How to Board the Fraser Island Ferry?
The Fraser Venture runs up to 4 services daily from River Heads across to Wanggoolba Creek and Kingfisher Bay on the western side of Fraser Island.
Book your ticket and vehicle permits at the River Heads booking office
Helpful Information About Using The Fraser Island Ferry
A reservation is always a good idea, especially in peak school holiday times when the ferry runs at full capacity.
Tickets can be purchased and paid for over the phone via credit card or alternatively from the office on-site.
On arrival, your vehicle is required to be ready and parked in the loading zone 30mins prior to ferry departure time.
Note: All vehicles have to be reversed onto the Ferry at River Head. Make ensure the driver is confident in reverse parking.
Reversing onto the River Heads to Kingfisher Bay Fraser Island ferry
Sometimes the company can change the schedule during the off-season. So it would be a good idea to keep an eye on the schedule when it comes close to your trip.
Travelling on Fraser Island is dictated by the tides. Have a good understanding of the high and low tide times in the area before arrival. The tides will dictate where and when you can drive places.
Make sure you carry enough fuel and are aware of the road rules. And Stay Safe!
Catching the Fraser Island Ferry Service to Kingfisher Bay
What Facilities Are Onboard?
On board, the Fraser Island Ferry you will find the first level has comfortable seating if you just want to relax. There is a snack bar and other things to eat in the lounge area as well. Grab yourself a Cornetto and a kit Kit and sit back and take in the spectacular view.
Further upstairs there is a viewing platform and some plastic seating if you want to take in the view of approaching Fraser Island.
You are free to walk around the ferry. Downstairs is the car parking area. You can get a good look at the waves and you might spot a Dolphin or some Whales breaching in the waves.
The kiosk onboard the Fraser Island Ferry
How to Contact The Fraser Island Ferry Service?
To make a reservation on the barge you can call the office on Ph: 1800227437
Fraser Island Ferry Departure Times
The Fraser Island ferry runs 4 services daily from River Heads on the western side of Fraser Island. Wanggoolba Creek and Kingfisher Bay.
The barge crossing takes approx 40 minutes.
Departure Times from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek
- 8.30 am
- 10.15 am
- 4.00 pm
Departure Times from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay
- 6:45 am
- 9:00 am
- 12:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
- 6:45 pm
Departure Times from Wanggoolba Creek to River Heads
- 9.00 am
- 3.00 pm
- 5.00 pm
Departure Times from Kingfisher Bay to River Heads
- 7:50 am
- 10:30 am
- 2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
- 8:30 pm
Times can vary slightly during different seasons and at peak and off peak times. So always a good idea to double check with the booking office when planning a trip.
What Are The Fraser Island Ferry Prices?
- Vehicle ( Driver + 3 passengers ) $ 175.00
- Extra Passengers – per vehicle $15.00
- Boats Caravans Trailers Campers – Up to 6 ft $80.00
- Boats Caravans Trailers Campers – 7-18 ft $120.00
- Motorbike $ 70
- Walk-on Passengers Adult $50.00 – Child $25.00
The turnoff to River heads from Hervey Bay
Where is the River Head Departure Point?
River Head Fraser Ventures service is 20 minutes southeast of Hervey Bay. You can access through Hervey Bay via Urangan or alternatively take the turnoff between Marybrough and Hervey Bay. It is heavily signed so you wont miss it.
River Heads and Wanggoolba Creek are renowned for mosquitoes and sand flies so please have your insect repellent handy. You don’t want to start your trip full of itchy bites !!
More (K’gari) Island Attractions
- Lake Mckenzie Fraser Island
- Platypus Bay Fraser Island
- Champaign Pools Fraser Island
- Eli Creek Fraser Island
- Central Station Rainforest
- The Pinnacles – Coloured Sands
- The Maheno Wreck Fraser Island
- Indian Head Fraser Island
- The Sandy Cape Lighthouse