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Review of Cool Dingo Tours

Cool Dingo Tours
Ranked #2 of 8 Tours in Fraser Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Fraser Island's iconic Cool Dingo off-roading, guided tour takes the hard work out of managing tides, traffic and navigation on the world's largest sand island, and puts the fun back in to adventure touring. World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is well known for beautiful, fresh-water lakes, untouched sand dunes, ancient rainforests and the spectacular 75-mile ocean beach, which comes complete with a shipwreck - all of which are discovered, along with local legends, interp and insider knowledge on a Cool Dingo tour. Cool Dingo two and three-day tours are fully guided and all-inclusive and promise a good night's rest on Fraser Island, with comfy lodge accommodation, hearty buffet meals, air-conditioned 4WD tours and return catamaran transfers - as well as some amazing scenery. You can also forget fidgety nights in tents and worrying about how to get from one spot to another... There's plenty of 4WD action, great value and fun to boot - and best of all no tents, no sleeping bags, no cooking, no driving and no worries. Tours depart from Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach and the Gold Coast (selected dates).
Nambour, Australia
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“Worth every cent spent :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

I went on a 3 day cool dingo tour of Fraser Island. Our tour guides were Craig/Paul and Kevin, who were all amazing with a wealth of knowledge to share with us. The tour takes you to amazing places on the Island and does involve a lot of walking some days (but you are never forced to walk as there is always the option of joining the tour guide in the bus).

There is always plenty of food available and always nice cold water to fill up our water bottles.

Tour guide always accommodating to needs when they arise (such as extra toilet stops). And always trying his hardest to get through the tough sand tracks which had been causing trouble on previous days to ensure we got to see all the wonderful sites on Fraser Island.

Accommodation is clean and comfortable. One comment will be the availability of only two showers between 9 girls who all want a nice clean shower before dinner can become a little busy waiting for an empty shower.

I would recommend taking the extra day of the tour if you can afford it as the extra day is a much more relaxing day to end the trip on and you get to see some beautiful lakes which are so quiet and have a lovely buffet lunch.

I had a lovely experience on this tour and met some amazing people from all over the globe considering I was the only 'aussie' in our tour group!

Visited November 2011
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KingfisherBayTeam, Manager at Cool Dingo Tours, responded to this review, 4 December 2011
Hi there paz86 from Cooroy
On behalf of Kevvie, Craig and Paul I wanted to thank you for your cool comments about your recent Fraser Island adventure with Cool Dingo. It's always great to see an Aussie out there exploring... and we're chuffed you had a great time in our neck of the woods. Make sure you tell all your friends LOL.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Cool Dingo Tours are the HOTTEST Tour on East Coast of Australia!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

I've now returned home from my Adventures in Oz and after reflecting on my holiday I have to say that my Cool Dingo Tour on Fraser Island was the highlight of many amazing experiences. We had an AWESOME tour guide, Kirstey. She was so full of infectious enthusiasm and a fantastic storyteller which made all of the history and information even more interesting and entertaining. She didn't even lose the rag when I left my bag on the bus and put the wrong key in the box!! (Sorry!). We always felt that we were in safe hands. The quality and quantity of food provided was excellent and always on hand. The accommodation was spacious, clean and had fantastic facilities and social areas too. All of the staff were welcoming and friendly - huge thanks to them all!!

Visited October 2011
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KingfisherBayTeam, Manager at Cool Dingo Tours, responded to this review, 14 November 2011
Dear Cazbro
Thanks for your cool comments on "the hottest tour on the east coast of Australia" - we're chuffed we made such an impression and Kirstey and the rest of the Cool Dingo Touring Team will be too when we share this with them. Thanks also for your comments on our Cool Dingo Facebook page!
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“Awesome! Worth every cent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

This trip was brilliant was beginning to end. Our guide Pete was very knowledgable and entertaining throughout the trip and his enthusiasium was consistent throughout the 2 day tour.

Also you would never go hungry on this trip as the amount of food given is huge (especially after living from 2 minute noodles for a month previous) and it's also of good quality too.

The accomadation is very good too and much better than camping. You also get to meet other good people too, who I have continued to keep in contact with after the tour.

Cool Dingos is definately worth the investment and pleased I done this instead of the Self Drive trips.

Visited October 2011
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KingfisherBayTeam, Manager at Cool Dingo Tours, responded to this review, 3 November 2011
Dear graemesmith1984
On behalf of Ranger Pete and the Cool Dingo team we wanted to send a HUGE THANKS for your kind words on Trip Advisor and our Facebook page. We're thrilled you had a cool time out exploring Fraser Island with Pete over the two days you were with us and hope you'll tell all your friends. Thanks again!
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

This is such a great tour, first of all it is very well organised which always helps and they keep you well informed of the itinary for the trip. Our tour guide Craig was brilliant fun and told us lots of information about the island.

The food supplied was a massive bonus aswell. Not only do you get an endless supply of museli bars and fruit throughout the day but you also get breakfast (full cooked buffet breakfast), an evening meal (also a buffet that seemed to go on for hours) and afternoon tea including cookies.

The only meant we spent on this trip was on beer, if you dont want to drink there are free soft drinks supplied all day and evening so need to spend a penny.

On the second day of the trip they take you to the 75 mile beach where there are small 6 seater planes ready to take you on a 10 min flight. this is at a cost of $70 but is well worth it.

The accommodation was clean and comfortable, however there are only 2 toilets to share between 20 people. However as you are only there for one night this can be overseen.

Overall a brilliant trip and would recommend to anyone

Visited October 2011
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KingfisherBayTeam, Manager at Cool Dingo Tours, responded to this review, 26 October 2011
Dear Helen D
Thanks for taking the time to post your cool comments about our Cool Dingo Tour of Fraser Island and the fabulous Ranger Craig. We're chuffed you had a great time on the world's largest sand island and will make sure we share these with the touring team.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Wouldn't change it for the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

We booked this tour as part of our greyhound bus ticket so already had a good deal. The bus picked us up from our accommodation on time and our luggage was taken care of and was waiting for us when we arrived at our room on the island. The tours of the island which were led by a fantastic guide called Craig were very well conducted and the guy obviously knew his stuff, he was also very entertaining and got everyone involved in the experience. You get to see all the best parts of the island and also have the opportunity to have a flight on the second day which we went for and was well worth the money. The accommodation is roomy and there are adequate facilities. The food which is provided is plentiful and of pretty good quality. The only money you need spend is on alcohol and this is not as expensive as I was expecting, pretty much on a par or cheaper than the mainland. All in all it was a brilliant trip, we made some great friends and we would not change the experience we had for anything.

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KingfisherBayTeam, Manager at Cool Dingo Tours, responded to this review, 26 October 2011
Dear Robanov
On behalf of Craig and the team thanks for your cool review about your recent Fraser Island trip. We're glad you had an awesome time and will be sharing your feedback with our Cool Dingo team. Happy trails.
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