The Nomads 4WD tag-along safari is the best way for like-minded travellers to experience Fraser Island, a World Heritage site. This tour has an ideal balance between a guided and self-drive safari, where you can experience the freedom of driving a 4WD (optional) under the guidance and leadership of one of our experienced and professional local guides.
Max 8 passengers per 4WD vehicle (drivers/non-drivers) travel in a tag-along fashion following a guide in a "lead vehicle" exploring the island’s highlights and not-to-be-missed locations. There is plenty of time to stop and enjoy the natural wonders of this stunning island.
The Nomads Fraser 2D/3N 4WD Self Drive tour departs from and returns to beautiful Noosa Heads and includes 2 nights' accommodation at Nomads Noosa and 1 night camping at Eurang Resort on Fraser Island. The resort is conveniently located in the middle of the eastern side of the island close to the beach and all the must-see attractions.
Arrive in Noosa and check in at Nomads Noosa. You must arrive before 18:00 to attend a compulsory pre-tour briefing where you meet your fellow travellers and learn more about your Fraser Island tour. Safety is paramount and this is when you find out about do’s and dont's, driving tips, and nominated drivers will be required to complete required liability and insurance forms. All passengers are required to attend the briefing to be allowed to travel to the island the next day.
Overnight - Nomads Noosa
The group departs Noosa by bus at 07:30 and heads towards Rainbow Beach (1.5 - 2 hours' drive). Please be waiting for the bus at Nomads reception by 07:30. Please ensure you have checked out of your room and have both your Fraser luggage and your main luggage with you. We stop at Rainbow Beach to inspect and collect the vehicles, hand-signed rental agreements, pay $250 cash bond (or $10 non-refundable cash excess fee) and to collect food and we’re on our way to the island. We then take a barge from River Heads 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 - The Southern Lakes. After a relaxing break, it is time for a rainforest track to walk off our lunch and explore the island’s unique flora and hopefully spot some wildlife too! Afterwards we drive up to Eli Creek and visit the famous Maheno Shipwreck. We then drive to Eurang Resort arriving at around 17:30. After a refreshing shower, it’s dinner time and time to enjoy the facilities of Eurang Resort or walk on the beach.
Overnight - Eurang Resort, Fraser Island
Another early start to make most of our time on the island! After breakfast we visit the Champagne Pools (subject to whether and tidal conditions) and then travel to Lake Wobby and Lake McKenzie for a swim and lunch. We depart the island at approximately 14:30, stop at Rainbow Beach to drop off our vehicles, collect the bond and drive by bus back to Noosa arriving at around 17:00, just in time for the exclusive post-tour party at KB's Bar.
Overnight - Nomads Noosa
4WD vehicle hire
Professional & knowledgeable guide
Safety briefing held at Nomads Noosa
Meals while on tour
Return ferry transfer to Fraser Island
National park & local fees
Accommodation on the island
Accommodation prior/post tour
Exclusive post tour party at KB’s Bar
Terms & Conditions
A compulsory pre-tour briefing is held at Nomads Noosa at 18:00 the day prior to the departure to the island.
Passengers wishing to drive must be a minimum 21 years of age, and hold a valid drivers licence (minimum 2 years driving experience necessary).
Please be ready at Nomads reception by 07:30 in the morning of the departure to the island. If you miss the bus, you will miss the tour.
Sleeping bag available for hire $10 per person. If you require a sleeping bag, please advise your guide at the pre-tour briefing.
The itinerary is subject to weather and tidal conditions and may be altered at operator's discretion at any time.
- Driving your own 4WD under the guidance of an experienced, professional guide on the beach, through the rainforest and sand dunes
- Swimming (Elli Creek, Lake McKenzie)
- Rainforest walk
- Maheno Shipwreck
2 nights at Nomads Noosa (multi-share dorm). Facilities at this large spacious resort include a resort-style swimming pool, volleyball court, Wi-Fi throughout the property and on-site KB’s Bar.
1 night at Eurong Resort, Fraser Island (4-bed ensuite dorm). Facilities include two swimming pools, a beach bar, BBQ area, coffee shop, bakery and general store, bottle shop and pizzeria.
Well-maintained and easy-to-drive 4WD vehicle provided. Clients wishing to drive must be 21 years or over and hold a current full drivers license for at least 2 years.
All Fraser Safari tours are required by law to follow "Tag along" formation. With a lead driver and vehicle and a maximum of 4 vehicles per group, each vehicle has a maximum of 7 passengers and all vehicles are required to stay together. Additional vehicles must be driven by passengers.
Meals while on the tour (while on the island):
1 x breakfast
2 x lunch
1 x dinner