K’gari Aerial Discovery with Indigenous-Guided Cruise Tour

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Description

Depart from Noosa or Gympie for a scenic aerial circumnavigation of K’gari (Fraser Island) including a landing at remote Orchid Beach and a 4-hour snorkeling cruise-tour of the Great Sandy Strait marine park with an indigenous guide.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONNoosa or Gympie aerodrome
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 15 minutes before the flight.
INCLUDED
Scenic flightsTurtle Discovery Cruise Tour
Lunch and snorkeling gearTransfers in Noosa
NOT INCLUDED
Transfers to Gympie
Personal extras

NOTES
Tour duration approx. 8.5 hours. (7:30am to 4pm) The Turtle Discovery Tour is a join-in group tour.
Vegetarians, allergies and other dietary requirements can be catered for, but must be notified at time of booking.
Departures Wednesdays Thursdays and Saturdays subject to availability.
Minimum group size is 4 and maximum 8 persons.
Please enquire to add on a 2-night stay in Hervey Bay or on K’gari at the Kingfisher Bay Resort.

NB: Itinerary, schedule and aircraft type may be subject to change due to weather, government directives and other operational considerations. Passenger weight restrictions apply – maximum 120kgs per person*

*Aircraft operated by Wide Bay Air Charter AOC CASA.TAAOC.0710

 

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    Itinerary

    Noosa – K’gari (Fraser Island) – Noosa

    1. SCENIC FLIGHT:  NOOSA – ORCHID BEACH, K’GARI

    Complimentary shuttles provided between Noosa Heads bus exchange and Noosa Marina to Noosa Aerodrome.

    From Noosa Airport, enjoy an early morning scenic flight past coastal Noosa and the Cooloola lakes and bays, to admire the coloured sands of Teewah and Rainbow Beach in the eastern morning light.

    Get an aerial view of the interior of Fraser Island as we turn to fly over the island-studded Great Sandy Strait, the majestic sand forests and the pristine freshwater lakes of the inland.

    We head back towards the Coral Sea side of K’gari where you can spot marine life and shipwrecks as we fly low above 75-mile Beach. 

    After flying over Indian Head and the Champagne Pools, we’ll land at remote Orchid Beach for a morning coffee break at the iconic Orchid Beach Trading Post and Driftwood Bar.

    2. SCENIC FLIGHT ORCHID BEACH – SANDY CAPE – PLATYPUS BAY – HERVEY BAY

    From Orchid Beach we’ll continue northbound, flying over the pristine freshwater lakes of northern K’gari, an area inaccessible by 4WD,.

    We’ll come to the northern tip of the island at Sandy Cape Lighthouse and then turn south to follow the sheltered western side of K’gari across pristine Platypus Bay.

    It is here that we enter the Great Sandy Strait which lies between the Fraser Coast’s mainland and K’gari.

    The Great Sandy Strait consists of over 70km of crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, a network of shallow lying flats, a maze of creeks, and the mouth of the Mary River.

    To access the Great Sandy Marine Park we’ll land at Hervey Bay Airport

    3. HERVEY BAY TURTLE DISCOVERY ECO TOUR

    In Hervey Bay we board the Milbi, a glass-bottom boat, for a leisurely guided ecotour through the calm, clear waters of the Great Sandy Marine Park. (Milbi is Butchulla for ‘turtle’).

    A Butchulla man will be your guide, offering you a unique Indigenous experience on board and a warm Welcome to Country.

    Come face to face with the infinite wonders of the marine park; you are likely to see fish habitat amongst the coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies, and possibly a reef shark or dugong.

    Swim in crystal clear waters or walk the sandy beaches, snorkel the coral gardens and listen to Dreamtime stories directly from the Butchulla people.

    Conditions permitting we may visit spectacular Pelican Banks, famous for its crystal clear waters which are perfect for swimming or just relaxing on the white, sandy shores.

    Note from Operator: Whilst it is our aim to offer the best experience possible, please note that our inclusions may vary slightly to optimize the most favourable weather conditions for your comfort.

    Inclusions: 

    • healthy lunch provided, complimentary coffee, tea, fruit platter & biscuits
    • Snorkeling gear provided

    4. TRANSFER FLIGHT: HERVEY BAY TO NOOSA

    Your private journey ends today with a late afternoon transfer flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Noosa, or your chosen destination airport on the Capricorn or Sunshine Coast.

    Please enquire if you’d like these other options:

    • add on a 2-night package staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort on K’gari
    • add on a 1 or 2-night stay in Hervey Bay with a full-day Hummer 4WD tour of Fraser Island
    • return to Sunshine Coast Airport or Gympie Airport instead of Noosa

    Email [email protected] to enquire or book

     

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