TRIP SUMMARY
Experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of one of Australia’s most celebrated photographers, Mark Fitz. This luxury ‘rainforest to reef adventure’ is packed with natural wonders, tropical islands and spectacular resort stays.

Discover K'gari (Fraser Island), the world’s largest sand island, fly to Lady Elliot Island, the home of the Manta Ray, indulge in eco luxury at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, enter Noosa’s spectacular Biosphere and go on a kayak adventure to explore the pristine Noosa Everglades — one of only two Everglade systems in the world.

• 9 Nights | 10 Days
• Resort accommodation (9 nights)
• Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour
• Luxury Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sailing Cruise
• Full-day Fraser Island Ranger guided 4WD tour
• Lady Elliot Island tour
• Rental car hire (10 days)
• Price per person (twin-share)
From: $4,013 AUD
From
Mark
I'm excited to be teaming 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: Hervey Bay
Arrive at Sunshine Coast Airport, pick up your rental car and head to the relaxing oasis of Ramada Hervey Bay. The perfect spot to soak up the peaceful vibe of Hervey Bay, a charming seaside town, take a stroll on the Esplanade and relax in Ramada's outdoor pool and heated spa. In the evening, hop aboard a luxury yacht for a Champagne Sunset Sail. Pink Queensland skies, the crystal clear azure waters of Hervey Bay and a cold drink in your hand – it doesn’t get much better than this!
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Pick up your rental car
Pick up your rental car and make your way to the relaxing oasis of Ramada Hervey Bay. The Toyota Corolla hatch (or similar) is fully automatic and one of the most trusted cars around. It’s roomy, easy to drive thanks to power steering, and comes with a reversing camera to help you park and back in those tricky spots.
Champagne Sunset Sail
The Champagne Sunset Sail on the Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ 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. Enjoy the all-inclusive drinks and delicious finger food platter, and simply sit back, relax and enjoy.
Ramada by Wyndham Hervey Bay
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
A ferry will take you to the world’s largest sand island and World Heritage-listed, Fraser Island! Known as K’gari (meaning "paradise") by the traditional owners, the Butchulla people, this is the ultimate island wilderness supporting beautiful freshwater lakes, massive sand blows, towering rainforest, spectacular cliffs of coloured sands and 120km of continuous ocean beach.
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Ferry to Fraser Island
The Kingfisher Bay Ferry will take you to the world's largest sand island and land at Kingfisher Bay Resort, on the western side of the island.
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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
Known as K’gari (meaning paradise) by the traditional owners, the Butchulla people, this is the ultimate island wilderness supporting beautiful freshwater lakes, massive sand blows, towering rainforest, spectacular cliffs of coloured sands and 120km of continuous ocean beach.
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Ranger Guided 4WD Tour
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
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 4
Day 4: Fraser Island to Lady Elliot Island
At Lady Elliot on the Great Barrier Reef, 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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Ferry 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
A scenic flight will take you to the most remote Great Barrier Reef island, an eco-paradise called Lady Elliot Island —also known as the home of the Manta Ray. Approximately 40 minutes each way, the flight will be one of the highlights of your trip. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the reef and get access to a private closed destination (permission to access the Island is only granted by the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, no other flight access is permitted).
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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 5
Day 5: Lady Elliot Island
At Lady Elliot on the Great Barrier Reef, 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.
Activities
INCLUDED
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
Noosa is a place where the first things you see in the morning (apart from the local barista) are the dolphins, koalas and sea turtles you spot on your morning stroll.
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Day 7
Day 7: Noosa
Noosa is a place where the first things you see in the morning (apart from the local barista) are the dolphins, koalas and sea turtles you spot on your morning stroll.
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Day 8
Day 8: Noosa
Noosa is a place where the first things you see in the morning (apart from the local barista) are the dolphins, koalas and sea turtles you spot on your morning stroll.
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Day 9
Day 9: Noosa
Noosa is a place where the first things you see in the morning (apart from the local barista) are the dolphins, koalas and sea turtles you spot on your morning stroll.
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Day 10
Day 10: Noosa
Noosa is a place where the first things you see in the morning (apart from the local barista) are the dolphins, koalas and sea turtles you spot on your morning stroll.
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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)
• Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour
• Luxury Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sailing Cruise
• Full-day Fraser Island Ranger guided 4WD tour
• Lady Elliot Island tour
• Rental car hire (10 days)
Can I personalise this trip?
You sure can! Speak to our friendly team today and we will be more than happy to create a tailor-made itinerary for you, based on your travel wishes and group size.

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Unique travel packages created by trusted storytellers.
Each trip is personalised for you.
Sit back and relax. We take care of all planning and bookings.
We balance well planned itineraries with the flexibility to explore destinations.
Travel at your own pace and create your own adventure.
We combine luxury accommodation with one of a kind experiences.
Discover destinations and natural environments all from within the comfort of your desired level of luxury.
Everything you need for a dream trip at your fingertips, thanks to our detailed and personalised trip notes.
We're only a moment away whenever you need assistance or advice!
Our trips have a focus on those destinations less travelled.
We work with local and First Nations' travel companies where possible.
Responsible tourism is at the core of everything we do.

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