3 Day 2 Night Island Expeditions Fraser Island Self Drive 4WD Tour From $559pp (Online Only)
Sometimes palm trees and beach side pools just don’t cut it. If eco-friendly beach camping, traditional Aussie BBQ’s, and a couple of drinks at sunset is your kind of vibe, then stick around and find out everything you need to know about Island Expeditions.
Tag-a-long tours allow solo travellers and groups of friends to band together to travel around K’gari with absolute ease. You’ll travel in a vehicle driven convoy led by your guides. Good guides can be hard to come by, but luckily, Island Expeditions aren’t short of a few Aussie bushmen who love nothing more than showing their beautiful backyard to adventure seekers from far and wide. Fraser Island’s 75-mile beach will be your highway to the highlights. Here, your guide will navigate you around planes landing on the beach, shark fishermen casting out on the shoreline, and the ever surprising tides that rise and fall every six hours.
Lake Mckenzie, Maheno Shipwreck, and Champagne Pools are among just a handful of the highlights you’ll see on the trip. Being able to spend 3 full days allows you the perfect amount of time to get around to each place without having to check your stopwatch every 15 minutes.
Though K’gari does offer up some pretty challenging terrain, it’s not like we’re asking you to cross The Sahara. With a bit of guidance, you’ll be just fine. Beach Camping. Off-road 4WD’s. Incredible nature. New friends. That’s pretty special. Nomads Noosa is the perfect base to start and finish your tour. Here you will need to check-in and meet the rest of your group so why not stay a night or two? All included on this tour, the crew at Nomads Noosa will give you the best bang for your buck, whether it be you are looking for a fun night out or a cruisy tour around town. For more information, check out our blog where one of out team spent 3 Days on Fraser Island with Palace Adventure / Island Expeditions
Tour departs first thing from Nomads Hostel in Noosa
You will have transfers included with your group to Rainbow Beach where you will pick up your 4WD
Ferry from Inskip Point to Fraser Island
Drive on famous 75-mile beach
Head to Lake Wabby and/or Lake Birrabeen
Enjoy lunch with rest of your group
Explore the rainforest at Wanggoolba Creek & Central Station
Drive through the rainforest back to camp
Enjoy sunset and dinner with your group
Check out the stars at night. Camp out on the beach.
Basic brekkie before heading off to Fraser’s highlights.
Visit Eli Creek for a swim in its fresh waters
Explore the world famous Maheno Shipwreck.
Lunch on the move
Quick stop at ‘Pinnacles’ coloured sands.
Cruise over to Indian Head Lookout & Champagne Pools.
Head back to camp for the final night.
Enjoy dinner with your group.
Last brekkie on the island
Drive to Lake Mckenzie. Relax and enjoy the white silica sand
Lunch before making your way to the ferry to return to shore.
Depart the island at approximately 2:30pm.
Drop the 4WD’s back at Rainbow Beach
Transfer back to Noosa arriving at around 5pm
6pm safety briefing at Nomads Noosa the day before your tour commences is mandatory. Please ensure you have made travel arrangements to arrive in Noosa in good time.
Tour itinerary and visitation to all attractions is subject to the island’s conditions, tides, weather and National Park permit constrictions.
Open dated bookings – allow a minimum of 14 days notice to book
Tour cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure and no-shows incur 100% cancellation fee . Changes permitted up to 72 hours prior departure
Passengers wishing to drive must be a minimum 21yrs of age, and hold a valid drivers license (minimum 2 years driving experience necessary).
Security Bond: A $250 cash security bond will be collected on arrival at Rainbow Beach. Please ensure you have cash with you, as there will not be any ATM’s to use in Rainbow Beach. Your bond will be given back to you in cash at the end of your tour providing the vehicles are returned without damage. Alternatively you can pay $10 cash non-refundable excess reduction fee.
Sleeping bag is included in the price
Open dated bookings – allow a minimum of 14 days notice to book
Inclusions & Extras
3 Day 2 Night on Fraser Island
Foam Camping Mattress
4WD Vehicle Hire
Professional And Knowledgeable Guide
Return Ferry Transfer To Island
Breakfast on Day 1
Dinner on Last Day
Tour Type & Availability
Island Expeditions Adventures Self-Drive Tour (Camping)
3 Day 2 Night Tag Along tour Island. Departs from Nomads in Noosa or Rainbow beach. Includes beach camping in a pre set up camp site in 2-4 man tents.
Island Expeditions Adventures Self-Drive Tour (Camping) + 2 Nights accom
3 Day 2 Night Tag Along tour + 2 Nights dorm accom in Nomads Noosa
What to bring
Pick Ups & Departures
No pick ups provided – You must make your own way to check in.
Departs from either 44 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567 at 7am or
BP Garage Rainbow Beach at 9am
All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance
All passengers must attend a compulsory safety briefing the day before their tour departs at Nomads Noosa at 6pm
Supplier Terms & Conditions
Island Expeditions Terms & Conditions
All Island Expeditions tours are subject to weather conditions, minimum touring numbers of 8 passengers (or management’s discretion), and minimum driver numbers of one (1) driver per vehicle. Island Expeditions reserves the right to suspend a tour based on non-complying conditions and reschedule guests to another day of touring departure.
Changes to confirmed dates must be made at Island Expeditions and are subject to availability as per our 7 day cancellation and change policy. Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be substituted for cash or any other product. All prices are subject to change.
Island Expeditions recommends all guests have travel insurance before participating on our tours.
Tour and accommodation cancellations made less than 7 days prior to departure will result in a 100% cancellation fee.
Failure to show for accommodation or any tour booked with Island Expeditions or Nomads Noosa Backpackers will forfeit full cost.
Partial cancellations of one (or multiple) tour components(s) are not permitted.
Rare tour cancellations made at the decision of Island Expeditions require guest re-booking and are subject to availability. This includes, but is not limited to, cancellations due to unfavourable weather conditions or National Park closure.
Date changes incur a $40 surcharge per passenger.
All package accommodation includes shared dormitory accommodation in a 16 bed mixed dorm.
Marine and National Park Fees are included in the tour price, unless otherwise stated.
Some additional fees may apply for Fraser Island touring, including; food, beverage and vehicle bond costs.
Frequently asked questions
What do I do if I need help with my Fraser Island tour booking?
If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.
Do you offer payment plans?
Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).
Do I need travel insurance?
We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.
Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?
Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.
What is the best way to travel Australia?
There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.
What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?
We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.
Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?
Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.