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Drop Bear Fraser Island Lakes Escape

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2 Day Tag-along and Eco-Beach Hostel

  • Nature Tourism Certified
  • Book Here to Earn Eco-Rewards
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  • Passionate Owner/Operators
  • Noosa & Rainbow Beach
  • 2 Days / 1 Night (Monday & Friday)
  • 20 passengers (6-7 per vehicle)
  • 2 breakfast - 3 lunch - 2 dinner
Why we Love Drop Bear Fraser Island

Family owned, operated and even guided! Drop Bear Fraser Island escapes are everybody’s favourite “tag-along” tour on K’gari – aka Fraser Island

This overnight Great Lakes Escape tour offers what no other tour can.

Guaranteed to make you feel just at home with comfy beds at the Beach House eco-Hostel enjoying hearty home cooked food and a location to die for.

The Drop Bear Fraser Island safari crew will take you on an adventure deep into the bush and show you some of K’gari’s most beautiful hidden treasures.

Inspired by their love for this island; called K’gari by the locals, they have created a tour that takes you off the beaten tourist track so you can explore what the locals truly love about this magical island..

Your tour will include the following highlights;

  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Birrabeen
  • Marvel at the coloured sands of the Pinnacles
  • Embrace that beautiful tea-tree oil infused water at Lake Boomanjin
  • Spot the unique freshwater turtles at Lake Allom
  • See the iconic Maheno Shipwreck
  • Check out the mirror reflection at Lake Garawongera
  • Float down the famous Eli Creek
  • Drive through Aussie bush
  • Learn about the art of throwing a Boomerang and play a Didgeridoo
  • Driving the island many beaches and inland tracks

Departs/Returns:
  • Until January 31st 2020
    Departs every Tuesday and Thursday from Noosa and Rainbow Beach.
  • From February 1st 2020
    Departs every Monday and Thursday from Noosa and Rainbow Beach.

Noosa:

  • Accommodation Pick-ups: from 6:45am
  • Returns on Day Two: 6:00pm approx.

Rainbow Beach:

  • Pick-up: 10:00am
  • Returns on Day Two: 3:30 – 4:00pm
Drop Bear Fraser Island Eco Beach House Hostel

Designed for the non-campers, our Rainbow Rooms sleep up to 8 people comfortably and each have an en-suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin and shower. We also provide Australian made, eco-friendly toiletries to help us keep the island’s water fresh for the future.

Drop Bear Fraser Island ★ 2 Day Guided Tag-along Tour ★ Beach House Eco-Stay ★ Drive a 4x4, Great Lakes, Eli Creek & more ☯︎ BOOK HERE & SAVE RAINFOREST ☯︎

The Beach House Hostel has an open plan kitchen area, games rooms, a large deck with sea-views and our very own Drop Bear camp fire. With amazing sunrises and unbeatable star gazing we welcome you to enjoy the peace of island life on K’gari.

Drop Bear Fraser Island ★ 2 Day Guided Tag-along Tour ★ Beach House Eco-Stay ★ Drive a 4x4, Great Lakes, Eli Creek & more ☯︎ BOOK HERE & SAVE RAINFOREST ☯︎

Drop Bear Fraser Island ★ 2 Day Guided Tag-along Tour ★ Beach House Eco-Stay ★ Drive a 4x4, Great Lakes, Eli Creek & more ☯︎ BOOK HERE & SAVE RAINFOREST ☯︎

Glamping Upgrade

If you’re wanting that bit of extra privacy or looking to treat yourself then we also offer an upgrade option for our 2 Day guests to our Beachcamp Eco Retreat. Upgrade to a Queen Bed or 6 Bed Glamping tent for an additional $100 per tent and be sure to have a comfy night as you fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

Drop Bear Fraser Island ★ 2 Day Guided Tag-along Tour ★ Beach House Eco-Stay ★ Drive a 4x4, Great Lakes, Eli Creek & more ☯︎ BOOK HERE & SAVE RAINFOREST ☯︎

What s included:
  • Passionate guide
  • Courtesy pick up from your hostel
  • Eco accommodation at The Beach House
  • Hotel quality linens and bath towels
  • A super tasty pasta free menu (fresh ingredients sourced locally)
  • All 4WD vehicles (fully automatic)
  • Fuel, insurance and barge transfers
  • National Park fees
  • Over 21’s can drive
  • Driving is optional – drive or be driven if you prefer
  • MP3/AUX stereos in each vehicle
  • 2 way radios connecting all vehicles
  • FREE wet weather upgrade to the Beach House Hostel
  • Ice and cool boxes for your beers!!
  • FREE photo album upload to Facebook!
  • A parting gift from team Drop Bear after your tour

