9 days in Fraser Island, Hervey Bay & Rainbow Beach Itinerary

9 days in Fraser Island, Hervey Bay & Rainbow Beach Itinerary

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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
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Rainbow Beach
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Fraser Island

Step off the beaten path and head to Champagne Pools and Waddy Point. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Birrabeen and Wanggoolba Creek.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island holiday planner.

Gold Coast to Fraser Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burrum Heads Beach and Breakout The Room. Get outdoors at Woodgate Beach and Skydive Hervey Bay. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, take in the waterfront at The Pier, explore the engaging exhibits at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, and enjoy some diversion at Point Dayman Park.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Get outdoors at Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area and Skydive Fraser Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Poona Lake and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: stroll through Rainbow Beach, explore the activities along Searys Creek, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rainbow Beach trip planner.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Rainbow Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1: