For visitors, especially from overseas, who have no experience driving on sand, a tag along 4WD tour of Fraser Island is the only way to go. You get to drive on Fraser Island yourself, but under the expert supervision of a certified guide who knows all the risks of offroad driving – and can make sure you don’t take them.
Drop Bear Adventures get you off to a good start with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife service safety video, which we watch together before heading off to the island on day one. If you want to do even more preparation, you can also find lots of information on safe driving online.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”4609″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]On the island:
- Always follow your lead car and stay in its wheel tracks.
- On the beach, drive on the hard sand between the waterline and the high tide mark.
- Choose your tides right and steer clear of obstacles on the beach, as well as lapping waves.
- Don’t swerve or make any other sudden movements.
- Fraser Island can seem like a million miles from civilisation, but the laws apply here, too (yes, there is a police station on Fraser Island!)
- The speed limit on the “Fraser Island Highway” (the Eastern Beach) is 80 km/h and lower speed limits apply on other island tracks.
- Drunk driving, speeding and not wearing a seat belt is dangerous and will incur a hefty fine.
- Always pay attention to your tour guides and follow their instructions.
- Last but not least: Having fun, enjoying driving on Fraser Island and STAY SAFE!