4WD Hire Info

If you are hiring a 4WD from us sadly you can’t go to the west coast sorry. You can drive to Kingfisher Resort (which is on the west side) with one of our hire vehicles but the rest is a little too far to reach in a day and get back before dark. 

Ring our super friendly and helpful team on +61 487 333 606 or pop them an email to [email protected] We’re always super happy to help!

  • Stand Up Paddleboard – $25 a day/10 hours
  • Fishing Rod – $15 a day/10 hours
  • Floaty/Body board/Beach game/Sand castle kit – $5 a day/10 hours

Driving on Fraser Island can be tricky and it’s certainly not for the inexperienced. You don’t have to have driven on sand before to have a go you just need to be sensible when it comes to recognising the limits of your experience and book the right type of experience for you. 

DRIVING ON A FRASER ISLAND TOUR

Booking a tour is by far the safest way to experience the island. It offers you the chance to drive of be driving and with a guide leading the way you’ve got all the fun without any of the worry. We supply all the 4WD’s on our tours and our fleet is made up of the ever reliable Toyota Landcruiser. Fully automatic and geared up for sand driving they are perfectly suited to be put through the challenges of driving on Fraser Island.

If you have a full/open drivers licence, are over 21 and passed your driving test more than 12 months ago you can drive one of our 4WD’s on tour. You need to have the Photo ID Card Licence with you and if your licence is not written in English or states ‘Drivers Licence’ on it in English you will need to provide an international translation.

SELF DRIVE FRASER ISLAND 

If you have your own 4WD it’s worth making sure that it is capable of driving on the island. Just because it is 4WD doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be able to handle all the different terrains on the island. It needs to have a decent amount of clearance, have tyres that you can let down to 24psi (no low profiles), and have low change. AWD (All Wheel Drives) are not suitable!

If you are hiring a 4WD you don’t need to worry about the car specs. Any hire company you choose will provide you with a hire car that is suitable to explore the island in. You can choose between auto and manual though personally we are a fan of auto if you’re a novice, they just make life on island time so much easier to enjoy. You must be over 25 to hire a 4WD and be very confident at handling a big car. It’s really not hard if you’ve been driving for years and take on all the instruction that your given at the briefing.

THE LAW

You must have your physical licence with you as it is illegal to drive in Queensland without having your licence. If the police stop you on Fraser Island the fines can be very hefty and we don’t want you to pay the government any of your holiday spending money.

Fraser Island has an incredible history and there is a lot of hidden culture here that not many visitors get to discover. Having ran tours to the island for 10 years we are extremely passionate about making sure our guests get to discover the true K’gari – Fraser Island.

Our audio guides share with you the stories of the land. Discover what is so sacred about Indian Head, which lake is the deepest, how many colours there are in the Rainbow Beach coloured sands and why K’gari is more commonly known as Fraser Island. One of our legendary guides will have you immersed in the stories of Fraser as you drive through the towering rainforest and along the scenic 75 mile beach.

Once you land at Hook Point on the southern end of island the retreat is a 40 minute drive north up the beach. You will come into a 40km zone and Second Valley Eurong is the second turn off after from the beach. If you have gone to Eurong you have gone too far. Turn around, come south about 200m and as you turn into the village we are the first place on the right hand side. If you are coming from Wangoolba Creek or Kingfisher, follow signs for Eurong and take a right when you hit the beach. 

In short, yes! You can only traverse the island with a 4WD or your own two feet. Your options are to hire a 4WD, to join a tour from the mainland or book the Fraser Island taxi service if you would like to walk some of the island. Give us a call and we can help you work out what is best for you.

One of the main attractions for coming to Fraser Island is the 4WD experience. Being the largest sand island in the world means there is a lot of driving involved to get to the different lakes and creeks around the island. We recommend not hiring a 4WD if you have children under the ages of 3 years old unless you are highly experienced. The inland tracks can be very bumpy.

We have child seats from children 4-7 years old. If you have a younger child then you will need to bring your own child seat suitable for them.

We allow a maximum of 6 people per hire vehicle and although our cars can seat 8 we choose to limit it to 6 on our tours too for comfort.

Yes! We make sure you have all the gear when sending you off on your adventures. Our recovery gear includes snatch straps, recovery trax and your tyre pressure gauge. We also supply you with a list of contact numbers incase of emergency.

