Fraser Island is a world heritage listed island located approximately 300kms north of Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It is the largest sand island in the world and averages 1500 visitors per day. Before you venture onto this amazing island that is home to over 200 wild dingoes, there are a few things you should know...
1. You will need to purchase a vehicle permit
before you get to the island. The permit can be purchased via the following
2. The ferry at Inskip point is cheaper and quicker
than the ferry that leaves from River Heads. The ticket will set you back
approximately $120 (return) and you can purchase your ticket on the boat. For
more information on the journey click on the following link:
3. You will need a 4WD to access Fraser Island. If
you do not own a 4WD you can hire one from Rainbow Beach.
4. There is fuel, food and beer available at different
locations on the island. Fraser also has a bakery, a police station and a gift
shop or two.
5. Some parts of Fraser Island are impassable at
high tide. Be sure to check the tide times before you leave and travel at low
6. During the turtle egg-laying season, you are not allowed to drive along some sections of the beach after 6pm.
7. Make sure you pack a set (or two) of Max Trax and a 4WD recovery kit, many people get bogged driving on the sand at Fraser Island.
8. It’s advised that you do not to swim on the
beach at Fraser Island due to sharks and stingers however, there are plenty of
other places to take a refreshing dip. Don’t forget your inflatable pool ring
for Eli Creek.
9. If you are travelling to Fraser Island with children, it is recommended that you stay at a campground that has a protective dingo fence.
10. You need at least five days to explore everything
Fraser Island has to offer.