How to get to & get around Fraser Island

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How to get to and from Fraser Island

Bus ServicesTours

There are a variety of companies that offer organised tours to Fraser Island. Please refer to our "Things to Do" section for more information about these companies.

Ferry ServicesFerry service

  • Fraser Dawn - Hervey Bay to Moon Point
    Duration - 1 hour            
    Bookings - (07) 4194 9222

  • Fraser Venture - River Heads to Wangoolba Creek
    Duration - 30 minutes            
    Bookings - (07) 4194 9222

  • Kingfisher Bay - River Heads to Kingfisher Bay Resort
    Duration - 40 minutes            
    Bookings - 1800 072 555

  • Kingfisher Bay Fast Cat - Hervey Bay to Kingfisher Bay Resort
    Duration - 35 minutes            
    Bookings - 1800 072 555

  • Manta Ray - Rainbow Beach to Hook Point
    Duration - 10-20 minutes            
    Bookings - 0418 872 599

  • Rainbow Venture & Eliza Fraser - Rainbow Beach to Hook Point
    Duration - 15 minutes            
    Bookings - (07) 5486 3154

DrivingDriving here

You require a four wheel drive to get around Fraser Island. Access to the Island is by ferry (refer to the information above).

How to get around Fraser Island

DrivingDriving

Fraser Island's beaches and sandy inland roads are suitable only for four-wheel-drive vehicles. Engage 4WD (and lock hubs if necessary on your vehicle) as soon as you start driving on sand. Read and heed all signage. All road rules apply. Vehicle access permit fees are required on the island and you need to buy these permits before you go. You can purchase these permits online or by phoning 13 13 04 (24 hours).

WalkingWalking

The best way to explore and enjoy Fraser Island is at close quarters on its walking tracks. Choose from short boardwalks through rainforests, to strolls around a lake or longer walks across a sandblow. Long distance walkers will enjoy the 90km Fraser Island Great Walk with walkers' camps along the way for that special wilderness camping experience.