We offer a courtesy drop off in Noosa for our hire vehicles or you can choose to meet us at our depot just north of Noosa if you have a car you would like to park with us free of charge whilst you are on the island.

Driving any vehicle requires safe practises regardless of whether you are on a road or on sand. 4WD can be technical and there are different skills involved compared to normal 2WD on roads. Our team are dedicated to making sure that you are given a thorough safety briefing before hiring one of our vehicles. We will show you a safety video, go through how the vehicle works and what to do if you get stuck in sand. However, it is down to you the driver to ensure that you are following all safety precautions when driving and concentrating at all times. 

Our hire vehicles are in constant 4WD and have been rated as one of Australia’s most reliable and safe vehicles, the Toyota 80 series. You are also in constant contact with your guide via walkie talking and are never more than 500m behind the lead vehicle. So rest easy little traveller, we’ll look out for you on your island adventure.

If you don’t think self driving is for you then we recommend that you check out our a guided tours to the island.

If you are hiring one of our 4WD’s it must be picked up and returned to Noosa. If you are booking a tour we only pick up and drop off from Noosa or Rainbow Beach, but if you have your own 4WD you are free to use both barge entry/exit points.

Nope! None of our vehicles have air-conditioning. We like to wind our windows down and enjoy the fresh, sea breeze. It’s much better for you anyways and our planet! 

We offer FREE parking at our HQ based near Noosa.

If you are starting and ending in Rainbow Beach then there is free parking on the road near the Shell Petrol Station.

Accommodation Info

Our Glamping and Beach Cabin options at Beachcamp is safely situated within the Dingo Fence so you can relax and enjoy your time here. There is a black gate that surrounds the community and we have our own private access to the beach if you want to walk down there. You will drive over an electric cattle grid when you enter the “dingo safe” area.

Our Camping options can be set up inside or outside the the dingo fence.

Our retreat is based in Eurong Second Valley which is just a short walk from Eurong Resort. They offer a limited lunch and dinner menu and you can walk there within the dingo fence too.

Unfortunately due to fire and safety regulations we can only add in two additional camp beds for children. If you are a family of 5 then we would recommend booking one of our 6 Bed Bunks or if your eldest child is 15 years + then you can put the kids in a 6 bed bunk and book yourselves a King/Queen tent for a bit of peace and quiet 🙂

Lake Wabby is situated 5km up the beach from us and is a 2km walk inland to get to. Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen are around a 45-1 hour drive inland to get to.

Super close! No more then 100 meters from 75 mile beach and there are beautiful sea views to be seen from Beachcamp Retreat.

Although we are situated centrally on Fraser Island, the nearest sight is Lake Wabby which is 5km up the beach. This is the only sight that is walkable. You need a 4WD or to organise with Fraser Island Taxi Service to take you to the sights on the island.

Yes! We often get guests booking the whole retreat out for their families and it is the perfect spot to have a get together! We offer 10% off when you book all the tents for 3 nights or more. Give us a call if you want to know more about our group accommodation. Sleeps a max of 44. 

Ring our super friendly and helpful team on +61 487 333 606 or pop them an email to [email protected] We’re always super happy to help!

  • Stand Up Paddleboard – $25 a day/10 hours
  • Fishing Rod – $15 a day/10 hours
  • Floaty/Body board/Beach game/Sand castle kit – $5 a day/10 hours

Lake McKenzie & Lake Birrabeen are two of the most beautiful lakes on the island. It is highly recommended to take the SUPS to either (or both!) and to enjoy the serenity they have to offer. You could also take them in to Lake Allom and Lake Boomanjin but we recommend not taking them to Lake Wabby due to the 2km walk inland to get to the lak.

Eli Creek is known as the lazy river of Fraser Island. She pumps out 4 million litres of fresh water in to the ocean every hour. It is the perfect place to float down and to take in the peaceful surroundings. The adults will love it just as much as the kids!

Once you land at Hook Point on the southern end of island the retreat is a 40 minute drive north up the beach. You will come into a 40km zone and Second Valley Eurong is the second turn off after from the beach. If you have gone to Eurong you have gone too far. Turn around, come south about 200m and as you turn into the village we are the first place on the right hand side. If you are coming from Wangoolba Creek or Kingfisher, follow signs for Eurong and take a right when you hit the beach. 

We have plenty of parking at the retreat for all of our guests 4WD’s.

