Hey, we are two german girls, who are doing backpacking. We want to go to fraser island by our own, without an expensive tour. ~27-30.05.2013.
Is there somebody who want to join us, hire a car, doing camping and share the costs?
Looking forward to your answer, (our email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Steffi and Simone
Hi, We are a family with 2 children (7 & 11 years-old) and we plan to go to Fraser in between 19th and 21st Dec this year and we would like to know what would be the best solution: guided tour (which is the best one?) or hire a 4WD (advises welcome)? Is it a right period to visit Fraser as someone told us it wasn't possible at that period? If yes, what would be the spots that we have to see? By the way, we are not camping adepts thus any advise for rooms is welcome. Thanks in advance for your tips. Regards
Hi My boyfriend and I are travelling to Australia in October and really want to do a tour of Fraser Island. We will be based in Brisbane and ideally would like to spend one night on Fraser. I've spent hours trawling the internet, but many of the tours have mixed reviews - i.e Sunrover. Can anyone suggest a tour?? Thanks :-)
Hi all, i'm heading to Fraser for the first time. I'm staying at Kingfisher Resort but would like to know it is possible to drive from Hook Point to Kingfisher Bay? I know a barge goes straight from Hervey Bay to Kingfisher, but i'm interested in driving across the island to check out the sights if that is possible? I'm just not sure if the beach is driveable all the way up to Eurong (for example) and then possible to cut across on an inland road to Kingfisher? Any help (and suggested routes) would be very much appreciated! Cheers.
We're two girls thinking of renting a 4WD for a day or two to see the Island. Anybody wanna join so we could share the costs? If we're gonna spend the night we have a tent (but only for 2) and a camping stove. Please write to email@example.com, we're in Gold Coast right now and leaving on tuesday (around 1 pm probably), so please make contact soon:) Natalie, 26 and Monika, 26
Hello all ! We are planning to go to Fraser at the end of November. We are looking for a guided tours (we are under 25, so we can't drive a 4x4 and we prefer travelling with a guided tour in order to avoid problems suggested on this forum... !). The problem is that it's quite difficult to choose by internet. We would like a 2 or 3 days guided tour, with camping (not resort or hostel) as we think it's part of Fraser' spirit, and if possible with a small group ! Do you have any good ideas ? Or, on the contrary, companies that we should avert ? Do you know if it's possible to book a 2 days guided tour, to stay on Fraser on night and one day more by ourselves and the next day, going back with our guided tour ? Last but not least question, do you think it's necessary to book anything in advance (end of November) or will it be ok ? Thanks a lot all for all your reactions !
Hye, We’re 2 young guys and we want to go to Fraser Island for cheap, avoiding large groups of 7 persons or more. We’d like to camp there and really discover this amazing island without being forced to follow a special itinerary. We found a place where we can hire 4 persons 4WD all included (boat, insurance, camping, parking…) for: 3 days:177 per person 4 days:221 per person We even can be 5 and pay less. It would be for Friday 31st of July, Saturday 1st of August or eventually Sunday 2nd. Just give us a call and we’ll see if we can fit: Max: 04 10 55 95 67 Yannick: 04 10 55 30 62 See you
Hi guys I want to get to Fraser Island from Brisbane. The sea plane looks a great option, but seems quite expensive ($600-$700 each) Has anyone been on it? is it worth it? are there cheaper / better options available? Cheers Pete
Does anyone know if there are snakes on the island?
Hi , I don't know how to choose among Next Backpackers, Aussie Woodshed and The Friendly Hostel. They all look good! Any advise please? We are a couple, want to book private room with ensuite. This is our first time travelling to Hervey then to L.E. Island, no car so it would be better to stay close to everything. During our stay in Hervey Bay, we want to go fishing as well. Hope someone can give me ideas. Many thanks! Lisa
I haven't heard from my daughter in a week despite sending emails, texts and trying to telephone (her phone goes straight to answer phone). She is backpacking around Australia on her own. The last email I got she said she was going to Fraser Island and I wondered whether there was a problem with signals there. I am now starting to get really worried. She usually texts every day. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi guys could u pls provide me with a good and cheap rental car company in hervey bay? thx
only have 1.5 day there - would prefer to join 1 day tour but would also love to stay overnite and camp, do u know if there is any tour agency willing to let u do so or a tour directly organised once you re on the island ...? if agencies are not flexible enough i guess the solution is to rend a 4WD. is it very difficult/to drive it? also, whats the main difference between public and private camping? thx guys
Hihi spending two days in Fraser island, thinking to camp ..would you guys recommed one of the two private campinground there (cathedral /dilli village) or the pubblic one? is there any diff or any of them is good. also, we ll be flying to Brisbane ..do u know if there is any coach from the airport which takes to Harvey bay? whats the easiest/quickest way to get to the island ? thx
So i've decided based on your input and from friends that 3 days is a good amount of time to spend on the Island. Now, I'd just like to ensure I spend it with a quality tour company that will make the most out of the experience for me. Can you all recommend good companys? Thanks much, tim
am getting ready to embark on my first ever all alone trip. All I have read of Fraser Island seems right up my alley. But, everything I've read says camping is the way to go as well as renting a 4x4. I'm not quite up to camping and my Mom will help pay for me to stay that the Kingfisher Hotel where I can do all the day trips. QUESTION IS : Will I be missing out by being in a resort? THANKS A BUNCH
Hello! My name is Maria. I'm a Spaniard living in Germany and I'm fascinated by Australia. My husband and I are planning to visit Fraser Island on Monday, Dec. 15. One day is a short time, but that's all we have, so we want to take good advantage of it. We have several choices and would be very grateful to get some advice. We are not sure if we should rent our own 4WD on the island or instead take an organized day tour. Our second decision to take is if we should depart from Noosa or from Hervey Bay. Noosa has the advantage that we'll be driving less on Sunday, and that we can see Cooloola NP as well. The disadvantage is that we have to spend less time on Fraser Island and the drive to the Island over sand is longer. Hervey Bay as the departing point has the advantage that we can see more of the island (we gain time), but the disadvantage that we'll be missing Sunshine Coast and Cooloola. Tough choice! Maybe you could give us a hint on this... what would be your choice? Is it safe (and inexpensive) enough to rent & ride you own 4WD vehicle on the island? Are Noosa and Cooloola worth it? Would you take an organized day trip to ensure getting information about sites, fauna & flora? Would it be enough to get a good grip of what the island is about and enjoy the day to visit the lower part of the island, including Central Station & Lake McKenzie (not getting further than Happy Valley) or would you recommend to make it to Eli Creek as well? Many questions! I'll be very grateful if you could provide us some insights on this! Thank you sooo much!! Maria