The Best Backpacker Tours on Fraser Island
Updated Wed 18 Dec 2019
Raise your hand if you're travelling the East Coast of Australia! Looking for the best options to see Fraser Island on a budget?
The best value Fraser Island tours for backpackers are Fraser Dingo or Pippies all-inclusive tag-along tours that offer the opportunity to drive on the longest sand highway in the world, or the Cool Dingo Guided Tour where you can sit back and relax in a 4WD adventure bus. Groups can save even more by hiring a Fraser Dingo 4WD and completing their own personalised single or multi-day Fraser Island itinerary - a sure way to see all the best bits!
Here are our picks for the best value Fraser Island tours for backpackers packed full of fun, adventure and inclusions:
2 Days / 1 Night
For the best value 2-day Fraser Island tour, you can’t go past Fraser Dingo. This eco-tourism operator offers a fun and action-packed itinerary visiting all the hotspots such as Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck. Travel the beach and rugged inland tracks in a 4WD with 6 other like-minded travellers for a Fraser Island experience you will never forget. All meals are included (vegetarian, vegan and allergy-free options available) and you will stay overnight in a private beach house with dorm-style rooms - the perfect place for beach sports, nighttime wildlife viewing or spectacular sunrises for the early risers.
3 days / 2 nights
If you have a little more time up your sleeve, we would definitely recommend choosing a 3-day Fraser Island tour to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the highlights. Pippies offers an excellent value Tag-Along Camping Safari for up to 20 guests including all meals, vehicle fuel, sandboarding, nightly campfires and more. An extra day on Fraser Island will allow you to travel further and explore areas such as Indian Head and the Champagne Pools - a bubbling natural wonder not to be missed. After full days of adventure, relax at your private campsite at Cathedrals on Fraser featuring hot showers and flushing toilets or take a short walk to the cafe, bottle shop or beach nearby for spectacular stargazing. Pippies also offer free luggage storage at Pippies in Rainbow Beach.
3 days / 2 nights
Are you someone who enjoys adventuring by day but a bit more comfort at night? Cool Dingo’s eco-accredited guided tour offers a fun and affordable Fraser Island experience with accommodation at the Wilderness Lodge in Kingfisher Bay Resort with access to all resort facilities. After your free welcome drink, travel in style on a fully air-conditioned 4WD tour bus to must-see Fraser Island destinations such as Lake Wabby, The Pinnacles, Eli Creek, the Champagne Pools and of course the beautiful Lake McKenzie where it will be hard to avoid taking a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water. This all-inclusive tour visits the highest number of destinations around Fraser Island and even features a FREE bush tucker experience where you will have the chance to try emu, kangaroo and crocodile plus assorted fruits and berries!
Single or Multi-day Hire
The ultimate budget group adventure has to be hiring your own automatic 4WD to navigate the rugged wilderness of Fraser Island at your own pace and camp under the stars. This option is ideal for those travelling as a family or group as you can spend as long as you like at each destination and can plan to avoid the crowds. Fraser Dingo offers cost-effective group vehicle hire rates including return barge transfers, vehicle and camping permits and a stress-free personalised itinerary designed by their expert staff who know just how to make the most of the local tides and weather. You can even hire all your camping equipment at an extra cost through Fraser Dingo if you need to.
There are great options for every type of budget and experience on Fraser Island. If you would like more information on which Fraser Island tour will be best for you, talk to our friendly travel experts, they are more than happy to provide all the information you need and point you in the right direction!
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