When it comes to our favourite trips along the East Coast of Australia we highly recommend jumping on a Fraser Island tour as part of your time down under.
The worlds largest sand island is one of the best adventures between Sydney and Cairns – where you can visit dense rainforest, hike along sprawling sand dunes, swim in crystal clear lakes and of course drive along the beach!
So if you’re busy planning your Fraser Island tour here’s 7 handy things to know, before you go…
7 Things You Need To Know Before Your Fraser Island Tour
You Can Drive A 4×4
One of our favourite experiences about Fraser Island is the opportunity to drive a 4×4 during your Fraser Island tour!
Admittedly not every trip offer this – all our favourite like Pippies, Dingos and Nomads Fraser do -but if you’re over 21, with a valid international license you’ll get the opportunity to cruise along beach highways and through more challenging rainforest tracks during your trip which is heaps of fun.
But Not On The Day Trips
Unfortunately though if you only have the time or budget for a day trip you wont get this chance – as these are done with 4×4 tour buses.
The Local Name For The Island Is K’Gari
Fraser Island has long been home to Aboriginals who have lived off the land and natural resources for thousands of years.
And because of that there’s heaps of incredible history, culture and dreamtime stories to learn during your trip.
If you really want to discover more about the real K’Gari we highly recommend checking out the Dropbear Adventures Tour where you’re knowledgable guides will teach you more about this side of the island.
Camping Is The Most Fun Option
Seriously, if you’re looking of the most fun Fraser Island tour then the camping options are our teams favourite option!
I mean how many times do you have the opportunity to camp on the worlds largest sand island and gaze at the stars from the door of your tent!
Embrace the adventure and check out Pippies, Dingos or Dropbear for some camping goodness
…But You Can Do A Dorm If You Prefer!
If you want a more comfortable nights sleep there are also dorm options too – with Nomads Fraser Island being the most popular as it still offers the opportunity to drive the 4×4.
In fact Nomads offer both a dorm and camping option on the same trip so you wont miss out on any of the fun!
You Can Leave Your Luggage At The Start Destination
Pretty much all hostels in Rainbow Beach, Noosa or Hervey Bay offer luggage lock up facilities for those heading out to Fraser Island.
This means you can slim your stuff down to a small weekend bag and not have to lug it all around the island!
Just take the essentials (inc a jumper for the evening in the winter months) and embrace the island vibes!
Most Tours Are BYO
Most Fraser Island tours are BYO – which is ideal for backpackers looking to save some money on bar tabs whilst still having heaps of fun!
The overnight camping trips are great for an awesome fireside party, so bring along some cold beers or a couple of boxed of goon to get things started!
…or have a few in the back of the 4×4 if you’re not driving that day!
The main exception to this rule is the Nomads Fraser Island tour, which has a licensed bar on site.
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