WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

GETTING THERE:

The nearest airport to the island is at Hervey Bay, which is served by Virgin Australia from Sydney and Melbourne, and Qantas Link from Brisbane. From Hervey Bay, there is a bus service to freedom beach.  Travelling by bus, both Greyhound Australia and Premier coaches offer daily services from Brisbane, Maroochydore and Cairns to Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach. 

Accommodation: One night at Freedom Rainbow Beach in a dorm and 3 nights in Comfortable Camping at Cathedrals On Fraser - beds and linen included)

 

After the trip: We arrive back at rainbow beach backpackers, for goodbye dinner it is recommended that you book a nights accommodation at Rainbow beach after the trip.  

DRIVING 4WD: 

If you wish to be a driver you are required to hold a full licence. 

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR :

Our trips are gender-inclusive, If you are young at heart and free-spirited you are perfect for our adventures! In saying this, the average age of our groups is 20-45 years old.

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE PACK LIGHT :

Please note: We have limited space for bags, please bring a small soft duffle bag no bigger than 56cm x 36cm x 23cm for a point of reference this is about the standard luggage allowance for airlines carry-on baggage. Any larger bags will not be accepted. If you wish to bring extra luggage for after the trip most hotels in Alice have luggage storage. ( Best to double-check with your selected accommodation).

 

PACKING LIST:

 

 Also please keep in mind that we have limited space in the trailer for luggage so try to pack as light as possible and opt for a duffle bag over a suitcase.  

  • Water bottle 

  • yoga mat

  • Headlamp and/or flashlight

  • Snacks

  • Lightweight walking boots

  • A rainproof jacket with hood 

  • Swimwear

  • A few pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirt T-shirts

  • jumper and long pants 

  • Sun-hat

  • pair of sandals

  • Toiletries 

  • Towels

  • Lip guard

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun cream

  • Daypack


 

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit, but we recommend you also carry the following: Ibuprofen painkillers, Diamox for altitude sickness, personal prescriptions as required, rash cream, basic toiletries, wet wipes, hand sanitiser, women's sanitary.


menu

This menu may change subject to availability, but just to get an idea of what to expect with foods. Most of the menu is vegetarian with the option for vegan.

 

DAY ONE

Dinner

Italian restaurant 



 

DAY TWO 

Breakfast 

Continental with tea and coffee

 

Lunch

Veg burger, beetroot, cheese, lettuce, tomato and cooked onion 

 

Dinner 

Lentil mash stew over potoato 

mushroom, thyme, coriander,  vegetable broth, garlic and lentils over mash potato, parmesan cheese  


 

DAY THREE

 

Breakfast 

Berry topped Vegan gluten-free pancake served with tea and coffee 

 

Lunch 

Salad wraps

(Tuna and ham options )


 

Dinner 

Thai veg masaman curry with rice 

Coconut milk, curry paste, tofu, carrots, peppers and coriander 

 

DAY FOUR

 

Breakfast 

Continental served with tea and coffee

 

Lunch 

Rainbow salad 

Spinach, pumpkin, chickpeas, red onion, cucumber, mushrooms, carrots grated, feta cheese, avocado and falafels 

 

(Option of tuna)

(Vegan no fetta) 


 

Dinner

Mushroom risotto, rice, vegetable stock vegan (add parmesan) 


 

DAY FIVE 

Breakfast 

Big breakfast cook up eggs, mushrooms, kale, toast served with coffee and tea 

 


 

SNACK

fruit, muesli bars, dark chocolate, popcorn, rice crackers, cupper soups 


 

ITINERARY

 

Day 01 - RAINBOW BEACH 

 

Arrive at Rainbow Beach and check into Freedom Rainbow Beach. Meet you new to be best friends and prepare your body and mind for the adventure ahead, we will kick off the experience with a yoga asana class. After class, we will make our way to the Carlo Sandblow for sunset for an introduction to pranayama and mediation. 

We will then head back to Freedom where we will attend your safety briefing. This followed by a cheeky but delicious dinner at Arcobaleno which is a very lovely Italian restaurant in the centre of Rainbow Beach.

 

Accommodation: Dorm Style Accommodation at Freedom Rainbow Beach

Meals: Dinner only (beachfront Italian restaurant)

 

Day 02 - LAKE BIRRABEEN & LAKE MCKENZIE

 

We aim to depart Freedom Rainbow Beach for Fraser Island by 8:30 am (tides depending) which can take approximately 15 minutes to drive to the barge (ferry) and board for your 15-minute barge crossing. Once you have arrived on the world's largest sand island, venture inland along the circuit of the southern lake stopping at spectacular blue inland Lake Birrabeen. Continue on the circuit of the southern lake to Central Station for a walk through the Rainforest and lunch before heading further inland to enjoy spectacular Lake McKenzie, one of the most popular and picturesque highlights of Fraser where you can relax before heading back out onto the Eastern Beach to your campsite for the night. Settle in for an early dinner and marshmallows by the campfire!

 

Accommodation: Comfortable Camping


 

Day 03 - ELI CREEK  & SHIPWRECK

 

The first stop is Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a relaxing swim. Travelling north, stop at the Maheno Shipwreck for a photo opportunity and a short history lesson about this famous Fraser Island icon before continuing on to the Champagne Pools for a dip and lunch. In the afternoon, travel back to camp for dinner!
 

Accommodation: Comfortable Camping


 

Day 04 - LAKE ALLOM 

After breakfast, head to Lake Wabby, where you'll stride through the dunes to find a tropical paradise! You will then follow onto Lake Allom for some turtle spotting. In the afternoon, travel back to camp for dinner!

 

Accommodation: Comfortable Camping

Day 05 - BACK TO BASE 

 

Sunrise at the Pinnacles final yoga/movement class followed by breakfast, pack up camp and head south along 75 Mile Beach back to the barge ready to depart Fraser Island!