TOUR INFORMATION

Our 6-Day Fraser Island & Great Barrier Reef Tours are designed for everyone, including backpackers, singles and couples.

Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef are two of Natures "Must See Before You Die" attractions. Sunset Safaris makes this possible with the best value package tour EVER to these magnificent locations. This package is loaded with extras, including:

  • FREE night stay at Rainbow Beach
  • FREE tour of Cooloola National Park
  • FREE Sunset Tour of 1770
  • FREE accommodation upgrade at Fraser Island
  • FREE accommodation upgrade at Great Barrier Reef
  • FREE transfers to connect Fraser Island & GBR Tours

To see the finer details of the FRASER ISLAND section of our 6-Day Package tour – CLICK HERE

To see the finer details of the GREAT BARRIER REEF section of our 5-Day Package tour – CLICK HERE

 

 

5-Day Packages from only $679
+ $245 Boat Access & Reef Tax
6-Day Packages from only $779
+ $275 Boat Access & Reef Tax
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·         Our 5-Day Fraser Island & Great Barrier Reef Tours are designed for everyone, including backpackers, singles and couples.

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6-DAY ITINERARY


Day 1: (Fraser Island Section)

  Depart Gold Coast 6:00am, Brisbane 7:10 am

  • Pick-up Noosa 9:15 am
  • FREE Cooloola National Park Tour seeing Wild Kangaroos, Red Canyon, Teewah Beach, Rainbow Beach, AND Double Island Point
  • Arrive Fraser Island
  • Drive along 75 Mile Beach
  • Walk along the Hamerstone Sandblow
  • Enjoy the awesome sand dune landscapes and refreshing waters of Lake Wabby
  • Eurong Resort check in
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Beach Walk or Party at the Beach Bar
  • Bed

 

Day 2:

 

Depart Resort 8am seeing: 

  • 75 Mile Beach 
  • Yidney Dripping Rocks
  • Maheno Shipwreck
  • Eli Creek (Lunch Provided)
  • The Coloured Sands
  • Drive by The Cathedrals
  • Indian Head
  • The Champagne Pools
  • See Rainbow Gorge (if time & tides permit) 
  • Eurong Resort
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Beach Walk or Party at the Beach Bar
  • (If Indian Head is inaccessible due to tideal and or weather conditions, or the day proves to hot to walk into Rainbow Gorge, Lake Garrawongera may be substituted in it's place)

Day 3:

  • Depart Resort by 8 am
  • Pile Valley walk
  • Woongoolba Creek
  • Fraser Island Rainforest
  • Central Station
  • The Great Lakes Drive
  • Lake Birrabeen
  • Eurong Resort - (buy your own late lunch)
  • Depart Island approx 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

 

 

(The Itinerary and / or lunches on both days may be swapped to suit tidal and weather conditions)

Rainbow Beach Stop Over
 

The Sunset Safaris 6-Day Fraser Island Great Barrier Reef Package tour offers fantastic value, with a 1 Night stay at a Rainbow Beach backpackers, (or motel if in twin share) and transfers between Rainbow Beach & Gympie to meet the GBR or Fraser Island Bus the next day. You can also enjoy optional surfing lessons or kayaking with dolphins at Rainbow Beach at great prices. Please ask reception staff for activity options.

Rainbow Beach is a great place to enjoy the afternoon on day 2, (or Morning on Day 4 if doing GBR Tour First). The Rainbow Beach surf and sand is perfect for a swim or surf, and the coloured sands of the Rainbow Beach foreshore are truly spectacular. Lunch, breakfast and dinner are not included while at Rainbow Beach.

Arrive Rainbow Beach 3pm:

Day 3 Cont:

  • Check in at resort reception
  • Enjoy beach, Carlo Sand blow and many other activities (see resort reception)
  • Buy your own dinner (see resort for cheap meals)

Day 4: (Great Barrier Reef Section)

  • Buy your own Breakfast (See Resort for free breakfast Dingos Backpacker Resort only)
  • Board Premier Bus at 7:40 am outside backpackers (we supply ticket)
  • Arrive Puma Road House 9:40 am
  • Sunset Safaris Bus departs 9:45 am to continue GBR Tour

 

Day 3 Cont:

  • See amazing views on your road trip to the Reef
  • Lunch at Childers or Bundaberg (BYO Lunch)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm Arrival at 1770 / Agnes Water - Check into Resort
  • Enjoy optional activities such as Surf Lessons, Kayaking and Sunset Amphibious vehicle cruise. (According to Tour Guide Directions and availability).
  • OR Enjoy FREE Activities such as swimming at the beach or pool, body boarding, relaxing on the beach or cable TV in your room.
  • Dinner back at Resort
  • Spend the night on the beach or night life at the Resort.

