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Driving on a Tag Along Tour, Fraser Island

Updated Wed 07 Dec 2022

Fraser Island is famous for its unique tag-along tours which give travellers the opportunity to actually drive on the island through their trip in a 4-wheel drive. Tag-along tours can be joined for 1 or 2 nights and have both camping and resort accommodation options, making them a great option for any type of traveller. Many guests joining a tag-along tour usually want to drive on the island, where they must follow the road rules of the island and have a valid drivers license with them while driving. However, many guests on tag-along tours are just as happy as a passenger, opting to take in the view from the passenger's seat.

If you do wish to be a driver, there are some things you will need to know:

About Driving on a Tag Along Tour

Though each tour operator has its own guidelines when it comes to driving on a tag along tour, here are a few things to take note of if you are thinking of being a driver on the tour.

  • Drivers/Passengers are under the direction of the lead driver/guide at all times
  • Vehicles can only be driven in a tag-along formation
  • Seat belts must be worn at all times by both drivers and passengers
  • Drivers and individuals are fully responsible for obeying all rules of the lead driver
  • All drivers must be 18 or in some cases 21 years of age or over
  • A full comprehensive briefing will generally be held on the day prior to your tour
  • Drivers often must have a full manual licence
  • You must have held this license for a minimum of 1 or 2 years
  • Drivers must have the license physically with them at all times when driving
  • Non-licensed drivers can travel but not drive
  • All drivers must obey all rules of the road at all times

Each tour has specific terms and conditions for drivers. Please check the individual product page to read the individual terms and conditions. Fraser Island is policed by local law enforcement, who are there to make sure all rules of the road are obeyed at all time. In not doing so, you may find yourself with a hefty fine. Fraser Island does have specific and strict speed limits that are in place to ensure your safety as well as the safety of other vehicles, pedestrians and wildlife. Your guide will let you know everything you need to know about the island before you get behind the wheel. Your pre-tour debriefing will give you a chance to learn about the island and ask any questions you may have. If you are able to drive, it is a great experience and certainly a popular choice for travellers who want to make the most of the time on the island.

Tag Along Tour, Fraser Island

To learn more about safe driving on Fraser Island, check out our tips for driving on sand here!

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