Get a thrill out of driving around the World Heritage listed island in a 4WD for 3 days and 2 nights, and exploring all of the natural beauty it has to offer. Cruise around 75 Mile Beach, which is actually the island’s official road! Enjoy bushwalks, refreshing swims at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and Champagne Pools and the stunning views from Indian Head.
Pre-tour safety briefing:
Arrive the day before your trip for our compulsory pre-tour safety briefing, held at Nomads KB’s Bar at 6pm. You’ll get to meet your fellow travelers and get to know more about the awesome Fraser Island tour you’ll be doing! This safety briefing will include driving tips, do’s and don’ts and the drivers will fill in liability and insurance forms at this time as well. After the briefing, it’s time to pack your small backpack, so you’re all set for your early start the next morning!
Fraser Island Day 1
The day is finally here, the first day of your awesome Fraser Island adventure with Nomads! We’ll depart from Noosa nice & early at 7:30am. After we get your luggage in storage, you’ll be heading towards Rainbow Beach where you’ll be arriving after a 1.5-2hr drive. The refundable insurance cash deposit of $250 per person will be collected at this time, refunded in full provided the vehicle is returned un-damaged, or you can pay a non-refundable $10 excess reduction fee. We stop here for a quick coffee break and look-around, collect our food and the 4WD’s and that’s it: we’re on our way to amazing Fraser Island. We take the ferry from Rainbow Beach and land at Hook Point on the Southern tip of Fraser Island approximately 10 min later. Depending on the weather, and the tide your guide will assess whether it is safe to travel on the beach or if we need to select an alternative route to our next destination– Eurong Resort where we have a break and some lunch (sandwiches). After lunch we head inland through some amazing rainforest where we can see some of the island’s unique flora and hopefully spot some wildlife too! Our destination for the afternoon is Lake McKenzie, famous for its clear blue water and sandy beach, covering more than 150 hectares and five meters in depth. We then drive back through the rainforest on the way to our accommodation (mixed Dorm, 6 share) at Eurong Resort, where we’ll be arriving in the late afternoon. After a refreshing shower, it’s dinner time!
Stay overnight at Eurong Resort on Fraser Island
Fraser Island Day 2
Your second day means another early start so you get to make the most of your time on the island! After breakfast (continental style breakfast – cereal, toasts, spread, tea& coffee), we drive up to stunning Eli Creek, the largest freshwater creek on the Eastern Coast of the Island , which carves its way through to the beach and pours 80 million litres of water a day into the Pacific Ocean! After spending some quality time here, we’ll be heading up to the famous Maheno Shipwreck. The Maheno was driven ashore on Fraser Island during a cyclone in 1935 and provides you with some awesome photo opportunities. Next up, we continue north past the Coloured Sands comprising of 72 different colours of sand. After a lunch stop (wraps) and a break we continue driving up to Indian Head. Indian Head is a large rocky headland, which is great for shark spotting and stunning views over the island! After taking in the breathtaking scenery, we’ll head over to our final stop of the day: Champagne Pools . This is a popular swimming hole with the ocean crashing over the rocks into shallow sandy pools. After an action-packed day we head back to our accommodation at Eurong Resort!
Stay overnight at Eurong Resort on Fraser Island (mixed Dorm, 6 share)
Fraser Island Day 3
Today, after breakfast we travel to Lake Wabby , the deepest lake on the Island (11.4 m !) The walk to and from Lake Wabby is an adventure itself as you find yourself up close to nature and experience the beauty of Hammerstone Sandblow. After lunch, it’s time to leave the island at approximately 2:30pm. A brief stop at Rainbow Beach before driving back to Noosa arriving at around 5pm, just in time for your post-tour party at KB’s bar with a drink and snacks! An amazing end to an amazing trip!
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