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2 Day K'gari

Our youth-style guided 4WD adventure is a great way to experience the exceptional natural beauty of K'gari (Fraser Island). Join like-minded travellers and your experienced guide on this 4WD journey to see the stunning lakes, creeks, and rainforests that make up this World Heritage Listed destination. At night, retreat to your campsite just metres from the beach for drinks and tales by the fire. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore K'gari (Fraser Island), the world’s biggest sand island

  • Drive on the beach highway, 75 Mile Beach

  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie)

  • Wander through majestic rainforests growing on sand

  • Soak in the refreshing flowing waters of Eli Creek

  • Visit the most famous of K’gari’s shipwrecks the SS Maheno

  • Spot a wide range of animals, many of which are considered to be rare or vulnerable

Tour Inclusions:

  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Dinner on Day 1

  • Breakfast, Morning Tea and Lunch on Day 2

  • Tent style accommodation (Tent, camp mat, sleeping bag and pillow)

  • National Park and Vehicle Permits

  • Return ferry transfer

  • Guide / Driver


Tour Map:

2 Day K'gari (Fraser Island) Tour Itinerary*


Day 1: Depart Rainbow Beach

We begin with a quick 9am welcome, introduction at Freedom Rainbow Beach before loading up into your tour vehicle for the short 15-minute drive to meet the barge (ferry) on the beach at Inskip Point. The barge crossing is approximately 15 minutes and during that time you may be lucky enough to spot Dolphins or other marine life before arriving on the world’s largest sand island.

Once you arrive, you’ll be traversing the eastern beach - K'gari's (Fraser Islands) own highway with speed limits! Settle in for the journey and enjoy the views as we head north along the beach before stopping for morning tea at one of the many freshwater creeks found on the island.

Following morning tea, we will continue north towards the Maheno Shipwreck where we’ll stop to share the story of this important landmark especially it’s use as a hospital ship during wartime. We have lunch included for you today, the lunch destination will be up to your guide as they’ll find the best spot depending on where you are around that time of the day. We’ll finish up our afternoon at Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a refreshing swim/splash and relaxing sunbathe before heading to our camp.


Meals: Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: K'GARI (FRASER ISLAND) Return to Rainbow Beach

Arise in the morning for a quick breakfast before we begin our second day on K'gari (Fraser Island)!


The adventure begins as we drive south to Eurong before heading inland through everchanging vegetation to the rainforest at Central Station. Here you’ll depart your vehicle and follow your guide for a walk alongside beautiful Wanggoolba Creek, your guide will share the logging history of Central Station along with the indigenous significance of Wanggoolba Creek before sending you on a 1.8 km self-guided walk through the rainforest. You’ll reunite with your guide at the other end of the walk at Pile Valley where you’ll have morning tea surrounded by towering Satinay trees.


From Pile Valley it’s a short drive to the famous Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie), arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of K'gari (Fraser Island). Here, you can enjoy quality time lazing on the pristine sand beaches and swimming and relaxing in the lake's amazingly clear waters. We’ll then have lunch before packing up and heading back out to the Eastern Beach. Once back on the Eastern Beach we’ll head south to the barge (ferry). From Inskip Point it’s only a short drive back into Rainbow Beach where your adventure ends. We return to Freedom Rainbow Beach between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.


Meals: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch

Do you need a longer K'gari (Fraser Island) Tour? Check out our 3 day Tag Along K'gari (Fraser Island) Tour.

Pick up and drop off times

Tour departs @ 9am from Freedom Hostels Rainbow Beach, 20 Spectrum Street, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581

What to bring

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

  • Swimwear and towel for those wishing to swi

  • Towel

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Camera

  • Small overnight bags only

*Important note:

The tides will dictate your arrival time onto the island, so we may include a ‘surprise’ on the mainland, before heading on the barge to K’Gari. Tides and weather may also dictate the order of the itinerary activities. Your guide will advise of the planned itinerary and the day’s activities at the start of the tour.

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