We had a mix up with our Fraser Island trip through Nomads, so we got our trip changed to Pippies in Rainbow beach and i'm glad we did.
Rainbow beach itself is pretty small with not much there, however, i couldnt fault Pippes at all. The hostel is for people coming to stay going on their Fraser Island tour. We stayed there the night before our trip, arrived late afternoon and were put in to a 6 bed dorm, with three bunkbeds, The room was pretty small but ideal for the time we were there for. The surroundings and the garden area of the hostel is lovely, peaceful with hammocks and benches. The kitchen area has everything you need and is pretty clean.
The IGA is where we went to get all our stuff for the trip, but was big enough for everything you need and the liquor store is next door which is handy.
We went on the tag along 3 day - 2 nights tour. The tour guide (forgot his name) but he was brilliant!!! such a laugh and everyone loved him! We had a great group on the tour, which i guess is what really makes it!! We had amazing weather and the days were amazing, its a beautiful island with so much to see. The campsite banter was great and the tour guide had some funny games to get us all going. We all had walky talkies in the jeeps so we had such a laugh with those.
After our 3 days on the island, we came back and stayed at Pippies for the night. Everyone from the trip got together and we had a great night having drinks at the hostel and the beach. We also had dinner at the sports bar which was really good, the food was great and the drinks were reasonable. The menu has a lot to offer.
Rainbow beach and pippies and their tour was overall an amazing experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pippies Beachhouse Backpackers is centrally located in the Heart of Rainbow beach just 200m walk to the beach, opposite the bus stop. We are the smallest hostel in Rainbow Beach with no bar, so have a relaxed atmosphere where you can swim in the pool, or relax in a hammock with your own glass of wine if you like. We have a variety of adventure activities for you in Rainbow Beach as well as our Famous 3 Day 2 Night Guided Tag-Along Tour to Fraser Island where you can drive your own 4wd or hop in with one of our experienced guides to show you a camping adventure of a life-time!! We have our base camp at Cathedrals with hot showers & toilet facilities, camp fire each night and best of all a permanent camping area, so it is ready for you when you arrive!! No setting up and packing up! Now with FREE WIFI & Breakfast for every guest! We also offer boomerang workshops, with lessons :) ... more less
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