Getting to Fraser Island has never been easier, with two main vantage points at either Hervey Bay or Inskip Point at Rainbow Beach being where you can catch a barge across to the island. With daily trips to and from both points you can travel at various times throughout the day to Fraser Island with your 4WD and even take your boat and off road campervan if you wish to.
Hervey Bay has two points where you can catch the barge across to the island at River Heads or from the Hervey Bay Boat Harbour. The trip usually takes around half an hour depending on the tide times and can drop you at three different points, either at Woongoolba Creek if leaving from River Heads, Kingfisher Bay or Moon Point if you decide to leave from the Boat Harbour.
If you are travelling with a tour guide for the day or perhaps overnight you will be picked up from your place of accommodation early in the morning and transported to your coach which in turn will take you around Fraser Island to the many spectacular attractions.
Many people travel to Hervey Bay, as it is the main gateway to Fraser Island, which is around three and half hours from Brisbane. You may also like to board one of the Virgin Blue, Qantas or Jetstar flights that arrive daily into the airport where you can easily arrange for your own car rental from Aussie Trax or Thrifty Car Rental to have your 4WD waiting for you.
If you would prefer to depart from Rainbow Beach you will be looking at approximately 4 hours from Brisbane to drive along the highway where you vehicle barge at Inskip Point will take you across to the island. One thing that you must remember to do before you leave is to arrange your vehicle permit and camping permit if you decide to camp along the beach.
Charter flights can also be arranged to take you across to Fraser Island from the Hervey Bay Airport which will either land on the grass landing strip or do a beach landing depending on the winds and tides on that certain day.
There is every chance possible to travel to Fraser Island! Whether you want to hire your own car for your holiday, jump on board a tour bus, fly there or walk onto the barge and do a hiking tour around the island..... Anything is possible! From the moment you arrive you will feel like you have travelled to another world that is filled with spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife and breathtaking nature and wonder.
Fraser Island is a destination where people come to, to experience true beauty at its very best, that still remain hardly untouched to this very day. Look forward to a getaway where you can relax in tranquil surrounds, with the bliss of having no phones of televisions to interrupt your peace and quiet. Call us today to discuss a suitable way for you to get to Fraser Island, and let us arrange everything from your accommodation, tours, activities and more so you don’t have to worry about a thing!