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If you're planning on taking a trip to the largest sand island in the world, you're probably wondering how to get there. Fraser Island is separated from mainland Australia by the Great Sandy Strait and, since the island has no bridges, visitors must either get there by sea or air. The most popular way to get to Fraser Island is by a ferry or barge from Hervey Bay - the whale-watching capital of the world, or Rainbow Beach. Alternatively, if you are a more adventurous soul, you can fly over to the island in a light aircraft and land on the beach itself-Either way, we've got you covered with everything you need to know to visit this natural wonder!
Fraser Island is famously known as the largest sand island in the world. Stretching over 120km in length, this island has much to offer to its visitors. It is so much more than just an island made of sand but has diverse landscapes, famous sites and plenty of places to sightsee and explore!
We have put together a list of the top things to see and do while on Fraser Island!
Planning an adventure to K’gari (Fraser Island)? Learn to 4WD on the longest sand highway in the world, swim in pristine freshwater lakes and camp in some truly unique spots under the stars - get ready for the trip of a lifetime, the rugged yet incredibly scenic landscape of Fraser Island awaits!
Fraser Island, located on the eastern coast of Australia is the world’s largest sand island and it sits off the coast of Queensland near Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay - the two major departure points to the island.
All vehicles going to K'gari (Fraser Island) must have a permit in order to drive on Fraser Island. Only four-wheel drive vehicles are permitted on the island and permits must be clearly displayed on the windscreen. All-wheel drives are not permitted as the terrain is difficult and can be rough.
Fraser Island is located off the east coast of Australia on the Fraser Coast. The only way to get to and from the island is by a ferry or barge as there are no bridges that go between the island and the mainland. While you cannot technically drive to the island - you can take your vehicle! The ferry and barge are both vehicle ferries and depart from River Heads near Hervey Bay and Inskip Point near Rainbow Beach.
There are so many amazing things to see and do on Fraser Island that sometimes it can be hard to know where to start! Here are the top 10 attractions on Fraser Island that will make your trip one to remember!
First time to Fraser Island? Never driven a 4WD on sand before? We've got 20 tips you need to know to safely drive a Four wheel drive vehicle on Fraser Island!
Fraser Island is one of the most iconic islands in the world. It is the world’s largest sand island and is known for its stunning natural attractions and history. Over a half a million people visit the island each year to explore and enjoy its shores, venturing to its inner forests and into its lakes and creeks. It is famed for its off-road driving, as only 4WD vehicles are allowed on the island, providing an exhilarating experience every minute of the day. You can venture to the island on your own in a self-guided tour, or join one of the many tours that guide guests around the island. You can choose from day tours, 2 day tours and 3 days tours that will take you to some of the top highlights and icons! We have listed the top 12 iconic locations below to inspire you on your upcoming trip and get you excited for your Fraser Island adventure.
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