Climate: Fraser Island has a subtropical climate with temperatures
moderated by proximity to the sea. Averaage coastal temperatures range from 22°C to
28°C in December and 14°C to 21°C in July, although it can
be more extreme inland.
Island,tretches 123 kilometres from North to South with
an average width of 14 kilometres, ranging up to 22 kilometres at
The Sand Dunes reach a height of 240 metres and the island has
a total landmass of 168.8 square kilometres.
The Island has a permanent resident population of approximately
100 people and it is estimated that around 500,000 visitors come
to Fraser Island each year.
Outstanding features such as plants, lakes, swamps, sandblows, beaches
and wetlands all combine to make Fraser Island so magnificent. • Rugged volcanic outcrops. • Over 40 Dune lakes. • Extensive and colourful wildflower-strewn
Heathlands • Tall dense rainforests, some towering above
clear freshwater streams, and • Vast surfaces of mobile sand moving across
20 Kilometres of spectacular cliff faces of brillant coloured
Contact airstrip managers for more information, prior permission to
land, entry permits and fees.
Charter aircraft are available from Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Rainbow
Beach, Maryborough and the Sunshine Coast.
Visitorscan also travel
by bus to Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay, by aircraft to Hervey Bay,
or by train to Maryborough, which is linked by bus tc: Hervey Bay.
Access From Brisbane, drive north
to Rainbow Beach township via Gore scenic route, four-wheel-drivers
can travel to Rainbow Beach along Cooloola'sbeach
from Tewantin. From the north, drive south to Hervey Bay. From
Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay, you can travel to Fraser 'sland by
vehicle barge, passenger \launch, commercial tour or private boat. Fraser
Island's rough sandy forest tracks are suitable on'lv for four-wheel-drive
entering the islarnd must be fully road registered. Unregistered and recreational
registered vehicules are not allowed on Fraser Island Most
forest tracks are not suitable for caravans. Campervans must be
sturdy and have good clearanc Tracks
are generally two-way and single lane ; take care, drive safety,
speed limit is 35km/h Four-whee\-drives
can be hired on the mainland and on Fraser Island at Eurong Beach,
Happy Valley and Kingfisher Bay Beaches
may be inaccessible for at least two hours either side of high tide.
Carry a tide chart.