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4x4 Driving Fraser Island

2 Day K'gari (Fraser Island) Tag Along Adventure - Dingos

4.5 (2 reviews)

Details

Highlights:

  • Venture across the magical K'gari (Fraser Island) in self-drive 4WDs with a group of fun, adventurous travellers
  • Drive on the beach highway, 75 Mile Beach
  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie)
  • Wander through majestic rainforests growing on sand
  • Soak in the refreshing flowing waters of Eli Creek
  • Visit the most famous of K’gari’s shipwrecks, the SS Maheno
  • Sleep beneath the stars in a private, exclusive campsite which is managed by the Butchulla (K'gari's First Nations people)
  • Spot a wide range of animals, many of which are considered to be rare or vulnerable

Included:

  • Experienced tour guide and driver
  • Meals as indicated: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
  • 4WD driver training on the beach and fuel for 4WDs
  • Accommodation: Tent with camp mat, sleeping bag and pillow
  • Activities as detailed in itinerary
  • National park entry fees
  • Ferry transfers

Itinerary

Day 1 : Depart Rainbow Beach

We begin with a quick welcome, introduction at Freedom Rainbow Beach before loading up into your tour vehicle for the short 15-minute drive to meet the barge (ferry) on the beach at Inskip Point. The barge crossing is approximately 15 minutes and during that time you may be lucky enough to spot Dolphins or other marine life before arriving on the world’s largest sand island. Once you arrive, you’ll be traversing the eastern beach - K'gari's (Fraser Islands) own highway with speed limits! Settle in for the journey and enjoy the views as we head north along the beach before stopping for morning tea at one of the many freshwater creeks found on the island. Following morning tea, we will continue north towards the Maheno Shipwreck where we’ll stop to share the story of this important landmark especially it’s use as a hospital ship during wartime. We have lunch included for you today, the lunch destination will be up to your guide as they’ll find the best spot depending on where you are around that time of the day. We’ll finish up our afternoon at Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a refreshing swim/splash and relaxing sunbathe before heading to our camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : K’gari (Fraser Island) Return to Rainbow Beach

Arise in the morning for a quick breakfast before we begin our second day on K'gari (Fraser Island)! The adventure begins as we drive south to Eurong before heading inland through everchanging vegetation to the rainforest at Central Station. Here you’ll depart your vehicle and follow your guide for a walk alongside beautiful Wanggoolba Creek, your guide will share the logging history of Central Station along with the indigenous significance of Wanggoolba Creek before sending you on a 1.8 km self-guided walk through the rainforest. You’ll reunite with your guide at the other end of the walk at Pile Valley where you’ll have morning tea surrounded by towering Satinay trees. From Pile Valley it’s a short drive to the famous Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie), arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of K'gari (Fraser Island). Here, you can enjoy quality time lazing on the pristine sand beaches and swimming and relaxing in the lake's amazingly clear waters. We’ll then have lunch before packing up and heading back out to the Eastern Beach. Once back on the Eastern Beach we’ll head south to the barge (ferry). From Inskip Point it’s only a short drive back into Rainbow Beach where your adventure ends. We return to Freedom Rainbow Beach between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

Meals: Lunch


Pickups / Departures

Departs: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Pick Ups: 9am at Freedom Hostel – departure @ 9.30am from Freedom

Return: Freedom Rainbow Beach between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. 

 


 
 


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What to Bring

Comfortable shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Water bottle
Towel and toiletries
Camera/phone and batteries or charger
Insect repellent/flynet
Bathers and towel for swimming
Power pack for charging without electricity (optional if desired)
Alcohol (optional) - must be declared at welcome meeting. No hard liquor bottles or cask wine

Extra Costs

Optional Vehicle Damage Liability Reductions ($25 - $50 per person)
Fire Wood ($15 per bag) can be purchased at the safety briefing from Freedom Hostel.
BYO alcohol (no hard liquor or goon allowed - pre-mixed cans ok).


Reviews

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xanovg 01 Jul 2023
Fun trip! If you ask, the guides will provide a lot if information. A few pointers to make your trip even more fun. Bring warm clothes! It gets terribly cold at night and the sleeping bag is very thin! Bring a pillow! You don't get one. Also, bring snacks and plenty of drinks! Everything on the island is super expensive!
Geraldine R. 17 May 2021
Awesome experience! The Dingos team were so friendly and helpful, the cars were kitted out with everything you needed and everywhere we went was awesome. 100% recommend

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