Getting to the Island is by water or air from Hervey Bay once there
the only way to get around is by 4WD. There are both public and private
campgrounds on the island in general with only basic facilities. As usual
camping is only permitted with a permit which must be obtained in advance.
During the school holidays bookings should be made up to 6 weeks in advance due
to the large numbers of campers and only limited numbers of camp sites. Camping
generally is not permitted on the beaches. Open fires are not permitted on any
national park beaches.
Any vehicles brought onto the island also must obtain a
RAMS permit with funds raised going back into park management services. For
further information on vehicle access download the Great Sandy National Park
Information Sheet below.
Other attractions on the island include the extensive
walking tracks available for visitors, swimming in the pristine fresh water
streams and lakes, shipwrecks, fishing, and surfing however sharks are a menace
here. Photography is very popular due to the ever changing colours and moods of
the sands. Professional photographers require a permit before working on the
Dingoes are numerous on the island and should not be fed see details
below for more information.
Check out our listing of
Fraser Coast Region
accommodation. Contact the local Parks and
Wildlife Service or visit the
QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed
online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your
destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.