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How To Get There

From Brisbane
Travel north on the Bruce Highway to Maryborough then follow the signs to Hervey Bay. You will come to a well signposted right hand turn to River Heads. Follow this road and signs to River Heads. You will end up in the barge ramp car park the ticket office is on the right.

From the north and Bundaberg
Follow the Bruce Highway south. Turn off the highway at Torbanlea following signs to Hervey Bay. You will come to a T junction, turn left and then, almost immediately, right which is signed River Heads and Kingfisher Bay Resort barge ramp. Follow this road and signs to River Heads. You will end up in the barge ramp car park the ticket office is on the right.

Tides

Driving on Fraser Island's Seventy-Five Mile Beach is subject to tides.  The general rule is to make sure you are off the beach for two hours either side of the high tide (although some hire car companies terms and conditions may differ). Tide times are available on the Bureau of Meteorology website (use Urangan for tide times on the western side and Waddy Pt for timings on the eastern beach).

Permits

Vehicle access permits are required for all vehicles entering The Great Sandy National Park on Fraser Island and can be obtained in advance online.  Permits may also 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.  Camping Permits are also required in advance for camping.

Our friends from Queensland Parks and Wildlife request all visitors to please follow the Dingo Safe guidelines when in the Great Sandy National Park.

Supplies and services

General stores at Eurong Beach Resort (on the eastern beach) and Kingfisher Bay Resort (on the western side) provide groceries, bread, alcohol, fuel, bait, ice, meat, vegetables, souvenirs, resort wear, camping equipment, fishing gear, postage facilities and telephones. These resorts also have restaurants, bars, bakeries and coffee shops.

A local Police Station is situated near the Ranger Station at Eurong. First aid and emergency medical assistance can also be obtained from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service ranger stations. In the event of an emergency please call 000.

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