What’s The Best Fraser Island Tour?
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Finding the best Fraser Island tour can be a tough decision – there are so many to choose from with a whole heap of options to suit every style and of course budget!

So to make things a bit easier for you we’ve put together a quick breakdown of the best Fraser Island tours – so you can find the one that’s perfect for you!

 

What’s The Best Fraser Island Tour?

Fraser Island Camping Tours

One of the most popular ways to see Fraser Island is an overnight camping tour. These tag along 4×4 tours allow you to get behind the wheel and drive around this awesome island, which makes them the best Fraser Island tour for adventure!

After a fun day of exploring everything that Fraser Island has to offer you’ll head to the permanent campsites on the island, kick back around the BBQ, sip a cold beer (or most likely some glasses of goon!) and enjoy the incredible night sky.

Available in 3 day/2 night options you have a few companies to choose from – including Pippies, Dingos, Nomads Fraser Island, Drop Bear Adventures and as of later 2019 Cool Dingos now also offers a 3 day option.

If you want the all out Fraser Island camping tour our top pick would be Pippies, with its awesome vibes and great location – however it departs Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat so you’ll need to make sure that fits into your time schedule.

Dingos on the other hand offers a very similar style tour, but does add the extra flexibility of daily (except December 23rd/25th/30th and 1st Jan). Group sizes are slightly bigger, which is great for availability too.

Both Pippies and Dingos start in Rainbow Beach and you can easily tag on some pre and post trip accommodation at their associated hostels their too.

Nomads Fraser Island offer a bit more flashpacker camping luxury at their legendary tipi campsite within Eurong Beach Resort. More comfortable than the other camping options it also means you have access to all the facilities of the Beach Resort – including the on site bar.

The Nomads trip departs from Noosa, which makes it the perfect option for anyone looking for a short Fraser Island Package (you can fly into Brisbane, get a bus to Noosa and then head back to Brisbane).

Drop Bear Adventures on the other hand is for those who really want to delve more into the nature and local history of Fraser Island – with their passionate and knowledgable guides keen to show you the Aboriginal heritage and importance of the island.

…plus they certainly have the best menu of all the Fraser Island tours!

 

Grab $40 off all our 3 day Fraser Island tours using the code FRA40 at checkout!

 

 

Fraser Island Hostel Tours

If camping isn’t your thing and you want a more comfortable Fraser Island experience then there are a couple of options to choose from too.

Departing from Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay the overnight Fraser Explorer hostel options are a  2 day/1 night option, however unlike the camping tours these aren’t tag along 4×4 format – instead you’re driven around in an epic all terrain tour bus.

Great if you want to kick back and just enjoy the ride but it does lack the adventure the other options offer.

If you want the full 4×4 tag along tour experience combined with hostel accommodation then the best choice is Nomads Fraser Island.

As with their camping options this departs from Noosa and you’ll be kicking back in Eurong Beach Resort – making it the best Fraser Island tour for adventure with an added level of comfort.

It runs year round as a 3 day/2 night option on Tues, Thurs and Sat or as a 2 day/1 night option between Dec and April departing on Wed and Sat.

For backpackers looking for a bit of luxury the Cool Dingo 3 day/2 night Fraser Island tour is also a solid option – again it’s a guided 4×4 tour bus, but more aimed at the backpacker market.

Departing daily from Hervey Bay there’s plenty of dates to choose from, which makes it ideal, especially for last minute trips!

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Fraser Island Day Trips

If you’re pushed for time or simply don’t fancy staying overnight on Fraser Island then a day trip is a great way to quickly pack in the highlights.

The most popular option for day trips to Fraser Island are Fraser Discovery and Fraser Explorer – with our personal favourite being Fraser Explorer.

However with all the day trips you’ll be in a 4×4 tour bus rather than tag along tour format, so you lack some of the adventure.

These day trips are a great back up option if availability is full on the overnight options (especially for peak season or last minute bookings!) departing from Rainbow Beach, Noosa and Hervey Bay everyday.

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Best Value Fraser Island Tour

So out of all the options which is the best Fraser Island tour when it comes to value for money?

Obviously if budget is the key thing the day trips are the cheapest at around $185, however if you’re wanting the full adventure experience our pick would be the overnight options, especially if you add in the discounted pre and post tour accommodation packages.

Pippies is the best value and comes in at just $460, or $510 with 1 night pre and post tour accommodation – which includes food, tent, 4×4, guide and pretty much everything you need. However if you aren’t travelling with a sleeping bag it an extra $10 to hire one for the trip.

Hopefully our mini guide will help you choose the best Fraser Island tour for your style and budget – have an awesome time!

 

Check out our full range of Fraser Island Tours here and if you still need some help deciding chat to our travel experts who will be happy to help you out.

Grab $40 off all our 3 day Fraser Island tours using the code FRA40 at checkout!

 

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