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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!

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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!

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If you're looking to visit the natural wonder that is Fraser Island in Queensland Australia, you're probably wondering how best to get there. There are several departure points to choose from, so depending on where you are planning on travelling to on the mainland, you'll want to arrange your itinerary accordingly. We've got everything you need to know before travelling to Fraser Island Below. 

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If you are heading to Fraser Island, you will want to bring along everything you'll need for your trip so you're prepared and ready to have the best time possible. What you'll need to bring is dependent on the type of tour you're going on (whether camping or resort, or self-drive or guided), but there are a few essentials you'll need, no matter what type of trip you choose! We've made a list to help you with your packing needs!

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Fraser Island and Sydney are two popular destinations in Australia. Many people coming to Australia from other countries often find themselves starting their Aussie tour in Sydney, which has a large international airport, and wondering how they can get to other cities, towns and destinations in Australia.

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If you are travelling south down the east coast of Australia from the Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island is a must-see destination you will want to include on your itinerary. Planning ahead before your Fraser Island excursion is a must if you want to maximise your experience, and we've got all the info you need to know before you go! 

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Rainbow Beach is a small tourist town located in Queensland, Australia. It is considered to be the southern gateway to Fraser Island, one of Australia's most famous islands and the world's largest sand island! The town of Rainbow Beach derives its name from the coloured sands that can be seen throughout its dunes, which are one of the many things you can go explore while in Rainbow Beach.

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There are 2 ways to get to Fraser Island from the mainland. Since it is an island with no bridges visitors must either get there by water or by air. The most common way to get there is by a ferry or barge so guests can take their vehicle with them. Visitors to the island can choose to drive a 4WD to the island (either renting or taking their own) or by joining a tagalong or guided tour conducted by a tour company. Alternatively, guests can get a small plane from the mainland that will land on the beach of Fraser Island and begin their journey from there.

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Fraser Island is found near the coastline off of Queensland, Australia. It is in the Pacific Ocean near the mainland towns of Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Rainbow Beach in an area known as the Fraser Coast. Its main departure points are found near Hervey Bay at River Heads or near Rainbow Beach at Inskip Point where ferries or barges take guests from the mainland to the island and back.

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The Whitsundays and Fraser Island are two sought-after holiday destinations in Australia.  The Whitsunday Islands are famous for their amazing snorkelling, beautiful beaches and stunning islands. They are located about 935km from Fraser Island, which is known for being the world’s largest sand island that hosts wild dingoes, freshwater lakes and towering rainforests. Both of these places are iconic and draw people in from all over the world to discover their beauty! We’ve picked out a few places and how you can get there during your own travels and your own journey to help make your trip a little easier and more relaxed! 

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