Our youth-style tag-along 4WD adventure is a great way to experience the exceptional natural beauty of K’gari (Fraser Island).
Join like-minded travellers and your experienced guide on this self-driven 4WD journey to see the stunning lakes, creeks, and rainforests that make up this World Heritage Listed destination. At night, retreat to your campsite just metres from the beach for drinks and tales by the fire.
- Rainbow Beach, Australia
- Rainbow Beach, Australia
- East Coast,Fraser Island
- Physical rating
- Normal Fitness
- Not suitable for 17 years and under or 36+
- Group size
- Min 8, Max 16
Why you’ll like this trip
- 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
The morning starts bright & early with our compulsory tour briefing at 7 am sharp at Freedom Hostel, to receive comprehensive information to prepare you for this exciting journey. Here you will be placed into groups and have the opportunity to organise luggage storage. You will also be taught how to drive safely on Fraser Island ahead of your big adventure! We aim to depart Freedom Hostel for K’gari (Fraser Island) by 9:30 am, which can take approximately 10 minutes to drive to the barge (ferry). 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 sunbathing before heading to our camp.
Arise 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, swimming, and relaxing in the lake’s stunning clear waters. We’ll then have lunch before packing up and returning to Eastern Beach. Once back on 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.
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