All our kitchens are fully equipped with gas stove tops, indoor BBQ’s, fridge/freezers and a woodfired pizza oven. You will also find all the essentials you would expect to find in a kitchen such as plates, cups, pots, pans, chopping boards etc. Our retreat runs off solar power so we have to be conscious of our power usage. This is why you wont find any kettles, toasters or microwaves in our kitchens but not to worry, we have whistling kettles, stove top toasters and coffee plungers. We advise planning your meals around not having an oven or microwave. 

We provide eco-friendly Shampoo, Conditioner and body wash as the facility is on a sceptic and water treatment system so we are conscious about what we put back out in to the environment. Toothpaste is fine so please bring that, we but we kindly ask that you use our toiletries provided to help us look after this beautiful island and our environment as a whole.

Nope! All hotel linens are provided in the tents which includes your bottom sheets, top sheets, doona/duvet cover, pillows and pillow cases. Blankets and hot water bottles are provided through the winter months.

All tents have power points that can be used throughout the day and evenings but can’t be left on over night. There are also plenty of power points in the kitchens.
June – August is official Australian Winter (also the dry season) and it does get very cold on the island. We advise that you bring warm clothes for the evenings when the temperatures drop. We do provide plenty of blankets and hot water bottles for these cooler months.

There isn’t due to our Retreat running off Solar Power. However, the tents all have plenty of windows that unzip to allow the sea breeze to come through.

Yes! We’re super lucky to be able to have a camp fire and it is free for you to use. We supply fire wood and often have some marshmallows. 

Of course running off Solar means that we have to rely heavily on the the sun shining, which being in Australia is pretty consistent! However, those rainy days can affect our power but we do have a back up generator that we put on so there is always power.

Our two kitchens are fully equipped with everything you need for your visit to us. We have two gas BBQ’s, two gas hobs, plates, cups and cutlery, chopping boards and knives, pots and pans and two fridge/freezers plus plenty of cupboard storage. We even have a washing machine that you can use complimentary.

We have lots of Glamping Tents and wilderness tents available and they all come in different shapes and sizes but our biggest Glamping tent sleeps 6 and our biggest pitchable tent sleeps 4. 

K’gari Fraser Island has some of the freshest water in the world!! Please don’t bring along plastic bottles, we pick so many up off the beach and with only around 20% actually being recycled is a dam shame to use them. Bring along your reusable water bottle and drink up the beautiful water this island has to offer!

Booking Info

The best way to book is always to BOOK DIRECT! Let’s face it, we all know how it works, the farmer gets shafted by the supermarket, the factory gets screwed by the retailer and travel is no different; the supplier gets shafted by the travel agent.

Now thats not to say that BOOKING WITH A TRAVEL AGENT is always a bad thing. If you are planning a big trip around Australia we would 100% advice using a good travel agent. The problem is, good travel agents are hard to find, they don’t get rated like tour operators do. You’ll be lucky to find a few google or facebook reviews on travel agents. This is why we have put together a list of great travel agents to help get you started.

It’s also worth nothing that booking direct with us also gives you a few more bonuses when it comes to terms and conditions of booking. If you book direct you are subject to our terms and conditions which allow you to change your travel date 2 times FREE of charge (unless you are within 10 days of your travel date) and a get a full refund if covid prevents you from travelling.

TOURS 

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING is included when you book a tour with us. The only additional costs may choose to budget for is for some beers, or the purchase of a souvenir or 2 or for an ice cream from the island shop. 

ACCOMMODATION 

When you just book accommodation on the island you need to budget for all the other things you need during your stay. You will need food, beers, a 4WD, a vehicle access permit, a return barge ticket, fuel, clothes and a fully stocked beach bag.

4WD HIRE 

All our 4WD hire options include permits, barge transfers and recovering gear. If you book a 4WD hire and accommodation package to K’gari Fraser Island we also include an audio guide.

Please see our Terms & Conditions page for details on our cancellation policy for tours, accommodation and car hire.

You can access Fraser Island either from Rainbow Beach/Inskip Point or from Hervey Bay. If you are coming up from Brisbane/Sunshine Coast then it is best to go head to Rainbow Beach and access the island there.

You need to purchase a barge ticket and vehicle access permit and this can be brought on the day at the Rainbow Beach Shell Petrol Station. Once on the island we are a 40 minute drive up the beach.

If you are coming from Hervey Bay then you must book the barge in advance as they only depart 4-5 times a day depending on the time of year. It will then be an hour inland drive to get to our retreat. It is best NOT to do this drive in the dark so please try and catch a day barge rather then the late one for your own safety.

