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“Awesome daytrip adventure with the kids”

Fraser Island Adventure Tours
Ranked #3 of 20 Tours in Mooloolaba
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome daytrip adventure with the kids”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Fantastic day trip with our family (2x kids under 5) in January 2014.. Our main concern was how our kids would do on a trip that we were told would be very bumpy. The 5y/o enjoyed the bouncing, but the 2y/o was unhappy at first and eventually settled down. You'll need to bring a car seat if taking a child that would normally sit in one when travelling. We pinched the seats out of our hire car and took them with us. Our driver was very informative and did a good job looking after us when our bus broke down at the Maheno wreck. Once a new bus was sent out to us, he adjusted our schedule of events and got on with it so we didn't miss out on anything. Lunch was satisfactory and the big highlight was the swim at the lake. Wish I had done the scenic flight. Great day out and the kids loved it.

Visited January 2014
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“Rude owner/operator”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

The tour hasdnt even started for us yet and as our transfer pickup was late I called the company to let him know and check in to see if the driver was on his way, as we had switched hotels after we had booked through the first one and were warned by that hotel that there could be confusion with pick up and to check in if driver is late in case he goes to wrong location. Anyway the owner (male ) was short and said "I told u he will come" in a tone that felt so belittling! Apart from that the tour was fantastic , but seriously get your act together with the upfront booking service using a demeanor of such kind is one that many customers will find out about!

Visited April 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Still a great day”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Last year we did the tour that went to lake Mckenzie This time round we wanted to take the tour to the Maheno Shipwreck. The tour was great we got to see lake Birrabeen which I think is nicer then lake Mckenzie, We went to Eli Creek and Maheno Shipwreck. The lunch that the boys cooked up was really nice. we even got to see some of the wildlife. The drivers new there stuff and were able to tell you all about the history of the island. The only disappointment was that the window's hadn't been cleaned from the day before which made it hard to see out of them by the end of the day even so. This is still a terrific day out.

Visited March 2014
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Cheektowaga, New York
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“Fraser Island Tour”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

On a recent visit to Australia myself and two daughters took the Adventure tour to Fraser Island, it was wonderful. We did have a bumpy backseat ride for a while but it added to the fun. We enjoyed the energy of our tour guide "Rob" who gave us both interesting facts and humor to the experience.

Visited April 2014
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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“Really great trip !”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My girlfriend and I knew we only had a day to fit in Fraser Island on our trip of the east coast and this was a great choice to take us ! it was a terrific trip and I enjoyed all of it....even the v long journey home (which seemed to go on forever)
Our guide was Casey , and he was excellent giving great information and generally just being a nice guy. This is a bumpy ride, you have to know that, but the experiences you see and the places you go are worth it all.
We had some great luck because the weather looked to be turning terrible, rain , wind but it passed just as we got to Lake Mackenzie for a dip. Perhaps being slightly out of season was good because it was not crowded and there was plenty of space. Other reviews are correct you don't get long in most places, but there is a lot to cover ! I think , with lunch included, we got a good two hours at the Lake. Which is ideal in a one day tour.
Lunch was pretty epic for a 4WD carried trip ...you get asked on ticket purchase what main course you wanted, steak , fish etc - We chose the fish and I watched our guy rock up the hot plates and individually cook all the main courses. It tasted terrific ! - other trips were not offering this hot plate option.
We had some great coffee breaks with breathtaking scenery in the day , and an excellent guided walk of the rain forest.
Fraser Island lived up to our expectations and this was a great company to pick to take us.
It is a very long day and you must be prepared for a lot of bus time, but you are still seeing Fraser, that's the point - you see as you drive - how else do you get there ?

I would not fancy tackling the terrain without the experts and this is the way to do it.

Visited April 2014
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