TRIP SUMMARY
Experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of one of Australia’s most celebrated photographers, Mark Fitz. Tropical islands combined with eco luxury, this trip will lead you to incredible natural beauty, spectacular marine life and experiences you will never forget.

Take a ferry to K'gari (Fraser Island) and explore the world’s largest sand island, fly to Lady Elliot Island, the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef situated within a highly protected 'Green Zone', enter Noosa’s unique Biosphere and go on an unforgettable kayak adventure to discover the pristine Noosa Everglades, one of only two Everglade systems in the world.

• 9 Nights | 10 Days
• Resort accommodation (9 nights)
• 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
• Full day Noosa Everglades kayak tour
• Full day ranger-guided 4WD tour
• Guided Snorkel Safari
• Champagne Sunset Sail Cruise
• Return scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island
• Return ferry to Fraser Island
• Rental car hire (10 days)
• Price per person (twin-share)
From: $4,137 AUD
From
Mark
I'm excited to team up with the Airguides team to offer this trip that has been designed by me to some of my favourite Queensland destinations. I've fallen in love with these places over the years and have now put together an itinerary so that you too can experience these incredible world heritage listed locations, luxury island getaways and unforgettable underwater encounters on the Great Barrier Reef!

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Sunshine Coast Airport to Hervey Bay
Arrive at the airport, pick up your rental car and head to the relaxing oasis of Ramada Hervey Bay. In the evening, hop aboard a luxury yacht for a Champagne Sunset Sail.
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Champagne Sunset Sail
Sit back, relax and enjoy a special cruise on your first day. The Champagne Sunset Sail on a luxury yacht offers a relaxing 90-minute sail of the Great Sandy Strait. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage listed Fraser Island (K’gari), watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold as the warm night invites the stars out to play. Comes with all-inclusive drinks and a delicious finger food platter.
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Check in at Ramada
Next to World Heritage listed Fraser Island and surrounded by calm family friendly beaches, Ramada Hervey Bay offers the perfect base to explore the natural beauty and charm of the Fraser Coast. Only metres from Hervey Bay Marina, you can soak up the peaceful vibe of this seaside town. Rooms include a balcony, complimentary WiFi, refrigerators, and movies. Wake up feeling refreshed and swim in the outdoor pool or heated spa.
Day 2
Stop 2: Hervey Bay to Fraser Island
Today, you get to visit the world's largest sand island! The World Heritage listed K'gari (meaning "paradise) —also known as Fraser Island— is full of natural beauty and a diverse array of wildlife. Explore the island, go on a ranger guided walk and sleep at the eco-friendly, award-winning Kingfisher Bay Resort.
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Ferry to Fraser Island
The Kingfisher Bay Ferry will take you to the world's largest sand island. You will land at Kingfisher Bay Resort, on the western side of the island. Once here, slip into island living and explore the hundreds of magical tracks and one of nature's most spectacular art galleries.
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Explore Fraser Island
Explore Fraser's famous sand tracks (Kingfisher Bay Resort manages tides and traffic) and enjoy resort living by night.
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Ranger guided resort walks and nature talks
Resort Rangers conduct a series of walks and talks to help you understand a little bit more about Fraser Island's World Heritage-listed wilderness and our native species, but also about how the resort operates. We vary the walks each week and most walks are complimentary.
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Check in at Kingfisher Bay Resort
By day, you'll explore Fraser's famous sand tracks and iconic beauty spots. By night, you'll enjoy resort living — with the comforts of home. You will stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort for two nights, daily breakfast included. Your typical Queenslander-style room is linked by timber walkways that meander through the bush allowing you to enjoy the best of the views to the natural wallum vegetation surrounding the hotel wings from your private timber deck.
Day 3
Day 3: Fraser Island
Wake up and enjoy breakfast at your resort. Get excited, as today will get to experience the Island's most iconic spots during an adventurous ranger-guided 4WD tour. Morning tea and lunch included! Home to the Butchulla people, K’gari is the ultimate island wilderness with spectacular lakes, rainforest, sand cliffs and 120km of ocean beach.
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Kingfisher Bay Resort Adventure
Today, you will explore Fraser Island's iconic beauty spots — Seventy Five Mile Beach, Lake McKenzie and Wanggoolba Creek from the comfort of an air-conditioned, custom-designed 4WD coach. This full-day ranger guided 4WD tour includes morning tea, lunch and National Park Fees.
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Kingfisher Bay Resort
Enjoy resort living with the comforts of home. Stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort for another night (breakfast included). Your typical Queenslander-style room is linked by timber walkways that meander through the bush allowing you to enjoy the best of the views to the natural wallum vegetation surrounding the hotel wings from your private timber deck.
Day 4
Day 4: Fraser Island to Lady Elliot Island
A ferry will take you back to Hervey Bay. You are in for another tropical paradise! A scenic flight —that will be one of the highlights of your trip— will take you to the magical world of Lady Elliot Island. With more than 1,200 species of marine life, your complimentary snorkel equipment will be waiting for you at your Eco Resort.
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Ferry back to Hervey Bay
The Kingfisher Bay Ferry will take you back from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay.
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Scenic Flight to Lady Elliot Island
Your scenic flight from Harvey Bay to Lady Elliot Island takes approximately 30 minutes and will be one of the highlights of your Lady Elliot Island experience! Hop aboard a small aircraft chartered from Seair Pacific. The experienced aircraft operator of the resort since 1996 and the only one who can take you there. Lady Elliot Island is the only coral cay Island with an airstrip on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Snorkeling (Self Guided)
Lonely Planet voted Lady Elliot Island #2 of the ‘7 best beaches for snorkelling around the world’ in 2020. Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of Lady Elliot Island, with more than 1,200 species of marine life. Perhaps you feel like a self-guided snorkel, with complimentary use of the snorkel equipment from Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort (mask, snorkel & fins). In the evening, a full buffet dinner will be waiting for you.
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Check in at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a family run and operated eco-tourism business, that is home to over 1,200 species of marine life. Your newly upgraded Eco Cabin is situated within 20 to 30 meters walk from the Lagoon, has a large front glass sliding door, a deck with chairs for added relaxation, and shared bathroom facilities. Full buffet dinner and breakfast included, as well as use of snorkel equipment and a range of guided tours and activities.
