Image of Indian Head beach on Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island stretches over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point so with an area of 184,000 hectares, it is the largest sand island in the world.  There are many tours you could opt for, including; a Dingo tour of the island, a tour of Rainbow beach and even a whale watching tour.  On your whale watching tour you may even be lucky enough to spot a few sharks as well as ship wrecks which Fraser Island is also famed for. 

Image of Lake Mckenzie, Fraser Island, Australia

If a guided tour isn't really your thing and you'd prefer to stick to going out and exploring on your own, then Fraser Island car hire may be the best option for you.  If you are planning on hiring a car then it's important to know that Fraser Island is strictly 4x4 and jeep territory when it comes to driving due to the Fraser's terrain. It's important to consider information such as this when planning on driving on Fraser Island rather than just looking for cheap car hire in Fraser Island as there are self drive rules such as the type of car or jeep you can drive and the tide times so you know where and when it's safe to drive on Fraser Island.

If you're travelling to Australia then it's definitely worth visiting Fraser Island and one of the easiest ways of doing this is by getting a plane from Brisbane airport to Hervey bay, the Fraser Island airport, or alternatively from Sydney or Melbourne airport.  If you're travelling the 155 miles from Brisbane to Fraser Island then your journey will take around 3.5 to 4 hours. Heading north of Brisbane city to Bundaberg (home of the famous Bundaberg Rum) then the journey will take you around 1.5 hours from Fraser Island.

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