Fraser Island lies off the Queensland coast, a four-hour drive north of the capital of Brisbane.
Virgin Blue, and Qantas Airlines run daily direct flights to the Fraser Coast/Hervey Bay from Sydney and Brisbane with connections to all other ports as well as daily coach and train transfers from Brisbane.
Kingfisher Passenger and Vehicle Ferry has 4 main services to the resort each day from River Heads and return. This ferry has seating for 220 passengers on two decks with a fully licensed bar and snack food available. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes.
Passenger or 4WD vehicular ferry to Kingfisher Bay Resort, you are advised to arrive at the Mainland Reception River Heads to check-in 40 minutes prior to the ferry departure time. A courtesy shuttle from Mainland Reception to the jetty will leave 10 minutes prior to departure for our walk-on passengers. Self-drivers will be given further instruction by the Reception team
The address of the mainland reception is: Shop 7/54 River Heads Village, River Heads Road,River Heads QLD 4655. (Note to GPS users - River Heads Road becomes Ariadne St at the Shopping Village)
KINGFISHER PASSENGER & VEHICLE FERRY TRANSFER TIMETABLE
Ex River Heads 9:00 12:30 15:30 18:30
Ex Kingfisher Bay Resort: 7:50 10:30 14:00 17:00
Extra Charges apply for passenger ferry transfers and/or vehicle ferry transfers ex River Heads. Not including in the room/ villa rates unless otherwise stated. The cost of return passenger ferry transfer is based on per person and return vehicle ferry transfer is based on per 4WD vehicle plus 4 passengers and will be charged and payable direct upon check in at the resort’s River Heads Mainland Reception.
NOTE: All guests booked on Quickbeds.com will be automatically booked on passenger ferry transfers for a 3.30pm departure from River Heads and 1030 am departure from the resort. To amend passenger ferry booking details or change the booking to a vehicle ferry transfer service ex River Heads, please call 1800 Fraser(372737). If guests did not utlised the service, i.e. own arrangement via Inskip Point, please advise our team at the resort on arrival.
Infants aged 0 to 3 and children 4 to 14Children
14:00 - 10:00Check-in / check-out
Open 24 hoursReception hours
Conventional vehicles can be parked for an additional charge in the adjacent secure car park facility near Kingfisher Bay Resort Mainland Reception at River Heads. Secure car park facility is open from 08:00-18:30. Upon check-in at Mainland Reception, guests will be issued with a secure pin number to gain access to the parking facility. Bookings are highly recommended and can be made directly with our Reservations Team on + 61 7 4194 9300 or 1800 072 555 (within Australia).
Four wheel drive parking is available free of charge within the resort grounds
Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, is a miracle of nature. It is famous for its ancient rainforests, mighty sand dunes, pristine freshwater lakes and streams and an abundance of birds and wildlife. On the ocean side of the island, the sands of Seventy-Five Mile Beach Stretch beyond the horizon. Aboriginal history claims the island as K’gari, meaning paradise. European history is rich with tales of shipwrecks, logging and sand mining. Its World Heritage listing ranks Fraser Island with Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef. As a precious part of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage, it is protected for all to appreciate and enjoy.
Kingfisher Bay Resort, in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings, offers a rare eco-tourism experience. Hidden among tree-covered dunes on the edge of the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, it is a relaxing haven. Kingfisher Bay Resort has won six Australian Tourism Awards and Discovery’s Travel Channel names it Australia’s Best Beach Resort.
Facilities at the resort include 152 resort hotel rooms, 109 self-contained villas, shops, kids clubs, 4 swimming pools, 3 restaurants with a focus of the best of Australian food and wine, bars, a nightclub, massage and beauty therapy centre and more.
Join our rangers on complimentary walks and talks throughout the day. On the morning bird walk you’ll spot some of the 354 species that frequent the island
including honeyeaters, eastern whip birds, rainbow bee-eaters and the brilliant azure, forest and sacred kingfishers. Find out how our plants survive in sand and how the Aborigines and early European settlers used these plants for both food and medicine. Come behind the scenes and see how Australia’s leading environmental resort operates – we have set benchmarks in ecotourism. On a night walk turn the spotlight on rare acid frogs and insectivorous bats around the resort lakes and sugar gliders as they move through the trees. Marvel at the night skies or see our slide presentation and learn to be dingo safe.
FULL DAY RANGER GUIDED 4WD TOUR:
Tours visit the island’s beauty spots including Lake McKenzie, the island’s most beautiful perched lake; tranquil Central Station where you can walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek, as it flows silently through rainforest; Pile Valley with its majestic satinay forest; and an ancient forest being uncovered as Stonetool Sand Blow moves across the island. You’ll also drive along famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach to swim in Eli Creek as it flows swiftly into the ocean, photograph the wreck of the cruise ship Maheno and see the coloured sands of the Pinnacles.
Rangers, experts on Fraser Island’s natural and cultural history, guide the tours conducted in modern, air-conditioned 4WD coaches. Morning tea, afternoon refreshments and a hot and cold buffet lunch are included. Pre booking is advised.
WHALE WATCHING CRUISE (AUG-OCT ONLY) - Join the Kingfisher Bay crew and cruise out to the calm waters of Platypus Bay to watch the gentle giants. They’ll blow your mind! Humpback whales at play in the calm waters just off Fraser Island. Imagine watching as an animal weighing the same as 11 elephants, propels its 15 metre body out of the water with just a few flicks of its giant tail. They often swim quietly close to the boat and sometimes come close enough for you to reach out and touch them. The experienced crew will add to the enjoyment of your day by explaining the whales' behaviour and making the tour educational and entertaining. The vessel is equipped with a hydrophone which allows you to listen to the musical call of the whales. There is also the opportunity to spot other marine lift including dolphins, turtles and dugongs.
JUNIOR ECO RANGERS PROGRAM: Activity program design for kids 5 - 14 years including art, walks, orienteering, canoeing, spotlighting for animals and more. $10 per 2 hour session. 1000 - 1200 and 1330 - 1530. Available weekends and school holidays. Dinner and Evening activities from 1730 - 2100 $20 per child.
Relax with a cocktail by one of the four swimming pools, play tennis, simply bubble in a spa or indulge at the natural therapy and beauty clinic.
You can also enjoy Australian bush foods and wonderful fresh seafood at any of the three restaurants at the resort.
Kingfisher Bay Resort and Fraser Island provide the perfect combination for conference and incentive organisers seeking a destination with a difference.
6 Meeting rooms - Total number of delegates theatre style in main conference room: 300.
The main conference area has natural light, views, surrounded by large undercover decks, complete blackout if required, on & off site catering, special events, a number of outdoor venues are available for unique themed events.
Technical & Business facilities:
Kingfisher Bay Resort offers a full range of Technical equipment & support, secretarial services / data processing facilities, photocopying, business centre access, private meeting rooms, internet access, registration desk.
Deposit Types Accepted by this hotel and details of deposit
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Cash. 1.5% surcharge on all Visa and Mastercard.