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Manta Ray Barge is a locally owned Fraser Island Barge service.

10 Dec 2019Hi everyone, Just letting you know the inland/high tide track is now open, up too the 11km beach access road.

*** 1st January 2020  Manta Ray Barge is increasing all barge fares $10 per ticket, it has been 3 years since the last price increase, as of the 1st Jan 2020 a 4wd return will cost $130 if you want to beat the price rise call and pre-order your Jan travel before 22nd Dec 19***

Our Barges operate daily from 6.00am to 5.15pm – No bookings required but Permits need to be obtained prior to your trip. Click for details.

The trip to Fraser Island from Inskip Point Rainbow Beach takes approximately 10 minutes and with 2-3 barges operating during peak seasons.

Time to get excited!

Christmas is almost here; that means fun in the sun, Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek & Ocean Lake are waiting your arrival. 

Traveling to Fraser Island for the 2019 Christmas holidays, then now is the time to call the office and get your Barge ticket, vehicle permit & camping pre-paid and mailed out, don’t be the family sitting in the car park, be the family sitting in the tube, floating down Eli, let the office get you there sooner and stress free.

December 2019 Christmas Barge Operating Hours

1st – 24th       6:00am til 5:15pm 

     25th            10:30am til 5:15pm

26st – 27th     5:00am til 5.15pm

28th – 31st     5:30am til 5.15pm

Manta Ray Barge & Permit Office is open 7 days a week.

“Office is Closed Christmas day “

Our Office is the first point of contact when driving into Rainbow beach, just past the 60km sign on the left hand side of the road. 66 Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach Qld 4581.

Manta Ray Barge & Permit Office Hours –  from 7.00 am – 3.00 pm  weekdays & 6.00 am – 3.00 pm Weekends

The Manta Ray Fraser Island Barge service is a small locally owned and independent Australian company and believe every Australian and also the overseas visitor should be able to enjoy the Fraser Island experience.

Approaching peak seasons it is highly recommended to purchase barge tickets and permits in advance especially camping permits. 

Please contact our office on 07 5486 3935 and purchase your tickets and permits in advance and we can send them out to you.


Why Choose the Manta Ray?
  • Available 365 days a year
  • Locally owned and operated
  • A portion of our profits go to support the local community
  • Our aim is to provide a Friendly, professional service.