Fraser Island 3 Day 2 Night Tag-a-long Tour
On this three day, two night 4WD tour you'll see the natural wonders that made Fraser Island famous as well as a few stunning spots only the locals know about. You'll also stay in luxury camping facilities and get the chance to try your hand at 4-Wheel-Driving through sandy tracks*.
Cost: $519 or 4500 KM
- All meals whilst on tour
- Return ferry transfers
- 2 nights camping accommodation + sleeping bag
- All camping and cooking equipment
- 4WD Vehicle hire
- National Park permit and park fees.
A $30 insurance fee is payable on arrival
Individual tour itineraries may vary due to tide and beach conditions; however a typical itinerary includes:
- Arrive at Palace Backpacker's Hostel for your safety briefing and to meet your guide and your new friends you’ll be spending the next three days with. We then take the ferry over to the island at 8:30am to get an early start on exploring.
- Highlights today include:
- Taking a dip in the crystal-clear Lake Birrabeen, and relaxing on the pure white sand.
- Exploring the lush rainforest, and spotting fish, turtles and eels at Wanggoolba Creek.
- Historic Central Station.
- Lake Wabby.
- We travel along the eastern beach where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the thrill of taking your 4WD for a spin along the Seventy File Mile Highway. This stretch of sand is a fully operational highway and is even patrolled by police.
- Highlights today include:
- Eli Creek, the largest freshwater creek on the eastern beach, it’s a popular spot for swimming – or simply floating!
- The Maheno Shipwreck.
- The Pinnacles Coloured Sands – these coloured sand formations in reds and yellows have formed over hundreds of thousands of years and are also significant to the local indigenous people.
- Indian Head .
- The Champagne Pools – aka, Mother Nature’s Jacuzzi!
- Pack up and leave camp today.
- Head inland and take some time to relax around Lake Mckenzie. This is a 'perched' lake, which means it contains only rainwater, no groundwater, and is crystal clear. The sand here is pure white silica sand so it’s not only pretty to look at but feels beautifully soft to walk or sit on too. It’s no wonder it’s on of Fraser Island’s most popular natural sites.
- Visit Kingfisher Bay before departing by ferry at 2pm.
- Tours depart daily from Palace Hostels - 10 Bideford St, Torquay.
- Please arrive at 6.30am on the day of departure for a safety briefing.
- Tours depart daily immediately following the safety briefing.
- Tours return to Palace Backpackers Hostel at approx. 3.30pm the last day of the tour.
Boring, but Important Info
*To drive the 4WD you must be over 21 years of age, have a driver’s licence and at least two years of driving experience.
What to Bring
- Small day or overnight backpack
- $30 for insurance fee
- Own alcohol (no glass) and snacks for when you get the munchies
- 1-2 changes of clothes
- Warmer clothing if you're travelling in winter
- Insect repellent
- Portable phone charger
- Swimwear and towel
- Sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Sleeping bag (optional)
Secure lockers are available at Palace Hostel Hervey Bay for all your regular luggage.