Fraser Venture Barge

How To Get There

PLEASE NOTE: The River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek service is scheduled daily, however is subject to change. Please confirm your booking prior to departure.

Please check ferry times carefully and allow enough travelling time across-island. Visit our Facebook page for more information, and real-time barge updates.

The Fraser Venture departs River Heads (20 minutes south of Hervey Bay) daily, landing at Wanggoolba Creek on the western side of Fraser Island. Crossing time taking approximately 30 minutes. Wanggoolba Creek is the entry point on to Fraser Island and is directly opposite Eurong Beach Resort on the east coast of Fraser Island. It takes approximately 45 minutes (depending on the sand tracks) to access either Kingfisher Bay Resort or Eurong Beach Resort and the eastern beach attractions. Please note: this is strictly four-wheel-driving territory and it's always advisable to check the QPWS Fraser Island condition report prior to commencing your journey.

Ferries can be busy during peak season, so check our home page or Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest information.  

From Hervey Bay
From Boat Harbour Drive turn onto Elizabeth Street at the roundabout near the Urangan Woolworths and follow this road past airport.  You will need to take the well-signed left hand turn onto River Heads Road and follow the road all the way to the end.

From Maryborough
Follow the Maryborough-Hervey Bay road and, at the large roundabout, take the  Boral Road exit and continue along until you see signage for River Heads Road on your RHS.  This road (which sometimes appears as Ariadne in GPS navigation systems) will take you all the way through to barge departure point.

If you don't wish to use online navigation, you can opt to print directions and choose the best route for your trip with River Heads Google Maps. Tide times can be downloaded from the Bureau of Meteorology website (Use Urangan for the western side tide times and Waddy Point for the eastern beach).

Departure Times

PLEASE NOTE: The River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek service is scheduled daily, however is subject to change. Please confirm your booking prior to departure.

Departing River Heads: 8:30 and 15:00
Departing Wanggoolba Creek: 10:00 and 16:30

*Note crossing times might be subject to change during cases of extreme low tides. Our Reservations team will inform you at time of booking or check out our Facebook page for updates.

Guests with existing bookings will be contacted and their bookings moved to other services.

Ticket Collection

Ticket collection is at the Ticket Hut adjacent to the barge ramp as you drive in. All vehicles must check in before boarding the barge. Once you have your ticket, please assemble your vehicles in the marked area and be ready to board the barge at least 20 minutes prior to your allocated departure time.

Prices
Return CostOne Way Cost

STANDARD 4WD (up to 5.3m)
Off Peak: $195.00 per vehicle
Peak: $220.00 per vehicle
(Vehicle only)
$7.00 per driver/extra vehicle passenger.

STANDARD 4WD (up to 5.3m)
Off Peak: $117.00 per vehicle
Peak: $132.00 per vehicle
(Vehicle only)
$7.00 per driver/extra vehicle passenger.

LARGE 4WD (over 5.3m)
Off Peak: $270.00 per vehicle
Peak: $290.00 per vehicle
(Vehicle only)
$7.00 per driver/extra vehicle passenger.

LARGE 4WD (over 5.3m)
Off Peak: $162.00 per vehicle
Peak: $174.00 per vehicle
(Vehicle only)
$7.00 per driver/extra vehicle passenger.
TRAILER/CARAVAN UP TO 4m
(Including draw bar)
Off Peak: $115.00
Peak: $135.00
TRAILER/CARAVAN UP TO 4m
(Including draw bar)
Off Peak: $69.00
Peak: $81.00
TRAILER/CARAVAN OVER 4m, UP TO 7m
(Including draw bar)
Off Peak: $155.00
Peak: $170.00
TRAILER/CARAVAN OVER 4m, UP TO 7m
(Including draw bar)
Off Peak: $93.00
Peak: $102.00

MOTORBIKE
Off Peak: $105.00 per motor bike
Peak: $120.00 per motor bike
(Motorbike only)
$7.00 per driver/extra bike passenger.

MOTORBIKE
Off Peak: $63.00 per motor bike
Peak: $72.00 per motor bike
(Motorbike only)
$7.00 per driver/extra bike passenger.
BICYCLE / CANOE
Off Peak: 65 per bike
Peak: $65 per bike
BICYCLE / CANOE
Off Peak: $35 per bike
Peak: $35 per bike
WALK-ON PASSENGERS
$65.00 adults,
$35 children (4 - 14 years),
infants (0 - 3 years) free.
$25 per item return or $15 per item one way for any luggage or other items which cannot be carried and kept with passengers during their journey. House guests at Kingfisher Bay Resort are excluded from luggage charge.
WALK-ON PASSENGERS
$40.00 adults,
$21 children (4 - 14 years),
infants (0 - 3 years) free.
$25 per item return or $15 per item one way for any luggage or other items which cannot be carried and kept with passengers during their journey. House guests at Kingfisher Bay Resort are excluded from luggage charge.

All rates are in Australian Dollars and are valid until 31 March 2023
*Peak Dates: 23rd Dec 2021 - 10 Jan 2022, 5 - 18 Apr 2022, 17 Sep - 4 Oct 2022, 16 Dec 2022 - 16 Jan 2023.

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