Super close! No more then 100 meters from 75 mile beach and there are beautiful sea views to be seen from Beachcamp Retreat.

If you had a booking with us that has been affected by Covid-19 and want to rebook then please get in touch with us directly on +61 487 333 606 and we will be happy to help!

Yes! We often get guests booking the whole retreat out for their families and it is the perfect spot to have a get together! We offer 10% off when you book all the tents for 3 nights or more. Give us a call if you want to know more about our group accommodation. Sleeps a max of 44. 

Ring our super friendly and helpful team on +61 487 333 606 or pop them an email to [email protected] We’re always super happy to help!

  • Stand Up Paddleboard – $25 a day/10 hours
  • Fishing Rod – $15 a day/10 hours
  • Floaty/Body board/Beach game/Sand castle kit – $5 a day/10 hours

October – April we are the busiest and so it is always best to book as early as possible. It’s best to book any tour at least 2 weeks in advance during these months so to avoid disappointment. We understand with Covid that this can be a little trickier to be certain of but rest assured we do offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are unable to travel due to border restrictions.

All our experiences are Covid-19 safe. Our retreat common areas are cleaned daily by our island caretakers to ensure a high standard of hygiene is stuck to. Our cars are disinfected regularly whilst on tour and deep cleaned when they return. We also provide hand sanitiser in all our common areas and cars.

We have plenty of parking at the retreat for all of our guests 4WD’s.

There are a couple of different ways to get ti Fraser Island. If you are doing a tour with us, you just need to get to Noosa or Rainbow Beach and we take care of the logistics of getting to the island.

FRASER ISLAND FROM NOOSA 

If you are working out how to get to Fraser Island from Noosa or the Sunshine Coast you have a couple of choices. You can take the beach scenic route, or the road scenic route. To go the beach you will need to head out of Noosa through Tewantin and cross the Noosa River Ferry. Head north to Rainbow Beach. Make sure the tide is low and take Leisha Track around the back of Double Island Point head land. If you are heading up the road, simply punch Rainbow Beach Inskip Point in your GPS and follow the directions.

FRASER ISLAND FROM RAINBOW BEACH 

Fraser Island is just a stones throw away from Rainbow beach and getting to the island from Rainbow Beach is easy. Simply take the 15 minute drive out to Inskip Point and catch the Manta Ray Barge. Make sure you pick up your barge ticket from the Fraser Island barge ticket office and check that the tide is low before you head off to Fraser Island from Rainbow Beach.

FRASER ISLAND FROM HERVEY BAY 

When getting to Fraser Island from Hervey Bay it’s important to be early. The barge leaves from River Heads and is always on time. Allow 40 minutes to do the 25 minute drive out from Hervey Bay to River Heads Barge landing. Your have 2 options when taking this barge, it’s best to book Wangoolba Creek landing when you are stay with us.

Let’s talk about the weather… it’s a bugger when it rains on your holidays we know that but we also know from years of experience that you can have so much fun in the rain. The rain brings the wildlife out and brings life to all the plants on the island. It fills up our lakes and hardens our tracks. We just love rain on Fraser and will help you plan an amazing itinerary that takes the weather, tides and season into consideration. 

If the weather is really bad, and by really bad we mean cyclonic conditions and it is just unsafe to travel to the island we will most certainly contact you to arrange postponing your trip or refunding your deposit.

Please see our full terms and conditions for our full bad weather policy.

Equipment Hire Info

Our Stand Up Paddleboards are for use in the freshwater lakes ONLY. You are not allowed to use these in the sea.

Lake McKenzie & Lake Birrabeen are two of the most beautiful lakes on the island. It is highly recommended to take the SUPS to either (or both!) and to enjoy the serenity they have to offer. You could also take them in to Lake Allom and Lake Boomanjin but we recommend not taking them to Lake Wabby due to the 2km walk inland to get to the lak.

Eli Creek is known as the lazy river of Fraser Island. She pumps out 4 million litres of fresh water in to the ocean every hour. It is the perfect place to float down and to take in the peaceful surroundings. The adults will love it just as much as the kids!

We will either supply you with bait or inform you where you can get some from locally.

We have lots of Glamping Tents and wilderness tents available and they all come in different shapes and sizes but our biggest Glamping tent sleeps 6 and our biggest pitchable tent sleeps 4. 

