Rainbow Beach/ Fraser Island

This picturesque coastal town is the closest departure point to Fraser Island and hosts a huge variety of unique activities. World heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and voted one of the best backpacking experiences in Australia and there is no surprise why! Fraser Island is home to some of the most stunning white sandy lakes and Eucalyptus Rainforests in the entire country. The is also the largest sand Island in the world and the only way to get around is by a 4X4 vehicle. If you were thinking of doing it in just one day, you’ll need to either sacrifice soaking in the deep Champagne Pools, or swimming in Lake McKenzie’s dazzling crystal clear waters. This is why I really do recommend allowing 3 days to see Fraser Island.

What to do on Fraser Island?

Let’s be honest, a trip to Oz is not complete without visiting Fraser Island. There are a lot of tours going to Fraser Island. There are a number of tour options available including: Tag Along and Guided options departing from Brisbane, Noosa, Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay.

My personal favourite is the guided Tag-along tour by Dingos, departing from Rainbow Beach. You’ll not only get to camp on the island, but if you have a license you can actually drive 4×4’s on the Fraser Coast ‘highway’. Moreover, the tag Along option is affordable. Most Tag Along tours will have you joining a convoy with other travellers led by a professional driver in a lead car. You will camp on the island – and don’t forget to spot for Dingo’s!

If you want more information about the itinerary and what to see which travel agency offers the best prices check the following websites:

Fraser Island Safari/ Peterpans 
Fraser Island Safari/ Backpackers world