8 days in Hervey Bay, Fraser Island & Lady Elliot Island Itinerary

8 days in Hervey Bay, Fraser Island & Lady Elliot Island Itinerary

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8 days in Hervey Bay, Fraser Island & Lady Elliot Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
3
Lady Elliot Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 17th (Thu), cool off at WetSide Water Park, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then make a trip to The Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay journey planner.

Sydney to Hervey Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
The Pier ©
The Pier

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 18th (Fri), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): get outside with The Pinnacles and then explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lady Elliot Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

3
nights
Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island ©
On the 21st (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lady Elliot Island day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Lady Elliot Island. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Lady Elliot Island

Historic Sites
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Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse ©
Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

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