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Best Backpacker Tour of Fraser Island

Finding the best backpacker tour of Fraser Island can be a difficult decision especially when on a budget!  With so many tours to choose from offering unique experiences, to suit different tastes and budgets it’s important to do a little research.


Why visit Fraser Island?

Fraser Island, also known as K’gari, is the world’s largest sand island and a stunning world heritage site. A serene and beautiful landscape, K’gari doesn’t fail to leave all its visitors in a state of wonder.

K’gari offers a host of wonders and activities to experience and get stuck into, including 75 Mile Beach, Champagne Pools and the famous Lake Mckenzie. At Drop Bear Adventures we’ve spent years getting to know this beautiful island and have curated some top ways to experience the island, hoping to make the best backpacker tour of Fraser Island:


Camping Tours on Fraser Island

Overnight camping tours are an overwhelmingly popular way to experience the island. K’gari is an ideal camping location, offering a chilled out trip; enjoy a BBQ and sleep under the stars after an action packed day of exploration.

These 4wd tag-along safari camping experiences are a unique and wonderful way to experience the island through a sense of adventure.


Hostel Tours on Fraser Island

If camping isn’t your idea of fun but you’re still desperate to experience the delights of K’gari, hostel tours are a great option. Perfect for kicking back and enjoying the experience with a more comfortable night’s sleep.

These tours include all the wonderful experiences of the camping tours, but return you to your hostel accommodation after your fun filled day!

Important things to consider when choosing your tour:

  • Size of group – different tour operators will opt for different group sizes. Larger groups are great for availability while smaller groups are more intimate.
  • Budget – there are a host of options for those on all budgets, be sure to consider this when booking your tour. Double-check what is included in the price of your tour before you book; this will sidestep any unwelcome surprises!
  • Departure points/times – be aware of your chosen tour’s pickup location and time. Many of these go from Rainbow Beach or Noosa.

Importantly, you want a tour guides who is passionate about the island, its conservation and about your experience. Ensure you look out for a tour that specifies their interest in local culture and history.

For more information about the Drop Bear Adventures Camping Safari or Retreat Safari be sure to contact Mumma Bear and her team to find out about their all inclusive tour options.