Do I need travel insurance? Yes it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance, especialy if your holding an internationl licence.
What are the drivers licence requirements for hiring a vehicle? The person hiring the vehicle must be over 21 years of age. They must have an open licence with minimum of 2 years driving experience. International travelers must have a current international licence.
What payment options are available? Fraser Dingo 4wd Hire excepts; cash, credit card, internet banking, paypal. A deposit is required for an advance booking.
Do I need to pay a credit card bond? Yes all our vehicle hires require a credit card bond of $950.00 AUD - this bond is authorised when you hire the vehicle and then canceled when you return the vehicle in hired condition.
Do I need to do a 4wd safety briefing? Yes, this is a government requirement, and is usually best done the day before you want to depart to Fraser Island, it takes about 1hour and this also gives us the opportunity to meet our clients.
What time does the barge to Fraser Island leave? The barge to Fraser Island departs from River Heads, 1/2 an hour from Hervey Bay. The best times are 8.30am and 10.15am from Wangoolba Creek. The best barge return times are 3.00pm and 5.00pm from Wangoolba Creek, the barge takes approx. 1/2 an hour to return to River Heads.
Where is Hervey Bay? Hervey Bay is situated approx. 4hours north of Brisbane on the Fraser Coast, we are not Rainbow Beach. The barge to Fraser Island departs from River Heads, approx. 1/2 an hours drive from Hervey Bay. The hire vehicle is picked up and returned to our office in Hervey Bay.
What should I bring on my Fraser Island trip?
small pack with enough clothing for 3 days
a jumper and raincoat
sunscreen, insect repellant, hat
swimwear (the lakes are great for swimming)
money for souvenirs, snacks etc
sense of fun and adventure
practical shoes for walking (because the sand gets very hot in summer)
Where can I camp on Fraser Island?
You can camp in all the designated National Park campgrounds and beach camping zones. There are also some private campgrounds on the East Coast of Fraser Island if you are willing to pay more and get better facilities, such as undercover shelter sheds for wet weather, hot showers and flushing toilets. Ask us for more details.