• 4WD Around Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

4WD Around Fraser Island, Australia

Shall we self drive or join a tour for Fraser Island?

4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

Amazing coloured sands at the Pinnacles


4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

The dock at Fraser Island

A 4×4 self drive on Fraser Island was the best decision we made!  When Ian suggested hiring a jeep and driving around ourselves, I admit I was slightly hesitant at first.  The thought of the jeep stuck in sand in the middle of the rainforest with no cell signal did come into my mind – and that was only one of the many hazards everyone has to consider …

Fraser island is the largest sand island in the world!

Fraser Island is located on the south east coast of Australia and is a World Heritage listed island.  What makes Fraser Island unique is that not only is it the largest sand island in the world (measuring at 22km (14 miles wide) and 123km (76 miles) long), but also the only place to have tall rainforests grow on sand dunes (elevations over 200m!).

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Only 4WD allowed on the island

The 4×4 jeep was booked with Aussie Trax and arranged via the visitor tourist centre at Hervey Bay the day before travel.  The following morning, we left our motorhome in the free car park, picked up our tickets and boarded the 6.45am ferry over to Fraser Island.  Feeling a bit sleepy eyed, the 45 minute crossing over to the island was calm and tranquil – and I decided to miss out on some shut eye to admire the scenic views.  Stepping onto the dock area, we made our way to the Aussie Trax office; we were a bit unsure which direction to walk but Aussies are so helpful they directed us which way to go with no problem.

Before letting us loose with the jeep, we were obligated to watch a safety  briefing video about driving on the island.  The video wasn’t too long around 30 minutes.

Some points to note when driving on the island:

  • Drop your tyre pressure to between 18-20 psi for sand driving
  • Drive in low gear and in second on very soft sand and keep a steady speed
  • Best to drive during low tide (tide tables available)
  • 2WD on paved roads – 4WD everywhere else
  • Don’t drive in salt water – it can rust the vehicle and damage electrics & brakes
  • Watch out for wash outs and freshwater creeks on the beach (you don’t want to get stuck/ submerged in deep water)
  • Beware of tree roots on the tracks and rocks
  • Speed limits apply on Fraser Island: 35 kilometres per hour on the inland tracks and 80 kilometres per hour on the beach – MAX
  • Watch out for Planes landing around you
  • Remember to keep to the left of oncoming vehicles at all times and use indicators when overtaking or turning.
  • Don’t drive at night – unless absolutely necessary
  • You’ll probably get stuck at some point on Fraser Island but it’s all part of the fun of 4×4 driving.  Don’t worry as you can usually get out of most difficult situations on your own but generally help is never too far away.  It is always recommended to carry a snatch strap, a shovel and wheel-tracks to help get out of trouble yourself.

We were given a small white Suzuki Jeep with a full tank of petrol and all the necessary kit – fine with us, as the jeep was light, easy to manoeuvre and zoom around the rainforest.  There was quite a lot of details to take in from the briefing video which felt like information overload when it finished!  If you do this, you’ll damage the jeep, if you do that you’ll damage the jeep.  OK, just don’t we won’t damage the jeep … got it.  A map of the island with suggested itineraries were provided along with tide times.  So off we went excited for a day of adventure and to experience driving on the world’s largest sand island.

4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

Soft sandy tracks on Fraser Island

Oh.  My.  Goodness.  One word to describe the drive on Fraser Island.  BUMPY.  Don’t expect a smooth ride – it was uncomfortable at times to say the least but great fun!  Our first aim was to find our way off the soft sandy ‘tracks’ and head to the 75 mile Beach ocean highway, located on the eastern side of the island.

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Narrow tracks on the island

Driving along the 75 mile Beach was AMAZING, even though we did have a speed limit to abide.  Of course, there were locals who overtook us and blatantly were driving way over the speed limit (there are police patrols so beware).  Driving on the beach was like driving on normal roads, except it was a bit slippy.  We were in no rush, so drove at a sensible speed (well, up to the limit) whilst taking in the views and enjoying the unique experience.  

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Our 4×4 for the day


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75 Mile Beach

Poyungan Rocks

You can’t miss the Poyungan Rocks on the 75 mile Beach.  Be careful not to drive into them!

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Can you see the rocks?


4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

Poyungan Rocks

Eli Creek

If you fancy a cool dip, swim in Eli Creek with crystal clear water and fantastic views of the ocean.  They say that the water flowing into Eli Creek may have taken over 100 years to filter through the sand before expelling 4 million litres of fresh water into the ocean per hour!  

