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Discover Fraser Island with a Fraser Dingo Tagalong Tour and be part of a unique and unforgettable 4WD adventure! Do you want to drive a 4WD but would also like a guided tour? Do you want a 4WD adventure but not so keen on camping? Do you want a small group but still like to socialise? Get the best of both worlds with a Fraser Dingo Tagalong Tour, the perfect balance between adventure and comfort! Explore Fraser Island by day in our pink automatic 4WDs and enjoy the comfort of the accommodation at night (with great food, dorms and hot showers!). So, what is a Tagalong Tour?? This is where the lead 4WD is driven by our experienced and knowledgeable guide. The following 4WDs are driven by you guys, the customers that nominate to drive on the tour. You don’t need experience driving a 4WD, our thorough safety briefing and experienced guide will make sure you are ready for a once in a lifetime driving experience! Customers tell us it is the best thing they have done in Australia! You must be 21 or over to drive, but don’t worry if you are under 21, you can still come along as a passenger and experience the best 4WD adventure! 2 Day Tagalong Tour (Departs Tuesday & Thursday): • Walk under the rainforest at Central Station, the heart of Fraser Island • 4WD on 75 Mile Beach to the Pinnacles (coloured sands) • Swim, splash or take a tube ride at Eli Creek • See the world renowned Maheno Shipwreck, great photo opportunity • Adventure along 4WD tracks to Lake Garrrawongera or walk the bush and dune track into emerald green Lake Wabby • Relax, play and swim at the beautiful Lake McKenzie • Relaxed, friendly and loads of fun • Private beach house with dorm rooms at Happy Valley on Fraser Islands Eastern beach • Great fresh food with loads of vegies! We cater for vegetarian, vegan, lactose free and gluten free • Toilets, hot showers, barbecue • Beach access: relax in the pristine water and white sands, play a game of beach volleyball, enjoy a guided beach walk (wildlife spotting at night, see the sun rise over the ocean in the morning) • Take part in Fraser’s legendary pink Tagalong and drive a PINK 4WD • Eco Certified tourism operator, all vehicles are carbon offset! • Experienced knowledgeable lead guide • Meet like-minded travellers and see all the sights Where we stay: We stay at Happy Valley on Fraser Island’s Eastern beach in a private beach house accommodation. Small group dorm rooms (3 to 4 pax per room), bathrooms with hot showers and toilets, communal decked area and kitchen with BBQ. One double room available for upgrade (extra fee + subject to availability)
Day 1: Hervey Bay – Fraser Island (L, D) After morning pickup in Hervey Bay, your guide takes the group to a nearby store to stock up on food supplies for your trip. Afterward, hop on the ferry for the short ride to Fraser Island. Once on the island, your guide provides a safety briefing for operating the 4WD and exploring the island.
Although the itinerary may change depending on the day’s conditions, you can expect to visit most of the highlights of Fraser Island during your 2-day tag-along tour. Enjoy the freedom of taking sandy trails through the rainforest. Hop into the pristine waters of Lake McKenzie or simply kick back on the white-sand beach. See Central Station, which was once the hub of the island’s timber industry. Check out the towering king ferns, ghost gums and pine trees during a stroll at Wanggoolba Creek.
Along Seventy-Five Mile Beach, look for the island’s wild dingoes as you head to the Maheno shipwreck and visit the colorful Pinnacles. Walk up the boardwalk along Eli Creek then have the option to float back down to the beach on the creek’s gentle current.
At the end of your day’s adventures, head to your beach lodge to have dinner and relax.
Overnight: Beach Lodge in Shared Rooms, Fraser Island
Day 2: Fraser Island – Hervey Bay (B, L) See more of Fraser Islands iconic spots not visited on day one the second day as an experienced guide shows you some of the other best spots on Fraser Island. After breakfast, head out to play, swim, and sightsee before you return to the mainland on an afternoon ferry. Your tour ends with drop off at your Hervey Bay hotel by early evening.
Free car parking for your own vehicle at our office while you are away
Accommodation on Fraser Island
Volunteers on site to help out with cooking and cleaning
Linen is not provided. Customers can bring their own sleeping bag or hire a "sleep tight pack" for $15 (sleeping bag, under sheet, & includes a free tote bag you can keep!). This is payable direct to the operator.
Bag storage: You are only allowed to bring a small bag like a day pack. Larger bags/ backpacks must be stored AU$10 per bag
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Things to note:
Tour departs Hervey Bay Tuesdays and Thursdays
You will receive an information email 2 days before departure, this is how everything is organised for the tour. Make sure you answer it!
No off-road driving experience necessary, you will be briefed and shown the correct methods. There is no pressure to drive, you are more than welcome to be a passenger!
Drivers must be 21 years or over, with an open license (automatic transmission)
Driver safety briefing 7:30am the morning of departure (no pick-ups provided for this briefing)
Passengers only need to be a minimum of 18 years of age (tour not appropriate for children)
Passenger only? Meeting at 08:30am if you are driving your own car to our office (free parking!), or pick ups available from 8:30am from: AUSSIE WOOLSHED, FLASHPACKERS HOSTEL, TORQUAY BUS STOP
Returns approx 6:15pm on the second day
Trip itinerary can vary depending on weather and unforeseen circumstances i.e. access closures. Our guides reserve the right to make the best call for passenger's safety and comfort
You will be stopping by the shops at 09:00am the morning of departure if you wish to buy alcohol or snacks.
You can bring on the tour only a small backpack, there is not enough space in the vehicles to bring suitcases/travel backpacks! Luggage storage available for $10.
If less than two vehicles on the tour, the lead guide is the only person legally allowed to drive the vehicle. Alternative accommodation is possibly used without notice.
Minimum numbers are required for the tour to depart.
What to bring:
Hat, sunnies, sunscreen
Re-usable water bottle
Little backpack with clothes for 2 days (check the weather prior to the tour!), toiletries, swimmers & towel
Sleeping Bag essential (or hire a "sleep tight pack" for $15 (sleeping bag, under sheet, & includes a free tote bag you can keep!)
Bluetooth speaker, camera, phone charger
Alcohol and snacks if you wish
Big smile & sense of adventure!
Urangan, Hervey Bay or Hervey Bay HOSTELS (only)
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm on day 2