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Travel Info for Fraser 4wd Hire

♥Travel Info From Brisbane

The journey is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours drive north of Brisbane City.

Head out of Brisbane city on the Inner City Bypass onto Kingsford Smith Drive.

Stay on Kingsford Smith Drive until you see the signs to the Airport on the Gateway Arterial Road.

Once on the Gateway Arterial Road, you continue driving for around 10 minutes until you see a sign that says ‘Sunshine Coast’ on the left lanes.

Take this exit and drive for a further 10 minutes until this joins the Bruce Highway.

You then simply follow the signs through Gympie then take the Maryborough exit.

From Maryborough, it is simply a matter of following the signs and allowing 30 to 40 minutes for the trip from Maryborough to Hervey Bay.

Print directions and choose the best route for your trip with Fraser Island Google Map.

From Bundaberg

The journey is also approximately 1.5 hours drive north.

Follow the Bruce Highway south to the Fraser Coast.

Turn off at Torbanlea and follow also the signs to Hervey Bay.

Stay on the main road, which becomes Boat Harbour Drive,

Also, follow the signs to River Heads.

Print also directions and choose the best route for your trip with Fraser Island Google Map.

For Fraser Island barge timetables also visit http://www.fraserislandferry.com.au/.

For Fraser Island, passenger ferry timetable visit http://www.kingfisherbay.com/kingfisher/how-to-get-there/transfers.cfm

By Plane

From Brisbane

QantasLink flies 3 times during weekdays and 2 times during weekends from Brisbane to Hervey Bay.

From Sydney and Melbourne

Virgin flies daily from Sydney and Melbourne to Hervey Bay.

International and domestic flight connections are available from these 3 major city airports.

Coach & Train

Regular road coach services are available to Maryborough and Hervey Bay from Brisbane

or from the north of the state with Greyhound-Pioneer-McCafferty’s, Premier and Suncoast Pacific Coaches.

Both the Tilt Train and the traditional Sunlander allow access to Hervey Bay and Fraser Island from the north.

Arrival times and styles of travel vary between trains, so visit http://www.traveltrain.com.au for more information.

Pick up from Maroochydore

Pick up from Sunshine Coast Airport

ALSO we give you travel info before you depart. – Best Prices 2016

Driving a 4WD can be both fun and challenging especially when it is likely that you will come across a wide range of road surfaces and terrain.

You don’t need beach driving experience to hire a four wheel drive from Pelican Bookings,

You will be shown an instructional DVD on how to drive a 4WD under various conditions.

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Fraser Tag Along Tours from Pelican 4×4 ready for a dip in the sea !!

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Fraser 4wd Tag Along Tour on their way to Noosa everybody is very happy

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Pelican 4×4 Hire Vehicle on barge to Fraser Island

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Pelican 4×4 Hire 4WD vehicle – 2 Ready for Fraser Island

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Pelican 4×4 Hire 4WD vehicle – 1 ready to go to Fraser Island

Here are some general travel tips for driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle for Fraser Island:

1) Know where you are going also have a plan and detailed maps of where you are headed.
2) Know the road surface therefor understand the types of road surfaces you will be driving on and how to handle each one: bitumen, gravel (stone), sand etc
3) Understand road and weather conditions furthermore talk to other drivers about road conditions where you are travelling.

Rain can cause the road to be slippery and cause ‘washouts’ while changing tides can make your beach travel more challenging.
4) Have the right tyre pressure because on hard roads (bitumen and gravel) you want to have normal tyre pressure (30psi).

However, when driving on sand it is advisable to lower the pressure in each of the 4 tyres to 15psi.

To get to Fraser Island from Pelican 4wd Bookings. Take the Bruce Hwy north to Gympie and then take the Rainbow Beach Rd to Rainbow Beach.

You then take the barge (ferry) from Inskip point to Fraser Island.

See Inskip Barge Details; http://mantarayfraserislandbarge.com.au/bookings-fares

Driving on Sand / Beach Video

Fraser Island Weather Map

Check out our Noosa/Rainbow Beach page, our Fraser Island Page, our Bribie and Morton Island page for further info and maps of the area.  

Please visit our Tide, Ferry and Permit page to view the latest tide, weather, ferry times and costs, and camping permit information.

Press here to view an informative and printable list of do’s and don’ts while driving on sand. Care needs to be taken when driving on sand.