One of the few lakes still known as her Aboriginal name, Lake Birrabeen is a very sacred and special place on Fraser Island and is believed to have healing powers. A local’s favourite and just as beautiful as Lake McKenzie, Birrabeen’s clear waters and silica sands will have you dazzled. A more peaceful spot to enjoy and switch off at.
ALL ABOUT OUR FRASER ISLAND 2 DAY GREAT LAKES ESCAPE
A visit to Fraser Island is not to be missed on your travels on the East Coast of Australia. If you’re struggling for time then this is the tour for you! Our 2 day tour features a jam-packed itinerary that will have you swimming in freshwater lakes and creeks, 4WDriving huge golden beaches and embracing the great Australian bush. Our 2 Day/1 Night Great Lakes Escape featuring accommodation at our Beach House Hostel offers you the chance to spend 2 magical days on a paradise island; and that’s not just a sales pitch, K’gari (the true name of the island) literally means paradise.
We offer 2 types of Fraser Island tours, our 2 Day/1 Great Lakes Escape featuring Beachfront Accommodation at our exclusive Beach House Hostel which this page is all about, and our our 3 Day/2 Night Wilderness Beach Camping Adventure. Both of our Fraser Island tours depart from Noosa and Rainbow Beach, two townships that are just north of Brisbane, between 2 and 3 hours drive.
Our 2 Day Tour features accommodation at our beautiful Beach House with dorm style rooms that sleep a maximum of 8 people per room and includes all your hotel linens & eco-friendly toiletries. Also included is; fully automatic vehicles, a packed itinerary, heaps of activities, lots of super fresh yummy food and a passionate tour guide full of stories that will have your mind blown by how special this island is and the reason it is World Heritage Listed.
Now it’s no secret that we are not the only Fraser Island tour company, however, we are the only Fraser Island tour company to be ranked #1 on Trip Advisor and have held that position since the 4th year of business in 2015. We have also taken home awards such as the Best Tour/Activity in Australia despite being a super small and young company. We don’t mean to blow our own trumpet too loud but we work really hard to be the best and are proudly driven by passion. Like Poppa Bear always says ‘it’s a very simple formula for me, No.1 priority… look after our guests, inspire great teamwork and help preserve K’gari’s beauty.’
We want your experience to be unforgettable for all the right reasons. Sharing such an amazing World Heritage listed place is what we love to do and luckily for us, we’re pretty good at it. As equally important to us as great customer service, is respecting the land and it’s traditional owners. A lot of the magic that we share with you on tour comes is inspired by our First Nations People and it is our honour to be able to share it with you.
2 DAY TOUR DEPARTURE DAYS
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
TOUR DEPARTS FROM
NOOSA & RAINBOW BEACH
PRICE & EXTRA’S
$399 ALL INCLUSIVE!
THE THINGS YOU’LL SEE & DO ON TOUR…
This beautiful, tea-tree infused lake is the largest lake on the island but also the most shallow. You can walk out to the middle of the lake and it’ll still only be waist deep! The natural tea-tree water is so good for your skin and hair, especially after an exfoliate with the silica sand from Lake Birrabeen!
The Maheno shipwreck was finally laid to rest on K’gari shoreline in 1936 when it was struck by an off-season cyclone. Originally it was a luxury cruise liner before being used as target practice for air force in WW2. Locals say that within 10 years the wreck will be gone due to it slowly sinking further in to the sand.
Eli Creek is the perfect spot to cool down on a hot day! Being the largest freshwater creek on the island, it pours up to four million litres of clear, fresh water into the ocean every hour. The perfect place to fill up your water bottles. Just remember to do it upstream…
There’s a lot of stories behind the formation of the Pinnacles. Whether you believe in Dream Time Legends or scientific theories, we will share the stories and facts with you so you can make your own mind up. Either way, this breathtaking natural wonder is an amazing example of nature at it’s finest.
Two of the island’s most beautiful tea-tree lakes. One home to freshwater turtles, the other known for it’s perfect mirror reflection. Lake Allom & Lake Garawongera are two of the island’s more hidden wonders that we just love to share with you.
