Kingfisher Bay Resort - Fraser Island Accommodation

Day Away Day Trips To Beautiful Fraser Island


You don’t need a four-wheel-drive to spend quality time on Fraser Island. With a Day Away trip, you can literally laze the day away on Fraser’s sheltered western side. Our 'Day Away' package from Hervey Bay includes:

  • Courtesy pick up from your accommodation house
  • Return passenger ferry transfers
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Catch beach breezes and enjoy full choice of the blackboard lunch menu at The Maheno (not The Sand Bar as brochured)
  • A Ranger-guided eco walk
  • A Ranger-guided canoe paddle to the mangrove colony at Dundonga Creek (this is a set time in the What's On Guide - activities are tide and weather dependent)
  • Cast off a line a the jetty or western beach - we'll provide the rods
  • Access to Kingfisher Bay Resort’s amenities including the resort's main pools.

Meeting point: Your accommodation house in Hervey Bay.

What to expect:  Your ‘Day Away’ starts as you are picked up from your accommodation house and transferred to the River Heads jetty for your scenic cruise across the Great Sandy Strait (ferries depart at 0900 or 1230) – and you can pick your return time home at 2pm, 5pm or later. On arrival you’ll be met by a Resort Ranger who’ll explain the lay of the land and the run down of your day’s activities.

Kingfisher Bay’s afternoon and evening holiday program is guaranteed to keep those ‘Junior Eco Rangers’ in your family entertained. There are plenty of kids’ activities to choose from including night walk adventures, star gazing, freak frog sessions, bush craft, beach games, animal tracking, a low ropes course, movie nights, shelter making and a Junior Eco scavenger hunt

The calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait are safe for the family to swim and fish. Plus there are optional water sports, learn to fish clinics, canoe paddles or Junior Eco Ranger activities for a small additional cost. For the bigger children there are tennis courts and for the little ones an Ausplay playground with climbing frames, swings and slides. The resort’s Sand Bar restaurant also has two large swimming pools to amuse.

Day Away passes cost $65* for adults and $35* for children aged 4-14. Family tickets are available for $165* (2 adults and 2 children).

Please note: This day trip stays in and around the resort grounds and activities listed are tide and weather dependent); is not a tour and does not include a full day tour of Fraser Island. If you wish to book a day tour (they leave daily at 0750 from the resort) please check out tours departing ex Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach. 

To book call Kingfisher Bay's Reservations team on 1800 072 555 (toll free within Australia) or +61 7 4120 3333. Note age restrictions for Junior Eco Rangers (children 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

*Some booking conditions apply. Beverages are not included in the package unless specified.

Our Eco Philosophy

We believe in: "Ecologically sustainable tourism that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation".
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About Fraser Island

Stretching over 123 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. more