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If you’re coming to the East Coast trip of Australia you definitely would have heard of the legendary Fraser island and if you haven’t… you have now! There’s a reason why people rave about this place – beaut views, empty beaches (that you can only get to via 4×4) & lakes that are indigenous to the Island.

We’ll be letting you in on how you can:

  • Swim in epic freshwater lakes..
  • Spot Dingos and Sharks!
  • Drive on the beach in a 4wd
  • AND of course, how we can save you money on the tours!

Ready to hear what a 3 day, 2 night tour is like?

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How do you get there?

Fraser Island is only accessible by ferry which literally takes a few minutes from either Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay. You’ll then need to travel by some form of 4×4 vehicle as the terrain is tough! The most common way to see the Island when BackPacking is via one of the Jeep Safari Tag Along Tours…

NOTE: There is a tour for everyone – if you are looking to see the island and and have a little more party in the evening then the ‘ Nomads Tour’ is a great shout.

If nature & camp stories over a few beers is more you vibe then look NO further than Drop Bear Adventures.

Day 1

We started super early with the coach leaving Nomads at around 6am, from here we met our tour guide {Big up Bazza} who drove the bus to Rainbow Beach where we collected our 4×4’s. We mixed it up in our groups of 8 per jeep and headed off to the infamous Fraser Island! After dropping our things off at the hostel (which is on the island) or Tipi Tent depending what option we picked, we had a quick bite to eat.

The first stop was the unbelievable Lake Mckenzie which is literally a little slice of heaven. Pure white silica sand and clear blue – just amazing. We stayed here for a few hours swimming, sunbathing, playing some games and chilling in rubber rings. The few hours passed super quick and we then headed back to our accomodation for the evening.

In the evening we had dinner then everyone hung out and had a few (or a lot) of drinks. But beware the next day is an early start and is jam packed with adventure!

Day 2

Day 2 was the busiest out of the three, so I hope you have some energy saved up… The first stop we made was to the little sea aeroplanes where you are offered a scenic ride for $60. Although it’s only a short ride I really do think it’s worth doing while you’re there. Seeing Fraser from above was really special and you get to see a few places that can not be reached by foot (such as butterfly lake).

After this we headed to the ‘Champagne Pools’ known as Fraser Islands natural jacuzzi, although be prepared to be whacked around a bit!

After an hour in the Pools it’s a short drive to Indian Head which I can only describe as truly breathtaking. Indian Head is the most easterly point on the island and provides some stunning views of Fraser and the Coral Sea.

Once re-fuelled its then off to the Maheno shipwreck – it’s the most famous of the Fraser Island wrecks… this is really something you won’t want to miss. Once a few photos had been taken and we explored the wreck the last destination for the day – Eli Creek.

Eli Creek is the largest creek on the eastern beach of Fraser Island and is a popular swimming spot. Swimming or floating down the flowing creek is a super fun experience – just beware its FREEZING.

Day 3

On the 3rd day we were straight into it – Lake Wabby. Lake Wabby is a small freshwater, green coloured lake and is directly opposite the Hammerstone Sandblow.

After Lake Wabby it’s time to head back. However, the fun doesn’t stop there as Nomads Noosa hold an after party every-night for each Fraser Island group! We had loads of banter with the group we’d just met, had drinks and reminisced about the amazing experience.

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