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Sunshine Coast & Fraser Island Fly-Drive-Tour

$1,899

Experience the wonders of Queensland’s Sunshine and Fraser Coasts on this great getaway that includes ideal beachside accommodation, car hire, an incredible escorted eco tour of Fraser Island and your flights!

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Queensland’s Sunshine Coast & Fraser Island Fly, Drive, Stay & Tour – 11 days

Experience the wonders of Queensland’s Sunshine and Fraser Coasts on this great getaway that offers the ideal balance of time to explore at your leisure and escorted tour to see and learn more!

Mooloolaba will be your perfect base in a beachside resort for a week. As well as the ocean, just steps from your hotel are many great dining and bar options and you’re close to one of the friendliest surf clubs on the Sunshine Coast. From here you have a rental car on hand to discover nearby Noosa Heads, the stunning Glass House Mountains, Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, Coolum Beach, Rainbow Beach and more. We’ve also provided a suggested driving itinerary with loads of recommended activities to make the most of your time.

Next join a 3-day tour to explore the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island. A local eco-guide will walk you through towering rainforest and drive along the world’s most beautiful beach highway to marvel at coloured sand formations. There’s time to swim in beautiful fresh water lakes, wade in fast flowing creeks and enjoy the renowned facilities of award-winning Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Indulge in beachside accommodation & a 4-star eco resort on Fraser Island
  • See why Aussies keep coming back to Queensland’s spectacular Sunshine & Fraser Coasts
  • It’s unbeatable value with flights, car hire and accommodation included!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Flights – Return economy airfares to Sunshine Coast/Maroochydore Airport
    • Fly from Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney (please ask us for other cities)
    • Flying Virgin Australia with baggage included
  • Car hire – 7 days economy automatic vehicle with unlimited kilometres
    • Pick up & drop off car at Maroochydore or Brisbane airports
  • Accommodation – 8 nights Mooloolaba based on twin share
    • Landmark Resort in a studio suite
    • Or Beach Club Resort in a standard apartment
  • Tour – 3 days/2 nights Sunrover Kingfisher Resort guided tour of Fraser Island
    • Return transport from Mooloolaba hotel
    • 2 hot breakfasts
    • 2 nights accommodation Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort on Fraser Island
    • 3 days 4WD Island adventure tour with experienced island guide driver
    • Fresh Picnic Lunch with fresh fruits, sweets and cold drinks (tour day 2)
    • Option of Ranger-guided bird watching and nocturnal spotlight search
    • Travel by Toyota Landcruiser with 7-10 passengers per vehicle

Departs Daily:

2021 – 23 April to 31 May, 25 July to 10 September, 10 October to 30 November

2022 – 1 February to 31 March, 25 April to 10 June, 25 July to 10 September, 10 October to 30 November

Note: Departures are subject to confirmation at time of booking and price may vary depending on your travel date. Please ask us for prices during peak periods, school holidays and Christmas holidays.

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Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add extra nights on the Sunshine Coast or upgrade your hotel.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

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Booking Conditions:

This special deal is valid for a limited time. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent, self drive & tour

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

The driving itinerary, Days 2 to 7, are suggested self-drive sightseeing from Mooloolaba with your rental car. On days 8 to 10, you will be taken on an escorted tour to Fraser Island.

Day 1. Arrive Sunshine Coast.
Fly directly to the Sunshine Coast Airport in Maroochydore or fly to Brisbane International Airport and pick up a hire car and drive to the Sunshine Coast.
Arrive at your accommodation to drop of your bags and get ready for your Sunshine Coast adventure!

