River Heads


Located 15 minutes from Hervey Bay on Queensland’s Fraser Coast region, River Heads is a major departure point for vehicles and walk on passengers to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and has magnificent views of Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Strait and the Mary River estuary. The boat ramp is suitable for launching a large range of craft and there is ample car and trailer parking available. Rock fishing at the point will give you a good opportunity to land yourself an impressive catch as well as giving you the chance to admire the dolphins, turtles and dugongs which frequently pass by.

Barges to the world’s largest sand island (Fraser Island) depart daily from River Heads to both Kingfisher Bay Resort and Wanggoolba Creek.

Quick Facts

River Heads is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Fraser Coast  in Queensland, it is located approximately 229kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 13.992 square kilometres. River Heads has a recorded population of 1539 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to River Heads we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know River Heads and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.