2 Day Fraser Island 4WD Adventure

One of the best ways to experience the breathtaking beauty of K’Gari (Fraser Island) is on a self-drive 4WD adventure with Discovery Fraser Island. 4WD through these stunning sights and get up close and personal, viewing the beautiful lakes, creeks, and rainforests that make up this wonderful Island, guided by your lead driver. At night, retreat to your own private cosy campsite to share tales and marshmallows by the fire.

Tour Highlights:

  • K’Gari (Fraser Island) - the traditional home of the Butchulla people, learn about their history and culture on the world’s largest sand island

  • Drive along 75 Mile Beach

  • Adventure around K’Gari in a 4WD

  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie

  • Walk through the sand dunes and explore the tropical rainforest!

  • Float along the fresh water of Eli Creek

  • Dip into Champagne Pools

  • Keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife which includes sharks, whales (season depending), dingos and more

  • Photo opportunities at SS Maheno Shipwreck

Tour Inclusions:

  • All meals included

  • Fuel & 4x4 Vehicle

  • Comfortable camping accommodation

  • National Park and Vehicle Permits

  • Return ferry transfer

  • Lead Driver / Guide

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Tour Map:

2 Day Fraser Island 4WD Adventure ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart Rainbow Beach
We begin with a quick morning briefing at Freedom Rainbow Beach at 7:00 am before driving approx 15 minutes to the barge (ferry) and boarding for our 15-minute barge crossing. Once we have arrived on the world's largest sand island, we traverse the eastern beach - Fraser Island's own highway (speed limits apply)! The adventure begins as we drive to the famous Lake McKenzie, arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of K’Gari. Here, we stop for lunch and quality time to swim and relax in the lake's amazingly clear waters. Around 3:00 pm, we drive up the beach to our campsite for an early dinner and a relaxing evening by the fire!

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 2: Return to Rainbow Beach
Arise in the morning for a quick breakfast before we begin our second day on K’Gari. Our first point of call (pending tidal conditions) for the day would be heading north to the Champagne Pools for a dip. After the pools, we will head to the SS Maheno Shipwreck for a few photo opportunities and a short history lesson covering this famous Fraser icon. We then will continue to Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for another relaxing swim. Our alternate route if the Champagne Pools prove inaccessible, is to drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk where we stride through the dunes to a tropical paradise. After the day's activities, it's time to begin our drive down the beach heading back to the barge. Once arrived on the mainland, we return the cars to Freedom Rainbow Beach where you'll have time to unpack and quickly clean your vehicle.

Estimated return time to Freedom Rainbow Beach is between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

*Please note 2 Day Fraser Island 4WD Adventure is a 4WD experience, which may not be suitable for all travellers.  Guests are asked to please view our FAQs page for more information regarding this tour and to see if this tour is right for you.

Pick up and drop off times

Mandatory Safety Briefing @ 7am. 

Departure from Freedom Rainbow Beach @ 8am*.

*Please note that due to new covid-19 safety measures we have introduced, your tour itinerary timings may differ slightly from those advertised.

What to bring

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear

  • Overnight clothing / toiletries

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

  • Swimwear and towel for those wishing to swim

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Camera

  • Small day / overnight bags only

  • Towel

  • Drivers License (if wishing to participate in driving)


*Fare Types

Child fare is applicable to guests aged 0-14 inclusive.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adult fare is applicable to guests aged 15-64 inclusive. Concession fare is applicable to guests aged 65 and above. Family fare is applicable to groups of 2 adults and 2 children.