Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights
Location: Fraser Island
Time: Depart Noosa @ 7am/ return @ 5pm
Meet Location: Nomads Noosa, 44 Noosa Drive
Vibe: Super Social, Party, Banter
Fees on arrival: $10 cash non-refundable excess reduction fee
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Ready to visit the world’s largest sand island and explore it by 4WD? Fraser Island is one of our favourite adventure experiences and you’ll love everything that this incredible island has to offer! There’s no such thing as roads on Fraser and you’ll be swapping the rainy dual carriageways of home for the 75 mile beach highway and will be driving along the beach and tracks through the forest, it’s an experience like no other and this will certainly get your adrenaline going. The island is super remote and very few people actually live here, there’s incredible wildlife to see, look out for the island’s resident dingos, snakes, spiders, goanas and whales (during the migration season).
Note: This option you will be staying in dorm accomodation
This 4WD tag along tour will show you the islands best locations and you’ll be shown around by legendary experienced guides! You’ll see all of the islands highlights including the crystal clear Lake McKenzie, tea tree Lake Wabby, float down the natural lazy river Eli Creek, visit indian head to take in the views or chill in the bubbling champagne pools and see the historic maheno shipwreck.
This 3 day 2 night tour with Nomads is awesome, we love this tour because it is full of good vibes, a group of legendary backpackers, a true ozzie guide and you get to see the whole island! You’ll have an awesome time cruising around in the 4WD’s, these are self drive so if you’re over 21 and have had your license for more than a year you can be the driver and experience driving along the beach, and what road trip is complete without epic tunes? Be the DJ and create the ultimate island soundtrack!
All your meals are provided on this tour and you’ll all chip in and help out with the cooking and cleaning - see it as ‘4wd team bonding’! You’ll be treated to epic hot meals at the end of the day and a picnic lunch each day in some unreal spots! And what better way to wrap up an awesome day of cruising around a remote island than hitting up the Eurong Resort Bar?!
And in true RatPack styleeeeeee - We also get some awesome deals with Nomads in Noosa for pre and post night accommodation so let us know if you wanna chill in Noosa for a few days too!
Arrive to Noosa and check in at Nomads Noosa at 44 Noosa Drive . You must arrive before 6pm to attend a compulsory pre-tour briefing held at Nomads KB’s Bar (Nomads Noosa) where you meet your fellow travellers and learn more about your Fraser Island tour. Safety is paramount and this is when you find out about do’s and don’ts, driving tips, and nominated drivers, everyone will be required to complete a liability and insurance form. All passengers are required to attend the briefing to be allowed to travel to the Island the next day
DAY 1 – The group departs Noosa by bus at 7am and head towards Rainbow Beach ( 1.5 – 2 hours drive). Please be waiting for the bus at Nomads reception by 6:45am. If you miss the bus you will miss the tour. Please ensure you have checked out of your room and have both your Fraser luggage and your main luggage with you. We stop at Rainbow Beach to inspect and collect the vehicles, hand signed rental agreements, pay $250 cash bond or you can pay $10 non-refundable excess reduction fee and to collect food and we’re on our way to the Island. We then take a barge from Inskip Point and land at Hook Point on the Southern tip of Fraser Island approximately 10 mins later. Depending on the weather, and the tide your guide will assess whether it is safe to travel on the beach or if we need to select an alternative route to our next destination – The Southern Lakes. We first stop at Lake Boomanjin for a swim and a walk, then continue on to Lake Birrabeen where we have our lunch (Wraps and salad). After a relaxing break, it is time for a rainforest track to walk off our lunch and explore the Island’s unique flora and hopefully spot some wildlife too! We then drive to Central Station on the way to Eurong Resort arriving at around 5:30pm. After a refreshing shower, it’s dinner time
Overnight – Eurong Resort (6 share en-suite dorm) OR Tipi ( 5 share) Fraser Island
DAY 2 – Another early start to make most of our time on the Island ! After breakfast (continental style breakfast - cereal, toasts, spread, tea & coffee), we drive up to Eli Creek, the largest freshwater creek on the Eastern Coast of the Island , which carves its way through to the beach and pours 8 million litres of water a day into the Pacific Ocean ! There are a number of walkways, and a short circular route that runs up one side of the creek and down the other. From there we head up to the famous Maheno Shipwreck, the most famous of the Fraser Island wreck driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935. From there we continue north to Coloured Sands comprising of 72 different colours of sand. Next stop is the Pinnacles,a natural wonder of Fraser Island made up of multicoloured sand cliffs. We stop here for lunch (sandwiches, salads) and a break before driving up to Indian Heads**, a large rocky headland, great for shark spotting ! and finally Champagne Pools , a popular swimming hole with the ocean crashing over the rocks into shallow sandy pools. After an action-packed day we head back to our accommodation at Eurong Resort for dinner.
Overnight – Eurong Resort (6 share en-suite dorm) OR Tipi ( 5 share) Fraser Island
DAY 3 - Our last day on the Island! Today, after breakfast (continental style breakfast, tea & coffee) we travel to Lake Wabby , the deepest lake on the Island ( 11.4 m ! ) and Lake Mackenzie , famous for its clear blue water and sandy beach, covering more than 150 hectares and five meters in depth. After lunch (wraps, salads) it is time to leave . We depart the Island at approximately 2:30pm , stop at Rainbow Beach to drop off our vehicles, collect bond and drive by bus back to Noosa arriving at around 5pm, just in time for the exclusive post-tour party at KB's.
Check-in: at Nomads Noosa : Nomads Noosa - 44 Noosa Dr , Noosa , Ph - (07) 5447 3355. Passengers must arrive by 6pm night prior to the departure to the
Island to attend a compulsory pre-tour briefing held at KB's Noosa Bar
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