Australia / K'gari Fraser Coast

About Fraser Island:

K’gari, also known as Fraser Island, is a World Heritage-listed island located in the Great Sandy National Park off the east coast of QueenslandAustralia. Fraser Island is the biggest sand island in the world, a diverse landscape featuring lakes, creeks and ancient rainforests.

The island’s length is approximately 123 km (76 mi) and its width is about 22km (44 mi). In 1992, the island was named a World Heritage Site.

Things to do on Fraser Island:

• Hike the Great Walk track system

• Visit the S.S. Maheno Shipwreck

• Swim in the Champagne Pools

• Visit Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek

• Join a guided 4WD tour from Noosa Heads

Fraser Island Tours

No East Coast Package is complete without stopping off for a Fraser Island tour and experiencing this magical, protected paradise for yourself. From the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie to the gleaming Champagne Pools straight off the beachfront, to the tranquil rainforests rich in history, there is so much to explore on Fraser Island! Situated off Queensland's eastern coast, Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island, stretching over 120kms and offering sweeping views of the coast. It’s home to ancient rainforests and iconic Aussie wildlife like dingoes and humpback whales, so keep your eyes peeled for a real slice of Australia's East Coast. Whether you’re looking for a Fraser Island Day Tour/Trip or Fraser Island 4wd offers a variety of memorable and cheap Fraser Island Tours.

Fraser Island Camping and 4WD Hiring

Are you looking for a unique travelling experience? Backpackers World offers endless ways to travel through unique Australian landscapes. Take a Fraser Island Day Trip or drive your own 4x4 and camp beneath the stars in a Tag Along Tour or perhaps hire your very own 4x4 Fraser Island tours to do as you please! With all-inclusive packages offering Fraser Island 4wd HireFraser Island Camping permits and more, Fraser Island Tours and Fraser Island Camping Packages are the best way to explore the world's largest sand island.

Fraser Island Tours Can Be Tailored According to Your Needs

Do you want a 3 day Fraser Island Tour? Or maybe 5 day 4WD Fraser Island Tour with a vehicle included? can tailor travel packages according to your individual needs.

Fraser Island’s stretch of coastline is also close to other east coast gems including the darling of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and chilled-out Rainbow Beach. If you want to see more of the region’s highlights while visiting, speak to our team. From Rainbow Beach Tours to Noosa Tours, explore them all with Backpackers World Travel.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fraser Island

Where is Fraser Island?

Fraser Island is approximately 250 km (160 mi) north of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city. There are only approximately 180 people who call Fraser Island home permanently.

What is the best way to get to Fraser Island?

It depends on your starting point. To reach Fraser Island, you could drive north from Sydney. It takes about 13-15 hours depending on your pace. If you want to drive from Brisbane, it takes 3-5 hours. If you prefer to take a plane, you can fly from almost any major city to Hervey Bay directly. Transfers are available from Hervey Bay Airport to Fraser Island’s barge and ferry services.

How long is the ferry ride from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island?

The journey takes approximately 50 minutes. Guests are advised to arrive at the mainland reception 40 minutes prior to ferry departure for check-in.

Can you go to Fraser Island without a tour?

The answer is yes, you can walk on marked walking tracks to the attractions on Fraser Island. Many people walk around Fraser Island, but it depends on your individual comfort and knowledge level.

Do you need a 4wd to get around Fraser Island?

Yes, you do. The island is a four-wheel-drive zone, where two-wheel-drive vehicles are not suitable or permitted. It would be a problem to use a two-wheel-drive car on the island because of the sandy ground.

Do you need more ideas? Check our Cairns Tours.

Ah, one last friendly note. Beware of the drop bears!