Day 5:

  • Breakfast
  • Depart on the Spirit of 1770 for Lady Musgrave Island for our day on the Coral lagoon. Lunch on board the boat. Optional Diving and Deep Sea Fishing (click HERE for more details)
  • FREE Sunset Tour if time and weather permits
  • Dinner back at Resort
  • Spend the night on the beach or nightlife at the Resort.

Day 6:

 

  • Breakfast
  • Depart Resort and go to beach, enjoy optional Surfing Lesson, Swimming, Thundercat Rides and more, (According to Tour Guide Directions and availability).
  • Depart 1770
  • Stop at Bundaberg for lunch (BYO Lunch)
  • Drive past Glasshouse Mountains
  • HOME
  • 4:30 Big Pineapple
  • 6:30 Brisbane
  • 7:30 Gold Coast

 

 

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Ex Gold Coast

TOTAL (no more to pay)
Adults - $829 + $275 = $1,104
Conc - $819 + $275 = $1094
The Above $275 National Park, Ferry, Boat Access & Reef Tax is to be paid to the driver upon departure.

6am, Mantra on View Hotel, 22 View St, Surfers Paradise (wait outside main enterance)
EX BRISBANE TOTAL (no more to pay)
Adults- $799+$275= $1,074
Conc- $789+$275= $1,064
$275 National Park, Ferry, Boat Access & Reef Tax is to be paid to the driver upon departure.
7:15am, Hotel Jen Brisbane, 159 Roma St
Brisbane (wait outside side enterance)
Ex Sunshine Coast

TOTAL (no more to pay)
Adults- $789+$275= $1,064
Conc  - $779+$275= $1,054

The Above $275 National Park, Ferry, Boat Access & Reef Tax is to be paid to the driver upon departure.

8:30am, Big Pineapple, Nambour
9:15am Cooroy Train Station, Elm St Cooroy
UPGRADES
Twin Share Motel upgrade
 
$370 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed
Twin Share HOTEL Upgrade 
 
 $530 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people) 
Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed
Single Share Motel Upgrade
 
$740 for single share room
Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed
2 Bedroom Appartment
 
$POA for the Appartment
1 x Room with Double Bed & 1 x Room with 2 Single beds. MUST CALL DIRECT (not available on Website)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The $275 National Park, Boat Access and Reef Tax to be paid in Cash to Driver upon departure.
  • Small overnight bag only. Luggage restrictions apply
  • $20 Surcharge applies to all tours operating on Public Holidays
  • A fuel levy may apply if fuel prices rise above $1.80 per litre
  • Champagne Pools

One of the most popular attractions on Fraser Island – The Champagne Pools. Relax in the naturally bubbling pools as the waves rush over the rocks and into the pools below. Its really like being in your own tub of champagne, as colourful tiny fish swim around you in aqua heaven.

  • Lake Wabby 

Lake Wabby is the rarest form of lake in the world (a Barrage Lake), which is slowly filling in with sand, and will disappear within the next 70 – 80 years. The Islands deepest lake, Lake Wabby enjoys the reputation of the “Sand Dune lake, as you can roll down the sand dune into the water. Enjoy the incredible windblown sand dune landscape of Hammerstone Sandblow on the Way into Lake Wabby.

  • Lake Birrabeen

Lake Birrabeen is one of 4 spectacular Blue Lakes found on Fraser Island. With snow white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue fresh water, set in the middle of beautiful rainforest, Lake Birrabeen is a tour highlight on Fraser Island. Less well known and harder to access than Lake McKenzie, Lake Birrabeen is the largest of the Blue Lakes, and considered by locals and those in the know as the most beautiful lake on Fraser Island.