Day 5
Day 5: Lady Elliot Island
Wake up in paradise and enjoy a tropical breakfast. Step off the beach and snorkel, swim or dive in an underwater world of brilliantly coloured marine life. Tour the reef in a glass bottomed boat, learn to scuba dive, feed the fish, take a guided reef walk or stroll to a deserted beach and live the dream.
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Combined Glass Bottom Boat/Guided Snorkel Tour
The Snorkel Safari is a one-hour snorkelling tour tailored to snorkellers. An in-water guide will use their local knowledge, considering seasons and conditions, to take you through some of our best snorkelling locations where you are most likely to find animals such as sharks, turtles and manta rays. This might even be in places you recognise from your own adventures!
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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a family run and operated eco-tourism business, that is home to over 1,200 species of marine life. Your newly upgraded Eco Cabin is situated within 20 to 30 meters walk from the Lagoon, has a large front glass sliding door, a deck with chairs for added relaxation, and shared bathroom facilities. Full buffet dinner and breakfast included, as well as use of snorkel equipment and a range of guided tours and activities.
Day 6
Day 6: Lady Elliot Island to Noosa
Fly back to Hervey Bay and drive to Noosa's incredible biosphere. A place where the community lives in harmony with its rich biodiversity, this chic coastal town is not only about pristine beaches and culinary highlights. It also is home to unique natural wonders and a stunning Hinterland, just waiting to be explored.
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Scenic Flight back to Hervey Bay
Wave goodbye to beautiful Lady Elliot Island from up high. A scenic flight will take you back to Hervey Bay, where your car will be waiting for you to hit the road.
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Check in at Peppers Noosa
Experience indulgence in your impeccably presented 1 Bedroom Apartment, including a private balcony. Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. Spend your days lazing in the inviting free-form swimming pool, pamper yourself in Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, dine in style at View Restaurant or just take it easy.
Day 7
Day 7: Noosa
Your first full day in Noosa. Visit the Eumundi Markets —an enchanting country market— and in the afternoon, we recommend to do the 'Coastal Track', the best walk in the area with many spectacular coastal views.
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Visit the Eumundi Markets
One of Australia’s most famous markets, the Eumundi Markets are well and truly on the beaten path. But this enchanting country market, just 15 minutes from Noosa, is famous for a reason. It boasts over 500 stalls selling arts, crafts, fashion, fresh produce, gifts and more. Lots of small stall holders try out their business ideas at Eumundi first before moving into permanent premises on the Sunshine Coast. So if you’re after the next big thing (our money is on Rod’s Brazilian Tapioca – a gluten free snack brimming with savoury or sweet fillings), don’t miss this market.
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Noosa Heads walk
This fabulous walk follows the shoreline from the main park entrance at Noosa Heads to northern Sunshine Beach. It has amazing views and is the best walk in the area by far. A real treat! The 'Coastal Track' passes over several headlands and provides many spectacular coastal views. Take extra care near cliff edges and keep children under close supervision. Walk along the beach at Alexandria Bay and rejoin the formed walking track at the southern end of the beach. There is a very steep set of stairs leading down to Sunshine Beach.
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Sleep at Peppers Noosa
Experience indulgence in your impeccably presented 1 Bedroom Apartment, including a private balcony. Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. Spend your days lazing in the inviting free-form swimming pool, pamper yourself in Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, dine in style at View Restaurant or just take it easy.
Day 8
Day 8: Noosa
Get ready for a spectacular adventure on the water. Today, you will go on an incredible kayak tour on the Noosa Everglades. One of only two everglades systems on Earth, the Noosa Everglades is also known as the “River of Mirrors".
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One Day Noosa Everglades Self-Guided Kayak Tour
One of only two everglades in the world (the other being in Florida), the tranquility and natural beauty will win you over at first stroke. This remarkable truly sustainable adventure in the Noosa Everglades offers a chance to visit secluded locations by sea kayak and truly experience the natural beauty and wildlife in a relaxed quiet setting. You meet Kanu Kapers at the Elanda Point canoe launch area in the National Park on the Sunshine Coast, 25 minutes North of Noosa . Then you are fitted comfortably into your sea kayak provided with paddling tuition and given navigational information pointing out the ‘must see’ features for your adventure in the Everglades.
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Sleep at Peppers Noosa
Experience indulgence in your impeccably presented 1 Bedroom Apartment, including a private balcony. Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. Spend your days lazing in the inviting free-form swimming pool, pamper yourself in Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, dine in style at View Restaurant or just take it easy.
Day 9
Day 9: Noosa
Your last day in Noosa calls for a 'beach and chill' kind of day. We highly recommend a visit to Sunshine Beach, an idyllic beach side community with one of Australia's most pristine surf beaches. With lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from, it is also very foodie friendly.
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Sunshine Beach - Beach & Cocktails
As the last day of your trip, this calls for a full chill day. The chilled beachfront village of Sunshine Beach is set beneath a canopy of green trees and pandanus palms – perfect for a relaxing day. The main hub, Duke Street, has global cuisine including some of our best modern Asian, Italian and Greek and of course cocktail bars.
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Sleep at Peppers Noosa
Experience indulgence in your impeccably presented 1 Bedroom Apartment, including a private balcony. Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. Spend your days lazing in the inviting free-form swimming pool, pamper yourself in Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, dine in style at View Restaurant or just take it easy.
Day 10
Day 10: Noosa
All good things come to an end. Check out from your resort, drop off your rental car and make your way back home. If you can't get enough, you can always stay an extra night in Noosa! Just ask our friendly team.
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Stay an extra night in Noosa
Can't get enough? We understand! Why don't you add an extra day to your trip. With balmy sunshine and blue skies, calm, relaxing beaches and rolling waves just around the corner, there is so much more to explore in Noosa. Whether you want more beach days, water activities, or a Hinterland adventure, we are more than happy to give you some incredible options!
STORYTELLER

