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Sand Driving on Fraser Island

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  1. Sand DrivingonFraserIsland Driving on the sandat Fraser Island canbea difficult taskat times. To make things a littleeasier, the best thing youcan doisdeflate yourtyresa little, makingsure youdon't exceed 60 kilometres an hour whilethey aredeflated. Youshould alsoavoid drivingthesedeflated tyreson thebitumen,so make sure youalwayscarry a goodquality aircompressor so that youcan quickly pump them back up. While drivingon thesand youshould alsoensure thatyouneverparkon the wet part of the sand, especiallyon the beach. Avoidthisand youwillavoid getting boggedand strandedonthebeach. DrivingOnFraser Island-FrequentlyAskedQuestions Do I need a FourWheel DrivevehicleonFraserIsland? Yes,Fraser Island is theWorld's Largest SandIsland anddoes nothave bitumenroads. Thetracks on Fraser Islandaresoft sand and not suitablefor conventionalvehicles. Four wheeldrivevehicles withlowgroundclearance mayhavedifficulty onsome inland tracks. Queensland Parks andWildlifeServicepublishesan invaluable weekly report, providingdetails of trackconditionson theIsland andQPWScampsite availability.To booka 4WDfor hirepleasevisit our websiteto booknow. CanI driveontheBeach? Yes,travellers areadvisedto attempt beach travelonlyat low tide. Theocean beachhas hazardsincluding washouts,particularly afterheavy rainand rough seas.Waveaction exposes dangerous rocks. Forbeach driving a reduction in tyrepressure to 136kpa(18-21psi) is recommended and an 80 kilometre per hour speed limit is enforced. Keep yourspeed downwhenpassingpeople or parkedvehicleson the beach. Warning - Bewareof aircraft landing on the beach, particularlyat low tide. Keep Clear. Whenisthe best time totravelon the beach? Aroundlow tide is the best time totravelon thebeach.Avoiddrivingduring the twohours eitherside of high tide, andoften for longer, becausesome areas aremoreaffected thanothersby tidal activity and onshore winds.For satety,avoid travelling atnight. Warning - Caution should betakenwhencrossing freshwatercreeks. Walk throughit to check the depth of waterand softness of sand first, then cross slowly.Do not stopyourvehiclein any creek bed.

  2. Do SpeedLimitsand RoadRules apply onFraser Island? Yes,speed limitsapply onFraser Island: 80kilometres perhour on the beach and 35kilometres perhour on the inland tracks although sloweris recommended. Onmanyof the inlandtracks only 15 kilometresperhour is possible.All vehiculartracks andtheeastern beacharedesignated roadsand normalroad rulesapply. Seatbeltsshould bewornat all times. Nevercarry passengers outside the vehicle cabin aspeople travelling inthismanner havebeen seriously injured bybeing thrownfrom vehicles. Keep to the left ofoncoming vehicles atalltimes.Use indicators when overtaking or turning. For 4wdhirefraserislandorfraserisland4wdhireplease clickhereto visit our site.