A Fraser Island tour is one of the big bucket list items for most people exploring the East Coast of Australia and with good reason – it’s incredible fun!
This 3 day, 2 nights camping safari departing from Rainbow Beach with the Pippies Fraser Island team takes in all the must see locations on the worlds largest sand island.
Swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Mackenzie, soak up the coastal views from Indian Head Lookout, take a dip in the Champagne Pools and explore the wreck of the Maheno.
And of course you get the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 4×4 truck and cruise along the beaches and through the lush tropical rainforests!
After a fun day of experiences what Fraser Island has to offer you’ll head to the Pippies base camp – a permanent campsite on the island where you’ll enjoy BBQ dinners and drinks with your new found travel buddies under the amazing starscape.
It’s 3 days packed full of adventure, camping and good times!
|Upgrades||1 night pre and 1 night post tour accommodation + $40|
Leave Pippies Beachhouse 7am sharp, our Fraser Island Tours kicks off with a 20min barge ride from Inskip Point to Fraser Island.
Drive in awe up the first portion of 75 mile beach to Eurong. We then head inland towards Lake McKenzie
Arrive at Lake McKenzie and take a dip in these incredibly pure, clear waters. Words do not do this amazing lake any justice.
Drive to Central Station where we eat lunch and walk along the waters of the very special Wanggoolba Creek. Learn Fraser Island’s history in a time before this beautiful island was protected. We then leave for a drive back to 75-mile beach and onto Pippies camp.
Arrive at our incredible campsite and chill after a long day.
Dinner time! Cook a BBQ together with your new Fraser Family and spend the night socialising together next to a campfire or under the covered seating area.
Wake up early (hangovers are no excuse!) to a simple, easy breakfast of toast and cereal before getting back in the cars to head further north.
Arrive at the Champagne Pools to cleanse under awesome waves crashing over into the natural rock pools, creating the bubbly “champagne.” Then back to the cars again for a short drive to our next destination.
Climb the stunning Indian Head (one of the few rocks formations on the island) to spot the amazing marine wildlife that can be seen off of Fraser Island. If luck is on our side, we can normally spot Humpback Whales (August – October), Sharks, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, huge Rays and many schools of tropical fish. Next a drive back to Pippies camp for lunch and then onto our next location.
A short drive down the beach is the largest creek on the Eastern Beach; Eli Creek. Take a walk up the boardwalk with a rubber ring and float down these serene waters. Eli Creek pumps up to 4 million litres of fresh water into the sea every hour!
The second to last location of the day is a short drive from Eli Creek and Pippies’ Fraser Island Tours camp; the Maheno shipwreck. As the sun lowers in the sky watch the rusty wreck against the sea sky and incredible coloured sands seen up the coast.
Finally, a short stop at The Pinnacles on the way back to Pippies camp. Seen from the beach this sand formation is a prime example of the coloured sands seen all up the Fraser Coast.
Arriving back at Pippies camp to take a breather after an amazing day, wash away the sand in the amazing amenities block just a short walk from our campsite…… then more food! As part of our Fraser Family, we cook spaghetti bolognese together with garlic bread, followed by another night of socialising under some of the Southern Hemisphere’s most spectacular stars.
Wake up for your last day in paradise! Another quick and simple breakfast before setting off to the final location on our Fraser Island Tours.
Drive a moderate distance down the Eastern Beach to the entrance of Lake Wabby. Here we will walk for around 40-45 mins down a beautiful sand track through the bush and out onto the Hammerstone Sandblow. Located a short walk along the sand blow, Lake Wabby is the deepest lake on Fraser Island. So be sure to take a dip and chill next on its shores.
After our lunch on the beach, it is time to make our way back to the barge and Rainbow Beach. But not before hunting for the mysterious Eugarie and learning the meaning of our name: Pippies!
Arrive back at Pippies Beachhouse in Rainbow Beach between 1pm and 4:30pm (dependent on the tides) then chill for one last night with your new Fraser Family.
Please note that itineraries are subject to change dependent on beach conditions and tide times.
|Trip Style:||Low Cost, Mid Range|
|Suited To:||Young adults, Adults only, Active travellers|
|Transport:||Jeep & 4WD|
|Accommodation:||Camping – Permanent Tent, Shared Bathroom|
- Lake McKenzie
- Central Station
- The Maheno Shipwreck
- Eli Creek
- Lake Wabby
- Champagne Pools
- Driving one of our awesome 4x4s (Drivers must be 21 years or older and have held their full open license for at least 1 year)
- Permanently set up campsite with access to hot showers and flushing toilets
- Nightly campfire
- All main meals and water while on tour (2 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner)
- Knowledgeable and Professional Tour Guide
- 4×4 hire
- Stay at our awesome campsite with all camping equipment included (permanently set-up)
- Sleeping Bag and Pillow
- All National Park fees
- All barge fees
- Soft Drinks or Alcohol (no glass allowed)
- Public Holiday Surcharge – $50 per person (any tour taking part on one or more public holidays)
What to Bring:
- A small bag
- Swimmers & Towel
- Change of Clothes
- Suncream, Hat and Sunglasses
- Insect Repellent
- Water Bottle
- Music (AUX cables in all vehicles)
- Driver’s License (must be over the age 21 having held an open license for at least 1 year)