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Fraser Island and Whitsundays package

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This package is fully flexible and can commence daily. The below is a suggested itinerary. 

Day 1: Hervey Bay- Fraser Island

  • Pick up from Hervey Bay YHA at 2:15pm to River Heads Ferry Terminal.
  • Be welcomed to the island by your tour guide and check in to your wilderness lodge accomodation.
  • Enjoy a drink on the beach, watching the stunning sunset.
  • Buffet Dinner at the famous Dingo Bar.

Day 2: Fraser Island

  • Buffet Breakfast served from 6:30am
  • Cruise along 75 Mile Beach and see the Maheno Shipwreck.
  • Witness the beautiful Pinnacles (Coloured Sands);
  • Float in the stunning Champagne Pools.
  • Walk up Indian Head for stunning coast views and and spot wildlife such as turtles, dolphins and whales .
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch 
  • Jump in a tube and cruise down crystal clear Eli Creek.
  • Learn about local aboriginal culture at an exclusive bush tucker experience.   
  • Dinner is from 6:30pm at the Dingo Bar.

Day 3: Fraser Island

  • After Breakfast, start the day with a swim in the crystal clear blue freshwater Lake McKenzie, or just laze on the sunning white sand
  • Walk through the historic heart and rainforest of Fraser Island, Central Station (Wanggoolba Creek)
  • Hike across the golden, desert-like sands and arrive at the hidden gem of Lake Wabby, an absolute emerald oasis.
  • Tour returns to Kingfisher Bay Resort in the late afternoon for a 5pm ferry back to Hervey Bay
    with complimentary drop-off to your Hervey Bay accommodation.

Day 4: Hervey Bay 

  • Exlpore the beautiful seaside township of Hervey Bay
  • Take the night Greyhound Bus to Airlie Beach

Day 5: Airlie Beach 

  • Check in to Airlie Beach YHA and explore the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays.
  • Hike one or several of the scenic walking trails
  • Chill out at the huge lagoon
  • Meet new friends at one of the many backpacker bars. 

Day 6: Whitsunday Sailing Tour:

  • Set sail towards the largest of the islands,  Whitsunday Island. 
  • Have lunch on the boat in Hook Passage enjoying the views 
  • Complete a short bush walk up to Hill Inlet Lookout to get that iconic photo
  • Enjoy a couple of horus relaxing on the pure white sands of Whitehaven Beach
  • Have sunset snacks and a drink whislt crusing to your anchorage for the evening
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner on deck and a photo slideshow of the days photos.

Day 7: Whitsunday Sailing Tour:

  • Wake up in the beauty of the islands and have breakfast on deck
  • Depending on your departure day, Kayaks are available to paddle
  • Exploring hidden inlets and fringing reef
  • Snorkel to enjoy the underwater sea life
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch as you set sail back towards Airlie Beach 
  • Arrive back at Airlie Beach YHA to freshen up before heading out to enjoy a drink with your new mates (own expense)

There are no set itineraries for Whitsunday Sailing Tours as the trips vary according to the weather, allowing for a customised and personalised experience.

We can add on (or take away) any additional tours or accommodation you need to create your perfect adventure. 

Inclusions

  • 1 night accommodation at Hervey Bay YHA for after your Fraser Island Tour
  • Return ferry transfers to Fraser Island from Hervey Bay (pick up from Greyhound Bus and return to Hervey Bay YHA.
  • Comfortable air conditioned 4WD bus (Fraser Island)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Wilderness Lodges on Fraser Island
  • 2 buffet dinners at the Dingo Bar (Fraser Island)
  • 2 buffet breakfasts at the Dingo Bar (Fraser Island)
  • 2 picnic lunches while on tour (Fraser Island)
  • Morning and Afternoon snacks (Fraser Island)
  • Sunset Drink on arrival (Fraser Island)
  • Aussie Bush Tucker experience (Fraser Island)
  • 2 nights multi-share accommodation at Airlie Beach YHA
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsunday Islands sailing trip- (12- 24 MAX group size)
  • 2 Lunches (Sailing Tour)
  • 2 Dinners (Sailing Tour)
  • 2 Breakfasts (Sailing Tour)
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority fees (Sailing Tour)
  • Snorkel, fins, floaties and wetsuit hire (Sailing Tour)
  • Free luggage storage at Airlie Beach YHA
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Fraser Island tour departs Hervey Bay daily at 2:15pm and the Whitsunday Sailing Tour departs daily (excluding Mondays) at 8:00am.
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IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION

Please let us know (in the booking comments):

  • How you are travelling (Greyhound Bus, self drive, etc)
  • You have any dietary requirements
  • You need additional accommodation
  • You travelling the opposite direction (want to do the Whitsundays first)

Cancellations:
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to commencement of package or no shows will incur a 100% cancellation fee, meaning no refund. 

Cancellation outside of 48 hours will incur a minimum cancellation fee of AUD$25 per booking and can be up to 100% of the booking value. Fees will vary depending on the tour operator involved in the package. 

Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages. 

Amendments: 
Bookings can only be amended more than 14 days prior to commencement of package. 

Amendments within 48 hours of commencement will be treated as a cancellation, and you will need to make a new booking. 

Each amendment (not cancellation) after confirmation will incur an administration fee of AUD$25 per person, in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator.

General Travel Deal Terms and Conditions  

  • Your credit card will be debited upon completion of the online booking process. Your booking is guaranteed once you receive a confirmation email from a YHA Travel & Tours consultant.
  • In the unlikely event we cannot confirm your booking, we will refund the total amount to the credit card with which payment has been made within 7 days. YHA Travel & Tours and its suppliers are not liable in the event a tour or package is not available, and any refunds are restricted to the purchase price of the tour or package booked.
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Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. Cancellation and change fees are outlined below:

Cancellations:

  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages.

Amendments

  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

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This YHA Travel and Tours product is not restricted to YHA members and guests. You do not need to be a member or guest of YHA to purchase this product.

  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Travel and Tours product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
  • If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
  • If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.

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Last updated 9th January 2020

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