For driving on Fraser Island it is essential to have 4WD with high clearance.

Barges depart from River Heads to Kingfisher or Wanggoolba Creek.

Wanggoolba is the best road to east side of the island.

From River heads  to Orchid Beach takes about 3 hours. Barge departures are limited and need to be coordinated with tides. If flying in you may need to spend the night at Hervey Bay.

Only travel in daylight and within 3hrs of low tide. Tides at Waddy Point.
Visitors permits are essential and can be purchased at River Heads barge or online.

We recommend  booking the barge in advance and purchasing a map and a tyre pressure gauge.

For first time visitors the National Parks links below are worth looking at.

About Fraser Island

Road rules and safety