5 days in Fraser Island & Ballina Itinerary

5 days in Fraser Island & Ballina Itinerary

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5 days in Fraser Island & Ballina Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, then head outdoors with The Pinnacles, and then explore the activities along Eli Creek. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step aboard Maheno Wreck and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island vacation planner .

Sydney to Fraser Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: highs in Fraser Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Macadamia Castle, then let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and then take in the waterfront at Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Big Prawn.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ballina road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Ballina. Expect little chillier evenings in Ballina when traveling from Fraser Island in February, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Macadamia Castle
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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©
Macadamia Castle ©
Macadamia Castle
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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