We didn’t swim in Eli Creek due to a few tour buses full of people piling out and it all seemed a bit crowded with quite a few people having a few drinks.  Too crowded for us anyway!  We thought we would be one step ahead of the tour buses and instead headed to the sights before they became busier.  Otherwise, if you’re spending more than a day on the island then take your time and enjoy Eli Creek.

Maheno Wreck

The Maheno is Fraser Island’s famous landmark and one of the island’s famous wrecks.  Maheno is situated just before The Pinnacles – can’t miss the wreck.

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SS Maheno

The SS Maheno was one of the first turbine driven steamers to be built in 1905 and made many crossings between New Zealand and Australia.  In fact it actually held the title of being the first turbine steamer to cross the Pacific Ocean.  During World War 1 the Maheno was commissioned as a hospital ship.  Finally in 1935 the ship was sold for scrap to Japan.  During the cyclone, the Maheno broke free from it’s tow and was washed ashore on the beach and is now a famous attraction on the island.

The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles are coloured sand cliffs formed by minerals leaching through the sand over hundreds of years, resulting in over 72 different coloured sands including red, yellow and brown.

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The Pinnacles

The Butchulla people consider the coloured sands as a sacred place for women and that the ‘Rainbow Serpent’ created the sand formations.  The Butchulla people believe that the coloured sands were formed based on a love story.  An older man called Winyer was to wed a young woman called Wuru, however she fell in love with Wiberigan (the rainbow).  Wuru would visit Wiberigan every day and Winyer wanted revenge.  One day Winyer threw his boomerang at Wuru and Wiberigan stood in front of her to protect her.  By protecting Wuru, the boomerang shattered the rainbow and the colours created the coloured sands.

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Up close to see The Pinnacles

Tip: Collecting the coloured sands and climbing the cliffs is illegal.  Note that the red dunes are very fragile.

Cathedral Beach

Cathedral Beach is close to the pinnacles; a ideal spot to take a break from driving and enjoy the sound of the ocean.  Luckily I packed a few snacks to munch on and watch the cars drive by.  We stopped here for a brief break before hitting the lakes on the island.

Lake Boomanjin

Lake Boomanjin at 200 hectares, is the largest perched lake in the world.  The brown/rusty coloured water was the first thing we noticed when approaching Lake Boomanjin, which is due to the tannin from the Tea trees.  It was so quiet there, not one person was in sight and the sand was ‘oh so soft’ between my toes.  These perched lakes are formed by a gradual build up of organic matter (eg. leaves, dead plants etc.) which hardens thus raising the floor of the lake above sea level.  Look out for some interesting carnivorous plants such as Drosera, or the Sundews as they’re commonly known, which dot the shoreline.  There is a fenced camping area right by the lake which provides cold showers, flush toilets and a picnic area however it is walk in only but there are also an additional 30+ camping locations around the Island.

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Tea stained water at Lake Boomanjin

Lake Birrabeen

This lake is beautiful to say the least  – clear waters with white soft sand … what a view!  

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Secluded lake

The water is very clean as the perched lake is self contained, is not fed by rivers and the sand filters out any organic colloids.  Here you can swim, sunbathe and relax by the lake and you might even have the lake to yourself.  Lake Birrabeen doesn’t seem as popular as Lake McKenzie.  Very quiet, less crowded, peaceful and only a 5 minute walk from the car park … what more do you want?!

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Mrs WhodoIdo enjoying the view

Lake McKenzie

Lake McKenzie is a popular spot on the island.  Clear pristine waters glistening under the sunlight and soft white silica sand amazing to walk on (same as Lake Birrabeen) – no wonder many visitors come here.  It was fairly crowded when we arrived, but if you walk further along the shore, from the parking area, you’ll easily be able to find a quiet spot.

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How clear is the water at Lake McKenzie


4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

Crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie

We didn’t have time to visit the fresh water ‘Lake Wabby’, which is a fifteen minute walk from the 75 Mile Beach.  Lake Wabby is known as a barrage lake and a window lake; a large sand dune borders up one side of the lake and is slowly moving into the lake.  One day the lake will eventually be covered up 🙁 

With all the lakes on Fraser Island, the ecosystem is so delicate that sunscreen and insect repellent should not be worn when swimming in the lakes.  The chemicals can change the chemistry of the water and endanger plant and animal life.

Central Station

Don’t forget to stop by Central Station to enjoy a short walk through the rainforest and a boardwalk around the freshwater Wanggoolba Creek.  Central Station was once headquarters of the forestry operations housing all the loggers.  Nowadays the area is a picnic area, home to many species of trees and plants eg. Kauri Pines and Flooded Gums which were planted 95 years ago.  

4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

Lush rainforest

Other sights to see on the island include climbing up Indian Head for the spectacular views and visiting the Champagne Pools to experience the natural rock pool jacuzzis.

