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1. Posted by sinky (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y

Any recommendations? Im travelling on my own - would I be best to do a guided or self drive tour? Also the Whitsudays Ive been recommended Maxi Bomerang and Classic Sail by an agency - anyone any experience of either? Thank you...

2. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 10y

Beaches do some great packages for both Fraser Island and The Whitsundays.
I'd recommend doing a 3 day self-drive tour of Fraser. You go with a group and they're great fun.
For the sailing, make sure you check out the following..
- how many people are on the boat
- whether you get to sleep on the boat
- whether you can carry on your own alcohol
- and how many hours you go sailing for (as some places advertise 3 days but only really give you 2)

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

I second OzIntro re Fraser Island - go self-drive. We did a tour and it sucked a bit, you really want that sense of FREEDOM!!!!

Go for the most exciting looking boat you can afford in the Whitsundays, it is fab! Remember though, if you are on a budget (who isnt?) you can get big discounts on boats that aren't booked up once you get to Airlie Beach.

4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Our tour guide went on and on about self drive, so it's got to be the best. Unfortunately i didn't have time to do it.

Even though your on your own and maybe if you can't drive i heard that you will be put with someone who can drive!

5. Posted by rhiannon (Full Member 52 posts) 10y


Koala'a and Beaches are the best I think, and I would def go self drive, it's the best 3 days!!! You'll get put with a group, generally 9-10 in each van and everything you need for camping etc.

Be careful of belongings when you're staying in Hervey Bay (you can go to FI from both Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach) When we were there, before and after our FI trip and friends got stuff nicked out of the washing machines. Apparently Hervey Bay has an unemployment problem, hence locals looking for stuff!! And as you can imagine, the washing machines were very busy when we got back from our trip! So be careful.

We went on Powerplay when we did The Whitsundays, it's a catamaran, with about 18-20 onboard. It was luxury and would highly recommend it. The crew were fab, and over the course of the trip were constantly taking photo's (even underwater ones) and we got all the photo's (over 500 in total) and a t-shirt for $35, some of the photo's were amazing.

Hope this helps, let me know if you want to know anything else.