TOUR INFORMATION

Departs Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Our 4-Day Moreton Island and Fraser Island Tours are designed for everyone, including backpackers, singles and couples.

Fraser Island and Moreton Island are the world's largest Sand Island and is a "Must Visit Place” in the Queensland. Sunset Safaris makes this possible with the best value package tour EVER to these magnificent locations. Experience Sunset Safaris “NIGHT TIME TRANSPARENT KAYAKING” and see the underwater world like never before as we navigate the eerie sunken shipwrecks at night with brilliant underwater lights. Stay in our ECO-Glamping Tents (Optional Upgrade) as you enjoy all the comforts of home while camping in the great outdoors. This package is loaded with extras, including:
  • FREE tour of Cooloola National Park
  • FREE Accommodation upgrade at Fraser Island
  • FREE transfers to connect Fraser Island & Moreton Island Tours

To see the finer details of the Moreton Island section of our 2-Day Package tour – CLICK HERE

To see the finer details of the FRASER ISLAND section of our 2-Day Package tour – CLICK HERE

 

4-Day Moreton & Fraser Island Explorer Tour

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Departs Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Includes:

• The Moreton Island 2 Day Get Wrecked Explorer Tour
• All meals on Moreton Island
• Overnight Stay in Brisbane City
• Fraser Island 2 Day Eco Tour 
• FREE COOLOOLA TOUR on the way to or from Fraser Island taking the beautiful beach way

4-Day ITINERARY

The following itinerary may not follow in the same order as below due to tide times, weather conditions or other factors.

Day 1: (Moreton Island Section)

• Pick-up and return service for Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast  

Enjoy -
• A cruise across the magnificent Moreton Bay on the MiCat Ferry

• A fully guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks
• Spot turtles, dolphins, coral and thousands of beautiful reef fish


• Try our fully guided Transparent Kayaks tour around Tangalooma Wrecks
• Feel the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of up to 70km/h
• 4WD adventure in the rugged 4WD tracks of Moreton Island
• Enjoy beautiful Sunset views 

• Stay overnight in the rustic “Castaways Beach Resort”, with optional accommodation choices including ECO GLAMPING (See accommodation Tab for Glamping details)
 - Multi-Share Dormitory accommodation as standard price
 - ECO GLAMPING upgrades available (see accommodation tab for pricing)

Night Time Activities: (all night activities are weather, wind and tide dependant)


- Night Time Transparent Kayaking on the Tangalooma Wrecks (optional at $45). Must do Experience in Brisbane. See colourful fish and coral as our kayaks light up at night with brilliant underwater lights. For many, this is a life changing experience and is guaranteed to please.

- Or sit around the Camp Fire (weather permitting).

Day 2

• 4WD along the magnificent Eastern Surf Beach
• Swim in Champagne Pools (conditions permitting)
• Visit “Honeymoon Bay” and “North Point”
• 4WD to “Cape Moreton” seeing -

  - Cape Moreton Lighthouse and Museum
  - Spot Marine Animals
  - Spectacular views of Moreton Island and the Eastern Beach
• Swim “Blue Lagoon” fresh water lake
• Take the cruise back to Brisbane and be dropped off in Brisbane City.   

The Sunset Safaris 4 DAY ECO EXPLORER TOUR offers fantastic value, with a 1 Night stay at YHA Backpackers, (Hotel Jen Upgrades available). Brisbane City is one of the fastest-growing capital cities in Australia, take a leisurely stroll into Queen Street Mall or head to Caxton Street and enjoy dining, shopping and the entertainment hub.

Arrive Brisbane City 6 pm:

Day 2 Cont:

  • Check in at Resort Reception
  • Enjoy a stroll and experience the night life in Brisbane city
  • Purchase your own dinner at Brisbane's many dining locations

Day 3:

(Days 3 & 4 on Fraser Island and Cooloola N.P can be swapped around to suit tides, times & conditions)

  • Breakfast is included.
  • Brisbane 7:15 am

Arrive Fraser Island and enjoy 

  • 75 Mile Beach, Eurong Beach
  • Yidney Dripping Rocks
  • Eli Creek
  • (Lunch may be provided at one of a number of locations, and can be swapped with Day-4 to suit conditions)
  • Maheno Shipwreck
  • Coloured Sands
  • Indian Head - see Dolphin, Turtles, Sharks and Whales
  • Eurong Resort - check in
  • Restaurant Dinner
  • Guided Beach walk, under the stars
  • Bed or Chill at Beach Bar.