4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

Stunning views at Indian Head

Question you might be asking is did we say any dingos??  Well, the answer was no.  They must have been hiding from us!

4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

The dingos are somewhere …

Another option is to take a scenic flight and enjoy the fantastic views of the island, then maybe hiring a 4WD for the day.  Unfortunately for us there was no availability for the date we wanted, but we will be doing this next time!

The full tank of petrol is required upon returning the 4WD.  Good news – there’s a petrol station right by the rental, so no need to frantically search for one on the island.

Price

The price to hire our 4WD Jeep (The Jimney) was $241 per person (The Longest Day Away package).  This is fairly pricey however, if you prefer the freedom of exploring the island, to experience driving on the world’s largest sand island and not be tied to a timetable, then this is a great option.

What to bring

Useful Tips

Dingoes are wild animals and can be very unpredictable.  Here are a few tips to be dingo safe!

  • Remember to take your food waste away with you or place them in secure containers.  Dingoes can smell the food and rip them apart.
  • If you’re camping, use the storage lockers provided.  Clean up after cooking and use the washing facilities at the camp site to clean the dirty dishes.  Camp in the fenced areas.
  • Do not run when you see a dingo and walk in groups.
  • Never feed dingoes

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4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.

4WD Self Drive on Fraser Island, Australia – WhodoIdo: 4WD self-drive is the best way to explore Fraser Island if you don't wish to be part of a tour. Experience driving on the largest sand island in the world! Why not try driving on the 75 mile beach, swim in crystal clear water at Lake McKenzie, enjoy spectacular views from Indian Head or relax in the rock pool Jacuzzis at the Champagne Pools.
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  • Talin 29/08/2017 (22:33)

    I love this. If I ever make it to Australia, I’m doing this in Fraser Island. Such a fun trip and I love all the pictures!

    • Lana
      Lana 30/08/2017 (15:10)

      Thanks for your lovely comment Talin! I hope you make it there one day – such a great experience driving around 🙂

  • Helene 28/08/2017 (09:33)

    Fraser Island looks so exciting, like an island straight out of a pirate film:) Your photos are so lovely! Australia is on top of my travel bucket list, but it’s so far to get to from Spàin…and so expensive! 🙁 I’ll look into going next year though:) Lana, I have a degree in Molecular Biology (with a focus on Microbiology) and a masters in Business Administration! We have such similar education paths:) Thanks for sharing!

    • Lana
      Lana 28/08/2017 (23:40)

      Australia is expensive to fly too. Hope you get to visit Australia one day. What a coincidence that we’ve studied similar subjects at uni! 🙂

  • digital travel guru 21/08/2017 (22:22)

    What a fantastic post love reading about your adventures and seeing your gorgeous photos, I would love a little cottage on this island looks so beautiful, my two fav things are gorgeous beaches and rainforests. Thanks for sharing such detailed information, bookmarked for future reference.

    • Lana
      Lana 21/08/2017 (23:09)

      Thanks! Me too love secluded beaches, lush rainforests and chasing waterfalls! 🙂

  • Petya Miteva 20/08/2017 (11:46)

    OMG! I dream so much about Australia! Definitely on my bucket list! I would love to see everything on your nice photos. Thanks for the details and the hints 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 20/08/2017 (12:33)

      It was on our bucket list for ages! So glad we did it! 🙂

  • Anushka Aggarwal 17/08/2017 (08:56)

    I guess the best way to explore such islands are hiring a car and would definitely be worth all those money spend, after seeing such a wonderful views. I am surely bookmarking this guide amazing post.

    • Lana
      Lana 17/08/2017 (10:33)

      Thanks! Oh yes def worth the money – you can take your time at the different sights. 🙂

  • Jen 14/08/2017 (08:01)

    I plan to visit Australia next month, mostly traveling around the east coast and would love to visit Fraser island. Id like to know though how much is joining the tour? I can’t drive a 4×4 and ill be traveling solo.

    • Lana
      Lana 14/08/2017 (09:31)

      You’ll love Fraser island! There’s a few tour companies … there’s one called Cool Dingo with 3D/2N tours (2N hotel twin share from $620 or 2N Wilderness Lodge twin share from $415). Hope this helps x

  • LaiAriel R. Samangka 12/08/2017 (06:58)

    Wow, this is really beautiful. The beach is really pristine and I love the lush scenery green forest cause it gives me a good to chance to commune with nature. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    • Lana
      Lana 12/08/2017 (10:26)

      No problem! The sand is so soft on the beach and hardly anyone there 🙂

  • lexie 11/08/2017 (09:58)

    I love the places that you have explored, I didnt know that this is the biggest island in the world. Fraiser is a splendid like a paradise in short. great exploration with your 4x monster 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 11/08/2017 (10:12)

      Thanks for the comment! Ha ha ha we had a small 4×4 compared to the locals. This one was really easy to manoeuvre though. 🙂

  • Jordan Johnson 08/08/2017 (13:08)

    Great post! Australia is the only continent I’ve had yet to step foot on and this feature definitely inspires to do so sooner than later. Looks incredible and so fun and adventurous. I must put Fraser Island on my places I MUST see on my trip to Australia!

