How To Get To Fraser Island?
FOUR WHEELS… FLIGHTS… OR ON FOOT….
On the following page we plan to give you some great tips for planning your trip.
You will need to decide how you plan to see the island and how long you wish to stay for. This could be a day, a few nights or a week or more.
Whatever you decide, we have valuable information that you should read in preparation of your visit.
Four Wheel Driving on to Fraser Island
Fraser Island is strictly for 4WD vehicles only, and the following are the best ways to drive onto Fraser Island.
- You can take your own 4 x4 vehicle
- Go on a group vehicle tag a long tour
- Hop on a Tour Bus with a large group
1. Driving on with your own 4X4 vehicle
Driving onto the island with your 4X4 allows you some measure of freedom to spend a day or more touring the island and all it has to offer.
If your planning to drive your own wheels you will need to prepare your vehicle for the trip. See our page on vehicle preparation.
2. Join up With a Tag along 4×4 Tour Group
Tag along Tours allows you to be a passenger or driver of a 4 x 4 vehicle that is accompanied by an experienced and trained driver or tour guide.
A great option if you are a single traveller or Backpacker.
Overnight stays are also available with this option.
3. Hop on a Four Wheel drive Tour Bus
Tour Buses are ideal for day trippers to the island.
Some tour companies do offer 2-3 night organised stays if you have the luxury to explore the island for a little while longer.
Many are day tours have limited itinerary’s and time. One day is never enough and gives only a slight glimpse to all the attractions of the island.
Flights onto the Island
You can catch a flight from Hervey Bay via FRASER AIR and do a scenic flight over the island before landing on the grassy air strip at Orchid Beach.
Or you can choose to land on one of the other designated beach landing areas on the eastern side of the island.
Either way a great way to get an aerial perspective of just how huge and beautifully unique Fraser Island is.
This is ideal if you only want to visit for the day or perhaps you plan to stay at one of the Resorts or Lodges. And you don’t require a vehicle to get around, but prefer a tour to the most popular attractions.
Walk onto Fraser by Foot
The other alternative is on foot. That’s right you can walk onto Fraser Island.
From the River Heads Barge, via Hervey Bay, you can step aboard the Kingfisher Barge as a walk on passenger.
It is a 50 min Barge ride over to the western side of the Island to the world renowned ” Kingfisher Bay Resort.”
This is ideal for a day trip to the resort to enjoy all the facilities and surroundings.
Not many people know this, but tourists are welcome at the Kingfisher Bay Resort. You can use the pool area, eat in the restaurants, order \cocktails at the water bars or even hire a Segway for a few hours to run along the beach.
You don’t need to be a hotel guest.
Although, You can stay a night or two if you like, and then hop back on board the Barge for the return trip.
All this on foot and no vehicle required.