Day 4:

Depart Resort by 8 am and enjoy –

  • Pile Valley Walk
  • Central Station
  • Wanggoolba Creek
  • Lake Birrabeen
  • Scenic Lakes Drive
  • 75 Mile Beach
  • Eurong Resort - (buy your own late lunch)
  • Depart Island approx 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
  • Arrive back in Sunshine Coast 4:30 - 5:00
  • Arrive back in Brisbane 5:30 - 6:30
  • Arrive back on Gold Coast 6:30 - 7:30

 Click here for our Fraser Island Price Match Guarantee

4 & 5 Share accommodation is included in the below prices as standard. For all Hotel and Motel Twin Share and 2-Bedroom Accommodation Upgrade prices, please refer to the “Accommodation Tab” and Upgrade Prices below.

Tour Prices

Leaving FromPrice
This is pup and return to same location after each trip (departing separate days)
Gold Coast: AD: $699 + $130 = $829 
CH: $659 + $115 = $774
Brisbane: AD: $639 + $130 = $769 
CH: $599 + $115 = $714
Sunshine Coast: AD: $699 + $130 = $829 
CH: $659 + $115 = $774
WITH BNE Accommodation YHA BED & BREAKFAST INCLUDED IN BRISBANE
Gold Coast: AD: $749 + $130 = $879 
CH: $709 + $115 = $824
Brisbane: AD: $719 + $130 = $849 
CH: $679 + $115 = $794
Sunshine Coast: AD: $749 + $130 = $879 
CH: $709 + $115 = $824
Upgrade TypePricesFeatures
Budget Twin Share upgrade $199.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $199 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
Budget Single Share Upgrade $419.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $419 per person for single share room
HOTEL Twin Share upgrade $299.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $299 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
HOTEL Single Share Upgrade $579.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $579 per person for single share room

Please Note: Fraser Island & Moreton Island Tours include $130 LOCAL & Ferry Fees to be paid in cash to the driver upon departure. Students, YHA, and VIP card holders get a $10 discount on all tours. 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.

Ticket Price Discounts:

Student /Backpacker Cards= $10 Off
Child(13 years of age &under)= $20 Off
POB(Pay On Board)
per Person= $130 for local access fees & ferry fees (Fraser Island & Moreton Island)
per Person= $115 for local access fees & ferry fees (Fraser Island & Moreton Island)

pob to be paid in cash to driver upon departure

$20 surcharge applies to all tours operating during Christmas/New year & Easter Periods
A fuel levy may be applied if fuel rise above $1.80 per litre
Excess Luggage Restriction Apply: Max bag Size - 40cm wide x 30cm deep x 60 cm high
Secure Luggage Storage available: Gold Coast and Brisbane passenger only - $10 per bag per day

VALUE FOR MONEY

Sunset Safaris has long been recognised as having the BEST value tours to Fraser Island by tour agents and customers alike. And now with our FREE Cooloola Tour and FREE HOTEL UPGRADE added to your adventure, Sunset Safaris offers far superior value for money compared to any other multi day tour to Fraser Island. Sunset Safaris offers you Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, LUXURY 4WD go anywhere vehicles, the most sought after locations on Fraser Island, the BEST Tour Guides from Gold Coast and Brisbane, and all at Budget prices. 

Sand Tobogganing

Experience the thrill of Sand Tobogganing up to 70 km/h as we visit the Desert. This fully supervised activity is guaranteed to give you the thrill ride of a lifetime as you slide down a huge naturally formed sand dune.

Snorkelling

See Nemo up close as we take you on a fully guided snorkel of the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. See coral, fish, turtles and much more as we weave our way through the shipwrecks on our snorkelling discovery.

Scenic Island Tour

The adventure continues as we drive along the beach and through sandy 4WD only bush tracks. Visit Cape Moreton and the Moreton Island Lighthouse and Museum. See Dolphins, Turtles, Manta Rays, and Whales during Whale Season from the top of Cape Moreton. Enjoy the refreshing waters of Blue Lagoon freshwater lake, and enjoy the ever popular North Point & Champagne Pools.  Experience the adventure of traversing rough 4WD terrain in our awesome 4WD buses in air-conditioned comfort.

