Remaining beautifully untamed and rugged, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is nothing short of paradise, whether you seek a holiday of adventure or relaxation.
Imagine a natural paradise with a plethora of incredible wildlife and a completely relaxing and peaceful vibe without all the tourists. That’s Fraser Island to a tee – filled with ancient rainforests, coloured sand cliffs, pristine beaches and mirrored lakes, and just 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD.
Nestled among dunes on the edge of the Great Sandy Strait, the Kingfisher Bay Resort is the ideal base for exploring the island. Offering whale watching tours that guarantee you’ll spot these gentle giants from August to September, this eco-friendly resort has got you covered.
This is the absolute best destination to spot these magnificent whales as they stop here on their southern migration to fatten up their calves and feed.
So, when you get the chance to visit Fraser Island, you’ll certainly understand why the humpbacks choose this area for their rest. Intelligent creatures, indeed.
Kingfisher Bay Resort has set out to cater to guests of all budgets. Ranging the accommodation from standard hotel rooms, one-to-three bedroom villas and self-contained holiday houses.
Once you’ve settled in, head down to one of the four swimming pools that the resort offers. Also on the property, a tennis court and a day spa for all the luxury feel at affordable prices. Further along, you’ll find a village centre for all the necessities you’ll need, in case you forgot your swimmers and a towel.
Pop-out of the water and into some smart casual evening wear to attend any of the restaurants and bars in the resort. Three restaurants are available to choose from, the Seabelle boasts a luxurious menu and extensive wine and cocktail menu. While the poolside Maheno Restaurants and the Sand Bar and Bistro has got the classic meals down pat (chicken parma and chips for days). All restaurants take advantage of the gorgeous natural surroundings and exquisite local produce. Serving up all their meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients while overlooking a view to die for.
Once the kids are put to bed, the Sunset and Dingo Bars are the place to spend a late night. Serving up a myriad of drinks, theme nights and entertaining bar games, you can’t leave without a visit.
Tours & Activities
The absolute best destination in the resort for relaxation and serenity is the day spa. All the products used are made from local ingredients and botanical nutrients. Offering treatments in singles or couples version, they’ll make you feel like you’re a million worlds away. The massages, scrubs, wraps, facials and nail treatments are the best on the island.
Junior Eco Ranger Program
The kids can even join in a Junior Eco Ranger program that teaches them about the importance of the fragile ecosystem and its wildlife while they’re out exploring and having fun. They’ll be disconnected from all screens for a little while they are participating in scavenger hunts, bush walks, stargazing and crafts.
Of course, this eco-friendly resort will offer Segway tours. It’s the perfect way to see the beauties of the island while joining in on an off-road adventure. Cruise to speeds around 10 kilometres per hour and head along down the Great Sandy Strait.
Rent a 4WD
When on the world’s largest sand island, you’d be mad not to get out and explore in a 4WD. There’s no better way to spend a day than adventuring along sandy beaches, including famous 75 Mile Beach, spotting wild dingoes endemic to the island, exploring Pile Valley’s forest and stopping off at picturesque Lake McKenzie for a refreshing swim.
Ranger-Guided Canoe Paddle
Winding around from Jetty to Dundonga Creek, this guided canoe paddle activity is super easy and an excellent bonding exercise. The journey only goes for an hour, making this the perfect morning workout for the day ahead. Watch from the seas to witness the myriad of turtles, rays, dugongs and dolphins.
Whale Watching Cruise
Through August to October is the most popular time to visit the island, due to the humpback whale migration season. The Fraser & Whales Package will get you sorted in order to see these magnificent creatures at play. You can also opt to pay for a swim with the whales, now who wouldn’t want to do that?
Of course, if you’d prefer to sit back and take the passenger seat, Kingfisher Bay Resort has a selection of guided tours you can choose from. To witness all the incredible sites on this land, you’ll need a Fraser Island expert to make sure you don’t miss any.
The Beauty Spots Tour takes guests to a whole bunch of iconic locations on the world’s largest sand island. Stopping at Lake McKenzie, Central Station Rainforest, 75 Mile Beach, SS Maheno and Eli Creek are amongst the list. The tour also includes buffet lunch and refreshments. You’ll be guided around the island in a 4WD custom Fraser coach.
Address: Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, QLD
Contact Number: 1800 372 372