FAQS

 

Where do the tours depart?

All Fraser Island tours depart and end and at Freedom Rainbow Beach. You can find the hostel at 18 Spectrum Street, Rainbow Beach

When do the tours depart?

Fraser Island tours generally depart at 9:30am. This means you should arrive earlier as all tours include a morning briefing.

Do I have to Attend the Morning Briefing?

Yes, the morning briefing is required to take part in the Fraser Island tour. It covers what to expect on the island including safety and potential emergency situations.

What do I need to bring on a Fraser Island tour?

Besides the standard travel essentials (clothes, toiletries etc.) we recommend a pair of comfortable closed shoes for walking around the island, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, a camera for the amazing sights and of course swimwear for all the great swim locations.You will not need to bring any camping equipment as it is all provided.

Do I need a license to drive on Fraser Island?

Yes. ALL DRIVERS MUST BE 21 or over with a FULL manual license. You must have held this license for a minimum of 1 year and you must have the license with you.  If you are travelling from overseas you will need an international drivers license.  

If you do not meet these requirements you may still travel on the tour but will not be able to drive.  

What Kind of License do I Need?

Both Australian and International licenses are accepted. Must have a hard copy, digital or printed copies will not be accepted. 

Are the Cars Manual or Automatic?

The 3 day tour features manual cares, while the 2 day is automatic. 

Will I have to set up tents on the island?

You will not. We want you to focus on enjoying the island so our campsites are permanent and have been set up for you beforehand. 

Are the Campsites Powered

Yes. Although the camp sites are run by solar and generator meaning there are limited charging points available. 

Will it be Cold?

Although Australia has a reputation for being a hot country, in winter it can and will get quite cold. It’s important to bring warm clothes, we also offer sleeping bag hire. 

What are the Amenities on the campsites?

Our campsites feature permanent tents with beds as well as a kitchen/BBQ space, bathrooms with showers and a laundry. 

Why Can’t I Swim in the Ocean?

The ocean surrounding Fraser Island can be dangerous and is home to strong riptides as well as sharks and stingrays. 

Are the Dingos Really Wild / Can I Pat the Dingos?

Although we cover this in the safety briefing, Dingos really are wild dogs and like most wild animals they are best observed from a distance. 

Is it dangerous to travel on Fraser?

Like most places out in the wild, Fraser Island has the potential to be dangerous. Luckily your safety is our biggest concern and we have put in steps to ensure that you are as safe as possible, such as safety briefings and action plans. When it comes to wild animals, in most instances it’s mostly a case of leave them alone and they will leave you alone. 

Do I need insurance to travel on Fraser?

As a general rule we always recommend having travel insurance. For the tour there is a compulsory $20 insurance fee.  

What does the Insurance Cover?

The insurance covers all legitimate damage to the vehicle. This means any damage done if you are not engaging in any illegal activities or not behaving in a way that you are instructed to.


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