Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re planning an EPIC adventure over to K’gari but you still have a few questions, take a browse below and see if we can answer them for you now! If your question isn’t on here no worries! You can contact us on the information below and one of our friendly staff will help you out!

Where do I leave my backpack and belongings whilst I am on K’gari?
Whether leaving from Noosa or Rainbow Beach, we’ve got that one covered for you. Simply leave your backpack or suitcase in our luggage storage whilst you go on the tour – No dramas! (We do not take responsibility or compensate for any loss or damage of your personal property whilst in storage or when on tour).
How do I get to Nomads Noosa?
We’re located at 44 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567. If you’re travelling by bus we’re located just a short walk from the Noosa Junction bus stop. If you’re driving just pop the address into Google Maps and we’ll see you soon! Flying to the Sunshine Coast airport? Easy as, take a taxi to Nomads Noosa or catch a bus to Noosa Junction bus stop.
Can I stay in my car or campervan outside Nomads Noosa before or after the tour?

No. Unfortunately we are not allowed to let customers sleep in vehicles outside the hostel.

Check out the Nomads Noosa website to book in your bed nights or check out some of the local campgrounds online. Just make sure you have this planned out in advance as Noosa accom gets bookes out quick!

Where do we sleep on K’gari?
Island Expeditions™

We have an eco-certified campground set in an epic location right next to the beach. We provide all the gear (2 person tents, sleeping bags & pillows) you just rock up and we’ll sort out everything else. We’ve also got a dingo-fence around the campsite so they won’t come and say hello whilst we’re having a BBQ.

K’gari Safari™

The campsite is set up in 4 person tents with beds and comfortable mattresses, pillow and linen included. A general store, amenities block with hot showers , flushing toilets are all surrounded by a dingo-fence. The beach is a short walk away for a tranquil sunrise or sunset moments.

I don’t have a driving license, can I still do the tour?

Absolutely you can still do the tour! There is always room for a navigator, a comedian, a DJ and a photographer. If you don’t wanna take on these responsibilities – That’s cool too, just sit back and enjoy the ride.

What happens if it is bad weather whilst I’m on K’gari?

Unfortunately as much as we wish we could control the weather – we can’t. Queensland is subject to cyclones and torrential rain.

Check the weather forecast and bring a waterproof jacket with you and we’ll still have an epic time. It is rare that we cancel tours in bad weather as we know most of our customers have tight schedules booked along the Coast.

Can I bring alcohol with me on the tour or do I buy it on the island?

Sure. We recommend you to buy your alcohol before the tour. No Goon (boxed wine) or glass is permitted on the tour.

We recommend anything in a can is the best way to go. Less bottle tops and broken glass!

HINT ALERT >> Buy your drinks in Noosa the day before departure as it’s way cheaper than on the island.

Can I drive on K'gari?

You can drive on K’gari if:

  • If you are 21 years of age with 2 years of driving experience.
  • Hold a valid driving license.

    If your driver’s license is not written in full English it must be accompanied by an international driver’s license. No photocopies will be accepted.

    What should I bring with me to K’gari?
    Easy! Check ‘What To Bring’. This will tell you all you need to know about the must have K’gari essentials.
    Is there any parking at Nomads Noosa?
    Yes, we’ve got you covered. There are some spaces on site (subject to availability).
    Will there be toilets & showers?
    Island ExpeditionS™ & K’gari Swag Adventures Tour

    Toilets? Of course.
    Whilst we do pride ourselves on giving an authentic Aussie experience, we won’t make you go in the bushes…
    Showers? No way.
    We advise you to leave the Pantene Pro-V at home! We are going to take you swimming in crystal clear freshwater lakes daily. Natures best bathing experience!

    K’gari Safari™ Tour

    Absolutely with hot and cold water and flushing toilets a short walk from your camp.

    I’ve heard about the Dingoes on K’gari. Are they dangerous?
    Dingos are incredible creatures but they are also wild animals so they can be aggressive if provoked. Follow the guides instructions on how to be Dingo-safe & always walk in a group and take a stick with you whenever you leave the camp and you’ll be right!
    I have a driving license but I don't know if I want to drive?
    That’s cool too. No worries. If you don’t want to drive just let our guides know at the safety briefing. Easy!
    Are K'gari Tours™ party tours?
    We pride ourselves as an Adventure Tour suited to fun, social and adventurous travellers. Whilst we love a few cold ones in the evening we don’t want to spoil the next day with a bad hangover either. If you’re driving the next day be warned that driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol on K’gari is dangerous and carries the same penalties as the mainland. Worse still you could cause an accident and injure yourself and or people travelling in your vehicle.
    What is the recommended age range for passengers?
    We have a strict 18+ policy. Our guests are predominantly international youth travellers but we’re open to anyone who is young at heart.
    Is travel insurance required?

    Queensland is subject to cyclones and flash flooding. Sometimes roads are closed, making it impossible to reach Rainbow Beach, Noosa or the Island. If the Island is deemed unsafe Queensland National Parks can close K’gari. The Island is remote and it can be very expensive if you need to leave in the event of an emergency and for these reasons we highly recommend Travel Insurance.

    What if I start in Noosa and End in Rainbow or start in Rainbow and end in Noosa
    Take both bags with you at the start of your tour. Pack a small bag to take to the Island. Your big bag will be stored in Rainbow Beach and collected again when you come off the Island. (We do not take responsibility or compensate for any loss or damage of your personal property whilst in storage or when on tour).

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    “Great accommodation provided - single tents with a mattress and pillow, you rent your sheets from the hostel before you leave for the trip. Amazing beaches and lakes to visit. Food is plentiful and delicious, always enough for second helpings for everyone. Tour guide experience can't be matched, Colin knows his stuff and is clear and concise with what we can and can't do. Would definitely recommend.”
    – Stephen Fahey

    “Best trip so far, had an amazing time driving the 4x4s along the beach with a great group of people (TEAM BRUCE) and Chris the tour guide was great, he had so much knowledge about the island and explained the history behind every point. Would definitely recommend to anyone!”
    – Emily

    “Absolutely amazing trip, well organised & the tour guide ‘Phil’ was absolutely amazing! Would definitely recommend!”
    – Shanice Hoffman

    “Amazing tour of Fraser Island 🙂 our tour guide Phil was fab, he was so knowledgable about the island and made sure that we were all having fun, even giving us some good ideas for some games in the evening! The food was so nice, we were served a good 3 meals a day, and the camp site was clean and comfortable!! We visited some beautiful places and everyone who was able to drive a 4x4 got the chance to, which was so much fun, would recommend the tour to anyone!”
    – Holly Bunting

    “Had a blast. Everything was organized really good. The camp was clean and a nice vibe right by the beach. Our guide Phil was the best, he knew so much about Fraser Island and was a great cook. Driving the 4x4 was so much fun, would do it again every time. I met great people and saw so many great things in such a short amount of time. Can recommend it to anyone. Thanks 😊”
    – Zassa

    “Hey, I’ve been doing K’gari swag tour and it was absolutely wonderful. I can’t be happier with the hostel itself, the magic team we went and of course our guide, Colin 🙂
    I would highly recommended 😊”
    – Elda Garcia

    “Had an amazing time. Ed was a great guide and took us to some amazing places like Lake Mackenzie which was my favourite spot on the East Coast, would recommend to anyone travelling Australia😁”
    – Jake VG


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