Day 2. Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tour.
From the minute you enter the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, surrounded by the peaks of the Glass House Mountains, you will instinctively slow down to take in the view and start to take it easy. On your way through the rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, stop in for a light takeaway snack at Maleny Food Co. The team at Maleny Food Co offer delectable cheese, dried fruit, cracker, and chilled drink picnic baskets, perfect to pick up and enjoy at a nearby waterfall.
Just a short drive from Maleny Food Co, Gardner’s Falls is an easy stroll from the carpark. With a wonderful bush setting complete with rockpools and rope swings for the more daring, this is the perfect place to set up a picnic, pop in for a quick dip and enjoy lush greenery.
After exploring the lush rainforest, head to Brouhaha to try their locally crafted beer featuring flavours of the Sunshine Coast. Brouhaha are famous for their Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Beer which features delicious Sunshine Coast strawberries.
For a spot of shopping, stop in at Montville, a quaint Sunshine Coast Hinterland town where you will find chocolate shops, small boutiques, and beautiful views.
If you are feeling the need to stretch your legs, The Glass House Mountains’ peaks are calling you. Mount Ngungun is one of the most popular and easy hikes.
Mount Ngungun, Glass House Mountains .

Day 3. Experience the Coastal Lifestyle
Start your day with a coffee and breakfast in Mooloolaba. For lunch, stop off at Greedy Gringos’ for a taste of Californian style tacos and a margarita or two ( for the passenger!) before driving to Australia Zoo. Spend the afternoon with some of Australia’s most iconic animals. Get up close to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and many more native animals. Australia Zoo is also home to an array of African and South East Asian animals. Head back to Alexandra Headlands to catch a stunning Sunshine Coast sunset. As the sun sets in red and gold, enjoy watching local surfers lap up the last waves of the evening.
In the evening, discover Mooloolaba Wharf, which boasts a variety of dining options, bars, and pubs. Our personal favourite is Rice Boi, which features delicious Asian fusion meals and fresh cocktails. The Dock is also another restaurant loved by Sunshine Coast locals which has waterfront views and relaxing vibes.

Day 4. Delve into Coolum Beach and Noosa
Start the day off with an early morning drive to Mount Coolum. It is a short 20-25 min walk to the peak of Mount Coolum and is a great spot to spot whales in the distance towards Mudjimba Island. Featuring sweeping coastal views, this walk is not one to be missed!
Pop into the Coolum Surf Club for some breakfast or a takeaway coffee. This iconic surf club features some of the best ocean views on the Sunshine Coast.
Head north towards Noosa, to the beautiful Habitat Noosa property, where you can experience the Noosa Everglades, the only Everglades in Australia. Join an Everglades Eco Safaris tour which offers you an unforgettable wilderness cruise into one of Australia’s most pristine regions. Swim in tea tree infused waters, canoe through the mirrored waterways or simply relax in this unique natural environment.
In the evening, explore Noosa’s Hasting Street – home to fairy-lit walkways, boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Day 5. Head out on the Great Beach Drive
A trip to Queensland's Sunshine Coast is not complete without indulging in a unique once in a lifetime four-wheel drive tour experiencing the Great Beach Drive from Noosa to Rainbow Beach with Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours. More than just a drive, this tour is an unforgettable experience of the natural beauty and rich history of this unique coastline, with knowledgeable and passionate guides. Explore idyllic National Parks, the Great Sandy Biosphere, the coloured sands at Teewah, and stunning views at the Double Island Point lighthouse. Travel on more than 70 kilometres of iconic beaches so you can soak in the scenery and wildlife, such as dolphins, manta rays, turtles, soldier crabs, bird life, and whales (whale season is June to October). This is a full day activity so be prepared to relax in the evening!
Our dinner recommendation would be The Surf Club at Sunshine Beach. This stunning surf club enjoys unparalleled views of the coast from its position set above beautiful Sunshine Beach. From the spacious Ocean Deck and Seaside Deck with unencumbered views to their unique dining areas and booths where diners can taste the best the sea has to offer, their seafood dishes are not to be missed!

