Kingfisher Bay Resort Group Brochure
Immerse yourself in the Australian beach and bush on Queensland’s world’s largest sand island. The Kingfisher Bay Resort group is an industry leader, providing eco-accredited touring / accommodation options on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
AUSTRALIAâ€™S ISLAND where to stay Activities itineraries Packages and Tours getting to fraser Kingfisher Bay Resort Cool Dingo Tours Fraser Explorer Tours Eurong Beach Resort The Fraser Island Specialists Kingfisher Bay Resort Group White-b ellied S ea Eagle contents Immerse yourself in the Australian beach and bush on Queensland’s world’s largest sand island. The Kingfisher Bay Resort group is an industry leader, providing eco-accredited touring / accommodation options on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The Mahen o Shipwre ck Wanggoolba Cre ek boardwalk kingfisher bay resort Surrounded by National Park bushland eurong beach resort Fraser Island’s best waterfront address cool dingo tours Adventure and 4WD fun for 18-35s fraser explorer tours Eco-accredited tours to the iconic sites FraseR Island Barges Regular return services daily to Kingfisher Bay Resort and Wanggoolba Creek cover Fraser Island is one of the only places in the world where sub-tropical rainforest grows completely in sand at elevations of 200m. Stonetoo l Sandblo w Unearthing the World’s Largest Sand Island Queensland’s Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape for adventurous travellers. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and total immersion in nature. The natural diversity of this island paradise – sub-tropical rainforest, stunning dune lakes, arid dunes, fresh-water creeks and the seaside – makes it a must-see on any Australian east coast itinerary. The Butter fly Lakes Satinay stands in Pile Valley -M s on 75 Dingoe h ile Beac The Coral Sea from Indian Head Immerse yourself in nature at Kingfisher Bay From beginning to building to being, Kingfisher Bay Resort had to measure up as a place fit to grace the extraordinary environmental treasure that is Fraser Island. Buildings sit lightly on the land to allow Fraserâ€™s wildlife to move freely; external colours reflect the natural hues of its surrounds; and resort rangers are generous with their knowledge of bush and beach. Set in a natural sand amphitheatre, generous-sized hotel rooms are offset with private balconies which offer bush, mirror lake or bay views. Self-contained two and threebedroomed villas and holiday houses offer a comfortable base from which to explore this giant sand dune. Thereâ€™s even multi-share accommodation for groups. The resort’s Executive Chef has drawn inspiration from Fraser Island’s indigenous Butchulla tribe – crafting his menus to blend seasonal, local produce, fresh seafood, Australian bush tucker and island living. This is a place where herbs and garnishes are home-grown at the resort’s nursery, and delivered fresh by our gardeners to the kitchen door. Kingfisher Bay’s signature restaurant, Seabelle, offers a high-end bush tucker dining experience and complements the bistro-style, café and buffet outlets on offer. Plus, our Flames of Fraser pop-up restaurant artfully combines beach setting, the bush flavour palette and the art of story-telling into an unforgettable Fraser night. SEE FRASE FAMO R’S U SPOTS S Adventure Package* Explore World Heritage wilderness with local experts. Whale Watching Package* Interact with these giants of the deep in calm waters. • 2 nights resort hotel accommodation • Return passenger ferry transfers • Hot buffet breakfast daily • Beauty Spots 4WD tour of Fraser Island. • 2 nights resort hotel accommodation • Return passenger ferry transfers • Hot buffet breakfast daily • Whale watching cruise ex the resort • Sightings guaranteed. Relaxation vs. Adventure A bustling activity schedule and variety of day tour options allows guests who base themselves at the resort to do as much or as little as they want on land and on the water. Cruise with the Humpbacks; explore the trails of Fraser Island’s Great Walks; make your own tracks with our Segway green machines; play tennis or beach cricket; indulge with a day spa treatment or simply bubble away in the jacuzzi. * Prices available from kingfisherbay.com or your local travel agent. Some conditions apply. ADVEN TU AND RE RELAX ATION STA LONGY ER EXP ERIEN MORE CE Indulgence Package* Soothe tired muscles or just pamper yourself. FRASER ALL OVER Package* Spend more time exploring the island’s beauty spots. • 3 nights resort hotel accommodation • Free upgrade to spa room • Return passenger ferry transfers • Hot buffet breakfast daily • Bottle of wine and cheese platter • 30 minute massage. • 3 nights resort hotel accommodation • Return passenger ferry transfers • Hot buffet breakfast daily • Beauty Spots 4WD tour of Fraser Island • Champagne Pools and Indian Head 4WD tour. Top Tip: If you stay longer, you’ll see more. Ask about our two-day island tours that take in Indian Head and The Champagne Pools. Trim 3mm WHAT A WAY TO DISCOVER FRASER No Tents. No Sleeping Bags. No Cooking. No Driving. No Hidden Charges. No Worries! Bring your sense of humour and your camera as you and likeminded travellers embark on a Cool Dingo wilderness adventure on the world’s largest sand island – Fraser Island. Our experienced Ranger Guides take all the hassles out of managing tides, traffic and navigation – leaving you time to just have fun! Discover all of Fraser’s iconic spots as you travel in air-conditioned comfort and return to your lodge-style accommodation each night for a refreshing shower and buffet dinner. and Departn via retur bay y herve nbow i a r or beach Forget stuffy tents, on Cool Dingo you’ll stay in a comfortable timber lodge, set in the Aussie bush. Each insect-screened cabin has five bedrooms, a common room, two bathrooms and a balcony. The famous Dingo Bar is a great place to share a meal and relive the day’s adventures. DAY 1 THE ADVENTURE BEGINS Lunch + Dinner + Accommodation * • G et your day pack ready for the start of the tour with towel, swimmers, sunscreen etc • T ake a dip in Lake McKenzie Fraser’s most beautiful lakeside beach • V isit the historical heart - Central Station and the rainforest boardwalk • S ee ancient King Ferns at Wanggoolba Creek and visit Pile Valley’s famous Satinay trees • Tour to Basin Lake, which is perched high in the dunes. CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2011, 2012 & 2013 Cool Dingo Tours WINNER TOP TIP Tired of packing and repacking? Book a pre or post night for as little as $49 pp all inclusive and spend more time on Fraser Island. DON’T MISS A SWIM IN LAKE MCKENZIE & A SPLASH IN THE CHAMPAGNE POOLS DAY 2 FRASER’S BEAUTIFUL BEACH SIDE Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + (Accom for 3 day tours only) m • S wim in a crystal-clear freshwater creek with ocean views * • V isit the Pinnacles Coloured Sands and learn about local mythology • Snap a photo of the Maheno wreck on 75-Mile Beach • C limb Indian Head for Fraser Island’s most spectacular views • E xperience a natural rock pool jacuzzi at The Champagne Pools. Two-day tour passengers depart after dinner on the 8.30pm ferry from Kingfisher Bay Resort. This tour must finish in Hervey Bay. Fun in the sun at Eli Creek! SS Maheno wreck COME PARTY ON MY ISLAND Walk the rainfores t boardwalk odge Wilderness L DAY 3 GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT MEMORIES Breakfast + Lunch * • Trek through the sand to an oasis - Lake Wabby • See Fraser’s shifting sands at Hammerstone Sandblow • An all-you-can-eat lunch at Eurong Beach Resort • S wim or try your hand at Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the clear fresh waters of beautiful Lake Birrabeen e McK Dip in Lak enzie • C hoose an optional Air Fraser joy flight and take off right from the beach (available on Day 2 as well). * Itinerary can vary due to seasons, tides and weather conditions. explorer Lake McKenzie fraser tours Coloured Sands Day Tour* Departs daily from Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach. Explore this pristine wild with a local guide who knows its secrets. Drive along Fraser Island’s sand tracks to Central Station – a former forestry camp. 75-Mile Beach Walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek, which flows silently through lush sub-tropical rainforest. Eli Creek Drive up the famous 75-Mile Beach to see the coloured sands of The Pinnacles and the wreck of the cruise ship 55 Maheno – it’s a great photo opportunity. Stop for a swim at Eli Creek, wade through the cool, fresh water or enjoy the surrounds from the boardwalk. Lake McKenzie is Fraser’s most beautiful fresh-water lake. Take a swim in the crystal-clear waters or just chill out on its white sandy shores. A fun adventure with an expert guide who’ll manage tide, traffic and navigation while informing you all about the island. Tour includes: Courtesy transfers, return ferry transfers, National Park fees, expert local guide and buffet lunch at Eurong Beach Resort. 2 Day Tour* Amazing value – upgrade to a 2 Day Tour. Extend your Fraser Island adventure and explore even more of this World Heritage wilderness with an overnight stay on Fraser’s eastern side. Indian Head DAY 1 Drive along the 75-Mile Beach ocean highway and take off from the beach airstrip aboard an Air Fraser optional joy flight. Discover Fraser’s ancient rainforests and giant King Ferns at Stonetool Sandblow Wanggoolba Creek and Central Station. Visit perched lakes and take a dip in the clear blue waters of Lake McKenzie, the island’s most photographed location. Enjoy a swim in emerald-green Lake Wabby – the perfect way to refresh after walking across Hammerstone Sandblow. DAY 2 Wade through the shallow waters of Eli Creek or float downstream to the Pacific Ocean. Snap your picture-perfect Fraser Island shot at the SS Maheno Wanggoolba Creek Shipwreck. Visit The Pinnacles Coloured Sands and learn the legend of their creation. Indian Head for the magnificent view and to see Fraser’s marine life swimming by in the Coral Sea. The Champagne Pools’ rocky formation forms a gorgeous natural jacuzzi. Tour includes: Courtesy shuttle transfers to/from mainland hotel accommodation, return ferry transfers, National Park fees, one night’s accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort, expert local guide, buffet dinner, breakfast and two lunches. There are no extra costs! Trip Advisor Travellers have voted The Champagne Pools and Fraser Explorer Tours has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for maintaining our high