What you need:
  • Drivers Licence (if you want to drive a 4×4)
  • Appropriate clothes/small overnight bag
  • Walking shoes/sandals (some people love barefoot) 
  • Windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Warmer Top / Jumper in Winter
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen – please use Reef/Coral Safe option
  • Water Bottle – please consider a Re-useable option
  • Insect Repellant Nov-March (Natural products recommended)
  • Camera/Phone
  • Extra snacks, drinks and alcohol (no glass please)
Drop Bear Fraser Island Escape 2 Day 1 Night itinerary:
Departs Noosa and Rainbow Beach | *Departs Every Tuesday and Thursday
*Monday & Thursday from February 1st’ 2020

Day 1

  • 06:45am – Pick-ups began in Noosa – watch safety video at HQ
  • 08:00am – Travel to Rainbow Beach
  • 10:00am – Pick-up in Rainbow Beach – Ferry to K’gari – Drive 75 Mile Beach 
  • 11:30am – Arrive at the Eco Beach House Hostel
  • 12:30pm – Settle into beach life and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch
  • 02:00pm – Explore Fraser Islands stunning lakes and beaches
  • 06:00pm – Relax on the beach with a beer
  • 07:00pm – Enjoy a classic Aussie BBQ with Veggie & Vegan options
  • 08:00pm – Share stories, star gaze and learn to play the didgeridoo

DAY 2

  • 07:00am – Enjoy a Drop Bear Breakfast (Veggie & Vegan options)
  • 08:00am – Leave camp and explore K’gari’s hidden treasures and on the lookout for wildlife
  • 11:30pm – Lunch Time
  • 01:00pm – Call back at the Beach House Hostel
  • 2:00pm – Take the scenic beach drive to K’gari’s southern tip
  • 03:00pm – Catch the barge over to the mainland – look out for dolphins, turtles and dugongs
  • 03:30pm – Drop off in Rainbow Beach
  • 06:00pm – Arrive back in Noosa
Notes:
Sometimes itineraries can change and must be flexible due to island, tide and weather conditions.

Important
  • Meals & Allergies: Most Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please ask upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Minimum Age is 18 years
  • Open to all ages looking for adventure and fun

Optional Extras
  • Glamping Tent upgrade in the Beachcamp Eco-Retreat

Driving a 4×4 vehicle on Fraser island

4-Wheel-Driving on Fraser Island is heaps of fun and is a top highlight for many of our guests. We take the hassle out of navigating the beach and knowing all the 4WD techniques so all you have to do is follow your guides wheel tracks and simple instructions. All our vehicles are fully automatic and in constant 4WD so you can relax and take in the scenery.

Can I drive on Fraser Island?
  1. If you have a full/open drivers licence, are over 21 and passed your driving test more than 12 months ago you can drive a Drop Bear 4WD.
  2. You need to have the Photo ID Card Licence
  3. If your licence is not written in English or states ‘Drivers Licence’ on it in English you will need to provide an international translation.
  4. Please note that you cannot drive if you just have only an international translation.
  5. You must have also your physical licence with you as it is illegal to drive in Queensland without having your original licence.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a $50 cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 4 and 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
We recommend you purchase travel insurance which would cover for such things as Road Closures, flight,  bus or tour cancellations
Get a quote now on our travel insurance page

Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Nature Tourism Certified

Tourism in a natural area that leaves minimal impact on the environment.

Additional Conservation Efforts

Fraser Dingo Watch

Fraser Island Dingoes are well known for being Australia purest breed of Dingo but did you know that they are endangered and close to extinction?

Australia Dingoes live with the threat of baiting, hunting, inbreeding and government ‘wild dog’ eradication programs.

The team at Drop Bear Adventures are dedicated to Dingo conservation and have teamed up with us Tree Huggers to help your eco travel spend go even further.

For every ticket booked through Tree Hugger Travel, Drop Bear Adventures will donate 10% of all sales each year to Dingo conservation programs supported by Save the Fraser Island Dingo Foundation.

How awesome is that?! Help do you part to take care of mother nature and all her wonderful creatures by booking with Tree Hugger Travel today.

K’Gari Community Beach Clean Ups

Drop Bear Adventures have hosted annual beach clean up starting in 2018.

Their most recent clean up in October 2019 helped remove 3.3 tonnes of rubbish, mainly plastic from K’gari/Fraser Island’s beautiful 75 mile beach in just one weekend with the help of 100 dedicated volunteers.

More Eco-initiatives

Drop Bear Adventures call themselves eco-warriors and they mean business.

They believe in taking action from grass roots, the basics and it is making all the difference. Check out this video with the environmental cowboy!


Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Tree Hugger Travel invest in rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through the highly respected World Land Trust and their projects.

Saving Rainforest with David Attenborough, World Land Trust's No.1 Supporter and Patron

How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.


☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.

BOOK TOURS HERE ♡ PAY NO MORE ♡ SAVE RAINFOREST & WILDLIFE 

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  • Operator: Drop Bear Adventures
  • Recommended Age: 18-50 years
  • Min. Age: 18 years
  • Fully Inclusive Tour
  • Beach House Hostel + Fresh Linen
  • Upgrade: Luxury Eco-Retreat Glamping
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Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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