The Journey

The departure point for Manta Ray Fraser Island Barge Services is Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach.

When you arrive you look for the Green and Gold barges which are our signature colours on the waters edge at Inskip Point.  We aim to make sure the sand track to the Manta Ray Barge is in good order and please ensure your vehicle is in 4WD before leaving the sealed road.  Follow the directions from our barge operators as they call you onto the barge and park where directed in the designated lanes on board.

You need a Manta Ray Barge ticket to travel with us, as well as a Fraser Island vehicle access permit and camping permit, these can be purchased at our Manta Ray Barge Office in Rainbow Beach or online.

How to get there:

By Car from Brisbane:

Travel North along the Bruce Highway to Gympie, take the Rainbow Beach exit as you come into Gympie on the right  and follow the signs to Rainbow Beach.  As you drive through Rainbow Beach take a left turn opposite the BP service station and travel about 1km to the roundabout.  Turn right at the roundabout and follow the signs to Inskip Point.

Once you arrive at Rainbow Beach pick up your Manta Ray Barge ticket and Fraser Island Travel and Camping Permits, if you do not have them, at our office on the left as you first come into town.

From Bundaberg:

Travel South along the Bruce Highway to Gympie, take the Rainbow Beach exit on the right before KFC (Channon St) and follow this road until you reach a T intersection.  Take a left turn and follow this road until you reach another T intersection and turn left again.  Follow this road for approx 40 kms and watch for the turnoff to Rainbow Beach on your right. As you drive into Rainbow Beach take a right turn opposite the BP service station and travel about 1km to the roundabout.  Turn right at the roundabout and follow the signs to Inskip Point.

Once you arrive at Rainbow Beach pick up your Manta Ray Barge ticket and Fraser Island Travel and Camping Permits, if you do not have them, at our office on the left as you first come into town.

From The Gold Coast:

Travel north along the Pacific Highway; take the Sunshine Coast Gateway Arterial exit and follow the signs.  From this point continue travelling North on the Bruce highway Highway to Gympie, take the Rainbow Beach exit as you come into Gympie on the right  and follow the signs to Rainbow Beach.  As you drive through Rainbow Beach take a right turn opposite the BP service station and travel about 1km to the roundabout.  Turn right at the roundabout and follow the signs to Inskip Point.

Once you arrive at Rainbow Beach pick up your Manta Ray Barge ticket and Fraser Island Travel and Camping Permits, if you do not have them, at our office on the left as you first come into town.

Why Choose the Manta Ray?

Two Barges operating all day means virtually no waiting
Available 365 days a year
Locally owned and operated
A portion of our profits go to support the local community
Friendly, professional service