There’s no better highway than 75 Mile Beach! Driving alongside the immense Pacific Ocean, the stunning views will capture your heart and stay with you forever. Drive past some of the oldest coastal sand dune formations in the world whilst singing along to your favourite tunes!
By starting or ending your tour in Noosa you get the chance to take the scenic drive down Rainbow Beach, past the beautiful coloured sands. This drive is only available on a low tide and is subject to weather conditions. Otherwise you get to drive through the beautiful Cooloola National Park which usually involves seeing a few Kangaroos!
No tour can be complete without some authentic activities! Whether it’s learning to throw a boomerang on 75 Mile Beach or playing the Didgeridoo after dinner, we’ve got you covered for a fun filled time. We also have a games room set up with a pool table and darts board as well as board games and playing cards. Otherwise, take yourself down to the camp fire for story time and some marshmallow toasting.
AND ALL THE THINGS YOU WANT FROM A GOOD TOUR…
So much of what makes a tour great comes from the guide and we make sure that our lads are a cut above the rest… after all, they are upholding the legacy of Mumma and Poppa Bear themselves. When you travel with us you won’t hear some boring rehearsed script, oh no. You’ll hear true understanding, passion and excitment to share our abundance of knowledge.
Our Beach House accommodation is just 100 meters from 75 mile beach! No need to worry about road noise here though. With our beautiful set of Rainbow Rooms all with ensuite bathrooms, each sleeping 8 people max, you’re sure to get a good nights kip. Otherwise, why not check out our upgrade option to our Beachcamp Eco Retreat if you’re wanting a little more luxury on tour.
There is also a games room, communal kitchen and a front deck with sea views for you to enjoy.
Our menu is catered to keep you full and satisfied throughout your tour with us! A fresh deli lunch is lovingly prepared for you each day as well as an authentic Aussie BBQ on your first night. Not forgetting the most important meal of the day, brekky is eggs, toast, cereals, fresh fruit and hot drinks prepared for you on your second day of adventures. Not to worry, we cater for all dietary requirements too.
We know that comfort is key when it comes to accommodation and that’s exactly what our Beach House is! All hotel linens are provided which includes your bottom sheet, top sheet, doona (quilt/duvet cover) pillow and pillow case! We also supply you with shower towels and eco-friendly toiletries.
For just $100 extra you can opt to upgrade to our Beachcamp Eco Retreat, subject to availability. The perfect option for couples wanting that bit of extra privacy or even for friends & solo travellers wanting to splash out! Choose from our Queen or 6 Bed Glamping tents, each with their own en-suite bathroom and complete set of hotel linens.
If our experience has taught us anything it’s that Toyota Landcruisers are the best! With a fleet of these beasty trucks, we are confident in saying that our 4WD’s are some of the easiest to drive off road. With an automatic transmission and in constant 4WD you can let your hair down and have some fun as you cruise along the beach in one of our Drop Bear Landcruisers.
You can see our full terms and conditions here. Though 4WDriving on a guided tour is very safe, it is important to understand that you are embarking on a true Aussie adventure.
Some cheeky companies can charge you up to $30 a day for ‘national park fees’ or ‘local charges’ but not us. Everything is included in our tours so you can rest assured that you are most certainly not going to be stung for any extra’s.
If you are travelling by bus up or down the east coast then this is a great option for you. Simply choose any combination of starting or finishing your tour in Noosa or Rainbow Beach and we’ll take care of transferring your luggage.
WE HAVE THE ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR FRASER ISLAND QUESTIONS...
4WDriving on Fraser Island is heaps of fun and is a top highlight for many of our guests. We take the hassle out of navigating the beach and knowing all the 4WD techniques so all you have to do is follow your guides wheel tracks and simple instructions. All our vehicles are fully automatic and in constant 4WD so you can relax and take in the scenery. We also have full communication in all the cars via walkies talkies.
