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Fraser Island or Moreton Island or North Stradbroke Island?

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Fraser Island or Moreton Island or North Stradbroke Island?

We are flying from Cairns to Brisbane in mid Oct and intend to hire a car to drive to Sydney over about 10 days. We were thinking of detouring north to visit Fraser Island ( a 1 day or 2 day visit with a tour operator from Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay), but wondered if we could get a similar experience by getting a tour to Moreton island or North Stradbroke Island? Would the sights and scenery between Brisbane and Fraser island justify the detour in any event?

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1. Re: Fraser Island or Moreton Island or North Stradbroke Island?

Fraser can't be compared to the others

can you fly somewhere with closer access than Brisbane

plenty see if you do drive from Brisbane

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2. Re: Fraser Island or Moreton Island or North Stradbroke Island?

Go Fraser Island for sure worth the extra travel time

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3. Re: Fraser Island or Moreton Island or North Stradbroke Island?

Fraser Island, a great day. Be sure to wear you swimsuit under your clothes.

The problem might be the distance.

You can fly Brisbane to Hervey Bay with Quantas. Might be worth looking for the smaller internal flights. Otherwise it is some drive and you will want to stop overnight.

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4. Re: Fraser Island or Moreton Island or North Stradbroke Island?

Sounds like it's got to be Fraser Island. Thanks for the replies.

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5. Re: Fraser Island or Moreton Island or North Stradbroke Island?

Hi Brit, I concur with all above, if you have time when you get to Brisbane airport, why not head straight up to Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay, stay the night before you head off the next day for a 1 or 2 day tour. Get back then head down to the Sunshine Coast for a night or 2 before heading to Sydney.

Safe travels - Robert

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6. Re: Fraser Island or Moreton Island or North Stradbroke Island?

Well for a day or two I would stick to the islands off Brisbane,,, 3-4 days, yes go to Fraser but for just one or two its a fair way to drive and then do your day tour , yes you will get a glimpse of the island but really you could probably utilise your time more so around Stradbroke or Moreton Islands.

All the islands offer different experiences and are all beautiful in their own way. Its a tough one because Fraser really warrants more time and i know people who have hated the fact they sold themselves short on their trip.

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