Driving on Fraser Island's Seventy-Five Mile Beach is subject to tides and the general rule is to make sure you are off the beach for two hours either side of the high tide. Tide times are available on the Bureau of Meteorology website.
Vehicle access permits are required for all vehicles entering the island. Camping Permits are also required in advance for camping. Permits may be obtained from River Heads Barge Office, at Kingfisher Bay Resort reception and at Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service offices including Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Rainbow Beach as well as online www.epa.qld.gov.au.
4WD DRIVING CONDITIONS
Speed limits are 80km/h on the beach highways and either 35km/h or 20km/h on the inland tracks. Drivers need to be responsible and make themselves aware of the conditions before setting out.
There is a Police Station at Eurong. First aid and emergency medical assistance can be obtained from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service ranger stations. In the event of an emergency please call 000.
Fraser Island's every shifting sandscape means no one visit is like another. Whether you're on island for an Aussie beach holiday with the family, helping to clean up the beach with a 4WD club or indulging in a spot of fishing... you'll love every patch of paradise. Matador Network photojournalist, Cody Doucette, indulged his love of four-wheel-driving and fishing on a recent trip.