Fraser Island Diving

Make the Cathedrals on Fraser Campground Your Home-Base When Fraser Island Diving

We offer safe, comfortable Fraser Island diving lodgings in permanent single- or double-room tents, two or three-bedroom cabins without bathrooms, one or two-bedroom cabins with ensuite bathrooms, and both unpowered and powered campsites.

How Does Diving at Fraser Island Work?

Contact the dive centres in Hervey Bay, Urangan, and Rainbow Beach to arrange diving courses and tours in the vicinity of Fraser Island.

  • Consider diving at Wolf Rock, which is the tip of a vast site consisting of a range of ravines, volcanic pinnacles, and gutters approximately two kilometres off Double Island Point near Fraser Island. Wolf Rock Dive runs diving courses and small group charters daily, weather permitting, out of Rainbow Beach.
  • Tobruk Dive Centre leads tours to the Tobruk wreck site and the Hervey Bay artificial reefs from Urangan. The HMAS Tobruk served for over three decades, was given to the Queensland government as a dive wreck after being decommissioned and was sunk between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay in 2018. The dive offers extraordinary sea life and one of the best wreck dives in Australia.
  • The Hervey Bay Dive Centreoperates throughout the year, offering various options such as the Roy Rufus artificial reef in the Great Sandy Marine Park with several interesting little wreck dives in an environment that teems with sea life.

The artificial reefs are in fine condition, there are ample marine animals in the area, and you may spot humpback whales migrating during the winter/spring season.

The Best Advice You Can Hear Regarding Diving Near Fraser Island

Stay at the Cathedrals on Fraser campground before or after your diving tour. The secure dingo-fenced facility is centrally located on the eastern beach.

  • Our facilities include sheltered kitchens with gas cooktops, BBQs, microwaves, fridges, freezers, kettles, and toasters as well as clean laundry amenities, flushing toilets, and free hot showers.
  • Have your meals, snacks and drinks at our café after a walk on the beach, bird watching, dune tramping, or reeling in a fish a few hundred metres away.
  • We run the best-stocked store − where you can buy just about anything − on the island. Get your bait and tackle, 4X4 parts, fuel, gas bottle refills, camping gear, pharmaceuticals, freshly ground coffee, groceries, hot food, beer, and other alcoholic drinks from our general store.

There are just as many activities and attractions for you to relish above-ground along the beautiful coast of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island as in the ocean. Explore Fraser Island’s unique places of interest from our tree-shielded, affordable accommodations.

Tips for Planning Your Diving at Fraser Island

You will need somewhere to stay, so make us your undersea exploration headquarters. You can travel to and from Cathedrals on Fraser on the Manta Ray barge from Inskip Point, which is about 14 minutes from Rainbow Beach in the south. Alternatively, get onto a Kingfisher barge at River Heads − about 20 minutes from Hervey Bay − to either Wanggoolba Creek or Kingfisher Bay.

Contact us for full directions and instructions.

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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