonderful beaches & tours."
"I loved the Sunshine Coast Hinterland especially the quaint village of Maleny, lovely shops & food. The view to the Glasshouse Mountains is spectacular, next time I will hike them."
"We loved our trip to Lady Elliot Island, the reef is healthy and there are heaps of large turtles, manta rays and lots of fish to see when snorkelling, we didn't want to leave."