Fraser Explorer Day Tour ex-Hervey Bay Fraser Island Reviews
4WD tour of Fraser Island Aug 11, 2009
This 4WD tour of Fraser Island was included in the East Coast tour package Martin & I had booked back in Holland.
I don't know how much it costed for us, but for 165 AUS dollars (around 120 euros or 165 US dollars) you can book this tour. People will have different opinions on how expensive or average priced or even cheap this is.
In my opinion it's averaged priced, since a lot is included. I will tell you what was in the sentences below.
We were picked-up by the 4WD drive bus at our hotel in Hervey Bay. From there we went to the ferry for the crossing on the Wanggoolba Creek to Fraser Island.
Once on Fraser Island, the drive began. Since the roads are of sand and hilly, the drive became sort of a roller coaster ride.
The first stop of the tour was at Lake Garawongera. Here we had the opportunity to take a dive or wet your feet in the very clear water. The scenery was simply breathtaking.
The second stop was at the Cetral Station. Once the center of the logging inudstry, currently a place where visitors can walk through the rainforest and see the various plants & trees that are growing there.
The buffet style lunch, which was really good, was at Happy Valley, a small resort on the island.
Then we drove onto the beach, which was a much smoother drive then the sandy road, to visit the Coloured Sands and also the Maheno Shipwreck.
The Coloured Sands are foredunes and the sands contains minerals, iron oxides and clay, which gives the sand their different colours. In the sunlight, the sands were really beautiful.
The Maheno Shipwreck was once a luxury passenger ship, now a rusty tourist attraction on the beaches of Fraser Island. Since we weren't the only tourgroups visiting the island, it was unimaginable getting a photo of the ship without other people on it.
Our last stop of the tour was at Eli Creek, which is located betweenn the edge of the dunes and the beach. Here we had a drink and a snack on a 30 minute break. There was the opportunity to go for a swim in the creek or take a small walk on the beach.
Then we headed back to ferry, for the cross over the Wanggoolba Creek, back towards Hervey Bay.
So, for the above mentioned price, there is a lot included. I highly recommend people taking this tour, simly because there is a lot to see.
Do make sure you bring a towel, in case you want to go swimming and your sunblock!
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