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Fraser Island

Getting there & away

Vehicle ferries connect Fraser Island with River Heads, about 10km south of Hervey Bay, or Inskip Point, near Rainbow Beach.

Fraser Venture (07-4125 4444; pedestrian/vehicle & 4 passengers return $22/130) makes the 30-minute crossing from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek on the western coast of Fraser Island. It departs daily from River Heads at 9am, 10.15am and 3.30pm, returning at 9.30am, 2.30pm and 4pm. On Saturday there’s an additional 7am service, which returns at 7.30am. This company also operates the Fraser Dawn Vehicular Ferry (pedestrian/vehicle & 4 passengers return $22/130) from the Urangan marina in Hervey Bay to Moon Point on Fraser Island.

Kingfisher Vehicular Ferry (1800 072 555, 07-4120 3333; pedestrian/vehicle & 4 passengers return $22/130) does the 45-minute crossing from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, departing at 7.15am, 11am and 2.30pm, and returning at 8.30am, 1.30pm and 4pm.

Coming from Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Venture (07-5486 3227) and Manta Ray (0418-872 599) both make the 15-minute crossing from Inskip Point to Hook Point on Fraser Island continuously from about 7am to 5.30pm. Both cost $75 return for a vehicle and four passengers.

Air Fraser Island (07-4125 3600) flies out of Hervey Bay airport and lands on the island’s eastern beach.