Island Info

When it comes to the wild you have to have your wits about you. Fraser Island is an amazing place but it doesn’t come without it’s dangers.

DRIVING

Driving any vehicle requires safe practises regardless of where you are driving and we do everything we can to make sure that our adventures together are as safe as possible. You are given very comprehensive instruction and if you are travelling on a tour with us your tour guide will guide you every step of the way. 

WILDLIFE

Australia is home to many a dangerous animal and Fraser Island is home to a few of Australia’s most dangerous but don’t freak out, you hardly see them. With plenty of inaccessible bush land you’ll be lucky if you spot a snake or spider. You will most probably see some Dingoes but don’t worry about these guys. Following a few simple rules will keep you safe and they are just amazing to see in their natural environment, beats seeing them in a zoo that’s for sure!

WATER SPORTS 

It’s always important to be safe in the water. If you are not a confident swimmer stay in the shallows and never swim in the ocean on K’gari Fraser Island! There are so many rips and so many sharks it’s really not worth it, make the most of the freshwater lakes whilst you can!

If you are hiring a 4WD from us sadly you can’t go to the west coast sorry. You can drive to Kingfisher Resort (which is on the west side) with one of our hire vehicles but the rest is a little too far to reach in a day and get back before dark. 

You can access Fraser Island either from Rainbow Beach/Inskip Point or from Hervey Bay. If you are coming up from Brisbane/Sunshine Coast then it is best to go head to Rainbow Beach and access the island there.

You need to purchase a barge ticket and vehicle access permit and this can be brought on the day at the Rainbow Beach Shell Petrol Station. Once on the island we are a 40 minute drive up the beach.

If you are coming from Hervey Bay then you must book the barge in advance as they only depart 4-5 times a day depending on the time of year. It will then be an hour inland drive to get to our retreat. It is best NOT to do this drive in the dark so please try and catch a day barge rather then the late one for your own safety.

You are strongly advised to NOT swim on Fraser Island due to the extremely strong rip tides, jellyfish and those big old sharks. Please do not swim when you are staying with us at Beachcamp. There are plenty of lovely freshwater lakes that are perfectly safe to swim in.

Mosquitos and March Flies are pretty persistent on the island during the summer month so it’s always best to bring insect repellent!

Fraser Island is home to some of the most beautiful, freshwater lakes in the world which are all safe to swim in. Only a few lakes are home to some wildlife but nothing that is going to hurt you. 

There is a small fuel station in Eurong where you can fill up but it is more expensive then the mainland fuel prices and we recommend that you have a full tank before coming to the island.

There is a small shop in Eurong that offers a small selection of fresh and dry foods, confectionary, alcohol and tobacco and souvenirs. We do advise that you purchase your food from the mainland though as it will be cheaper for you.

There are no buses on Fraser Island but there is a taxi service run by our wonderful friends Steve & Lisa. Please get in touch with them directly to sort out transport if you are planning not to hire a 4WD.

Lake Wabby is situated 5km up the beach from us and is a 2km walk inland to get to. Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen are around a 45-1 hour drive inland to get to.

Super close! No more then 100 meters from 75 mile beach and there are beautiful sea views to be seen from Beachcamp Retreat.

Although we are situated centrally on Fraser Island, the nearest sight is Lake Wabby which is 5km up the beach. This is the only sight that is walkable. You need a 4WD or to organise with Fraser Island Taxi Service to take you to the sights on the island.

Ring our super friendly and helpful team on +61 487 333 606 or pop them an email to [email protected] We’re always super happy to help!

There is some walking, but not a massive amount. The longest walk is roughly 45 minutes (one way and only on a 3 Day Tour), at a relaxed pace so you can enjoy the scenery. We do recommend comfortable footwear, but hiking boots are not 100% necessary so if you don’t have any don’t worry.

If you are hiking the island then 100% you need hiking boots.

In short, yes! You can only traverse the island with a 4WD or your own two feet. Your options are to hire a 4WD, to join a tour from the mainland or book the Fraser Island taxi service if you would like to walk some of the island. Give us a call and we can help you work out what is best for you.

June – August is official Australian Winter (also the dry season) and it does get very cold on the island. We advise that you bring warm clothes for the evenings when the temperatures drop. We do provide plenty of blankets and hot water bottles for these cooler months.

