Fraser Island is accessible via Rainbow Beach (Inskip Point) or Hervey Bay. Choosing whether to go via Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay will generally depend on:
Generally if you are staying on the east coast of Fraser Island, most people tend to go via Rainbow Beach because most of the highlights of Fraser Island are generally more easily accessible from the East Coast.
However, if you are staying on the west coast at Kingfish Bay Resort for instance or the tide times makes it impossible to travel at low tide on the eastern beach, Hervey Bay is the best option.
The Manta Ray Fraser Island barge Service operates two barges daily from 6.00am to 5.30pm. The trip to Fraser Island takes approximately 10 minutes. During peak period the barge may start earlier and finish later. The departure point for Manta Ray Fraser Island Barge Services is Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach. If you have any questions please give us a call Telephone (07) 5486 3935 or 0418 872 599
Hervey Bay to Moon Point Duration of trip one hour. Bookings - 07 4194 9222 Departure Time Hervey Bay Boat Harbour Schedules change frequently. Please contact Reservations for further information.
River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek Duration - 30 minutes Bookings - 07 4194 9222 Departs Departure Time River Heads 8.30am, 10.15am, 3.30pm Daily (Extra services in busy times) Wanggoolba Creek 9am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm Daily (Extra services in busy times)
River Heads to Kingfisher Bay Resort Duration - 50 minutes Bookings - 1800 072 555 Departs Departure Time River Heads 9.00am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm, 9.30pm Daily Kingfisher Bay Resort 7.50am, 10.30am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm, 8.30pm Daily
Rainbow Beach to Hook Point Duration - 15 minutes Bookings - 07 5486 3154 Departs Departure Time Inskip Point runs continuously from 6.30am to 5.30pm Daily Hook Point runs continuously from 6.45am to 5.45pm Daily
Please note the information provided above is based on the information available from the respective Fraser Island Barges/ Ferries website at the time this article was written. It is provided as a guide only and subject to change without notice. Coastal 4wd Hire, it’s agents and the author do not accept any liability to any person, organisation, or business in contract, tort (including, but without limitation, negligence) or otherwise if any information in this article is incomplete or inaccurate. For the latest up to date information, please contact the respective Fraser Island Barge / Ferry provider for barge times, prices and conditions of use information.