All about the 3 Day Fraser Island 4WD Tag-Along Camping Tour

This Fraser Island tour departs daily from the Rainbow Beach Hostel so you can always fit it into your East Coast package.

Fraser Island is the biggest island in the world which is surrounded by lush rainforest with over 100 freshwater lakes to take your pick from for a refreshing dip. Meet new friends whilst cruising along listening to tunes in 4WD vehicles. Maybe if you're lucky you will catch a glimpse of some of the islands wildlife including dingos and lizards.

There are so many highlights on Fraser Island you can swim through the crystal clear waters of the stunning Lake McKenzie, hike to Indian Head to take in amazing360-degree views of the island. relax in the Champagne Pools, take turns driving 4x4's along the beach to all the world class destinations, You will then drive to Eli Creek to soak in the waters of Eli Creek and explore beautiful heritage protected rainforests. On his self-drive Fraser Adventure, you will travel with a bunch of like minded, adventurous travelers. At night sleep beneath the stars in your own private, exclusive campsite, just meters from the beach.

The bucket list stop for the East Coast, head over to Fraser Island.

3 Day Fraser Island 4WD Tag-Along Camping Tour Itinerary - 3 days

  • Day 1 Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island
    Meet at Frasers on Rainbow at 7.00am and feel the excitement on the morning of departure from your group of fellow adventurers as you gear up and learn more about your 4WD vehicles and equipment at the morning safety briefing. You will be split into groups to briefly work together checking off all your food, and ensuring it is all there for your trip. Another check of overall equipment then it’s time to jump into your 4x4s to take off to Fraser Island for an action-packed experience of a lifetime!
    The itinerary may change slightly depending on tide times and conditions but you will without a doubt be visiting the most stunning, crystal clear lakes, rainforest areas and best swimming locations on with World Heritage island.
    On this first morning, you will travel for 10 minutes from Inskip Point (a 15 minute drive from the hostel departure point) on the Rainbow Beach Fraser Island barge across to land on the Southern end of 75-mile beach on Fraser Island. Get used to driving your 4WD vehicle in the sand as you make your way North up 75-mile beach and visit some of the most famous sites on the island today including the history of the Maheno shipwreck, a soak in the waters of Eli Creek and a hike and swim at Lake Wabby.
    All designated drivers will take turns driving 4x4's along the beach to these world-class destinations, and in the evening you will head to your permanent campsite, all arranged with permanently erected tents (twin share) and rain covers, hot showers and flushing toilets. The campsite located literally metres away from the main beach is private for all our groups and is managed in conjunction between ourselves and the traditional owners of Fraser Island, the Kgari Aboriginal people.
    Enjoy cooking and entertainment with the guide and group that evening after an exciting first day. (L, D)
  • Day 2 Fraser Island
    Today we have a full day to drive away from the beaches and into the inland roads on the Island. Here you will travel to “Central Station” and “explore beautiful heritage protected rainforests” where short walks take you through world heritage rainforest plant species and over suspension bridges and walkways.
    The whole afternoon will be spent at the most iconic destination on the island, Lake Mackenzie. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the stunning Lake McKenzie and laze around on this amazing white silica-sand beach.
    After a relaxing and fun day, it is time to return to your camp in the afternoon to enjoy a beer with your fellow travellers and to again sleep beneath the stars in your own private, exclusive campsite, just metres from the beach. There will be stories as you all relax by the campfire with a drink and evening meal in serene nature, what more could you want? (B, L, D)
  • Day 3 Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach
    Our third and final day sees us visit the Northern end of the Island. There will be a stop off for a refreshing swim in the Champagne Pools where the group will relax as the waves crash over the rocks, and then a short hike to Indian Head to take in spectacular 360-degree views of the island. Here you will often spot turtles, migrating humpback whales and if you are lucky enough you might just see one of the many shark species cruising along in the waters below in search of a school of fish. We strongly recommend that our guests do not swim off the beaches on Fraser Island due to strong currents and frequency of large sharks.
    After three days exploring this magical island’s lakes, creeks and rainforests, you will return back to Rainbow Beach approximately 3:30-4.00pm (or may be later due to tide times) for a farewell (dinner) with your fellow adventurers and Fraser Island trip of a lifetime! (BL)
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Real Aussie Says:
As our most popular Fraser Island trip here at Real Aussie Adventures this tag along tour explores the stunning Fraser Island with self driven 4x4's and sleeps overnight in a private campsite just meters from the beach.Best bit is you get to sleep at night amongst sand dunes and forest. Dont worry there is basic washing and cooking facilities!

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Save $15. Book 90 days in advance of your departure date
3 Day Fraser Island 4WD Tag-Along Camping Tour Price information AUD per person

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Description

Tour code: FR3D
$479
Camping 2 nights.
$464
Camping 2 nights. Book 90 days in advance of your departure date.
$489
For travel from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
$474
Book 90 days in advance of your departure date. For travel from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Departure information

Starts

Daily (except 22 of December to 1st of January) at 7 am from Frasers on Rainbow backpackers hostel, Rainbow Beach, Queensland.

All passengers MUST arrive by 5 pm the day before departure for a compulsory safety briefing.

Ends
Rainbow Beach


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Available only to persons 18 years or older. Driver Requirements: In order to be able to drive on Fraser you must be over 21 years of age with a full open manual drivers license and you must have this license with you on tour.
  • Note that itineraries change significantly on Fraser Island due to tide times, how many groups we have departed and also how many other touring groups are on the Island. The itinerary is subject to change due to tide times and how busy the island is with other tour groups. 

  • Open-dated tickets must book at least 7 days in advance and are not valid between 22 December and 1 Jan
  • All travellers must leave a credit card or cash security bond.
  • Sleeping bags ($10) and alcohol are at an additional cost and local payments
  • An optional $15 insurance excess reducer is available.
  • All travellers must attend the 5 pm safety briefing the day before departure
  • No pre or post tour accommodation included. Frasers On Rainbow Resort: 6-10 share mixed en-suite dorms and private twin, double and single ensuite rooms. Free pool tables, Free Ping pong, Free guided bushwalk daily to the Carlo Sand Blow for hostel guests, learn how to throw boomerangs and see amazing sunsets. $7 meals, a fully licensed bar with nightly entertainment and drinks specials, a swimming pool, free wifi and perfect location, only 5 minutes walk to the beach, shops, cafes, and supermarket. If you wish to stay at Frasers either side of your Fraser Island tour, check out our five and six-day packages. 4 night Fraser Island Tagalong camping tour or 5 night Fraser Island Tagalong camping tour

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