 

  • Indian Head 

Indian Head on the Northern end of 75 Mile Beach is a spectacular Rocky Headland famous for never-ending views along the eastern beaches and out to sea. Here we see marine life on display, as Dolphins, Turtles, Sharks, Fish and migrating Humpback Whales gather around Indian Head in full view for us to enjoy.

 

  • Eli Creek

Eli Creek is the Largest fresh water stream flowing out to sea on the Eastern side of Fraser Island. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool sand filtered water as it flows between the sand dunes and out onto the beach.  A board walk is built along the banks of the creek for those who want to just take pictures.

 

Maheno Ship Wreck

One of the worlds most photographed shipwrecks, the SS Maheno on 75 Mile Beach stands as a beautiful contrast between a pristine beach and a man made structure. Learn about the terrible night when the SS Maheno found itself beached on Fraser Island during a cyclone off the Fraser Coast in 1935.

 

  • Fraser Island Rainforest 

The ONLY place in the world to grow rainforest in sand, Fraser Island’s World Heritage Listed Rainforests are truly special. Enjoy the beautifully unique “Pile Valley “ Rainforest walk, as you discover Central Station, Woongoolba Creek and Giant Satiney Trees.

 

  • The Coloured Sands

The stunning coloured sands are a photographic masterpiece. See the myriad of colours on display, as natural leaching of oxides and vegetable matter stain the each grain of sand over thousands of years.

Snorkeling  

Enjoy snorkeling on the world largest reef. See fish and coral seen nowhere else in the world. Snorkel the famous “Turtle Cleaning Station,” and enjoy watching Turtles being cleaned by small fish.

Scuba Diving
This is an optional extra and costs extra to participate. Enjoy the best scuba diving prices on the reef, with introductory dives available for the beginners, and outer wall dives for the licenced diver. A must do experience…


Coral Cay Walk

Get off the boat and on land to experience the wonders of a coral cay Island in the South Pacific. See this untouched Island on your guided walk, and learn about the wildlife and unique features of this coral Island.

Glass Bottom Boat
Take a ride with your experienced guides to see the underwater beauty without getting your face wet. See turtles, coral, fish and much more in comfort and style.

 

Semi-submersible Submarine
Take underwater viewing to another level, as the semi-submersible submarine takes you under the water to see the reef at a fishes perspective. Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef like never before.


Underwater Observatory
Attached to the large boat pontoon is our very own underwater observatory. See the fishing feeding from another perspective, as fish of all sizes come up for a feed.



Deep Sea Reef Fishing
Catch the BIG one. This is optional, and costs extra to participate. All fish caught can be taken back home and cooked at the resort. Just ask your friendly tour guide for assistance. (wind dependant).

 Check Out our GBR ACCOMMODATION HERESandcastles beach house outside 2 

We offer an amazing choice of accommodation options from 4 Share Motel to 5-Star Beach House accommodation. Nothing but the BEST for your Money.

 

Your Accommodation

The Fraser Island & Great Barrier Reef Package Tours use three different types of accommodation throughout the tour. They are:

  • Fraser Islands Eurong Resort
  • Rainbow Beaches Dingos Backpackers or Rainbow Sands
  • The Great Barrier Reefs Sandcastles Resort

 

Fraser Island

Sunset Safaris provides the very best possible Accommodation to suit your budget while on Fraser Island. Eurong Beach Resort has long been established as being the number 1 resort on the eastern beach thanks to its fantastic facilities and premier beachfront location.

Eurong offers full access to all of the facilities, including 2 swimming pools, tennis court, convenience store, bakery, pizzeria, resort restaurant, the famous beach bar, and full beach frontage for that moonlit walk.

Your FREE Korrawinga Quad Share Upgrade

Sunset Safaris offers you a FREE upgrade from Eurong Beach Resort's Backpacker units, to the very nice MOTEL Quad share units at no extra cost! The Eurong Beach Resort Korrawinga units are recently refurbished and modern, with ensuite, and right next to the resort restaurant and main pool.
(Free upgrade is dependant upon availability and is not guaranteed during busy periods)

Live it up in style, with Sunset Safaris.

 Twin Share Accommodation Upgrades

Sunset Safaris offers you two choices of Twin Share and Triple Share upgrades.

Motel Accommodation, Queen Bed and Single bed with kitchenette and ensuite.