Day Kayak

923953-fd7370a2-0b44-11e4-a510-9f89e2418c8bEnjoy one of the most unique experiences in the world as we guide you over the Tangalooma Shipwrecks in our fully transparent Kayaks. These amazing Kayaks allow us to see straight through the bottom of the boat to see fish, turtles, coral and even dolphins as we guide you safely through a maze of sunken shipwrecks. Experience the awesome spectacle of thousands of fish swarming around your transparent Kayak as we “Feed the Fish” during our kayak adventure. See the incredible coral garden and even find “Nemo.”

Night Kayak 

(optional Extra)
What has been described as the “WORLDS BEST Kayaking experience,” AND“one of the world’s greatest marine experiences,” YOU can enjoy our unique NIGHT TIME KAYAKING over the Tangalooma Shipwrecks.  Nowhere in the world can you experience this utterly unique combination of brilliantly coloured coral and fish, sunken shipwrecks, turtles and a myriad of other marine species while gently paddling in our fully transparent Kayaks fitted with brilliant LED lights shining into the water. It is like someone switches on a Television Screen right under your feet to show you life underwater at night. This is the ULTIMATE adventure experience and is guaranteed to surprise all who take part. This is a fully guided tour of the Tangalooma Shipwrecks at night, showing you all the BEST hidden locations to ensure you see loads of Coral, Fish, Wobbegongs, Turtles, Rays and Ghostly Shipwrecks. Guaranteed experience of a lifetime. 
Normally $89 per person – Sunset Safaris Guests only $45

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.

One Night Stay In Moreton Island

Backpacker Accommodation – Standard 

Snorkelling tangalooma-wrecks-893Included in the base price is standard Backpacker accommodation at the rustic Castaways Resort. Enjoy a clean bunk bed, hot shower and basic kitchen facilities. This dorm room feature undercover outdoor areas to gather and enjoy a few drinks at night, and is conveniently located right next to the campfire meeting place.

Accommodation Upgrade Options -

BEACH HOUSE Units

923953-fd7370a2-0b44-11e4-a510-9f89e2418c8b (Shared Facilities - Private Bedrooms)

Based in the Rustic Castaways Resort, these units feature your own private bedroom with shared bathroom, lounge, kitchen and balcony area. Perfect for those who wish to have their own private sleeping quarters at a budget price. Very clean and tidy and great value for money. Great for couples, singles or friends, with Twin beds or Double Queen Size beds available.
•   Double & Twin Share rooms from only $55 extra per person 
•   Private Single Share rooms from only $110 extra  per person 
•   4 - 6 Share units available (price on application)

ECO GLAMPING Tent

923953-fd7370a2-0b44-11e4-a510-9f89e2418c8b (Glamorous Camping) 
The most unique accommodation option on Moreton Island. Enjoy the wonderful experience of bush camping without the uncomfortable experiences that camping can sometimes bring. Included in your Glamping Tent is your own private bathroom with toilet, hot shower and basin. Also included is double & twin share beds, and for some Glamping tents, 4 beds to suit a family. Also included is your own private balcony integrated into each and every tent. This is a truly amazing experience guaranteed to please. 

Please note that our Glamping Tents are extremely popular and are booked out well in advance. Phone bookings are essential to book this accommodation, and may not be available to be booked over the internet within 3 months of departure.

•   Double & Twin Share from only $85 extra per person
•   Single Share from only $170 extra per person
•   Quad Share from only $75 extra per person (ideal for small groups or family) 

One Night Stay In Brisbane

There are 3 accommodation choices for the tour.

1)Multi-share (includes YHA in Brisbane)
2)Budget Twin Share (includes YHA in Brisbane)
3)Hotel Share (includes Hotel Jen in Brisbane)

 

One Night Stay In Fraser Island

Pricing Upgrades

Upgrade typePricesFeatures
Budget Twin Share upgrade $199.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $199 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
Budget Single Share Upgrade $419.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $419 per person for single share room
HOTEL Twin Share upgrade $299.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $299 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
HOTEL Single Share Upgrade $579.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $579 per person for single share room

Standard QUAD SHARE Accommodation (included in standard price)

Our budget 4-share accommodation is perfect for those on a budget. All 4 share rooms have their own en-suite shower and toilet, and 4 single beds with small kitchenette. This room is shared with up to 4 other people on the bus.  While we always try to keep male and females separate when requested, please note that this is not always possible.

