Visit Fraser Island by 4WD
The worlds largest sand Island is best experienced by way of 4wd (four wheel drive) vehicles. It consists of beach driving with a combination of 4wd sand tracks to link the interior of the Island. Note there are no roads on Fraser except for the very small amount around Kingfisher Bay Resort and 4wds only if leaving this resort.
The most popular and easiest way to access the Island is by heading to Inskip Point and catching one of Manta Ray Barges ferries, this is about 2 and a half hours drive from Brisbane. This ferry runs during daylight hours and does not require booking, ferry trip takes about 10 minutes and can be paid for at the ferry or their office in Rainbow Beach. For more information on Manta Ray Barges go to their website www.mantarayfraserislandbarge.com.au At Rainbow Beach you can also pick up a vehicle beach driving permit and camping permits from Qld National Parks Ranger office.
Manta Ray Barges lands at the southern end of the Island and it is advisable to time this with a low tide as the beach at the southern end of the island can only be driven on then, otherwise you need to take the inland bypass track which can at times be quit rough and time consuming.
From here you you will experience some of the best beach four wheel driving in the world as you make your way to your accommodation be it in one of the resorts on the Island or at one of the many highly maintained camping areas. For information on camping on Fraser Island go to www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/camping.html
You will not require camping permits if staying in one of the Resorts on Fraser Island at Eurong Village, Happy Valley, Yidney Rocks or Kingfisher Bay resort or one of the houses available for rent on the island.
Brisbane to Beach 4WD’s are limited to as far north as South Ngkala Rocks on Fraser Island due to the beach conditions further North being dangerous & less frequented.