One of the main attractions for coming to Fraser Island is the 4WD experience. Being the largest sand island in the world means there is a lot of driving involved to get to the different lakes and creeks around the island. We recommend not hiring a 4WD if you have children under the ages of 3 years old unless you are highly experienced. The inland tracks can be very bumpy.

Along with its natural beauty, Fraser Island also has some natural dangers and if you don’t know what your doing it can be an unforgettable experience for the wrong reasons. However, a guided tour is definitely the safest way to see the wonders of Fraser Island and all our guides are fully educated about Australia’s wildlife and what to look out for to keep you safe. They are also very experienced drivers, specialising in 4WD driving on rough terrain and all have current certificates, licenses and first aid skills.

K’gari Fraser Island has some of the freshest water in the world!! Please don’t bring along plastic bottles, we pick so many up off the beach and with only around 20% actually being recycled is a dam shame to use them. Bring along your reusable water bottle and drink up the beautiful water this island has to offer!

There are a couple of different ways to get ti Fraser Island. If you are doing a tour with us, you just need to get to Noosa or Rainbow Beach and we take care of the logistics of getting to the island.

FRASER ISLAND FROM NOOSA 

If you are working out how to get to Fraser Island from Noosa or the Sunshine Coast you have a couple of choices. You can take the beach scenic route, or the road scenic route. To go the beach you will need to head out of Noosa through Tewantin and cross the Noosa River Ferry. Head north to Rainbow Beach. Make sure the tide is low and take Leisha Track around the back of Double Island Point head land. If you are heading up the road, simply punch Rainbow Beach Inskip Point in your GPS and follow the directions.

FRASER ISLAND FROM RAINBOW BEACH 

Fraser Island is just a stones throw away from Rainbow beach and getting to the island from Rainbow Beach is easy. Simply take the 15 minute drive out to Inskip Point and catch the Manta Ray Barge. Make sure you pick up your barge ticket from the Fraser Island barge ticket office and check that the tide is low before you head off to Fraser Island from Rainbow Beach.

FRASER ISLAND FROM HERVEY BAY 

When getting to Fraser Island from Hervey Bay it’s important to be early. The barge leaves from River Heads and is always on time. Allow 40 minutes to do the 25 minute drive out from Hervey Bay to River Heads Barge landing. Your have 2 options when taking this barge, it’s best to book Wangoolba Creek landing when you are stay with us.

Let’s talk about the weather… it’s a bugger when it rains on your holidays we know that but we also know from years of experience that you can have so much fun in the rain. The rain brings the wildlife out and brings life to all the plants on the island. It fills up our lakes and hardens our tracks. We just love rain on Fraser and will help you plan an amazing itinerary that takes the weather, tides and season into consideration. 

If the weather is really bad, and by really bad we mean cyclonic conditions and it is just unsafe to travel to the island we will most certainly contact you to arrange postponing your trip or refunding your deposit.

Please see our full terms and conditions for our full bad weather policy.

Tour Info

The K’gari Fraser Island Adventures Group is home to the island #1 Tour company, Drop Bear Adventures and the #1 Accommodation facility on the island, the Beachcamp Eco Retreat. Two companies built on passion and dedication and founded by islanders Mark and Hana. We are passionate about protecting and sharing the islands natural wonders and dedicated to the hard work it takes to make a true difference. We provide unique tours of K’gari Fraser Island as well as 4WD Hire to the island from Noosa, and Accommodation on the island at Eurong on 75 Mile Beach.

If you’re still unsure whether we’re the company for you, that’s ok, we love a challenge. Give us a call for a personal touch or check out our 5 star Trip Advisor reviews for Drop Bear Adventures and the Beachcamp Eco Retreat.

The price you pay for your tour includes EVERYTHING! Food, water, accommodation, camping gear, National Park fees, third party insurance, permits and ferry ticket, vehicle and an extremely awesome and passionate tour guide. The only thing not included is the beers!

Ring our super friendly and helpful team on +61 487 333 606 or pop them an email to [email protected] We’re always super happy to help!

Driving on Fraser Island can be tricky and it’s certainly not for the inexperienced. You don’t have to have driven on sand before to have a go you just need to be sensible when it comes to recognising the limits of your experience and book the right type of experience for you. 

DRIVING ON A FRASER ISLAND TOUR

Booking a tour is by far the safest way to experience the island. It offers you the chance to drive of be driving and with a guide leading the way you’ve got all the fun without any of the worry. We supply all the 4WD’s on our tours and our fleet is made up of the ever reliable Toyota Landcruiser. Fully automatic and geared up for sand driving they are perfectly suited to be put through the challenges of driving on Fraser Island.

