4WD Driving on Fraser Island

What better way to learn how to 4WD than by doing it all at a resort on one of the most pristine islands in Australia?

Before you even get to Fraser Island, you will spend 45 minutes traversing the mesmerising Blue water of the Sandy Straight.  Looking out for whales, dolphins, flying fish, turtles and even seals on the very rare occasion.

On arrival at Fraser Island, disembark the ferry and walk along the jetty that guides you to the front door of the beautiful Kingfisher Bay Resort. Keep an eye out for all the fish that love to swim around the piers underneath you.  This is your playground for the day.  You will spend the entire day at the resort relaxing, eating and learning 4WD techniques that will help you when you’re out and about.

The resort has an area dedicated to 4WD training where we show you how to control your vehicle in some pretty challenging terrain.  Learn how to control speed, acceleration and driving line to make your travels as safe as possible while having the minimal impact on the environment that you have come to enjoy.

If you want to put your new knowledge and skills to the test by upgrading to an overnight stay at the resort (who wouldn’t want to do this!?) then you will finish your day of training with dinner at the Maheno Restaurant.  But our favourite part of the upgrade is definitely starting day two with a buffet breakfast before jumping in the vehicle and self driving Fraser Island.

Choose your own adventure on day two and travel the island in your own time making sure that you enjoy lunch at Eurong Beach Resort.

Course dates

  • 25th May 2019
  • 27th July 2019
  • 7th September 2019

Private groups training dates are available on enquiry.

Our PartnersKingfisher Bay ResortOutdoor Adventure Australia

Training Topics

  • How and when to engage 4WD
  • When to use high and low range
  • Tyre pressure considerations
  • Beach driving etiquette
  • Techniques for driving in soft sand
  • Throttle control for challenging terrain
  • Vehicle recovery options and safety when recovering


  • 1 day package, $99 per person plus $299 per vehicle (max 3 ppl per vehicle)
    • Return passenger ferry transfers
    • Half day theory training
    • Half day practical training
    • Morning tea & lunch
  • 2 day package upgrade
    • Add $100 per vehicle and $168 per person twin share or $253 per person single
    • Return passenger ferry transfers
    • Half day theory training
    • Half day practical training
    • Dinner in Maheno Restaurant
    • Overnight hotel accommodation
    • Full buffet breakfast
    • Full day self drive on Fraser Island
    • Morning tea & lunch

Conditions and additional costs

  • Barge fees included in the package price are passenger ferry cost.  If you are bringing your own 4WD, you will need the below return vehicle barge transfer.
  • Return vehicle barge transfer additional $135.00 OR 4WD vehicle hire (from Kingfisher Bay location) $350 per day