HOTEL Accommodation,  Queen Bed and Single bed with kitchenette, TV, Phone and ensuite.

To see Eurong Resort in more detail, click HERE

Rainbow Beach Stop Over 

The Sunset Safaris 5 Day Package tour offers fantastic value, with a 1 Night stay at a Rainbow Beach backpackers, (or motel if in twin share) and Transfers between Rainbow Beach & Gympie to meet GBR or Fraser Bus the next day.

Dingos
Dingos Backpackers offer comfortable 4 - 8 share accommodation with Free Breakfast. This is included in your standard price.

Rainbow Sands (Twin Share)

 Optional Twin Share upgrade or Family 2-Bedroom apartments are available. Breakfast not included here. 

  Great Barrier Reef

FREE Quad Share Upgrade

Your Free Room Upgrade is upgraded from 8 Share Backpackers accommodation, to QUAD SHARE HOTEL RESORT accommodation (subject to availability).  Also Included are 2 x dinners, 2 x Continental Breakfasts and 1 x Lunch (day-2) worth over $80 at no extra cost. Lunch on Day-1 and Day-3 are buy your own at designated stops during transit.


All our accommodation is right beside the beach in Agnes Water, with swimming pool and direct beach access for that moonlit walk. Join us at night for great activities around the bar, or down on the beach to watch the shooting stars.

 Twin Share and Group Share Beach Houses

Sunset Safaris also offer optional twin share luxury Beach House Resort accommodation, and 4 - 6 Share luxury Beach House Accommodation to suit a luxurious lifestyle. These rooms offer the ultimate in luxury and open-air pleasure.

Luxury twin share rooms can be booked for that extra special occasion, offering a very high level of sophistication. 

To see Sandcastles Resort in more detail, click HERE

 

PRICES FOR 5-DAY PACKAGE TOUR UPGRADES

  • Standard Twin Share Motel:  $295 per person
  • Luxury Hotel & Motel Twin Share:     $415 per person
  • Single Share Motel Accommodation:  $590

PRICES FOR 6-DAY PACKAGE TOUR UPGRADES

  • Standard Twin Share Motel:            $370 per person
  • Luxury Hotel & Motel Twin Share:     $530 per person
  • Single Share Motel Accommodation:  $740

 

Please contact us directly for Family Apartment Rates.



These Activities take place on Days 1 and 3 (prices given on the day due to fluctuations)

FREE Options
Relax on the Beach

  • Enjoy swimming and body boarding on the beach (flagged areas only)
  • Swim at the Resort Pool
  • Enjoy beach and headland walk close to the Resort
  • Just relax on the beach
  • Body Surfing between the flags

 

FREE Australian Animal Zoo (includes Koala Experience) worth $30

Enjoy your Aussie Experience with our FREE Australian Animal Zoo on the way to the Town of 1770. Here you will see Croc Feeding, Snake Shows, touch a real live Crocodile, Touch a Koala, Hand Feed Kangaroos and MORE....

 

 

FREE Sunset Tour worth $35page-bg-sunsettree

 Discover why the Town of 1770 is rated as one of the worlds best Sunset Loactions. See where Captain James Cook First landed in Queensland, and take some amazing images of one of the worlds greatest Sunsets.  

 

 

Optional Activities - YOUR CHOICE

Sunset Kayaking Tour

Go for a Sunset paddle in Busted Bay with professional guides, as they take you for a ride in the surf to spot Dolphins and other marine animals. Enjoy some wine and nibbles. Very enjoyable... (dependant upon weather & availability)

 

 

 

Surfing Lessons

Learn to Surf on the most northern Surf beach in Queensland with professional surfing instructors. Sunset Safaris offer the CHEAPEST 2 hour surf lesson in Australia... (dependant upon weather & availability)

The LARC

Ride the LARC, 1/2 Bus 1/2 boat that crosses both land and sea, taking you on a Sunset Tour of Busted Bay through pristine waterways and deserted beaches. Beautiful and relaxing... (dependant upon weather & availability)

 

 

* Time, Tides, and Weather Permitting
Sunset Safaris makes every effort to include ALL activities and destinations listed. However due to the extreme nature of Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach, and weather unpredictability in general, some activities are subject to Tide, Time, and Weather factors, and Sunset Safaris cannot be held liable due to these factors. Due to the extreme nature of the off road conditions on Fraser Island, it should be noted that return times can be late due to cases of tidal issues, mechanical issues and other operational issue unique to Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef. We do not encourage customers to rely heavily on the return times due to these occasional issues, and Sunset Safaris takes no responsibility for the missing of flight and bus connections if customers choose to book connections close to the normal return times.

