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K’Gari, or Fraser Island is a natural playground and there is so much to see, however access to and around the island is tide dependant. Before you head to Fraser Island, make sure you know the high and low tide times, as you will likely be without mobile service to check! If you're planning on driving on Fraser Island's 75 Mile Beach, you'll want to be prepared prior to travel with the area's tide times, as many areas are dependent on them. Here are the tide times for Fraser Island for 2021.
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.
If you're going to Fraser Island, you might be wondering how long you should dedicate to this beautiful sand island! Fans and lovers of the island will tell you to go for as long as you can (ourselves included) as there is a lot to see on the island. However, the island can be visited and seen in as little as one day where you venture there in the morning and return in the afternoon or evening. There is no one answer for how long you should go, but obviously the longer, the better when it comes to seeing as much as you can. The island itself is over 120 km in length with so much to discover on its shores and within its forests. Giving yourself as much time as possible will give you more time as each amazing destination. There are several different accommodation types and tours around the island.
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!
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