MOTEL Private Accommodation (Twin Share = $199 per person – Single = $419)

Our MOTEL Accommodation offers you private motel accommodation for you and up to 2 other people (3 people in the room maximum). With a Queen Size Double bed, and a single bed in each room, you will enjoy your own private en-suite shower toilet, and Kitchenette.

HOTEL Private Accommodation (Pool View) (Twin Share = $299 per person – Single = $579)

Our HOTEL Accommodation offers you private accommodation overlooking the pool for you and up to 2 other people (3 people in the room maximum). With a Queen Size Double bed, and a single bed in each room, you will enjoy your own private en-suite shower toilet, and Kitchenette. For an additional $50 for the room, you can also enjoy Air-conditioned luxury not afforded to any other rooms in this wilderness resort.

2-Bedroom Apartment

Our 2-Bedroom Apartments are situated on 2nd and 3rd floor overlooking the resort and pool.  Apartment consists of 2 single beds in one room, and a Queen size Double in the other room. A maximum of 6 people can stay with an additional fold out bed provided.  An open plan lounge, dinning and kitchen area with a separate bathroom and toilet make this incredibly spacious apartment a pleasure to stay. A full length balcony offers lovely views of the resort.



 

OUR 4WD BUSES

Experience our awesome 4WD buses as they take you in air-conditioned comfort across rough 4WD only beaches and sand tracks to “The Desert.” Our carefully chosen vehicles offer the best in comfort and scenic viewing pleasure while tackling the wilds of Moreton Island.

Swimming and Beach Activities

Relax in the sun and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Tangalooma Beach. Go for a swim in the crystal clear water, or enjoy a spot of beach volleyball. Kick back on a sun lounge with a drink in your hand and live the good life.

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.

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
All prices are subject to change without notice & at the discretion of Sunset Safaris. All information stated in this publication is true & correct at the time of publication. Due to traffic, & the extreme conditions experienced on Fraser Island to buses & the environment, Sunset Safaris reserves the right to alter or cancel any section of the itinerary which may result from road, traffic, weather, mechanical, or any other condition or failure or delay of an operational nature without penalty, & such conditions will be considered as a Force Majeure Event. Sunset Safaris will take all reasonable steps to rectify the situation during any such event, however no liability will be accepted by Sunset Safaris in circumstances outside of Sunset Safaris control. No responsibility or liability will be taken in the event of injury from pre-existing medical conditions (eg: bad back), accident, injury, loss or damage to persons or property due to persons own negligence.These booking conditions do not waive Sunset Safaris from any of its obligations according to law. Minimum booking numbers & cancellation fees apply.

PAYMENT

Your Tour payment is broken up into 2 components, your Sunset Safaris ticket price component ($719), and your Fraser Island & Moreton Island - LOCAL Fees ($130). The Fraser Island  & Moreton Island - LOCAL Fees component of $130 must be paid in CASH to driver upon departure, while the $719 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)
What is the itinerary/schedule for the tour?

All activities are subjected to winds, tides, and weather conditions on the day. Therefore, there is no set time for the activities.

How long does it take to get to Moreton Island?

The boat trip is approximately 75 minutes from the Port of Brisbane to Moreton Island.

What are Local Fees/Pay On Board (POB) Fees? Why do I need to pay that?

The Local Fees/Pay On Board Fees include the return boat ticket and the national park fee. The national park fee allows you to access the National park/World Heritage Listed Area.

How do I make a booking?

We offer a range of booking options. You can make secured online booking 24/7 via our website, call us on +61 7 3287 1644, or speak to us via LiveChat. Please read our Terms & Conditions before making any bookings.

I am already on Moreton Island. Can I meet you on the island and join your activities (without the transfers)?

Yes, you can. You can meet us on the island to join either a full day package tour (including day kayaking, snorkeling & sand boarding AND get one picnic lunch), or join any of the activity individually. Please give us a call on +61 7 3287 1644 to book in advance.

What do I need to bring for the tour?

A towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, thongs, waterproof camera, money to buy drinks or snacks from the licenced bar on the boat.

Do you provide wetsuit?

Yes, and for free.

Do you provide snorkelling gear?

We provide masks, gloves, snorkel and fins.

Do you have life jackets and safety equipment?

Yes, and for free. We have a wide range of life jackets and body board for floatation.

Do you supply towels?

No. Please bring your own towels.

Are shower facilities available on the island?

Yes. There is a cold shower for you to freshen up after your swim.

Is there any WIFI on the Island?

Unfortunately WIFI service is not available on the Island.

Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag?

Since you are not camping, linens are provided in the standard multi-share dorm room, private single or twin room, and in the Glamp tents.

Do I get any refund if any activity (kayaking and/or snorkeling) gets cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions?

Unfortunately there is no refund if any activity gets cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Please kindly refer to our Terms and Conditions. We will try our best effort to replace the cancelled activity with an Island scenic tour when unpredictable weather condition happens, however this is not guaranteed.

Can I use my mobile phone and the internet on Fraser Island?

There is very limited or even no mobile phone reception on the Island from most of the service providers. There is OPTIONAL paid phone and internet service at Eurong Beach Resort.

What type of accommodation is offered during tour? Do we need to bring our own sleeping bag?

We stay in motel or hotel rooms at Eurong Beach Resort (depending on your choice of accommodation type) and we are not camping. Linen is provided and you do not need to bring any sleeping bag or pillows.

How many people are sharing a room?

Quad-share (4-share) rooms are offered on most occasions. However, accommodation provider might only be able to offer a 5-share rooms during busy/peak travel seasons.

Are there any toilets/bathroom facilities in the share accommodation?

Yes, each 4 or 5 share room includes a shower and a toilet.

Do you separate males and females in the share rooms?

The combination of customers in each share room is subject to the customers on tour. We always try our best to separate males and females, however we cannot guarantee an “all-female room” or an “all-male room” due to room availability.

Are there any shops on Fraser Island for me to buy food and drinks?

We recommend customers prepare their own snacks and drinks prior to departure as there is no shop on the Island.

What meals do I get on the tour?

Dinner is buffet style at the resort, and alternates between 3 themes - Australian, Mexican or Mediterranean, all with soup, hot &cold dishes, dessert, tea & coffee. A Continental buffet breakfast is served in the resort. Breakfast includes cereal, toast & condiments, fresh fruit, juice, tea & coffee, with an option to upgrade to a “HOT BREAKFAST” for an additional fee.
Fraser Island 2-Day Tour travelers will be served a picnic lunch either on Day 1 or 2; 3-Day Tour travelers will be served a picnic lunch on Day 2.
Fraser Island 2-Day Tour travelers must bring or purchaseone lunch while on tour;Fraser Island 3-Day travelers must bring or purchase two lunches while on tour. Our tour guide will stop at the town of Rainbow Beach and you will be able to purchase your lunch from cafes, fish & chips shop, or restaurants.

What are Local Fees/Pay On Board (POB) Fees? Why do I need to pay that?

The Local Fees/Pay On Board Fees include the ferry tickets and the national park fee. The national park fee allows you to access the national park/World Heritage Listed Area.

Are there any towels/amenities/hairdryer supplied in the accommodation?

Please bring your own towels, amenities and hairdryer (if needed) as these are not provided by the accommodation provider. Though bath towels are supplied in the upgraded accommodation type,we encourage you to bring your own beach towels as we are not permitted to use the resort’s bath towels as beach towels.

Can I change the travel date before tour departure?

Yes, you can. However, we can only allow one-time change (subject to availability), and the change must be made and confirmed with our reservations staff at least 24 hours prior to your original departure date. After one change has been made, no more change is allowed and a 100% cancellation fee applies (that is, no refund will be given).

Do I get any discount if I book another tour(s) with Australian Sunset Safaris?

Yes. You will receive 10% off the tour ticket price when you call us directly to book a second tour or third tour with us.

Is there any public holiday surcharge if I travel on public holidays?

Yes. There is AU$20 pp holiday surcharge for the Fraser Island 2-day and 3-day tours during Christmas holiday period, New Year’s Day and Easter long weekend. There is no surcharge on other public holidays.