CANCELLATION POLICY DUE TO STRONG WINDS

Occasionally strong winds will cause the cancellation of the boat that takes us to the Great Barrier Reef. Sunset Safaris will always endeavor to cancel or postpone the excursion to the Town of 1770 before time of departure if winds are too strong.
However, due to the unpredictability of winds, we may arrive at the Town of 1770, and be told by the boat company that the trip has been cancelled. In the uncommon event that this occurs, Sunset Safaris will refund the total sum of the purchase price of the Boat ticket and reef tax ($185) at the town of 1770. A range of other activities such as snorkeling and diving in sheltered waters, sea kayaking, surfing, amphibious vehicle rides, and much more may be arranged by Sunset Safaris Staff at 1770, and these optional activities are then payable by the customer.

PAYMENT (example based upon Adult Brisbane Rate)

Your Tour payment is broken up into 2 components, your Sunset Safaris ticket price component, and your Fraser Island - National Park & Ferry Fees, and Boat Access & Reef Tax component ($275). The Fraser Island - National Park & Ferry Fees, and Boat Access & Reef Tax component of $275 must be paid in CASH to driver upon departure, while the boarding pass can be purchased HERE on this web site.


CANCELLATIONS 

notice provided

cancellation fee incurred

Less than 24 hrs

Incurs 100% cancellation fee

25 hrs - 72 hrs

Incurs 50% cancellation fee

73hrs - 7 days

Incurs 25% cancellation fee

more than 7 days

Incurs 5% cancellation fee (administrative fee)

YOUR FREE STUFF

ONLY SUNSET SAFARIS gives you this HUGE amount of FREE extras whenever you buy a package tour. Enjoy the FREE Cooloola Tour on the way to Fraser Island, and the FREE Sunset Tour while on the Barrier Reef.

Your FREE Cooloola N.P Tour

  • Lake BirrabeenA $100 Tour FREE - ONLY with Sunset Safaris....

Cooloola National Park is right on the doorstep of Fraser Island, offering visitors travelling to Fraser Island an AWESOME alternative to the dull and boring highway route to Fraser Island. ONLY Sunset Safaris offers you a FREE TOUR through the beautiful Cooloola National Park.

This FREE TOUR replaces almost 2-hours of road travel to or from Fraser Island, allowing YOU to enjoy MORE ACTION than any other company can offer. On your FREE COOLOOLA TOUR, you will enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery that nature has to offer, including:Noosa North Shore - where you can get up close and personal with wild Kangaroos. 

 

  • Teewah Beach

 4WD the length of this sandy beach for over 40 miles, with pristine Pacific Ocean coastline and steep sand mountain cliffs lining the foreshore.

 

  • Red Canyon 

with it's amazing Red Coloured Sands and rugged weathered formations. See the amazing contrast of colours that nature has on offer.

 

  • Double Island Point 

where you can see Manta Rays, Turtles, Dolphins, Sharks and Whales, from a breathtaking rocky headland, with views that go forever. (3-Day Tours Only)

 

  • Rainbow Beach

with 72 different coloured sands mottled throughout the sand cliffs along the edge of the beach. Rainbow Beach has become world famous for it's stunning array of brilliantly coloured sands and picture perfect beaches. (Subject to tidal & Weather Conditions)

 

 

Your FREE Sunset Tour (Valued at $35 - FREE ONLY with Sunset Safaris)

The Town of 1770 is recognised around the world for having some of the most spectacular Sunsets EVER. 1770 is one of the very few places on the East Coast of Australia to experience both ocean and mountain backdrop Sunsets.

Your FREE Sunset Tour of 1770 takes in the AWESOME sights of Busted Bay and the South Pacific.

Experience breathtaking Sunsets and much more:

  • Take a short walk around a rocky headland and enjoy the rugged scenery
  • See wild Kangaroos and Wallabies