Day 6. Relax and Rejuvenate
Throw on your trainers and head to the Noosa National Park. Nestled on the doorstep of Noosa, this popular park features some of South East Queensland's most picturesque scenery. Discover secluded beaches, rugged coastal features, and views from the iconic headland at Noosa Heads. Spot dolphins frolicking in the ocean at Boiling Pot and Dolphin Point and be thrilled as thunderous waves crash into the rocks below Hell's Gates. Wind through lush rainforest, fragrant open woodlands and heathlands exploring 15 kilometres of walking tracks. Walk along clifftops boasting unforgettable coastal views before leaving your footprints on pristine sandy beaches.
Spend your afternoon relaxing at the award winning Ikatan Spa. Massage and treatments created at Ikatan are based on wellness and stress-relief for body, mind and soul using Balinese traditional techniques as well as spice and herbal recipes for body treatments. Bali village style, where life is at a slower pace and your therapist has ample time to prepare and care for you with packages, massage, facials, body treatments, pedicures, manicures, and head massage treatments. Unlike other day spas, the tropical gardens at Ikatan are part of the relaxation experience for guests. Enjoy high tea, platters, light lunch, or taster plates in their garden and let the afternoon drift away.

Day 7. Discover Rainbow Beach
Head onto the Bruce Highway and start the drive to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach is nestled between Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park, and the expansive Pacific Ocean. Here you will discover an adventure playground with striking natural beauty, including Carlo Sand Blow, the coloured sands, and Double Island Point.
Opt to join Epic Ocean Adventures for a Dolphin View Kayak Tour or Stand Up Paddle Eco Tour at Sunshine Coast's hidden tropical paradise, Double Island Point. Double Island Point is the Sunshine Coast’s best kept surf and wildlife secret. Featuring tropical, warm waters all year round, long empty surf and a buzzing hub of wildlife are some of many of the National Park’s highlights. Bottlenose dolphins, Humpback whales, turtles, rays, and many different bird species are all frequently experienced in here. When the sun starts to set, head to Carlo Sand Blow. Carlo Sand Blow is a unique "moonscape" sand mass covering over 15 hectares and overlooks the towering coloured sands and the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Peninsula and the southern tip of Fraser Island. Bring along a picnic and a bottle of wine and watch one of the most stunning sunsets in Australia.

Days 8 to 10. Escorted Fraser Island 3 day Tour
Explore the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island with an experienced friendly eco-guide and driver on the 3 Day/2 Night Fraser Island Kingfisher Resort Tour. Walk through towering rainforest growing in sand, discover huge sandblows moving across the island, swim in beautiful fresh water lakes, wade in fast flowing creeks, drive along the world's most beautiful beach highway and marvel at coloured sand formations. Experience all of this while staying at Award Winning Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort.

Tour Features
• Return transport from Mooloolaba Hotel
• 2 Hot Breakfasts (Day 2 and Day 3)
• 2 nights accommodation Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort on Fraser Island
• 3 days 4WD Island adventure tour with experienced island guide driver.
• Fresh Picnic Lunch with fresh fruits, sweets and cold drinks(Day 2)
• Option of Ranger-guided bird watching and nocturnal spotlight search
Vehicles
• 100 series Landcruiser: up to 7 passengers or
• Toyota Landcruiser troop carriers: up to 10 passengers
• Up to 6 vehicles per tour

Accommodation
Stay at the award-winning Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort.
Nested on Fraser's west coastline, the resort blends with the environment and provides comfort and security, and a base to explore the Fraser Island Wilderness.
Each Hotel room has a private balcony overlooking the amazing surroundings on Fraser Island. All rooms are air-conditioned with a private ensuite bathroom and can accommodate up to 3 people. Rooms include a TV, phone, tea/coffee and a hair dryer. The resort has swimming pools, heated spas, bars, gardens, boardwalks, shops and restaurants for your use.

Sample tour Itinerary
• Lake MacKenzie – Fraser's number one destination and swimming lake
• Champagne Pools – Chill out in nature's bubble bath
• Indian Head – Fraser Island's best lookout point
• Eli Creek – Float down a relaxing creek
• Maheno Shipwreck – Learn the history of this beautiful ship
• Central Station Rainforest – Enjoy the serenity of the rainforest
• Lake Wabby – Stroll along the sand dunes down to this unique lake
• Hammerstone Sandblow – Marvel at magnitude of this wind swept phenomenon
• 75 Mile Beach – Experience Fraser's sand highway!