If you have a full/open drivers licence, are over 21 and passed your driving test more than 12 months ago you can drive one of our 4WD’s on tour. You need to have the Photo ID Card Licence with you and if your licence is not written in English or states ‘Drivers Licence’ on it in English you will need to provide an international translation.

SELF DRIVE FRASER ISLAND 

If you have your own 4WD it’s worth making sure that it is capable of driving on the island. Just because it is 4WD doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be able to handle all the different terrains on the island. It needs to have a decent amount of clearance, have tyres that you can let down to 24psi (no low profiles), and have low change. AWD (All Wheel Drives) are not suitable!

If you are hiring a 4WD you don’t need to worry about the car specs. Any hire company you choose will provide you with a hire car that is suitable to explore the island in. You can choose between auto and manual though personally we are a fan of auto if you’re a novice, they just make life on island time so much easier to enjoy. You must be over 25 to hire a 4WD and be very confident at handling a big car. It’s really not hard if you’ve been driving for years and take on all the instruction that your given at the briefing.

THE LAW

You must have your physical licence with you as it is illegal to drive in Queensland without having your licence. If the police stop you on Fraser Island the fines can be very hefty and we don’t want you to pay the government any of your holiday spending money.

It’s okay if you don’t want to drive on a your tour with us, every pilot needs a good co-pilot to bust out the best tunes and handle walkie talkie communications.

If you are group of 10 or more people then we can arrange a private tour for you. Simply complete an enquiry form on our Contact Us page and we will get back to you with some further detail on how we can tailor the perfect adventure tour to you.

There is some walking, but not a massive amount. The longest walk is roughly 45 minutes (one way and only on a 3 Day Tour), at a relaxed pace so you can enjoy the scenery. We do recommend comfortable footwear, but hiking boots are not 100% necessary so if you don’t have any don’t worry.

If you are hiking the island then 100% you need hiking boots.

June – August is official Australian Winter (also the dry season) and it does get very cold on the island. We advise that you bring warm clothes for the evenings when the temperatures drop. We do provide plenty of blankets and hot water bottles for these cooler months.

Yes! We’re super lucky to be able to have a camp fire and it is free for you to use. We supply fire wood and often have some marshmallows. 

Knowing what to pack for your adventure can be a bit of an art. You need to be prepared for all weather conditions when visiting K’gari Fraser Island so it’s always a good idea to bring:

  • A small backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swim wear
  • Warm jumper and a raincoat (for Winter months)
  • 1 litre REUSABLE water bottle
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (Nov-Mar)
  • Your camera!
  • …and any alcohol or snacks you may want (there are shops on the island, but they are very expensive!)

If you are not joining a tour you also need to thing about food, fuel, permits, barge tickets, eski, shade, camping chairs and beach games.

We are the only tour company to email you a link to the government safety video that you are required to watch before embarking on a self drive adventure to K’gari Fraser Island. In exchange for the convenience you must complete a short questionnaire about the video. 

It’s best to check our tours calendar on our booking page for all tour departures.

We allow a maximum of 6 people per hire vehicle and although our cars can seat 8 we choose to limit it to 6 on our tours too for comfort.

We don’t have a campsite that you can pitch a tent at, we provide all the gear so you can pack light and avoid the pack up at the end of your holiday. 

There’s always an option for you to book a private room but it all depends on availability and as it is a very popular option we advise booking at least 3 months in advance for the best chance of us having availability. 

We have lots of Glamping Tents and wilderness tents available and they all come in different shapes and sizes but our biggest Glamping tent sleeps 6 and our biggest pitchable tent sleeps 4. 

Yeah too easy, you just have to book a big enough group to guarantee the use of the vehicle exclusively. We offer this or groups of 5-7 pax and if there is more than 10 of you we may be able to offer a private tour for you all! 

We can always be a little flexible with pick up times but if you are late and this starts to impact our other guests experience we will have no choice to leave you behind, so please don’t be late. If you or indeed if we are any later than 10 minutes please give us a call/txt us on +61 487 333 606.  

All our tours are considered as small group touring ranging from groups of 10 to 22. 

We unfortunately don’t offer a pick up service from Hervey Bay as it is too far North. There is morning bus that leaves Hervey Bay and gets into Rainbow Beach in time for our tour but note this cannot be guaranteed.

