About Fraser Island
Fraser Island is one of the most famous World Heritage-listed islands in Australia. It is also the world’s largest sand Island and is known as K’gari, which means paradise. It is roughly located 250 kilometres, or 160 miles, north of Brisbane. Interestingly, the island’s local population is only 182 people.Fraser Island covers 2706 square kilometres, or 1064 miles, and it holds 2 important distinctions: It is the biggest sand Island in the world and it is the biggest Island off the coast of Queensland. Seven features that made the Island famous are:
- Fraser Island rainforests
- Eucalyptus woodland
- Mangrove forests
- Wallum and peat swamps
- Sand dunes
- Coastal heaths
Fraser Island Tours (K’gari Tours)
Fraser Island hosts some of the most exciting treasures on the East Coast of Australia. The colours and magic of Lake McKenzie will blow you away and some of the best Pacific views can be captured at the point of Indian Head. As your leaders in adventure travel, there is no better way to explore than to sleep beneath the stars and drive 4x4s with our range of Fraser Island day tours, Fraser Island tag-a-long adventures, and Fraser Island Camping trips. Peterpans offers a variety of Fraser Island Activities and high-quality Fraser Island package tours with 4WD cars or busses. There are also different price options as well as day preferences according to your needs. We include most of the important things to do in every single tour package.
Fraser Island Things To Do
- Visit Lake Mckenzie
- See the S.S. Maheno shipwreck
- Visit Fraser Island’s deepest lake: Lake Wabby
- Walk on the white sands at Lake Birrabeen
- Swim in the Champagne Pools
- See the Tea Tree red waters of Lake Boomanjin
- Visit Orchid Beach
- Watch wildlife at Indian Head
- Visit Sandy Cape Lighthouse
- Join a guided 4WD tour from Rainbow Beach
Fraser Island Tours Can Be Tailored According To Your Needs
Check out our best Fraser Island tours and discover one of the most magical places in Australia with affordable price options. Not sure where to begin? No worries at all. At Peterpans.com, we can help you organise your perfect East Coast adventure, from flights to camping equipment. Our private charters are available from different departure locations as well.
We also provide the best Fraser Island Tours from the following destinations around Australia:
- Fraser Island tours from Hervey Bay
- Fraser Island tours from Brisbane
- Fraser Island tours from Rainbow Beach
- Fraser Island tours from Noosa
What are the Fraser Island 4WD Hiring Options?
- Noosa 4WD hire
- Rainbow Beach 4WD hire
- Fraser Island 4WD hire
- You can also buy Fraser Island 4WD tours
Frequently Asked Questions About the Fraser Island Tours
What is the best Fraser Island tour?
It depends on your preferences. However, peterpans.com customers usually prefer the Fraser Island 3 day 4WD tag-along adventure. It includes everything you could want, such as:
- All your food for Fraser Island
- Fuel for 4x4s
- Camping accommodation in a permanent dingo-proof campground with hot showers and flushing toilets
- All camping permits, national park, and vehicle permits
- Return ferry transfer
How much does it cost to go to Fraser Island?
Please see below for pricing estimates:
|Return Vehicle Ferry to Fraser Island
Vehicles $110 - $175
Walk on $50
|Fraser Island Vehicle access permit
||$48.25 (less than 1 month) $242.10 (up to one year)
$6.15 for every person for a night. Children younger than 5 are free
$24.60 every family for every night. Up to two adults and accompanying children under 18, up to a total of eight people.
|All-inclusive Guided Day Tour
|All-inclusive 2 Day 4WD Tag-along Tour
|All-inclusive 3 Day 4WD Tag-along Tour
All-inclusive 3 Day 4WD Tag-along Tour
Can you do a day trip to Fraser Island?
You definitely can! If you don’t have time for a longer tour, you could do a one day Fraser island trip.
Can you go to Fraser Island without a tour?
You can go to Fraser Island without a tour. However, it is important to keep in mind that tour companies have special offers that provide you cheaper access to Fraser Island, including costs for vehicles and ferries. Safety is a secondary issue in this case when you are considering whether to travel to Fraser Island with or without a tour. Nevertheless, there are some people who prefer to go Fraser island without a tour and yes this is an option.
Do I need a car on Fraser Island?
There are people who want to walk when they visit Fraser Island; however, usually, you have to have a car. It would be very difficult to travel around Fraser Island without a car. There is no public transportation option and there are no taxis.
How many days do you need on Fraser Island?
Tour agents usually advise 3 days to visit Fraser Island; however, there are many beautiful things to see off the beaten path on Fraser Island. You can even spend seven days and won’t realize how much time has passed!
What is the best time of year to go to Fraser Island?
It depends on the reason you are visiting.
Fraser Island Fishing: You can visit Fraser Island for fishing between July and October.
Fraser Island Whale Watching: There is a short window of time for whale watching and it occurs between the months of July through the beginning of November
Fraser Island Bird Watching: If you have already spent some time in the waters and are looking for an activity on land, try bird watching from either August-March or September-April
Fraser Island Hiking: Fraser Island is an excellent place to go out exploring through hiking the beautiful landscapes it has to offer. The forests are full of beautiful and diverse flora and fauna.
Summer Season: September through until about April the temperatures increase to around 73-86 degrees F (23-30 C).
Is Fraser Island Expensive?
Fraser Island is one of the cheapest alternatives compared to other similar-concept islands. If you want an all-inclusive Fraser Island tour, its cost would be around $2200 per week. An average 3-day Fraser Island tour is around $400, everything included.
Can you swim in the sea at Fraser Island?
There are many lakes that you can swim in; however, it is not recommend to swim in the open ocean on Fraser Island as it can be dangerous.
How long does the ferry take from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island?
It takes approximately 50 minutes.
How long does the ferry take from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island?
It takes approximately 10 minutes.
Can you take a campervan to Fraser Island?
Probably the most common mistake that backpackers make when they hire a campervan to travel around Australia is assuming that they will be able to take their campervan onto Fraser Island. This is not feasible. However, if you are keen on driving on Fraser island, then we recommend hiring a 4WD vehicle in Rainbow beach or booking a tag-along tour!
How much does it cost to hire 4wd on Fraser Island?
A common 3-day 4wd hire cost is around $1,120.
Can I walk on Fraser Island?
Yes, you can walk on Fraser Island. There are more than 90kms of great walking trails and Fraser Island is famous for its unique and diverse hiking scenes. Some people even visit Fraser Island for the Great Fraser Island Trail.