Nomads Fraser Island Tours - 3d/2n 4WD self-drive departing Noosa & 3xnts at Nomads Noosa
Nomads 3 day 3 nights Fraser Island self-drive 4WD Tour departing from Noosa . Includes : 3 xnts accommodation at Nomads Noosa, 2xnts accommodation at Eurong Resort on Fraser Island, 3 day tour, all local fees and meals while on the Island.
Nomads Fraser 3D/2N tour ex Noosa tour departs from and returns to beautiful Noosa Heads and includes 3x nights’ accommodation at Nomads Noosa and a 2x at Eurong Resort, Fraser Island ( 4 share en-suite) , situated a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean on Fraser Island.
We also offer the option of booking your customer into the lead car with one our guides for a fully guided experience at no additional charge. This alternative would suit those wanting to find out more about the Island, its history, fauna and flora (subject to availability, must be advised at time of booking)
What’s included :
- 3xnt accommodation in a 16 bed en-suite dorm at Nomads Noosa
- 2xnt accommodation in a 4 share en-suite dorm at Eurong Resort
- 4WD Vehicle hire
- Professional and knowledgeable guide
- Safety briefing held at Nomads Noosa the night prior to the departure
- Meals while on the Island (Day 1 – lunch, dinner, Day 2 – breakfast, lunch)
- Return ferry transfer to the Island
- Local fees
- Exclusive post tour party at KB's Bar
- A compulsory pre-tour briefing is held at Nomads Noosa , at 18:00 pm the day prior to the departure to the Island
- Passengers wishing to drive must be a minimum 21yrs of age, and hold a valid drivers licence ( minimum 2 years driving experience necessary).
- A $250 pp refundable* cash bond will be collected at Rainbow Beach ( credit card imprint for all drivers) prior to the departure. * provided the vehicle has been returned undamaged. Make sure you have cash with you as there is no ATM's to use in Rainbow Beach. Alternatively you can pay non-refundable $10 excess reduction fee instead.
- Open dated bookings – allow a minimum of 4 days notice
- Sleeping bag available for hire $10 per person per trip
- Please be ready at Nomads reception by 7:30 am in the morning of the departure to the Island. If you miss the bus you will miss the tour. Make sure you have checked out of your room and have your luggage with you .
Food: Meals are provided Day 1 : LD, Day 2 : BLD, Day 3 : BL You can also purchase snacks at the general store or bakery located at Eurong Resort.
Security Bond: A $ 250 cash security bond will be collected on arrival at Rainbow Beach. Please ensure you have cash with you, there will not be any ATM’s to use in Rainbow Beach. Your bond will be given back to you in cash at the end of your tour providing the vehicles are returned without damage. Alternatively you can pay $10 cash non-refundable excess reduction fee.
Tour cancellation less than 72 hours prior departure and no-shows incur 100% cancellation fee . Changes permitted up to 72 hours prior departure
TO BOOK: Call 1800 Nomads (+61 2 9690 0288) or email : fraser@nomadsw
DAY 1 – Arrive to Noosa and check in at Nomads Noosa at 44 Noosa Drive . You must arrive before 6pm to attend a compulsory pre-tour briefing held at Nomads KB’s Bar where you meet your fellow travellers and learn more about your Fraser Island tour. Safety is paramount and this is when you find out about do’s and don’ts , driving tips ,and nominated drivers will be required to complete liability and insurance forms. All passengers are required to attend the briefing to be allowed to travel to the Island the next day.
Overnight – Nomads Noosa
DAY 2 – The group departs Noosa by bus at 7:30 am and head towards Rainbow Beach ( 1.5 – 2 hours drive). Please be waiting for the bus at Nomads reception by 7:30 am. If you miss the bus you will miss the tour. Please ensure you have checked out of your room and have both your Fraser luggage and your main luggage with you. We stop at Rainbow Beach to inspect and collect the vehicles, hand signed rental agreements, pay $ 250 cash bond ( or you can pay $10 non-refundable excess reduction fee) and to collect food and we’re on our way to the Island. We then take a barge from River Heads and land at Hook Point on the Southern tip of Fraser Island approximately 10 min later. Depending on the weather, and the tide your guide will assess whether it is safe to travel on the beach or if we need to select an alternative route to our next destination – The Southern Lakes. We first stop at Lake Boomanjin for a swim and a walk, then continue on to Lake Birrabeen where we have our lunch ( Wraps and salad). After a relaxing break, it is time for a rainforest track to walk off our lunch and explore the Island’s unique flora and hopefully spot some wildlife too ! We then drive to Central Station on the way to Eurong Resort arriving at around 5:30pm. After a refreshing shower, it’s dinner time
Overnight – Eurong Resort (4 share en-suite dorm) , Fraser Island
DAY 3 – Another early start to make most of our time on the Island ! After breakfast (continental style breakfast - cereal, toasts, spread, tea & coffee), we drive up Eli Creek, the largest freshwater creek on the Eastern Coast of the Island , which carves its way through to the beach and pours 8 million litres of water a day into the Pacific Ocean ! There are number of walkways, and a short circular route that runs up one side of the creek and down the other. From there we head up to the famous Maheno Shipwreck, the most famous of the Fraser Island wreck driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935. From there we continue north to Coloured Sands comprising of 72 different colours of sand. Next stop is the Pinnacles,a natural wonder of Fraser Island made up of multicoloured sand cliffs. We stop here for lunch ( sandwiches, salads) and a break before driving up to Indian Heads*, a large rocky headland, great for shark spotting ! and finally Champagne Pools , a popular swimming hole with the ocean crashing over the rocks into shallow sandy pools. After an action-packed day we head back to our accommodation at Eurong Resort for dinner * itinerary subject to weather and tidal conditions
Overnight – Eurong Resort (4 share en-suite dorm) , Fraser Island
DAY 4- Our last day on the Island ! Today, after breakfast (continental style breakfast, tea & coffee) we travel to Lake Wobby , the deepest lake on the Island ( 11.4 m ! ) and Lake MC Kenzie , famous for its clear blue water and sandy beach, covering more than 150 hectares and five meters in depth. After lunch ( wraps, salads) it is time to leave . We depart the Island at approximately 2:30pm , stop at Rainbow Beach to drop off our vehicles, collect bond and drive by bus back to Noosa arriving at around 5pm, just in time for the exclusive post-tour party at KB's
Overnight : Nomads Noosa, Noosa
ACCOMMODATION DETAILS : NOMADS NOOSA, 44 Noosa Drive Noosa, Phone - (07) 5447 3355
APRIL / MAY 14 : Monday, Thursday, Saturday
WINTER TIMETABLE : 01 Jun 14 – 31 Oct14 : Tuesday and Thursday
SUMMER TIMETABLE: 01 Nov 14 – 31 Mar15 – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Check-in at Nomads Noosa : Nomads Noosa - 44 Noosa Dr , Noosa , Ph - (07)5447 3355Passengers must arrive by 6pm night prior to the departure to the Island to attend a compulsory pre-tour briefing held at KB's Noosa Bar
$ 250 per person fully refundable cash bond to be collected in Rainbow Beach on the way to the Island. ( drivers - credit card imprint) The bond will be fully refunded provided the vehicle has been returned un-damanged. Please ensure you have $100 in cash as there is no ATM available at Rainbow Beach. Alternatively you can pay $10 non-refundable excess reduction fee instead. Optional - $10 sleeping bag hire per person per trip