Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village, the acclaimed, award-winning resort is superbly at ease with its Fraser Island world heritage surrounds.
Kingfisher Bay Resort - Relaxed. Subdued. Airy. As you're wandering from the beach to your hotel room or self contained villa you'll find your mind automatically slips into relaxation mode.
You'll come to realise the Kingfisher Bay Resort two-level swimming pool was inspired by the postcard-beauty of Lake McKenzie.
You'll find, to your pleasure, the bars and restaurants are as abundant in the bounty of life and living as the island itself. And you'll discover you've a complete island to explore.
Our rangers have organised 4WD tours, nature and bird watching walks and rainforest treks. They've even planned a special kids programme called Junior Eco-rangers.
Or you're free to discover Fraser, from the comfort of the resort, at your own pace. We also have tennis, watersports, fishing and a special beachfront bistro and bar for day visitors. If you were in Paris you'd visit the Eiffel Tower. When you visit the Fraser Coast don't miss Kingfisher Bay Resort. Special holiday packages, day tours and conference packages available. Enjoy 5 nights with your partner on a Romantic Package relaxing on your own private deck or be pampered in award winning style.
Kingfisher Bay Resort Restaurants and Bars.
3 restaurants and cocktail bar; poolside bar; coffee lounge; family restaurant overlooking the Great Sandy Strait and a beachfront brasserie, night club and bar for day visitors.
Shopping village, general store, petrol station, 4WD hire, tour bookings, child minding; guest laundry; recreation club; safety deposit boxes; major credit cards accepted. See also our Services & Facilities
Small and large groups fully catered for with ballroom/main function room seating 300 people theatre style, 180 banquet style and can be divided into 3 sections.
Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Kingfisher Bay's 152 hotel rooms all have private decks which overlook the sea or the lakes and forests which surround the resort. Spa rooms are available on request.
Kingfisher Bay Resort Room Facilities:
- Double\Double or Queen\Single bed configurations
- Maximum 3 adults per room
- Private bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Colour TV
- Information channel
- AM\FM radio
- ISD\STD phone
- Private deck
- Serviced daily
- Interconnecting rooms available
- Children Free when sharing with adults using existing bedding
- Rollaway bed $30 per night
- Cot hire free
- Non smoking rooms available. Facilities are available for guests with disabilities.
Kingfisher Bay Resort Villas.
Self contained two and three bedroom villas nestle among the trees. Ranging in size from bungalows with a master bedroom and a bunk room for the kids to three bedroom town houses with huge living areas, they are delightful holiday homes. All have large private decks with bush or sea views.
Kingfisher Bay Resort Villa Facilities :
- Private deck
- Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
- Bedding, linen and towels supplied
- Colour TV
- AM\FM radio
- ISD\STD phone hairdryer.
Some villas have spa baths on decks.
All Villas unserviced - Housekeeping rates on application.
- Guest Parking
- Day Spa
- Tour Desk
- Conference Facilities
- Meeting Room
- Internet Access
- Queen Beds in Rooms
- Iron in Rooms
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Shower over Bath
- Bar Fridge
- A/C Rooms
- Alarm Clock
- Tea/Coffee Facilities
Kingfisher Bay Resort Information Summary
Fraser Island is not just a four-wheel driving beach adventure.
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.
Kingfisher Bay Resort and Fraser Island provide the perfect combination for conference and incentive organisers seeking a destination with a difference. Kingfisher Bay Resort turns this unique wilderness into a specialist conference venue where you can banquet under the stars, swim in fabulous Lake McKenzie, sail into the sunset on a champagne cruise or enjoy a bush tucker barbecue around a campfire on the beach. Motivate your team with adventure-based challenges - test your sand driving, sailing or orienteering skills. Discover the difference at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. Here a natural wonderland awaits and it provides an unforgettable experience. Kingfisher Bay Resort has won six Australian Tourism Awards ~ perfect for business Meeting Capacity 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.
Kingfisher Bay is a true beach holiday destination where you can stroll along deserted beaches leaving foot prints in the sand, sip cocktails as the sun sets over the sea and count the stars in the clear southern sky - so close you feel you could reach out and touch them. Find your own private spot on the beach to watch the sunset sea or gather at the bar of the Jetty Hut. The calm waters are a haven for swimming, sailing, canoeing and fishing. Rangers guide canoe paddles and teach novices how sail. Daily sailing trips go out to seek dolphins, dugong, and turtles and, from August to October, migrating humpback whales.
Fishing clinics are held daily and all fishing gear can be hired or purchased from the Jetty Hut. Go fishing and get chef in the Sand Bar to cook your catch. Volley ball and games of beach cricket or bocce are popular.
At Kingfisher Bay you can do as much or as little as you want - relax with a cocktail by one of the four swimming pools, play tennis, simply bubble in a spa or indulge in a massage. Bars and restaurants cater for every mood and pocket. Award-winning Seabelle is an a la carte restaurant where modern Australian cuisine meets bush tucker and the wine list features quality Australian wines. In Maheno, overlooking the pool, you'll find hot and cold buffets with food themes changing each night and the fresh seafood on Fridays and Saturdays. At the Sand Bar, by the beach, you can dine al fresco and this bistro also has great pizza. The cafe in the Shopping Village is the place to pick up a picnic or take a coffee break. The resort has an excellent food and wine tasting program to introduce guests to bush foods, Australian wines and food and wine matching. Temperatures average 28C in summer and 22C in winter.
RANGER-GUIDED BUSHWALKS & TALKS: Join our rangers on 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 close to the boat. 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 life including dolphins, turtles and dugongs. * Whale Watching Package available is only from Aug - mid-Oct only.
JUNIOR ECO RANGERS PROGRAM: Activity program design for kids 5 - 14 years including art, walks, orienteering, canoeing, spotlighting for animals and more. Available both day and night sessions during weekends and school holidays. Extra charges apply.