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Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay

184 Torquay Road, Scarness, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We did the tour with some friends. We really enjoyed fraser, the hostel you stay in before and after the trip is clean, the guide on the tour was amazing, and the camp rather clean. BUT we paid about 520$ each, which is definitely not the cheapest tour, so I was expecting a bit of confort. They expect you to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I booked the 3 day / 2 night Frasier Island trip with these guys, I went with a guide named John and a hostel employee named Gemma. Both were amazing and made my trip unforgettable! Definitely the best part of my Australian vacation. John took us to all the hotspots on the island and in the evenings we were at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

myself and my boyfriend did a Palace adventures tour to Fraser Island and stayed here the night before the trip and night afterwards. The bostel was very good, comfy beds and great spacious communal area and kitchen. I would 100% recomend the trip as long as your no stranger to camping or roughing it. There were not showers on the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fantastic trip....stayed at next hostel the night before trip,got picked up from greyhound bus stops.next hostel was good,nice n clean and tidy,and I got a good nights sleep..we all had to meet at 4 the afternoon before trip,and was told what food n drink we would need for trip,then went shopping..the morning of trip were shown a video on how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We booked our 3d/2n Fraser trip with palace which included a free nights accommodation at palace backpackers either side of the trip. The hostel is fab with spacious rooms, a decent kitchen and free computers with fast internet:) the trip itself was absolutely amazing!!! The itinerary covered everything on the island, our guide Geoff was fab, lake Mckenzie was beautiful,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We loved every second of it. Travelling in the jeeps is really fun and so even travelling between the places on the island is interesting. Our guide Rango was fantastic. Great knowledge of local wildlife and the island. One highlight was collecting shellfish on the beach and grilling them on the BBQ.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is the best trip i have done in my 2 years in Oz by a million miles!! Brilliant tour to explore fraser island, the wild life, a true camping experience on the beach front in small groups which weren't over crowded. Very personal with brilliant 4x4 jeeps which were safe, reliable and fun to drive! I loved every second... More 

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Booked with palace adventures for a tour 16th-18th of March 2015. Night before in next backpackers was comfortable with aircon, and the best wifi ive had so far in Australia. The actual trip itself was was perfect from start to finish. We saw all the most beautiful sights on the island as well as having an amazing time on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fraser Island is awesome but don't go there with Palce Adventures! It's a ripoff. The island is really beautiful and you will get to see all nice places with the tour. The 4 wheel drives were okay and it was fun to drive. BUT: You have to buy your own food, which gets even harder because there is no fridge,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

DO NOT take the Fraser Island tour with Palace Adventures! We booked the tour through the agency Wicked Travel in Cairns and Liam K., the guy working there, told us that everything was included and praised the tour as if it were the best thing on earth. What a surprise when I got the email from Palace Adventures saying that... More 

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