4WD Fraser Island Camping Adventure and Rainbow Beach Package

Swim through the crystal clear waters of the stunning Lake McKenzie, hike to Indian Head or relax in the Champagne Pools


If you feel like an adventure and want to explore Fraser Island with 24 other like-minded travelers, then this is the tour for you. Whether you have never driven a 4x4 before or even if you would just like to relax and be chauffeured around then this tour has something for everyone.

Frasers On Rainbow Backpackers Resort has been operating Fraser Island Self Drive tours for more than 10 years. With excellent local knowledge, amazing lead drivers and easy to use four-wheel-drives, we are the leader in fun, adventure-filled tours around the magnificent Fraser Island. The tag-along system allows you to get around the island safely and see all the amazing sites but with the added advantage of a lead guide to ensure your safety and provide excellent knowledge of the island.

Briefings: Our compulsory briefings take place at 5pm the day before departure to Fraser Island. On the morning of departure, our experienced and competent staff will assist with packing the vehicle and give all drivers comprehensive instruction on driving the vehicles. Please note: Failure to attend the briefing will result in a full forfeit of ticket.

Accommodation: 2 nights camping on Fraser Island plus 2 nights at Frasers On Rainbow (either side of your tour)

Frasers On Rainbow Resort: 6-10 share mixed en-suite dorms and private twin, double and single ensuite rooms. Free pool tables, Free Ping pong, Free guided bushwalk daily to the Carlo Sand Blow for hostel guests, learn how to throw boomerangs and see amazing sunsets. $7 meals, fully licensed bar with nightly entertainment and drinks specials, swimming pool, free wifi and perfect location, only 5 minutes walk to the beach, shops, cafes and supermarket.

Vehicles: 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers with power steering, 8 people per 4WD, lead car can take 10 people maximum

Driver Requirements: In order to be able to drive on Fraser you must, be over 21 years of age with a full open manual drivers licence and you must have this licence with you on tour.

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 18-35

Fitness Requirement: Normal Fitness Required

What's included

  • 3 Day / 2 Night guided self-drive tag-along camping tour of Fraser Island
  • Reputable, safe and reliable Toyota Land Cruisers which are very easy to drive
  • Fuel and ferry passes
  • All camping & cooking equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
  • Two comprehensive safety briefings & experienced staff
  • Food while on Fraser Island (7 meals in total)
  • Free luggage storage & safe facilities for valuables in Rainbow Beach
  • Two nights accommodation at the newly renovated Frasers on Rainbow Backpacker Resort
  • National Park Fees
  • Camping permits

What To Bring

  • Drivers License (if driving)
  • Alcohol if desired
  • Small bag with enough clothes for three days
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Watter bottle


Day 1 : Arrive and Check in
Check into Frasers on Rainbow by 4:30pm ready for the compulsory safety briefing at 5pm.
Meals :None

Day 2 : Depart Rainbow Beach for Fraser Island
We begin with a morning brief at Dingos Resort which will cover the packing of the cars, checking of equipment, Dingo safety and driver briefing. At 9.30am we depart for Fraser Island. We drive approximately ten minutes to the barge (ferry) and board for our ten-minute crossing. Once we have arrived on the world's biggest sand island, we then drive for one-hour to the Eurong resort along 75 Mile beach - Fraser Island's own highway with speed limits! There you can grab a coffee and chocolate croissant (own cost) for morning tea. From here is when the big adventure begins as we drive to the famous Lake McKenzie...arguably the most popular and picturesque highlight of Fraser. Here we stop for some lunch, and for some quality time to have a play in the amazing clear waters with your new found friends. Around 3pm we drive up the beach to our campsite for an early dinner and some well deserved drinks and fun.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head
Rise in the morning for a quick breakfast before we begin our busiest day on Fraser Island and head off to see Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north we then stop at Maheno Shipwreck for some photos and short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon. Shortly after we travel up to Indian Head, Fraser Island's highest point. From here you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean, before we travel to Champagne {Pools for a dip! We have lunch at either Maheno Shipwreck or Champagne Pools on Day 2 depending on time constraints, safety and beauty. In the afternoon we travel back to camp for dinner and drinks.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Lake Wabby, Return to Rainbow Beach
Start with breakfast, before our cleaning and take-down of our campsite. We then drive to the beginning of the Lake Wabby walk, where we walk through the sand dunes to this tropical paradise! Lunch follows our trip to Lake Wabby, before we begin our drive down the beach heading back to the barge. Once back on the mainland we head back to the 4WD shed where you unpack and quickly clean the cars. We return to Dingos and Frasers on Rainbow Resorts between 3pm and 4pm. 
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Check out of hostel
After a fun night with your new friends, check out of Frasers on Rainbow by 10am.
Meals :None


All briefings and tours depart from Frasers On Rainbow Backpackers Resort, 18 Spectrum Street, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581

AUD $10
Some of our tours require a local fee for National Parks that need to be paid directly to your guide while on tour.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Adventure
  • National Parks
  • 4WD Tours

Available Extras

Compulsory insurance payment of $10 per person, paid locally. Sleeping bag hire is available for $10 or bring your own. Alcohol is at own expense and can be purchased at the hostels before the tour.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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This is the safest and best option for those wanting to explore Fraser Island by 4WD. Travel in convoy with experienced group leaders to really get in amongst the incredible natural surroundings of Fraser Island.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Real Aussie Adventures

    If you are going to Fraser Island from Rainbow Beach you are normally going to want to stay there the night before and the night after. This little package is perfect as it has a pre-night before you head over to the island and a post night. This trip is perfect for backpackers and international travellers heading over the Fraser Island for 3 days and 2 nights of fun. Whizz around the island in 4WD vehicles with the music pumping. Swim in one of the refreshing stunning lakes on the island, our favourite being Lake Wabby. Then at night camp out under the stars right near the beach and have a few drinks with your new found mates.