If you want to get to Hervey Bay after your trip you can catch the late afternoon bus from Rainbow Beach that will get you into Hervey Bay early evening.

We pride ourselves on being able to cater for each individual holiday preferences. If you wish to stay longer on the island, then this is something we arrange for you.

Additional costs would include; taxi service/4WD hire, ferry ticket & the extra nights accommodation at our Beachcamp Retreat and possibly car

If you are over 25 years old and have held a driver’s license for more than 3 years then you can hire a 4WD with us.

You only need a small weekend bag for the trip and it’s best to pack light but if you are getting dropped off in a different location to where you got picked up from of course we will transfer your luggage with you FREE of charge. We also offer FREE luggage storage at our depot near Noosa if you are starting and returning to Noosa.

Try and keep your luggage to 1 bag that weighs no more than 10kg.

We unfortunately don’t offer a pick up service from Hervey Bay as it is too far North. There is a Greyhound bus service that runs between Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach.

Driving any vehicle requires safe practises regardless of whether you are on a road or on sand. 4WD can be technical and there are different skills involved compared to normal 2WD on roads. Our team are dedicated to making sure that you are given a thorough safety briefing before hiring one of our vehicles. We will show you a safety video, go through how the vehicle works and what to do if you get stuck in sand. However, it is down to you the driver to ensure that you are following all safety precautions when driving and concentrating at all times. 

Our hire vehicles are in constant 4WD and have been rated as one of Australia’s most reliable and safe vehicles, the Toyota 80 series. You are also in constant contact with your guide via walkie talking and are never more than 500m behind the lead vehicle. So rest easy little traveller, we’ll look out for you on your island adventure.

If you don’t think self driving is for you then we recommend that you check out our a guided tours to the island.

Most accommodation places will offer free luggage storage or charge a small fee. We also offer free luggage storage at our office depot too. 

Some of our tours are suitable for kids but not infants. Our Conservation Experience is suitable for kids ages 10+ and our Family Adventures are recommended for families with kids aged 3 plus. If you have more questions about travelling the K’gari Fraser Island with your kids it’s best to give us a call.  

In no way are we an 18-30 tour, nor do we discriminate against any age group. We just make recommendations but honestly if any of our tours are your kind of thing welcome aboard.

With a range of tours that offer various accommodation and catering options you are bound to find something for you. From family trips to couples retreats, there is something for every nature lover.

We cater for all dietary requirements so whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or even a chicken eating vegetarian, we’ve got you covered! You can select your dietary requirement when you go through the booking process.

STOP, HELP! Hey when you are selecting your dietary preferences, spare a thought for our planet. We offer some super tasty vegetarian options that are good for you, help us to reduce our carbon footprint AND great for the planet!

If you are hiring one of our 4WD’s it must be picked up and returned to Noosa. If you are booking a tour we only pick up and drop off from Noosa or Rainbow Beach, but if you have your own 4WD you are free to use both barge entry/exit points.

If you wish to bring alcohol along you are most welcome. Please avoid bringing anything in glass as this can break on the journey up to the island and just in case you didn’t the law still applies on island time. 

K’gari Fraser Island has some of the freshest water in the world!! Please don’t bring along plastic bottles, we pick so many up off the beach and with only around 20% actually being recycled is a dam shame to use them. Bring along your reusable water bottle and drink up the beautiful water this island has to offer!

Nope! None of our vehicles have air-conditioning. We like to wind our windows down and enjoy the fresh, sea breeze. It’s much better for you anyways and our planet! 

You can change your pick up location up to 12 hours before your tour departs! Ring the team or drop us an email with your changed pick up location and we’ll make sure you’re not forgotten!

Not to worry! You change your pick up location up to 12 hours before your tour departs. If you are unsure where you are going to be staying when you make your booking then just select a any pick up point from the list and ring/email when you know.

We only pick up from the main accommodation facilities in Noosa and don’t pick up from residential addresses/Air BnBs. Ring the team and we can check where the nearest pick up location is to where you are staying.

We offer FREE parking at our HQ based near Noosa.

If you are starting and ending in Rainbow Beach then there is free parking on the road near the Shell Petrol Station.

Yes! It’s the perfect way to get a free trip further North or South to carry on your travels after your tour. Bring all your luggage along when we pick you up and we will transfer it for you to your end destination.

All photos taken on our tours are downloadable for FREE from Flickr. The link to our direct page is here.

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