Enjoy an amazing 3 day Fraser Island camping tour staying in tipi’s! If you have a bit of time on your hands and want to see all there is to see on this World Heritage listed island, then this Fraser Island camping tour’s for you!
Get a thrill out of 4WD driving on Fraser Island for 3 days, and exploring all of the natural beauty it has to offer. Cruise along 75 Mile Beach, 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.
This awesome Fraser Island tour includes:
2 nights camping on Fraser Island in a tipi
Compulsory safety briefing held at Noosa KB’s Bar the day before departure
Free luggage storage while you’re on the tour
Return ferry transfers
A knowledgeable and professional guide
All meals while on the Island
Exclusive post tour party at KB’s Bar!
Local fees are also included.
If you want to make the most out of your tour and learn a bit more about the island you have the option of booking into the lead car with one of our guides. You’ll get a fully guided experience and get to know all about the island’s history, fauna, flora and much more! (Please note that this option is subject to availability so you must notify us ahead of time if you want to do this).
Camping on Fraser Island – About our Tipis
We have permanent Tipi’s at Eurong Resort on Fraser Island. The Tipis are all 6 share, completely weatherproof, have fans, charging stations for your electronics, LED lighting and smoke alarms. We also provide you with self inflating roll mats with built in pillows and a sleeping bag liner at no extra charge ($10 deposit required). Exclusive Male and Female shower blocks available. Sleeping bag hire in winter will incur a $10 hire charge payable direct to Nomads Noosa).
All of your meals while you’re on the island are included in the price of your 3 day Fraser Island camping tour.
Pre and post tour accommodation in Noosa is not included but for a small fee you can add extra nights at Nomads Noosa!
Before any Fraser Island camping tours you must attend our compulsory pre-tour safety briefing. This is held in Noosa at KB’s Bar at 6pm the day before the tour departs.
Driving on Fraser Island
If you want to experience driving on Fraser Island you must be a minimum of 21 years of age. You must hold a valid drivers license and have the ability to drive a manual car. A refundable insurance cash deposit of $250 per person must be paid. This will be refunded in full provided the vehicle is returned undamaged, or you can pay a non-refundable $10 excess reduction fee.
What to bring?
So what to bring on this cool Fraser Island adventure? Pack a small backpack with your camera, a valid current drivers licence (for those who want to drive), your sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, appropriate clothing, toiletries, linen (also available for hire) and snacks.
Visitation to all attractions is subject to the island’s conditions, tides, weather and time constrictions.
When you arrive in Noosa, check in to Nomads Noosa Hostel, located at 44 Noosa Drive, Noosa. Don’t forget to arrive before 6pm as your compulsory pre-tour safety briefing will be held at Nomads KB’s Bar at this time! You’ll get to meet your fellow travellers and get to know more about the awesome Fraser Island tour you’ll be doing!
The safety briefing will include tips for driving on Fraser Island – the do’s and don’ts. 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!
Optional stay overnight at Nomads Noosa
DAY 1 – We 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. 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 an amazing Fraser Island camping trip!!
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 Beach Resort – where we have a break and some lunch (delicious 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 camp ground at Eurong Resort, where we’ll be arriving in the late afternoon. After a refreshing shower, it’s dinner time!
Camping on Fraser Island at Eurong Resort
DAY 2 – Your second day means another early start so you get to make the most of your time on the island! After a 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 camp ground at Eurong Resort!
Camping on Fraser Island at Eurong Resort
DAY 3 – Sadly, it’s our last day on the island already! 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 in 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 exclusive post-tour party at KB’s bar with a drink and nibbles! An amazing end to an amazing trip!
T&C: Changes permitted up to 72 hours prior departure. Cancellations 72 hours and less prior departure and no-shows will incur 100% cancellation fee. Itinerary subject to change due to tidal and weather conditions.
Please note that accommodation in Noosa is not included but can be booked for an additional $10 per night per person.
Departure / Pickups
Departs Nomads Noosa, 44 Noosa Drive & Eurong Beach Resort, LOT 201 Williams Ave Eurong, Fraser Island QLD 4581.
Passengers must arrive in Noosa by 6pm the night prior to the departure to the Island to attend a compulsory pre-tour briefing held at KB’s Noosa Bar.