rating. Our custom-designed 4WD buses Lake Wabby SS Maheno Shipwreck and local guides make quick work of the tides and terrain as we show you the iconic spots in this World Heritage-listed wild. Fraser Explorer Tours CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2013 WINNER *Itineraries may change for one and two day tour due to tide and weather conditions. Eurong Beach Resort: Fraser Island’s best beachfront address 75 miles of golden beach highway, a 4x4 and you… an actionpacked adventure awaits on Fraser Island – and you’ll be in the driver’s seat from start to finish. There aren’t too many beach resorts that can boast that they’re built in the dunes beside one of the world’s best beaches… but Eurong Beach Resort can. Set on Fraser Island’s famous east coast, it’s an easy ferry trip and four-wheel drive from River Heads (Hervey Bay) via Wanggoolba Creek; Kingfisher Bay Resort to the west; and from Rainbow Beach (via Inskip Point) to the south. Choose from hotel rooms with kitchenettes which can sleep up to three or spacious, self-contained, two-bedroom apartments, which can accommodate four people. Multi-share accomodation is also available for groups. Slip into island living. Eurong really is the hub for 4x4 drivers on Fraser Island and the perfect base for your island adventure. A general store and bottle shop provide all the essentials including camping gear, bait and tackle, ice, fishing gear and fuel. Plus, there are tennis courts and WIFI for those that need their dose of internet. And, when the dayâ€™s exploring is done, our Beach Bar offers a lively atmosphere and the chance to mingle with campers, locals and Fraser Island visitors and swap stories over a cold beer. At night, you can relax poolside; or head to the Beach Bar for a game of pool or our trivia nights. PLUS there is air hockey and games for the kids. Distance Chart (in km) Note: Distances may vary depending on tyre pressure and wheel slip in soft sand. 1282.8 801.3 699.3 462.1 405.4 300.7 269.6 165.5 1115.5 634 532 294.8 238.1 133.4 120.4 Brisbane 1028 546.4 444.4 207.3 150.5 32.2 1010 528.4 426.4 189.2 132.5 958 476.5 374.5 133.6 881.8 400.3 298.3 590.2 108.7 477 Airlie Beach Rockhampton Gladstone River Heads Rainbow Beach Noosaville Maroochydore Byron Bay By air, by sea, by rail and more… Self Drive – Australia’s Nature Coast It’s a leisurely 4 hour drive from Brisbane City – follow the Bruce Highway through the rich farmlands of the Sunshine and Cooloola Coasts towards Hervey Bay. Take the Maryborough exit and follow the signs to Hervey Bay; Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road and River Heads. If you’re heading south from Cairns or the gorgeous coastal towns, follow the Bruce Highway through sugar cane country and turn off at Torbanlea. Follow the signs to Hervey Bay; Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road and River Heads. Secure car parking is available at Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Mainland Reception, located at Shop 7/54 River Heads Village on River Heads Road. 4WD vehicle hire is available from Kingfisher Bay Resort. Island Ferries Fraser Island Barges runs regular ferry crossings per day from River Heads, Hervey Bay to Kingfisher Bay Resort and to Wanggoolba Creek (a 40-minute drive to both Kingfisher Bay Resort and to Eurong Beach Resort on the eastern beach). The Inskip Point vehicle ferry departs during daylight hours. This service runs every 10-15 minutes. It’s advisable to book ferry transfers to avoid disappointment. Daily Vehicle and Passenger Ferry Timetable • River Heads to Kingfisher Bay Resort: 06:45, 09:00, 12:30, 15:30, 18:45, 21:30* • Kingfisher Bay Resort to River Heads: 07:50, 10:30, 14:00, 17:00, 20:30, 23:00* *Departures operate seasonally. Check online for details. • River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek: 08:30, 10:15, 16:00 • Wanggoolba Creek to River Heads: 09:00, 15:00, 17:00 Top Tip: Prebook and park your car or campervan in our secure car park and enjoy a two-day tour to Fraser Island – there’s more time to explore. Fraser Island lies just 5 nautical miles from River Heads and is easily accessible with ferries providing access from Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach (to the south). Planes Qantaslink operates daily flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay and Virgin Australia flies daily from Sydney. Kingfisher Bay Resort provides airport transfers for guests to the ferry departure point. These must be booked in advance. Air Fraser Island also operates charter services from Fraser Coast / Hervey Bay Airport or from Sunshine Coast Airport (in the south) to Fraser Island. Buses Trains Queensland Rail runs daily train services from Brisbane (in the south) and Cairns (in the north) to Maryborough West Station. Kingfisher Bay Resort provides shuttle transfers for guests to the ferry departure point, which must be booked in advance. The Fraser Coast is well serviced by coach companies (including Greyhound) and several shuttle services (including Tory’s Transfers) which offer daily services to/from Brisbane’s Roma Street Transit Centre and via the Domestic and International airports. Pre-booking is required. Ask Reservations about options from the Sunshine Coast. 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