ISLAND WHERE TO STAY Activities ITINERARIES Packages and Tours GETTING TO FRASER
Kingfisher Bay Resort
Cool Dingo Tours
The Fraser Island Specialists
Fraser Explorer Tours
Eurong Beach Resort
Kingfisher Bay Resort Group
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.
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 Replenished with crystal clear water that falls from the skies and lined with soft white sand, Lake McKenzie is one of Fraser Island’s most exquisite natural wonders. Image courtesy of Poon Wai Nang.
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.
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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. When the sun starts to dip below the horizon, the Sunset Bar is the perfect place to be. Relax with a cocktail or enjoy our tasty platters and take in a gorgeous Fraser Island sunset over the ocean.
SEE FRASE FAMO R’S U SPOTS S
WHALES + TOUR + FRASER*
Explore World Heritage wilderness with local experts.
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 • Beauty Spots 4WD tour of Fraser Island.
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.
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DAY S PA ROMANTIC PACKAGE*
REEF AND RAINFOREST PACKAGE*
Relax, unwind and indulge after a day of exploring.
Discover Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef plus Fraser Island.
• 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.
• Return Scenic 35 minute flight from Hervey Bay • • • • • • • •
(Fraser Coast) to Lady Elliot Island 2 nights in a Reef View room at Lady Elliot Island 2 nights in a Wallum Lagoon room at Kingfisher Bay Resort Return ferry transfers to/from Hervey Bay to Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island 4 x full buffet breakfasts 2 x full buffet dinners at Lady Elliot Island Combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour and nature talks at Lady Elliot Ranger-guided Fraser Island Beauty Spot Tour including lunch and refreshments Ranger-guided resort walks and nature talks at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
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DAY 1 THE ADVENTURE BEGINS Lunch + Dinner
• Grab your day pack with towel, swimmers, sunscreen etc • Take a dip in Lake McKenzie Fraser’s most perfect lakeside beach • Visit the historical heart - Central Station and the rainforest boardwalk • See ancient King Ferns at Wanggoolba Creek and visit Pile Valley’s famous Satinay trees • Trek to Basin Lake, which is perched high in the dunes.
“The food was amazing and so was the accommodation-far better than camping like you would on a self drive tour!” Lozaa96, Trip Advisor (Feb 2016)
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FRASER’S BEAUTIFUL BEACH SIDE Buffet Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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m ocean highway • Drive along 75-Mile Beach
• Swim in crystal-clear Eli creek with ocean views • Visit The Pinnacles Coloured Sands and learn about local mythology • Snap a photo of the SS Maheno wreck on 75-Mile Beach • Climb Indian Head for Fraser Island’s most spectacular views • Experience the natural rock pool jacuzzis at Champagne Pools • Choose an optional Air Fraser joy flight and take off right from the beach. Two-day tour passengers depart after dinner on the 8.30pm ferry. This tour must finish in Hervey Bay.
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GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT MEMORIES Buffet Breakfast + Lunch
• Trek through the sand to an oasis - Lake Wabby • See Fraser’s shifting sands at Hammerstone Sand Blow • An all-you-can-eat lunch at Eurong Beach Resort • FREE Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the clear fresh waters of beautiful Lake Birrabeen.
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* Itinerary can vary due to seasons, tides and weather conditions
explorer Lake McKenzie
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.
Drive up the famous 75-Mile Beach to see the coloured sands of The Pinnacles and the wreck of the cruise ship SS 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 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 and Fraser Explorer Tours has been awarded a Certificate
The Champagne Pools
of Excellence for maintaining our high rating. Our custom-designed 4WD buses
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.
*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. TOP TIP: For the ultimate Beach Drive check out the 4WD Hire packages ex Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach and Noosa and stay right in the heart of 75 Mile Beach at Eurong Beach Resort.
Slip into island living. Eurong really is the hub for 4x4 drivers on
Bar offers a lively atmosphere and the chance to mingle with
Fraser Island and the perfect base for your island adventure.
campers, locals and Fraser Island visitors and swap stories
A general store and bottle shop provide all the essentials
over a cold beer.
including camping gear, bait and tackle, ice, fishing gear and fuel.
At night, you can relax poolside; or head to the Beach Bar for a
Plus, there are tennis courts and WIFI for those that need their
game of pool or our trivia nights. PLUS there is air hockey and
dose of internet. And, when the dayâ€™s exploring is done, our Beach
games for the kids.
Distance Chart (in km) Note: Distances may vary depending on tyre pressure and wheel slip in soft sand.
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
Fraser Island Barges runs regular ferry crossings per day from
Highway through the rich farmlands of the Sunshine and Cooloola
River Heads, Hervey Bay to Kingfisher Bay Resort and to
Coasts towards Hervey Bay. Take the Maryborough exit and
Wanggoolba Creek (a 40-minute drive to both Kingfisher Bay
follow the signs to Hervey Bay; Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road
Resort and to Eurong Beach Resort on the eastern beach).
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
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.
at Torbanlea. Follow the signs to Hervey Bay; Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road and River Heads.
Daily Vehicle and Passenger Ferry Timetable
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.
• 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.
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.
• River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek: 08:30, 10:15, 16:00 • Wanggoolba Creek to River Heads: 09:00, 15:00, 17:00
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.
The Fraser Coast is well serviced by coach companies (including Greyhound) and several shuttle services
Queensland Rail runs daily train services from Brisbane (in the
(including Pollys Transfers) which offer daily services to/from
south) and Cairns (in the north) to Maryborough West Station.
Brisbane’s Roma Street Transit Centre and via the Domestic
Kingfisher Bay Resort provides shuttle transfers for guests to
and International airports. Pre-booking is required.
the ferry departure point, which must be booked in advance.
Ask Reservations about options from the Sunshine Coast.
61 7 4120 3333 or 1800 072 555 (toll free in Australia) Reservations@kingfisherbay.com @kingfisherbay facebook.com/kingfisherbayresort http://instagram.com/KingfisherBayResort www.linkedin.com/company/Kingfisher-bay-resort-group www.kingfisherbay.com
P E T F I W
61 7 4120 3333 or 1800 072 555 (toll free in Australia) email@example.com @cooldingotour facebook.com/cooldingotour http://instagram.com/CoolDingoTours www. cooldingotour.com
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61 7 4120 1600 or 1800 111 808 (toll free in Australia) firstname.lastname@example.org @eurongresort facebook.com/eurongbeachresort http://instagram.com/EurongBeachResort www. eurong.com.au
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61 7 4194 9300 or 1800 222 437 (toll free in Australia) email@example.com @fraserbarges facebook.com/fraserislandferry http://instagram.com/FraserIslandFerries www.fraserislandferry.com.au
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61 7 4120 3333 or1800 249 122 (toll free in Australia) firstname.lastname@example.org @frasertours facebook.com/fraserexplorertours http://instagram.com/FraserExplorerTours www. fraserexplorertours.com.au
The Fraser Island Specialists
P E T F I L W
Kingfisher Bay Resort Group
Published on Aug 11, 2013
Immerse yourself in the Australian beach and bush on Queensland’s world’s largest sand island. The Kingfisher Bay Resort group is an industr...