Fraser Island & Rainbow Beach
Self drive 4x4 camping adventure
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Group Size: Max 8 per vehicle
Trip code: FR5D
Duration: 6 days
Explore Fraser Island on a 4-wheel drive tag-a-long self drive adventure. The lead vehicle is driven by an experienced trip leader and then there are vehicles that follow behind which could be driven by you or a member of your group. Whether you are travelling on your own or with friends, this is a great way to see one of Australia's highlights! There is a maximum of eight passengers per vehicle. You will be equipped with everything you need to know and need to take with you. All food and camping equipment is included while you are on Fraser Island. Your itinerary is flexible and up to your group, so you cram in as little or as much as you want for a fun-packed few days on Fraser Island!
Why not combine this package with our Sydney to Cairns Travel Pass? This hop-on hop-off travel pass stops at Rainbow Beach!
- Great way to make friends on this sand island adventure, with the opportunity to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle
- Explore the beautiful rainforest, swim in idyllic Eli Creek, take a refreshing dip in the Champagne Pools
- Check out amazing sights including Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head, Hammerstone Sandblow and gorgeous lakes, spot incredible wildlife and enjoy camping and cooking in the wild!
- Party at your hostel in Rainbow Beach
- Extra optional activities include kayaking, dolphin spotting, surfing & skydiving
Day 1: Rainbow Beach. Make your way to Rainbow Beach and meet the friendly team at your hostel.
Day 2: Rainbow Beach. Today is a mostly free day to spend how you wish, just hanging out with your new friends, exploring Rainbow Beach or trying a range of awesome optional activities.You will need to attend a 2pm meeting which is compulsory for all travellers. This one-and-a-half hour session is designed to give you lots of information to ensure you have the maximum fun as safely as possible. By the end of the session you'll have been put into your vehicle groups and will have met new friends who will soon share in your Fraser Island adventure!
Day 3: Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island. Wake up early, pack your bags and get ready for a fun camping adventure! The transfer to Fraser Island only takes 10 minutes and you're on your way to three days of island excitement! You will spend the rest of the day exploring the island, including highlights such as the highway known as 75 Mile Beach, Central Station & Lake McKenzie. At the end of the day you and your new mates will set up camp and cook a delicious dinner under the stars! (Lunch & dinner included).
Day 4: Fraser Island. After breakfast at the camp, it's time to do some more exploring. Today you could see Eli Creek, the Maheno ship wreck, the coloured sands at The Pinnacle and Indian Head. If you fancy taking a dip, you can swim in the creek or jump in the Champagne Pools. In the evening you will camp at your beautiful camping site and enjoy another night under the Aussie stars. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included).
Day 5: Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach. Highlights today may include Rainbow Gorge and a hike through the rainforest. Finally you can visit the stunning Lake Wabby which is surrounded by sand dunes. Take a dip or have fun rolling down the dunes! In the afternoon you will make your way back to the ferry and return to the mainland and Rainbow Beach, arriving at approximately 3.30pm. Now you can make the most of your Rainbow Beach hostel and hang out at the bar and restaurant and enjoy the nightly entertainment. (Breakfast & lunch included).
Day 6: Rainbow Beach. Your adventure finishes this morning when you check out of your accommodation. Say goodbye to your new friends and look back on an unforgettable Fraser Island adventure!
Please note: Places to Fraser Island are limited so make sure you book well in advance! If you have booked an open-dated trip we recommend that you reconfirm your place no later than 4 days before your intended start date.
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You will need to make your own way to Rainbow Beach. We recommend that you combine this trip with our Sydney to Cairns Travel Pass which inlcudes a stop at Rainbow Beach.
Please make sure you arrive before 2pm on day 1 because you need to attend a compulsory safety briefing. If you prefer you can arrive the night before and pay locally for an extra night's accommodation.
Please note: Places to Fraser Island are limited so make sure you book well in advance! If you have booked an open-dated trip we recommend you reconfirm your place no later than 4 days before your intended start date.
5 night's accommodation (3 nights in a hostel at Rainbow Beach and 2 nights camping on Fraser Island). All accommodation is in multi-share dorms or tents.
All camping equipment is provided, but you will need to bring a sleeping bag.
The hostel at Rainbow Beach has a bar and restaurant on site, and hosts nightly entertainment, including live music, Karaoke and party nights, plus they have happy hour prices and bargain meal deals making it the ideal all-inclusive base from which to have fun, hang out with your new friends and explore Rainbow Beach.
All meals are included when camping. In total you will receive 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners. Meals during your Rainbow Beach stay are not included, but the on-site hostel restaurant/bar has great budget deals and drinks at happy hour prices so you won't have to go far, or bust your budget, to find hearty food and cheap drinks!
We have a minimum age requirement of 18, and all visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here, you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA should suffice. Both visas can be applied for online.
Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.