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Whitsunday & K'gari (Fraser Island) Backpacker Package

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Pricing Options

RRP $1208 $1149 AUD / Person - Adult (18+) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
RRP $1657 $1599 AUD / Person - Adult + 30 Day WHIMIT Bus Pass (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)

From the tropical Whitsunday Islands to the lush K’gari (Fraser Island), explore Australia’s gems on this exclusive backpacker package!

  • Includes a 3-day, 2-night Whitsunday sailing trip and a 3-day, 2-night K’gari (Fraser Island) camping safari
  • Snorkel and SUP over the Great Barrier Reef and relax at Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach
  • Experience Lake Mackenzie, Maheno Shipwreck and the rainforests of K’gari (Fraser Island)
  • All tours are fully-catered, inclusive and designed for backpackers and young travellers!

Sail, explore, snorkel and through the wonders of Australia, from the Whitsunday Islands to K’gari (Fraser Island)! The perfect adventure for those looking for a jampacked, social and nature-filled trip through the most idyllic destinations in QLD, the Backpacker Saver Package awaits! 

Wander through ancient forests and swim in gem-coloured lakes on K’gari, the largest sand island in the world! Home to the iconic dingo and an abundance of exquisite flora and fauna, immerse yourself in paradise on K’gari as you 4WD down the sandy beach highways. Discover the magic of the Whitsundays on a multiday sailing adventure, which will take you through some of the most beautiful tropical vistas in the Southern Hemisphere. Snorkel with turtles in the Great Barrier Reef, stroll along Whitehaven Beach’s silica shores and check out the view from Hill Inlet Lookout, before afternoon sunset sails and alfresco dinners! Island vibes, here we come! 

Woman with a smile and hat in the rainforest

Highlights

  • 3-day, 2-night Solway Voyager sailing trip in the Whitsundays
  • 3-day, 2-night Pippies Camping 4WD Safari on K’gari (Fraser Island)
  • Multiple snorkel sessions in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • SUPs, rope swing and modern facilities on your vessel
  • Try out beach 4WDing on K’gari
  • Swim in Lake Mackenzie, Eli Creek and more! 
  • Starlit beach camping with social activities
  • Ample time in each iconic destination 
  • 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Snacks, coffee and tea 
  • All snorkelling gear supplied

Solway Lass three people on the boat, two paddleboarders, one jumper

Tour 1

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Solway Voyager

The wonders of the sunny Whitsundays await, so let’s dive in! Your spacious, smooth sailing vessel will deliver you to hidden islands, beautiful beaches and exquisite parts of the reef. Spend a day at Whitehaven Beach, swimming and relaxing, before a walk up to Hill Inlet Lookout for expansive views. Jump into the magnificent underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel...

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Solway Voyager

The wonders of the sunny Whitsundays await, so let’s dive in! Your spacious, smooth sailing vessel will deliver you to hidden islands, beautiful beaches and exquisite parts of the reef. Spend a day at Whitehaven Beach, swimming and relaxing, before a walk up to Hill Inlet Lookout for expansive views. Jump into the magnificent underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel and SUP with turtles, fish, manta rays, giant clams and reef sharks! Lap up island life with an onboard rope swing, sunset drinks, starlit dining and an awesome backpacker atmosphere!

Turtle swimming in blue water through the Great Barrier Reef

Highlights 

  • Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Relax aboard a spacious and smooth sailing vessel
  • Stand-up paddleboards 
  • Thrilling rope swing
  • On board glass-bottom boat tender 
  • All snorkel gear and tuition included
  • Fully catered with delicious meals
  • Local, friendly and fun crew
  • VIP afterparty with free entry

Tour 2

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Pippies 4WD Camping Safari 

K’gari literally translates to paradise from the native Butchulla language, so venture to the world’s largest sand island and experience it for yourself! K’gari is teeming with rich wildlife, ancient rainforests, stunning freshwater lakes, curious sand formations and endless beaches. All food, transport, camping and guidance are included in your unforgettable island ...

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Pippies 4WD Camping Safari 

K’gari literally translates to paradise from the native Butchulla language, so venture to the world’s largest sand island and experience it for yourself! K’gari is teeming with rich wildlife, ancient rainforests, stunning freshwater lakes, curious sand formations and endless beaches. All food, transport, camping and guidance are included in your unforgettable island experience, so kick back and enjoy! Say g’day to a dingo, 4WD down golden sands, swim in the ocean, float away in turquoise lakes, bush walk and party your nights away as you camp beachside under the stars. Most of all, be blown away by the natural beauty of K’gari, a wonderland tucked away off the East Coast and a bucket list item for all travellers in Australia! 

