Yes it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance, especially if you’re holding an international licence.
The person hiring the vehicle must be over 25 years of age. All drivers must be over 23 years of age. They must have an open licence with a minimum of 2 years driving experience. International travelers must have a current international licence.
Fraser Dingo 4wd Hire excerpts; cash, credit card, (visa or mastercard) and internet banking, A minimum deposit of 30% is required to secure an advance booking.
Yes all our vehicle hires require a credit card bond of $1000.00 AUD (groups 23years & over) $2000 (groups under 21years) – this bond is authorised when you hire the vehicle and then canceled up to 48 hours after you return the vehicle in hired condition and it has been checked over by our mechanic during office hours.
The barge to Fraser Island departs from River Heads, 1/2 an hour from Hervey Bay. The best barge departure times are 8.30am and 10.15am to 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. The barge departures to Kingfisher Bay Resort are 9:00am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm returning at 10:30am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm.
Yes, this is a government requirement, and is usually best done the day before you want to depart to Fraser Island, but can also be done the morning of departure for the 10:15am barge. It takes about 1hour and this also gives us the opportunity to meet our clients.
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 or 15mins from our office, as we are the closest 4wd hire to the barge. The hire vehicle is picked up and returned to our office in Hervey Bay (Urangan near the Hervey Bay Airport). We are also very close to the Hervey Bay airport, where flights come in from both Brisbane and Sydney.
We have a 5 seater Toyota Prado and with automatic transmission. They are great for the novice driver. All our vehicles have their own name and colour so you can get to know your vehicle persona and they look great in Fraser Island photos.
No, 4WDriving isn’t hard as everybody imagines. Although tracks can get rough, if you take it easy and listen to instructions you will have an unforgettable and enjoyable experience!
You can camp in all the designated National Park campgrounds and beach camping zones, between Indian Head and Dilli Village on the Eastern beach. 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.