With an action-packed Cool Dingo Tour, you’ll get the max out of your Fraser Island tour adventure! Explore this World Heritage wilderness with a true Fraser guru and see the best tour sites without giving up your creature comforts! Cool Dingo Tours are fully guided and all-inclusive, with comfy lodge accommodation, great buffet meals, and awesome 4WD tours as well as return ferry transfers.
Forget fidgety nights with tents and sleeping bags, our comfy Wilderness Lodges promise a good night’s rest on Fraser. The modern timber lodges are surrounded by gum trees, bush plants and native birds, so you’ll still get your nature fix.
Each lodge has twin, double and quad-share bedrooms, all fully screened. Bedrooms have ceiling fans to keep you cool during summer and heating for those chilly winter nights. Linen, blankets and bath towels are provided and there are separate male and female bathrooms, each with two showers. Lodges have an open lounge area and kitchenette with tea & coffee making facilities.
Our khaki-clad Ranger guides are ready to show you the time of your life on the world’s largest sand island, you’ll travel along golden beaches, swim in secluded dune lakes (Yes, even in winter!), walk through sub-tropical rainforest to streams that flow silently into the undergrowth. But that’s not all – if you want to socialise with your new found mates and relax at day’s end – visit The Dingo Bar for a a few drinks and an awesome night out.
What to pack:
You’ll need to have a day-pack ready to go with you when you’re picked up from Rainbow Beach. Don’t forget to pack your swimmers, towel, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes or sandals, essential medication and of course a camera in your day bag!
What you’ll see
Your guide is an expert at reading tides and conditions to help YOU get the most out of your time on the island PLUS they’re locals, so they know the best spots to show you! If you like a little knowledge, they’ll wow you with fascinating facts (as much or as little as you’d like) about the island’s history, fauna and flora and feel free to ask them questions. They’ll also keep an eye out for dingoes, migrating Humpback Whales on the eastern beach and other interesting wildlife and are happy to stop for photo stops when they spot things!
Your Cool Dingo guide stays with you for the entire tour and promises cool times or the dingo eats his hat! Plus you’ll have time out at the end of the day to hang out with your new friends OR meet other travellers in the famous Dingo Bar.
Basin Lake – your first stop and a beautiful Basin Lake, get up close and personal with the resident freshwater turtles in this delightful perched dune lake. It’s a cool, easy walk through bushland and it’s an awesome feeling when you arrive at this little oasis in the sand.
Central Station – no trains or whistles here, just peaceful, ancient rainforest and the reminders of a former, once bustling logging camp. Queensland Parks and Wildlife have set up a small information centre and displays if you’re keen to know more about Fraser’s logging past.
Wanggoolba Creek – walk along the banks of this silent flowing creek with lush green rainforest and rare king ferns, it’s simply breathtaking. Keep your eyes peeled for eels and catfish, which are easily spotted in the clear water.
Pile Valley – check out the giant satinay trees on this forest walk through sub-tropical rainforest, it’s incredible that these forest giants grow completely in sand and makes a cool pic for you to post on social media sites or send back to your friends and family at home. #wow
Lake McKenzie – with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, picture perfect Lake McKenzie is even prettier than the postcards. Enjoy a refreshing afternoon swim, before heading back to Kingfisher Bay Resort
Meals Included: picnic lunch and buffet dinner.
Eli Creek – a great spot for a refreshing dip. Float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek – which pours out 80 megalitres of water daily to the seaside. The creek changes direction every once in a while, so we never know quite what to expect.
Maheno Shipwreck – washed ashore during a cyclone in 1935, this rusting wreck is one of Fraser Island’s coolest photo stops.
The Pinnacles Coloured Sands – With all the colours of the rainbow (well just the reds, oranges, ochres and creams really) these vibrant sand cliffs are another favourite photo stop.
Indian Head – climb to the top of this rocky headland for awesome island and ocean views (that’s the Coral Sea)… look out for giant sea turtles, sharks, rays and migrating humpback whales.
Champagne Pools – chill out in these bubbling ocean rock pools, you won’t want to leave this gorgeous spot!
Meals Included: buffet breakfast, picnic lunch and buffet dinner.
Lake Wabby – walk through cool rainforest to beautiful emerald-green Wabby, Fraser’s deepest lake is actually a creek that has been dammed by a massive sand blow – and is a pretty cool swimming hole. It’s so completely different to the rest of the island’s lakes and a real favourite of ours.
Hammerstone Sandblow – Trek over one of Fraser’s vast, desert-like sand blows, no wonder it’s the world’s largest sand island, to the eastern beach.
Eurong Beach Resort – for lunch we head to Eurong for their famous all-you-can-eat lunch buffet… just the thing for hungry tourists!
Lake Birrabeen – if you loved Lake McKenzie then Lake Birrabeen will charm, with its sparkling clear waters and dazzling white beaches, you won’t be able to resist a dip. A perfect way to finish the tour!
Meals Included: buffet breakfast and lunch.
After a comfort stop at Eurong Beach Resort you will join the transfer bus back down the beach to Rainbow Beach. Or if you wish you can head to Hervey Bay on the 5pm ferry which gets you back into Hervey Bay at 6.30pm (it’s perfect timing, if you are travelling onwards to Airlie Beach). If you want to head back to Hervey Bay, please make sure that you mention this at the time of booking.
Quad (share facilities) $460
Twin (share facilities) $530 *must be booked in multiples of 2