Three women walking in golden light on K'gari

Highlights

  • Visit Lake Mackenzie, Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck and more!
  • Fun, friendly and local guide
  • Try 4WDing on the beach
  • Beachside camping with excellent facilities
  • Cooking, camping equipment & BBQ facilities
  • Hot showers and flushing toilets
  • Mobile device charging facilities
  • Return barge to K’gari 
  • Free Luggage storage
  • All meals included
  • BYO Alcohol

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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Both tours are fully catered and include 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners, along with morning and afternoon tea, snacks, tea and coffee.

A plate of burger and an array of salads

For more information on your menu for each experience, check out the Solway Voyager and Pippies Safari menu sections.

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Both tours are fully catered and include 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners, along with morning and afternoon tea, snacks, tea and coffee.

A plate of burger and an array of salads

For more information on your menu for each experience, check out the Solway Voyager and Pippies Safari menu sections.

More Information

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What To Bring

Please see each individual tour for the respective packing list.

What's Included

Please see each individual tour for the respective inclusions.

What's Extra

Please see each individual tour for the respective "what's extra" section.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to each individual product for the full "Terms & Conditions" of each tour.

Cancellations

Please refer to each individual product for the full "Cance...

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What To Bring

Please see each individual tour for the respective packing list.

What's Included

Please see each individual tour for the respective inclusions.

What's Extra

Please see each individual tour for the respective "what's extra" section.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to each individual product for the full "Terms & Conditions" of each tour.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Please refer to each individual product for the full "Cancellation Policy" of each tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the trip?

It's up to you! When you purchase this package, you receive two tours at a discounted rate. Our friendly travel agents will then book you into your preferred dates for both your Whitsunday sailing trip (3-days, 2-nights) and your K'gari 4WD camping trip (3-days, 2-nights). Please note that dates are subject to availability.

We recommend giving yourself two weeks for the whole trip, including travel time between the Sunshine Coast and Airlie Beach, with plenty of time to discover Noosa, Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach along the way! Check out our East Coast itineraries or chat with our travel agents to organise the rest of your tours, transport and accommodation!

Which tour is first, the Whitsunday sail or K'gari tour?

This package is super flexible, so you can choose! Whether you start with your Whitsunday sailing trip and finish with your K'gari tour, or vice versa, these tours can work around your schedule. 

How long is the journey between Airlie Beach and K'gari (Fraser Island)?

The journey between Rainbow Beach (the gateway to K'gari) and Airlie Beach (the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands) is an 11-hour drive (without stops). The Greyhound Bus from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach takes between 14.5 to 16.5 hours.

We recommend giving yourself two weeks for this package, allowing plenty of time to explore the East Coast of Australia!

Is transport included?

Transport is not included in the standard package. However, a Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass or campervan, are popular add-ons and we can offer you a discounted rate if you need a hand getting from A to B! Opt for the package + Whimit Bus Pass option at checkout, or live chat with our travel agents to make the travel part a breeze!

Is accommodation included?

In total, this package includes 4 nights of accommodation. You will spend 2 nights aboard Solway Voyager in a comfortable shared cabin, and 2 nights in a deluxe, beachside campsite on K'gari with hot showers and modern toilets (tents and gear sorted).

Accommodation between K'gari and Airlie Beach isn't included, however, our travel agents can book premium hostels for you along the East Coast. Just enquire with our travel agents in the live chat about discount deals... we'll sort your trip out seamlessly!

Can I do the tours back-to-back?

Due to the 11-hour journey between Airlie Beach and Rainbow Beach, we recommend giving yourself at least one or two days between the end of your first tour and the beginning of your second.

How many other people will be on the tours?

Your backpacker trips are an awesome balance of social, but intimate, with smaller-than-usual groups. Your Whitsunday sail on Solway Voyager has a maximum capacity of 32 passengers. Your K'gari 4WD camping trip has a maximum capacity of 34 travellers.

Will I make friends on my trip?

Both of these tours are social, backpacker-style trips. Naturally, this attracts young, fun and social travellers, making it super cruisy and easy to make friends! We recommend this package for solo travellers, small groups and friends/couples alike.

What meals are provided?

Your two tours are inclusive and catered for. In total, you will receive 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners.

Can my dietary requirements or allergies be accommodated?

Common dietary requirements like vegetarian and gluten-free can be catered for upon request. If you have dietary requirements, please let our travel agents know ASAP so they can confirm and arrange for any changes.

Can I bring my kids along?

Unfortunately, this package isn't suitable for children. This is a backpacker-style trip designed for travellers aged between 18 and 35. If you're a young-at-heart adventurer, this social package is perfect!

If you're looking for family-friendly trips, check out our Whitsunday tours and K'gari tours which are perfect for children.

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