Island-hop to some of Northern Queensland's most idyllic beaches on this six-day sojourn. From the idyllic seaside township of Hervey Bay to the rainforests and freshwater lakes of Fraser Island and back again - spend time exploring rugged, untamed landscapes and idyllic patches of paradise. Enjoy a jaunt on Lady Elliot Island to snorkel, scuba dive or hike through the bush or, if that all sounds too strenuous, grab a book and relax on the beach. This short adventure is guaranteed to leave sun-seekers feeling rejuvenated and refreshed and craving more of the simple island life.
Day 1 Brisbane/Hervey Bay
Welcome to Queensland, Australia's tropical playground! The adventure begins with a train to Maryborough where a transfer awaits, bound for the clean sea air and bountiful waters of Hervey Bay on the East Coast. A relaxing evening at Kondari Resort is the perfect antidote to a day of transit.
Day 2 Fraser Island
Escape to Fraser Island where the adventure really begins. Scale silky sand dunes, explore eerie shipwrecks, hike to Lake Wabby, walk the Yidney Rainforest trails and refresh with a dip in Eli Creek. Marvel at the extensive Fraser Island marine life including sharks, dolphins and manta rays at Indian Head, before ending an action-packed day with a beachside sunset and barbecue.
Days 4-5 Lady Elliot Island
Enjoy a scenic flight to a real East Coast gem, Lady Elliot Island, where more spoils of paradise await. Snorkel in coral lagoons, spot manta rays or inquisitive sea turtles and marvel at the vibrant marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. Tour the reef on a clear-bottomed boat, soak up the sun on the beach or learn about the delicate eco-systems on a walking reef tour. The variety of free and additional options on Lady Elliot Island are as plentiful as the turquoise waters, tropical fruit and fresh seafood.
Day 3 Fraser Island/Hervey Bay
A glorious free day lies ahead to further explore Fraser Island's incomparable lush scenic walking trails, reinvigorating watering holes and abundant wildlife. Kick back on the white sands of 75 Mile Beach and simply allow the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean to lap at your feet.
Day 6 Lady Elliot Island/Hervey Bay
Return to laidback Hervey Bay by air, spying marine life in the Great Barrier Reef below and soaking up memories of this awesome East Coast tour.