4WD Fraser Island

4WD Fraser Island Calls All Adventurous Spirits

There are few places as perfect as Cathedrals On Fraser for your 4WD Fraser Island adventure. Our centrally located area that is fenced off from dingoes so you will be safe during your stay. The island offers sweeping sand beaches and inviting rain forests, all of which is just waiting for you to explore.

Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Four-Wheel Driving on Fraser Island

Although intriguing, your 4WD Fraser Island experience must be tempered with some sound advice. Four-wheel driving on Fraser Island may sound exhilarating, but you do need to avoid making some common mistakes. In being conscientious, you will still be able to enjoy your experience but be less likely to suffer any mishaps along the way.

  • When it comes to 4WD, don’t believe everything you hear – especially if it comes from the person trying to sell you the car. You must do extensive research, based on what you’d like to use the car for as well as where you plan on driving it.
  • You don’t necessarily need to buy a new vehicle. Ask yourself how often you plan on using the 4WD car, how many people it needs to accommodate, and where you are going to use it. If it’s a second car that you plan on using only occasionally on weekends or for longer holidays, a second-hand car is ideal.
  • One of the best things you can do is hire a 4WD vehicle before you buy one, and use the vehicle for what you had in mind if you were to buy your own. This will give you a good idea what the car is capable of, as well as providing insight into how 4WD on Fraser Island works.

We will be happy to offer you our advice when it comes to the best routes and tracks for four-wheel driving on Fraser Island.

Related Services We Offer to Four-Wheel Driving Fraser Island

Although you may think you’ll have time for little else than 4WD on Fraser Island, you’ll have access to a host of other activities that you may find equally as enjoyable.

  • If you’d like to take a break and enjoy something more in tune with nature, why not go for a fishing expedition or some bird watching? You won’t even have to leave the campground to enjoy sightings of Kookaburras or one of the 90 species of birds that call our property home.
  • You can also take a walk on the sand dunes or one of the exquisite beaches.
  • If you’d prefer more adventure, you could book a 15-minute flight over the island, to enjoy the view from a different angle.

About Cathedrals On Fraser

Although we changed hands approximately four years ago, we’ve become a firm part of the landscape on Fraser Island, having originally made our appearance in the late 1970s. We offer a wide range of options for accommodation, as well as a café, spotless amenities, and easy access to a variety of things for you to do during your stay.

If you have any questions, please do feel free to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

General safety information

Safe Driving on Fraser Island

Aim to travel two hours either side of low tide wherever possible. Ensure you are not driving on the beach two hours either side of high tide.

It is recommended that you reduce tyre pressure before you get to Fraser Island. This is even more important if you are towing (don’t forget to reduce your trailer/caravan tyre pressures too!) If you are an inexperienced driver or towing a trailer or caravan, we recommend taking the Mantaray barge out of Rainbow Beach to avoid the need to take an inland track. Generally, the eastern beach route will be a smoother journey. During dry weather the sand at Inskip Point can become very soft and vehicles can easily get bogged getting on and off the barge.

For more tips on sand driving, visit here.

Emergency Contacts

In an emergency, dial 000.  If you don’t have mobile reception try 112. Help can be hours away, so carry a well-stocked first aid kit and medical supplies.

Fraser Island Police (Eurong): 4123 7911
Tow Truck Services (Eurong): 4127 9449 or 0428 353 164
Fraser Island Taxi: 4127 9188

To read more about what to expect and how to be safe on Fraser Island, visit:
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/index.html
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/about.html#things_to_know_before_you

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