Kingfisher Bay Resort - Fraser Island Accommodation

4WD Learning Adventures on Fraser Island

Sit back and relax in air conditioned comfort, whilst our experienced tour guides take your group to the most interesting sites the island has to offer. Our guides are more than happy to share their knowledge of the natural history, geology and culture of the island and to answer any questions that come there way. Choose from any of the itineraries below, or talk to us about designing one to suit you.

Option 1 - Half Day itinerary

  • Drive along Fraser Island's sand tracks to Central Station, a former forestry camp, with an excellent interpretive centre. Your guide will talk about the rainforest and the exotic rare King Ferns - a species that dates back to Jurassic times.
  • Walk the banks of Wanggoolba Creek, and learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit the ecosystem..
  • Visit Lake McKenzie, Fraser's most beautiful fresh-water perched dune lake. Take a swim in the crystal-clear waters or just chill out on its white sandy shores. Your guide will include a talk about the formation of perched lakes and the significance to the ecosystem on Fraser Island.

Option 2 - Full day itinerary– As above plus

  • Drive up the famous 75-Mile Beach to see the coloured iron oxide sands of The Pinnacles and the wreck of the cruise ship, Maheno. Your guide will provide some interesting facts about her life as well as the history of other shipwrecks around Fraser Island. Study the effects of rusting, the creation of an artificial reef and the creatures that have now taken over the wreck.
  • Stop for a swim in Eli Creek, wade through the cool, fresh water or enjoy the surrounds from the boardwalk. Your guide will talk about the underground fresh water supply to Fraser Island, its source and the volume of fresh water that flows into the ocean each day.
  • Visit Pile Valley, via the inland forestry tracks, where Fraser's famous Satinay trees grow in sand.  Satinay trees are resistant to marineborer and were used to line the banks of the Suez Canal and to rebuild London docks after World War II.  

Immerse yourself in our Lakes and Creeks on tour

  • Tour to Basin Lake perched high in the dune and learn about this black water perched lake.
  • Drive along Fraser Island's sand tracks to Central Station, a former forestrycentre and the historical heart of Fraser Island. Your guide will talk about rainforest, flora and fauna and logging history of the island.
  • Walk the banks of Wanggoolba Creek, and learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit this ecosystem.   
  • The Rainforests on Fraser Island grow on sand dunes at the world's highest elevation of more than 200m.
  • Visit Pile Valley via the inland forestry tracks, where Fraser's famous Satinay trees grow in sand. See the tall, majestic Satinay trees that were used to line the banks of the Suez Canal and to rebuild London docks after World War II.
  • Visit Lake McKenzie Fraser's most beautiful fresh-water lake. Take a swim in the crystal-clear waters or just chill out on its white sandy shores. Your guide will include a talk about the formation of perched lakes and the significance to the ecosystem of Fraser Island.

The Eastern Beach and Dunes Experience

  • Stop for a swim in Eli Creek, wade through the cool, fresh water or enjoy the surrounds from the boardwalk. Your guide will amaze you with information about the underground fresh water supply to Fraser Island, its source and the volume that flows into the ocean each day.
  • Drive up the famous 75-Mile Beach to see the coloured iron oxide sands of The Pinnacles and the wreck of the cruise ship, Maheno. Your guide will provide some interesting facts about her life as well as the history of other shipwrecks around Fraser Island.
  • Climb Indian Head , one of Fraser Island's three rocky outcrops, Indian Head is the most prominent landmark on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. The 60-metre high rocky bluff was created by volcanic activity about 50 – 80 million years ago.
  • Experience Mother Nature's Jacuzzi at The Champagne Pools. Marine biology – an entirely different ecosystem can be observed around the tidal rock pools. Fascinating marine creatures cling to the edges of a half-wet, half-dry environment, with amazing adaptations which allow them to survive.

Island Formation Tour - Back to where it all began!

  • Trek through the dunes to emerald-green Lake Wabby , one of many window lakes on the island, yet the only example of a barrage lake, where the shifting sands of Hammerstone sandblow threaten to engulf the lake altogether. Learn why the lake is green compared with white Lake McKenzie or black Basin and Boomanjin lakes as well as how the sandblows form.
  • See Fraser's shifting sands at Hammerstone Sandblow, study the sand geomorphology and geology.
  • Analyse sand samples for valuable minerals and elements (EPA permit is required for this activity).
  • Investigate the uses of these minerals to the natural environment versus human uses.
  • Find out about the controversial history of sandmining on Fraser Island.
  • Swim in the clear fresh waters of beautiful Lake Birrabeen, another perched freshwater dune lake, compare its ecology with that of Lake Wabby and learn about the formation of the lake systems on Fraser.

We have a range of educational programs available or we can work with you to tailor one to suit your needs.

CONTACT:  Danae Schmid
PHONE: +61 7 3032 2816  
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About Fraser Island

Stretching over 123 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world.
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