If you have a full/open drivers licence, are over 21 and passed your driving test more than 12 months ago you can drive a Drop Bear 4WD. You need to have the Photo ID Card Licence with you and if your licence is not written in English or states ‘Drivers Licence’ on it in English you will need to provide an international translation. Please note that you cannot drive if you just have an international translation. You must have your physical licence with you as it is illegal to drive in Queensland without having your licence. If the police stop you on Fraser Island the fines can be very hefty and we don’t want you to pay the government any of your holiday spending money.
That’s OK, every pilot needs a good co-pilot to bust out the best tunes and handle walkie talkie communications. ?
Driving any vehicle requires safe practises regardless of where you are driving and we do everything we can to make sure that our adventures together are as safe as possible. Your tour guide will conduct a detailed safety briefing on the morning of your tour as well as showing a government safety video depicting best 4WDriving practises. All Drop Bear tag along cars are in constant 4WD and have been rated as one of Australia’s most reliable and safe vehicles, the Toyota 80 series. You are also in constant contact with your guide via walkie talking and are never more than 500m behind the lead vehicle. So rest easy little traveller, we’ll look out for you on your island adventure.
For $100 extra you can upgrade to our Beachcamp Eco Retreat for that little bit of luxury. Choose from either a Queen or 6 Bed Glamping tent, each with their on ensuite bathroom and all hotel linens provided. This is subject to availability and is an option to select when you go through the booking process.
Unfortunately, no. We like to give everyone the chance to have a go at driving if they wish, and also for everyone to mingle and get to know each other 🙂
We cater for all dietary requirements so whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or even a chicken eating vegetarian, we’ve got you covered! You can select your dietary requirement when you go through the booking process.
Not to worry! You change your pick up location up to 24 hours before your tour departs. If you are unsure where you are going to be staying when you make your booking then just select a random pick up point from the list and ring/email when you know.
You can change your pick up location up to 24 hours before your tour departs! Ring the team or drop us an email with your changed pick up location and we’ll make sure you’re not forgotten! 🙂
If you are 18+ then please feel free to bring along a few beers to enjoy around the camp fire! We kindly ask that you avoid bringing anything in glass bottles as this can break on the drive up. Thank you!
Yes! It’s the perfect way to get a free trip further North or South to carry on your travels after your Drop Bear tour. Bring all your luggage when we pick you up and we will transfer it for you to your end destination.
Our Rainbow Rooms sleep a maximum of 8 people per room. There are 3 sets of bunk beds and one double bed for you to choose from. All with an en-suite bathroom and complimentary eco-friendly toiletries.
We unfortunately don’t offer a pick up service from Hervey Bay as it is too far North. There is a 7.35am Greyhound bus that leaves Hervey Bay and gets into Rainbow Beach at 10am but note that this is only a suitable option for a our 3 day tours as the 2 days depart from Rainbow Beach earlier.
If you want to get to Hervey Bay after your trip you can catch the 4.25pm Greyhound bus from Rainbow Beach that will get you into Hervey Bay at 6.25pm.
The 2 Day tour usually gets back to Rainbow Beach Shell Petrol Station around 3-330pm and then back to Noosa around 6pm. We do a drive around town for guests returning to Noosa and can drop you off at any of the Hostels.
At Drop Bear Adventures we pride ourselves on being able to cater for each individual guests requirements. If you wish to stay longer on the island, then this is something we arrange for you, but beware that this can be very costly to you.
Additional costs would include; taxi service, ferry ticket & the extra nights accommodation at our Beachcamp Retreat.
If you are over 25 years old and have held a driver’s license for more than 3 years then head over to our sister company here to check out our self-drive options.
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.
October – April we are the busiest and so it is always best to book as early as possible. Our 2 day tours can be booked at least 1 week in advance during these months so to avoid disappointment please book in ASAP ?
Absolutely, in no way are we an 18-30 tour or ageist. If you enjoy having a laugh, eating good food and are young at heart this is the tour for you. If you want a little more comfort and privacy then check out our upgrade option to our Beachcamp Eco Retreat 🙂
Then check out our FAQ’s page for even more answers! Or ring/email our SUPER friendly team at Drop Bear HQ and they’ll be more than happy to help answer any further questions for you ?