    • Lana
      Lana 08/08/2017 (13:34)

      Thanks Jordan! We’ve only explored the east coast of Australia but would love to go back and see more. Yes, add this to your list! 🙂

  • Cath 08/08/2017 (11:00)

    One of those trips every Aussie should do and yet we haven’t, thanks for the post will save it for when we get back to Oz.

    • Lana
      Lana 08/08/2017 (11:23)

      Yes definitely visit Fraser Island if you go back to Oz! You’ll love it! 🙂

  • Lyf&Spice 07/08/2017 (09:26)

    Driving down is generally the best decision to make! It exposes a different side all together. I had no clue that Fraser island is the world’s largest sand island.The Maheno Wreck is truly fascinating. Cheers!!

    • Lana
      Lana 07/08/2017 (09:40)

      I suppose the easiest way to see the island would be to do a group tour but if you’re up for adventure, then this is the best way to explore the island! 🙂

  • amit 07/08/2017 (01:08)

    Brings back sooo many great memories. I have to say your pics are stunning much better than the ones I had from Fraser Island, yours really bring it to life. Ahh I can’t remember the name of it but did you float down the little stream, it’s only a couple of feet deep even less in places?

    • Lana
      Lana 07/08/2017 (09:37)

      ooh that’s Eli Creek – it was fairly busy there so we missed it out. We wanted to stay ahead of the tour buses and we were only there for a day.

  • Francesca Secolonovo 06/08/2017 (22:37)

    WOW those beaches looks breathtaking!!! Driving the 4X4 looks like alot of fun!!

    • Lana
      Lana 07/08/2017 (09:34)

      It’s incredible there! Such a great experience to 4WD there 🙂

  • Grace | Impulsive Adventures 05/08/2017 (19:38)

    Wow those lakes are absolutely stunning! Did you find that cars interfered at all with the beach experience? I’m normally not a big fan of driving beaches, but these are absolutely gorgeous. So nice to be able to explore someplace so wild 🙂 Your photos are beautiful!

    • Lana
      Lana 05/08/2017 (20:54)

      We drove on the 75 mile beach but the stunning white sand is at lake McKenzie etc. It was very quiet and relaxing by the lakes 🙂

  • Travelling Dany 05/08/2017 (18:05)

    I can tell my husband would love this adventure! We did 4×4 on the Alpine loop and he had so much fun! Thank you for all the tips!

    • Lana
      Lana 05/08/2017 (18:49)

      Your husband will love it! Ooh … not done the Alpine loop might have to look into that – thanks! 🙂

  • Lauren Pears 02/08/2017 (19:53)

    Fraser Island was one of my highlights from my time in Australia.. I love reading about other people’s time there 🙂 I wish I had had the confidence to self drive but I ended up going with a tour. Still a lot of fun but the freedom would have been nice!

    • Lana
      Lana 02/08/2017 (21:26)

      We loved Fraser Island too and yes making the decision whether to tour or self drive can be hard (which is one reason we wrote this post to share our time there and hopefully make the choice easier for readers) – but next time I’m sure you’ll be zooming around Fraser island in a 4×4 😉 Thanks for commenting …

  • serena 02/08/2017 (15:44)

    Looks amazing! So inspired to visit after checking out your post. 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 02/08/2017 (15:55)

      Thanks Serena! Fraser Island was so much fun! 🙂

  • forever roaming 02/08/2017 (01:00)

    one of the best things I’ve ever done, love fraiser Island

    • Lana
      Lana 02/08/2017 (10:53)

      Same here! A fantastic experience! 🙂

  • Shaily 01/08/2017 (19:55)

    Wow! Fraser Island looks super amazing! The post is very descriptive with details about the places, do’s and don’ts, helpful tips and even prices. Pictures are so vivid and beautiful. Lovely post! 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 01/08/2017 (20:53)

      Thanks for the lovely comment! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Hope you get the chance to visit 🙂

  • Sara 01/08/2017 (18:39)

    Nooo! You’re not supposed to make it harder for me to choose where to go in Australia! I thought I’d already picked a place and now I’m having doubts XD! Lovely post, thanks for sharing x

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