Depart/ Return
• Depart Mooloolaba 8.30am – Mooloolaba Bowls Club, Brisbane Road – Return 5.15pm

Day 8. Fraser Island.
Explore the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island with an experienced friendly eco guide and driver on this 3 day 4WD Eco tour. All this while staying at Award Winning Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort.
Your guide will meet and greet you at 4WD check areas on the Sunshine Coast. This guide and driver will stay with you for the 3 Day tour. Travelling north via Noosa, Noosa River ferry to Cooloola National Park and Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands.
Early Lunch stop at Rainbow Beach (own cost). Take time to relax, visit the local beach to swim overlooking coloured sands or wander through the local shops.
By 4WD travel to Inskip Point and view Fraser Island in the distance. You board the 4WD Boat Ferry and cruise to Fraser Island's southern tip, whilst keeping a look out for dolphins, turtles, with Hervey Bay in the distance. With your local friendly tour guide and small group travel along Hook Point onto the famous 75 Mile Surf Beach. The 4WD with cross freshwater creeks as you guide gives detailed stories both old and new. We arrive at the 4WD track into the rainforest. Look out the windows and enjoy the sounds and sights of the forest, before arriving Central Station Rainforest. Walk the World Heritage rainforest boardwalk. Take the Pile Valley rainforest walk beside beautiful Wanggoolba Creek, and onwards into the old Satinay Forest.

Then move on to swim in the clear blue waters of Lake McKenzie and soak up the sun on the white sandy beaches. Oh, what a lake and clear water! National Park change rooms and facilities provided. This tour allows for the full afternoon to be spent at this wonderful lake, time take to enjoy, walk, hike and relax.
Arrive at Kingfisher Bay's award-winning Eco-Resort. Settle in and, from the jetty, watch the sunset over Hervey Bay before dinner at one of the resorts' famous restaurants, bakery or Sand Bar (own costs). After dinner try the heated pools and spas, or dance/karaoke nights at the Dingo Bar, or quiet music and piano relaxing in comfort.

Day 9. Fraser Island.
Enjoy the hot country buffet breakfast (included) before your guide and 4WD board up and travelling across the island by Sand dunes and mountain ranges to the world's most amazing beach highway. 4WD Cornwells Break Road and Poyungan Rocks to Yidney Beach with your guide arrive the famous Eli Creek, enjoy the boardwalk swim, and relax. See the coloured sand formations at the Pinnacles take time for a photo and beach walk in the distance see the famous Maheno Shipwreck.
After a fresh picnic lunch and cold drinks surf side (included), travel further north along the 75 mile surf beach to Indian Head. Walk this rugged lookout – spot turtles, sharks, dolphins and humpback whales (June -Nov). Later relax or cool down with a swim in the Champagne Pools.
Return via the beach to Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village. Relax by the swimming pools, spa and outdoor bars or watch the sunset from the Kingfisher Jetty. Explore and discover the splendour of the garden decks, boardwalks, coffee and specialty shops in this multi award winning Eco-Resort.

Day 10. Return from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba
After a hot buffet breakfast (included), travel with your experienced guide via inland tracks, past tall palms and rainforest plants before arriving at the beach entrance to famous Lake Wabby. This green lake, the deepest on the island, is slowly filling with sand. Enjoy a swim and explore this unique sand blow.
Return approximately 5.15pm to Mooloolaba – Mooloolaba Bowls Club, Brisbane Road.
Enjoy the last night in your resort hotel and dine in one of the many great restaurants to celebrate all that you’ve seen, done and experienced on the Sunshine Coast.

Day 11. Depart Sunshine Coast
Stroll along the beach and have a quick dip in the ocean before breakfast. Start your journey back to the Sunshine Coast Airport in Maroochydore or Brisbane for your departure flight home.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road and rail conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Travel Tips

See our blog article for more information about when to visit Queensland:
https://anztravelco.com.au/when-is-the-best-time-to-visit-queensland/

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.

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