absolutely EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED. Food, water, accommodation at The Beach House or camping gear (inc sleeping bags, pillows, linens, mattresses), barge fees, vehicle permits, insurance, national park fees etc etc etc. Just bring along a little change for an ice-cream and a souvenie
We love what we do and we want you to love it too. We work hard to provide you with an unforgettable and cultural experience of the island and try our very best to deliver beyond what you expect from a tour! We offer a laid back and relaxed approach so you can make the most of your adventure and savour every last moment. Fall in love with Fraser Island and book with Drop Bear Adventures. Find out more about Drop Bear Adventures.
In short NO. You only need a small weekend bag for the trip and its best to back light but if you are getting dropped off in a different location to where you got picked up from of course we will transfer your luggage with you FREE of charge. If you do bring along unnecessary large bags you will be charge $10 per day for the addition luggage.
A $50 administration fee will be charged per person for all cancelled bookings regardless of notice given. All bookings cancelled up to 10 days before travel will incur a 50% charge of the total booking price. All bookings cancelled with less than 72 hours’ notice or failure to board will incur 100% cancellation fee unless the seat/s are purchased by another guest.
If you want to get to Hervey Bay the Greyhound bus provides the best option. You can catch the 3.50pm bus from Rainbow Beach that will get you into Hervey Bay at 5.50pm. There is also a 7.40am bus that leaves Hervey Bay and gets into Rainbow Beach at 9.40am but note that this is only a suitable option for a our 3 day tours as the 2 days depart from Rainbow Beach earlier.
We like to keep our guests happy and healthy at all times! We offer alternative options for those that suffer from wheat, gluten or dairy intolerance and cater to vegetarian and vegan requirements easily and of course at no extra cost. See our regular tour menu here.
Alcohol is not provided on tour sorry. It’s enough funding our own drinking habits let alone yours hehe 🙂 You are welcome to bring along any refreshments you like though and we’ll provide the ice and eski’s. We strongly recommend you purchase any beers you want before the tour, as we can’t guarantee any stops and the bottle shops on the Fraser Island are very expensive! Please bring only plastic bottles or cans as glass bottles can easily break on the way up to Fraser Island due to the rough conditions.
There is some walking, but not a massive amount. The longest walk is roughly 45 minutes (oneway), at a relaxed pace so you can enjoy the scenery. We do recommend comfortable footwear, but hiking boots are not 100% necessary so if you don’t have any don’t worry.
Along with its natural beauty, Fraser Island also has some natural dangers and if you don’t know what your doing it can’t be an unforgettable experience for the wrong reasons. However, a guided tour is definitely the safest way to see the wonders of Fraser Island and all our guides are fully educated about Australia’s wildlife and what to look out for to keep you safe. They are also very experienced drivers, specialising in 4WD driving on rough terrain and all have current certificates, licenses and first aid skills.
We can be a little flexible with pick up times by maybe 10 minutes so if you or we are any later than that please give us a call/txt us on +61 487 333 606 to let us know you are on your way or ask if we are. If your bus in is going to be more than 20 minutes late you must call or we cannot guarantee we will wait for you. We’ve never left anyone behind yet so never panic just call.
Absolutely, in no way are we an 18-30 tour or agist. If you enjoy having a laugh, eating good food and are young at heart this is the tour for you. If your after a little more comfort and more of a glamper than a camper we do recommend booking our 2 day tour option.
Certainly! Our spacious 3 man tents never sleep more than 2 and with a self-inflating mattress, pillows and cosy sleeping bags, you can cuddle up under the stars and enjoy the romance of Fraser Island. If you are booking onto our 2 Day tour we can offer an upgrade to a queen or doubles at The Beachcamp Retreat for just $100 extra per room.