Mark Fitz

About Mark
STORYTELLER

About Mark

Mark Fitz, the Great Barrier Reef Guru, is a travel photographer and writer whose love for the outdoors is contagious. His genius ability to capture Northern Queensland and the wildlife that live there is a tribute to his thirst for discovery. Mark’s exceptional knowledge of Down Under’s Sunshine State and vision for inspiring travellers near and far, is what landed him the storyteller title. He is the reigning champ of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, taking out the prize for his notoriously hilarious shot of Terry the Turtle flipping the bird. If there’s one thing Mark knows, it’s how to create extraordinary trips, where, by dropping his name in the underwater world you will be a welcomed guest.

FAQ's

What is included?
• Resort accommodation (9 nights)
• 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
• Full day Noosa Everglades kayak tour
• Full day ranger-guided 4WD tour
• Guided Snorkel Safari
• Champagne Sunset Sail Cruise
• Return scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island
• Return ferry to Fraser Island
• Rental car hire (10 days)
• Price per person (twin-share)
Can I personalise this trip?
You sure can! Speak to our friendly team and we would love to create a personalised itinerary for you, based on all your travel wishes.
Is this trip family-friendly?
Yes! We'd absolutely love to organise a trip for your family and make the trip extra special for your small (or bigger) ones. And also important, make it stress-free for the parents!

We offer special 'kiddy prices' too. Just speak to our friendly team.
Will there be a guide?
No, Airguides trips are self-guided. Meaning, we take care of all the planning and bookings for you and offer support all the way. Our independent packages offer you the freedom to travel at your own pace, within your own travel group.

Apart from any guided tours included in the package, there will not be an actual guide accompanying you during the trip.
Can I speak to somebody about this trip?
Definitely! You can call us on +61 402 552 918 (we are based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia).


You can also fill in the form. We will then organise a chat with you to listen to all your travel wishes.
How many people can join this trip?
We usually organise trips for couples, families and medium groups (up to 25 people).

Please tell us if you have a special occasion! We would love to make it extra special for you.

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We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
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We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure
Responsible travel is at the core of everything we do
We focus on those destinations 'less travelled' in Oceania
We work with local and Indigenous tourism operators where possible
We search the world to find the most inspiring travel storytellers
Our trips are designed by photographers, filmmakers and chefs
Authentic and exclusive, you won't find our packages anywhere else
Peace of mind travel — we take care of everything for you
We handpick all experiences to make sure you get the very best
Our trips include premium accommodation, unforgettable experiences and transport you can trust
From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure

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