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River Heads-Fraser Island


Destination(s) šŸ‡¦šŸ‡ŗ Australia
Sailings Up to 5 times per day
Duration 50 mins.
Distance 12 km, 8 miles
Operated by Kingfisher Bay Ferry
2p+Car+Return in our estimation AUD 205
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The ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island (and vice versa) is a popular ferry crossing in Australia. It takes about 50 minutes to make this crossing. The River Heads – Fraser Island ferry crossing sails approximately 3 times per day.

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Ferry to Fraser Island and River Heads

The most popular ferry from River Heads, Queensland is the ferry that sails to the Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Kingfisher Ferry Transfer Timetable

Departs River Heads6:459:0013:0015:30
Departs Kingfisher Bay Resort Jetty7:5010:3014:3017:00

  • Vehicles are allowed on this ferry to the Great Sandy Strait and the Mary River estuary.
  • Please note: on the 6.45 am crossing, the ferry ticket office will not be open. In this case, our Cruise Directors will conduct the check-in process for you.
  • Make sure to also check the K'gari connection from River heads to Wanggoolba creek.

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Tickets and booking

Tickets for this ferry can be booked at the Sealink Website. To ensure availability it is wise to buy your ferry tickets long before the departure date. Some crossings are very popular and prices rise when the boats fill up.

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Alternative crossings

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The ferry from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek operated by Sealink takes about 40 minutes to reach Wanggoolba Creek. Everything you need to know ...
2p+Car+Return in our estimation AUD 190
Distance 4 miles, 7 km
Duration 40 minutes
Sailings Up to 8 times per day
Destination(s) šŸ‡¦šŸ‡ŗ Australia
Operated by SeaLink AUS
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This ferry takes you to Fraser Island within 10 minutes from Rainbow Beach. The route is operated by Manta Ray Barges.
Destination(s) šŸ‡¦šŸ‡ŗ Australia
Distance 0.9 miles, 1.4 km
Duration 10 mins.
Operated by Manta Ray Fraser Island Barge
Sailings Up to 22 times per day
2p+Car+Return in our estimation AUD 95


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between River Heads and Fraser Island is currently operated by: SeaLink AUS.

How long does the River Heads-Fraser Island crossing take?

The travel time of the River Heads-Fraser Island ferry is around: 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the River Heads-Fraser Island ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from River Heads to Fraser Island (or the ferry from Fraser Island to River Heads) 5 times per day. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between River Heads and Fraser Island?

The distance between River Heads and Fraser Island is approximately 7 miles or 12 km.