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K'Gari Explorer Full Day Tour Ex Rainbow Beach


Start Time: 07:30

End Time: 17:30
Departure Point: Tourist Information Centre, Rainbow Beach


Unlock paradise with a full-day tour of World Heritage-listed locations. Discover the world's largest sand island on a one-day 4WD adventure tour. Sit back and relax in our air-conditioned 4WD coach whilst our experienced local guides take you to the island's iconic sights such as Lake McKenzie, World Heritage-listed rainforest, 75 Mile Beach, Eli Creek and the historic Maheno Shipwreck.



    Central Station - A former logging station that housed schools and shops for the bustling timber industry is now a tourist stop. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Flooded Gums and Pine trees.

    Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) - K'gari's most iconic, picture-perfect swimming spot! Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear blue fresh water and relax on the sandy white beaches.

    75 Mile Beach - As you travel along this golden beach highway, you may spot dingoes, birds of prey flying above, or humpback whales, migrating down the coast (between July – November).

    Eli Creek - Float gently down this tranquil, tree-lined creek with four million litres of fresh water flowing into the Pacific Ocean every hour.

    Maheno Shipwreck - Marvel at the rustic wreck of the Maheno, which washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935. It’s one of K’gari’s most recognisable sites.

    The Pinnacles Coloured Sands - Learn about these radiant, cliff-like sand formations and the Indigenous Dreamtime stories that surround them. Get up close and experience the spectacular 72 shades of rare red, orange and yellow sands.

    PLUS - Take your adventure to new heights, with an optional scenic flight with Air Fraser, and witness the world’s largest sand island from above. It’s the perfect add-on to your tour! Subject to weather and availability. (Additional cost applies)

    At the end of the day, you’ll return to River Heads by 5.30 pm with a complimentary drop-off at one of our select locations (drop-off between 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm).

Full-day guided 4WD coach tour with expert commentary.. Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from select Rainbow Beach locations. Return ferry transfers. Lunch at K’gari Beach Resort. National Park fees and fuel levies included. Foreign Language app is available. Download the K'gari Explorer Tours app from your preferred app store for Spanish, French, Italian, German and Chinese translation.


Pick up locations/times

Courtesy coach pick ups are available from your local accommodation. Please confirm this in advance with K'Gari Explorer Tours. 

More Information

  • Please be aware the pick up time is not displayed on customer vouchers. Call the operator to confirm.

  • Note: Children over the age of one are welcome on all of our tours (infants 1-3yrs are free of charge). If your child is under the age of eight, please provide them with a car seat. If you do not have a car seat, please contact the Reservations Team on +61 7 4194 9222 before booking to check availability. We do not carry children under the age of one on our tour buses.

  • Qld law states that all passengers must be suitably restrained including infants. Booster seats are required, if guests are unable to supply their own, K'gari Explorer Tours can assist. Please request at the time of booking. Infants under the age of 1 year are unable to travel on tours.

What to Bring

✓    Swimmers


✓    Hat

✓    Sunscreen

    Insect repellent

    Walking shoes or thongs


    Essential medication


    Reusable water bottle

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