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Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

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Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

Were planning staying at Noosa and Hervey Bay during our trip from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 2nd week of February, hopefully floods will be gone really looks bad on the news.

What we want to know is there any difference doing the Fraser Island day trip from Noosa or Hervey Bay.

Also any preference as to what company to go with.

Merc

Edited: 06 January 2011, 21:26
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1. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

Anybody.

Any difference in doing Fraser Island staying at Noosa or Hervey Bay

Thanks

Merc

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2. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

Hi

We both stayed Noosa and Hervey Bay. For a longer stay we prefered Noosa but the one day trip we made was from Hervey Bay with this cy: http://www.google.nl/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ACAW_nlNL297NL297&q=fraser+island+exclusive+tours

It started 830 am and we were back by 8 pm. A bit later than usual but the barge had to wait for a car with a broken axle.

It made a wonderful day out to Fraser Island.

Enjoy your trip!

Tet

Link didnot work. Tour was with Fraser Island Exclusive tours.

Edited: 08 January 2011, 15:27
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3. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

Hi Merc,

If you are planning on staying in Hervey Bay anyway, it makes much more sense doing a Fraser Island Day Tour from Hervey Bay. The Day Tours from Noosa involve 2 1/2 hrs each way travel to just get to / from Fraser Island, and as a result, the tours from Noosa have less time on the island, and do not get to visit sites such as Maheno shipwreck or Eli Creek.

Fraser Explorer Tours offer tours in groups of 40 in custom 4wd buses... for a more exclusive tour look at the Fraser Experience Hummer Tour for a max 4 passengers.

Rob

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4. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

The tour we did app.had 16 people on board so that's an option as well and we did go to the shipwreck

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5. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

Hi Tet,

The one day tour you did was the Fraser Island Company Exclusive Tour ... unfortunately the Fraser island Company went into receivership a few months ago, and now ceases to operate.

Rob

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6. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

Sorry to hear Rob. It was a great trip. Thanks for the info.

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7. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

looks like we will do the tour from Hervey Bay planning on staying 3-4 days there anyway.

Thanks again to all the good folk on TA

Merc

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8. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

Go from Hervey Bay. Makes more sense as it is closer to Fraser. We did a day trip to Fraser a few years ago. were on a coach with about 16/18 people. Bit of a roundabout way collecting people via 'normal' buses around hervey Bay to begin with, then a drive to the ferry across to Fraser where you join your 4wd coach. My biggest complaint was the fact the bus only had one door, so you spent ages at each 'viewpoint' just waiting for folk in front of you to get off.... and there are always the people who are always late... However, reasonable day out - sand, sand and more sand, lake was nice.

Beach at Noosa is nicer so spend your time sitting on it or walking the Noosa National Park.

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9. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

We just drove to the parkinglot at the barge and the bus already was there. There's ample parking.

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10. Re: Hervey Bay or Noosa to Fraser Island

Things have changed then. the only option we were given was to be picked up by their bus at about 7.35 am from our motel. We were told parking difficult at marina so went with their idea. Also we still had to pay (having booked on-line, but not paid) so maybe that is why we had to go to the marina not the barge departure point.

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