Nomads Fraser Island Tours has been awarded Winner of AQ’s Best Adventure Tour in Australia for 2019/2020
Enjoy an amazing 3 day Fraser Island camping tour! If you have a bit of time on your hands and want to see all there is to see on this World Heritage listed island, then this Fraser Island camping tour’s for you!
Experience the thrill of 4WD driving on Fraser Island for 3 days, and exploring all of the natural beauty it has to offer. Cruise along 75 Mile Beach, the island’s official road, enjoy bushwalks, refreshing swims at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and Champagne Pools and the stunning views from Indian Head.
This awesome Fraser Island tour includes:
2 nights camping on Fraser Island
Compulsory safety briefing held at Noosa KB’s Bar the day before departure at 6.00pm at Nomads Noosa Backpackers
Free luggage storage while you’re on the tour
Return ferry transfers
A knowledgeable and professional guide
All meals while on the Island
Exclusive post tour party at KB’s Bar with nibbles and drinks!
What’s not included?
Pre and post night accommodation at Nomads Noosa.
Sleeping bag hire (Winter) Linen hire (Summer) – $20 cash deposit with $10 refunded on return – payable on day of departure
Car hire excess fee of $20 cash, non refundable, payable when you arrive in Rainbow.
This tour is 3 days 2 nights only on Fraser Island. We recommend you book accommodation at Nomads Noosa, 1 night before the tour and 1 night after. This is for your convenience as the safety briefing, tour departure and after party all take place there.To enquire, please call +(0)7 5447 3355 or book Nomads Noosa online.
Camping on Fraser Island
We have permanent cabin safari tents at Eurong Beach Resort on Fraser Island. Our Cabin Safari Tents are all 4 share and are all equipped with foam camping mattresses and pillows. Linen hire (summer) and sleeping bag hire (winter) is available at check out on day of departure. $20 to be paid with $10 refunded when returned to Noosa. Exclusive Male and Female camping shower blocks are also available on site.
Before any Fraser Island camping tours you must attend our compulsory pre-tour safety briefing. This is held in Noosa at KB’s Bar at 6pm the day before the tour departs.
Driving on Fraser Island
If you want to experience driving on Fraser Island you must be a minimum of 21 years of age. You must hold a valid drivers license and have the ability to drive a manual car. A refundable insurance cash deposit of $250 per person must be paid. This will be refunded in full provided the vehicle is returned undamaged, or you can pay a non-refundable $20 excess reduction fee.
What to bring?
So what to bring on this cool Fraser Island adventure? Pack a small backpack with your camera, a valid current drivers licence (for those who want to drive), your sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, appropriate clothing, toiletries and linen (also available for hire). All of your meals while you’re on the island are included in the price of your 3 day Fraser Island camping tour but you might want to bring some snacks along too.
Tour itinerary and visitation to all attractions is subject to island conditions, tides, weather and National Park permit constrictions.
This tour is 3 days 2 nights only on Fraser Island. We recommend you book accommodation at Nomads Noosa, 1 night before the tour and 1 night after. This is for your convenience as the safety briefing, tour departure and after party all take place there. To enquire, please call +(0)7 5447 3355 or book Nomads Noosa online.
When you arrive in Noosa, check in to Nomads Noosa Hostel, located at 44 Noosa Drive, Noosa. Don’t forget to arrive before 6pm as your compulsory pre-tour safety briefing will be held at Nomads KB’s Bar at this time! You’ll get to meet your fellow travellers and get to know more about the awesome Fraser Island tour you’ll be doing!
The safety briefing will include tips for driving on Fraser Island – the do’s and don’ts. The drivers will fill in liability and insurance forms at this time as well. After the briefing, it’s time to pack your small backpack, so you’re all set for your early start the next morning!
Optional stay overnight at Nomads Noosa
DAY 1 – We depart from Noosa nice & early at 6.30am. After you have checked out and hired your sleeping bag (winter) or linen pack (summer), we get your luggage into storage. Then you’re on route to Rainbow Beach where you’ll be arriving after a 1.5-2hr drive. We stop here to collect your 4WD’s. Here, you will pay the car insurance cash deposit of $250 per person (refundable if the car is returned undamaged). Alternatively you can pay a non refundable fee of $20. Then it’s a short drive to the ferry and that’s it, we are on our way to amazing Fraser Island!!
We take the ferry from Rainbow Beach and land at Hook Point on the Southern tip of Fraser Island approximately 10 min 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 – Eurong Beach Resort – where we have a break and some lunch (delicious sandwiches).
After lunch we head inland through some amazing rainforest where we can see some of the island’s unique flora and hopefully spot some wildlife too! Our destination for the afternoon is Lake McKenzie, famous for its clear blue water and sandy beach, covering more than 150 hectares and five meters in depth. We then drive back through the rainforest on the way to our camp ground at Eurong Resort, where we’ll be arriving in the late afternoon. After a refreshing shower, it’s dinner time!
Camping on Fraser Island at Eurong Beach Resort
DAY 2 – Your second day means another early start so you get to make the most of your time on the island! After a continental style breakfast – cereal, toasts, spread, coffee, we drive up to stunning Eli Creek, the largest freshwater creek on the Eastern Coast of the Island , which carves its way through to the beach and pours 80 million litres of water a day into the Pacific Ocean!
After spending some quality time here, we’ll be heading up to the famous Maheno Shipwreck. The Maheno was driven ashore on Fraser Island during a cyclone in 1935 and provides you with some awesome photo opportunities.
Next up, we continue north past the Coloured Sands comprising of 72 different colours of sand. After a lunch stop (wraps) and a break we continue driving up to Indian Head. Indian Head is a large rocky headland, which is great for shark spotting and stunning views over the island!
After taking in the breathtaking scenery, we’ll head over to our final stop of the day: Champagne Pools. This is 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 camp ground at Eurong Resort!
Camping on Fraser Island at Eurong Beach Resort
DAY 3 – Sadly, it’s our last day on the island already! Today, after breakfast we travel to Lake Wabby , the deepest lake on the Island (11.4 m!) The walk to and from Lake Wabby is an adventure in itself as you find yourself up close to nature and experience the beauty of Hammerstone Sandblow.
After lunch, it’s time to leave the island at approximately 2:30pm. A brief stop at Rainbow Beach before driving back to Noosa arriving at around 5pm, just in time for your exclusive post-tour party at KB’s bar with a drink and nibbles! An amazing end to an amazing trip!
T&C: Changes permitted up to 7 days prior to departure. Cancellations of 7 days and less prior departure and no-shows will incur 100% cancellation fee. Itinerary subject to change due to tidal and weather conditions.
Open dated reservation. Book now and take your tour anytime in the next 12 months (Subject to availability. FREE CALL 1800 Nomads or Call Nomads Noosa on +61 7 54473355). It’s recommended to book 2 – 3 weeks prior to your preferred date in peak season (Dec – March).
Please note that accommodation in Noosa is not included. Bookings can be made by calling Nomads Noosa or by booking online.
These tours are strictly no BYO. There is a shop at Eurong Beach Resort where alcohol can be purchased as well as a bar.
Departure / Pickups
Departs Nomads Noosa, 44 Noosa Drive & Eurong Beach Resort, LOT 201 Williams Ave Eurong, Fraser Island QLD 4581.
Passengers must arrive in Noosa by 6pm the night prior to the departure to the Island to attend a compulsory pre-tour briefing held at KB’s Noosa Bar.
Departures every Tuesday from 3rd November 2020; (the number of tours, and departure days, are subject to change).