You’ve probably booked to go on a tag along tour to Fraser Island, then just suddenly been told you can only take one bag. So what to take?! Don’t panic, you don’t need a lot!
Here is a rundown what I took for 2 nights, 3 days camping on the Dingo 4wd Tag Along Tour. People will differ slightly, so this list is just to give you a rough idea of what you do and definitely don’t need!
- Bikini/Swimming Costume/Swimming Trunks (if you’re a guy) – Only take one, you’ll be forever in and out of the water anyway, so won’t even have time to keep swapping.
- Towel – Goes without saying. I find quick drying ones are a life saver.
- Suncream – Even though you spend most of your days in a car, you can still get sunburnt when doing activities not in the car.
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Hairbrush – Ladies if you really want, personally I didn’t brush my hair for 3 days as it’s an impossible task with salt water hair, but again, completely up to you!
- Jumper – It does drop cold at night, so a hoodie is a handy thing to pull on.
- Clothes – The less the better. Most people when I went wore the same clothes for 3 days straight. Sounds grim, but most of the time you’re sat around in the car or in a bikini. One pair of shorts, even if it’s raining as they’re easier to dry. 2 pairs of t-shirts incase one does get wet. And ladies you might want to chuck in a playsuit or something that’s easy to slip on at the beach.
- Camera – Make sure you take some pictures and make all your insta/facebook friends jealous!
- Portable charger – You can charge your phones/cameras in the car/at the campsite, so it’s worth having a USB cable with you if you don’t have a portable charger.
- Deodrant – A must, for the sake of everyone else in your car!
- Flip Flops – Even the walks aren’t that tough and can be done in flip flops.
- Wet wipes – Helps you keep feeling fresh!
- Sunglasses – Especially if you’re wanting to drive!
- Water Bottle – Keep hydrated goes without saying.
NO MAKE UP – Ladies you don’t need make up, and if you really insist on not being seen in public with no make up, then bare minimum. We didn’t even have time to do our make up, you’ll be too busy have fun/getting drunk!
NO SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER/SHOWER GEL – On the Dingos Tag Along tour there are showers at the campsite but you have to pay $2 for a 5 minute shower. If you want to save money, don’t bother, most people didn’t when I went. Plus you’re always in and out of the water during the day, so you’re constantly getting clean. Have a wet wipe wash instead and save money and get involved with the experience more. Nothing beats getting back after Fraser and having to have 5 showers before you even start to feel clean again! It’s all part of the experience!
And that is it! Yes, I said it was minimal. You’ll have the best time on Fraser, so go enjoy every moment of it, rather than worrying about what you look or even smell like!