Camping in Council parks and other public places without a permit is strictly prohibited. Fines may be issued for illegal camping on Council land.
Maryborough Camping is available for a short term period at Maryborough Park (Showgrounds). A fee applies and must be paid prior to departure.
For information regarding fees, facilities and vacancies, please contact Customer Service or the Maryborough Park Manager on 0427 773 760
Tiaro: Two (2) free nights camping is allowed near Tiaro Memorial Park in Mayne Street (Free toilet and shower facilities) and Muna Creek Hall in Bauple, Woolooga Road, Munna Creek (no toilet or shower facilities).
Fraser Island Vehicle and Camping Permits:
Visitors bringing a vehicle onto Fraser Isaland must first obtain a vehicle access permit. National Park campers must have a pre-purchased camping permit attached to their tent. Many National Park camping grounds must be pre-booked before arrival, please check before arriving on Fraser Island. Camping permits are not required when camping on a private camping ground, although normal site fees will apply.
Permits may be obtained in advance from National Parks & Wildlife offices in Maryborough, Hervey Bay, River Heads, Rainbow Beach or Brisbane or online at www.qld.gov.au/camping or by phoning 13 13 04.
Access Self Drive - A four wheel drive vehicle is essential on Fraser Island, as all roads are sand tracks. Reasonable under vehicle clearance is also required. 4WD hire vehicles are available from Hervey Bay, Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village, Brisbane and Rainbow Beach.
Off road camper trailers are allowed on Fraser Isalnd, however caravans are discouraged.
Air - Air charters and transfers to Fraser Island depart from Hervey Bay Airport. All air charters and transfers should be pre booked.
Water - Vehicular barges and passenger ferries operate regular services each day to various points on the island. Private boats can moor off the island with tender transfer to land, or there are jetty facilities dotted around the island's shores. Bookings are essential for all barges, except those leaving from Inskip Point. There is no bridge to the island.
Dingoes - Particular caution should be taken with the Island's dingoes. DO NOT FEED, PROVOKE OR ENCOURAGE THE DOGS TO STAY CLOSE TO CHILDREN. If approached face the dingo and retreat calmly.