What makes K’gari Fraser Island Adventure tours so special?
The simple answer is: we don’t take you to Fraser Island, we take you to K’gari, a natural paradise rich in culture.
How everything started
Eleven years ago, Mark Robinson, founded a small tour company with a BIG name: Drop Bear Adventures. And like every big project, Drop Bear Adventures started started from a spark idea. Ater years and years of spending his childhood holidays on K’gari, Mark wanted to spend more time on paradise and share his fortunate learnings with others … so DBA was born and to this day, and with a new name, K’gari Fraser Island Adventures, have been privileged enough to take many guests on a unique and immersive journey.
In his own words: “Our tours are different from the rest, that I can guarantee. We have dedicated hours, days, and years to delivering the best experience of the place that I have long been in love with, and I can confidently say that my, and my teams’ passion for what we do is unmatched”.
What makes our tours different?
The Butchulla people, traditional custodians of the land, and their teachings, have taught us a lot. K’gari Fraser Island Adventures respect for their ways of living and treating the land, which we are so blessed to share, has guided our company to create a tour experience unike any other.
Dedicated to your experience and the preservation of our beautiful planet, our tours take you off the beaten track and share another side to the island that not many people ever get to see. Immerse yourself in a natural wonderland, exploring beautiful freshwater lakes, remarkable rainforests and endless sandy beaches. Journey through time as our guides share the ancient history and dreamtime stories of this lands’ protectors, the Butchulla people.
Is all about the simple, but beautiful, things in life
Our tour is all about simple life and there is a good reason for that. Nothing beats a campfire under the stars, listening to the waves as you fall asleep, waking up to golden sunrise over the ocean and being ready to hit the beach early to avoid the crowds. Switching off from your phone, emails and scheduled life on mainland genuinely helps you to connect with K’gari and feel more at one with nature.
However, there is nothing basic about K’gari Fraser Island Adventures Tours! Over the years we have built the experience to deliver a touch of luxury on tour. Beach-front accommodation, hotel quality linens, experienced hosts, amazing guides and catered and healthy meals – you will honestly love the homely feel we have created!
Whether you’re a chicken eating veggie, vegan, gluten free, we literally cater for every dietary needs, packing every meal full of locally sourced healthy fruit and veggies! We feed you well, have top quality gear, make 4WDriving really easy and fun, including heaps of extras that you pay more for on other tours.
Being the best isn’t about how many 5 star reviews we have, it’s about taking care of our guests and making memories that last a life time. So if you are looking for a tour that stands out from the crowd book a tour with K’gari Fraser Island Adventures. And we promise you it will be nothing short of magical!
Why is K’gari a magical island and needs our protection?
K’gari is one of the world’s most special places, a true world heritage listed national park that is bursting with an abundance of flora and fauna. Since September 2021, the island is oficially known as K’gari, but many people still call it Fraser Island, the name that was given to it after Eliza Fraser was shipwrecked here in 1836. But long before she washed helplessly ashore, this idyllic island was home to the Butchulla people for thousands of years. Here, at K’gari Fraser Island Adventures, we call this magical place, K’gari, which in butchulla means paradise, and thats exactly what it is.
The largest sand island in the world owns many natural wonders; from endless sandy beaches to towering rainforests and crystal clear freshwater lakes. It’s also home to species of Dingo that’s is unique to the island and many more wild wonders that rely on its fragile eco system to survive. In 1992 the island was World Heritage listed in recognition of its outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity. One may assume that this prestigious title was all the island needed to protect her but sadly, as with many natural wonders, it’s not. Over just a few decades, K’gari has gradually become a tourist hotspot that sees hundreds of thousands of visitors travel to her shores every year, and many of them unfortunately leave more than just footprints.
We feel really lucky to have the privilege of showcasing this beautiful place to visitors from all over the world, and it’s a privilege that we do not take for granted. We have always invested our time, energy and money into running a holistic business that promotes best practice.
A transformational experience
You will always learn a lot on tour with us. From litlte secrets and amazing facts about nature and wildlife, to ways of reducing your carbon footprint and be a more conscious traveller.
Our biggest challenge is to become the 1st Tour Company on K’gari to be 100% Carbon Neutral and we love sharing the lessons we gained during this process with our guests.
We have spent 2 years calculating our waste production and food, fuel and equipment consumption totals in order to reduce out carboon footprint.
We have always been committed to sustainability and showing our respect to The Butchulla people by living by the laws of the land, the first being ‘what is good for the land must come first.’ And we believe that this is the most important.
K’gari is many things to so many people, and it doesn’t matter if you have visited just once or if you have been coming here all your life, there’s something about this extraordinary paradise that just stays with you. Nothing beats getting lost in island time, floating down eli creek, wetting a line, wondering through the rainforest, lazing around on the beach and watching the sun set over the ocean, at the end of every day on the island we all feel the magic of island life. We hope that leading by example we will inspire others to do more, not just here but all around the world.