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Ferry & Barges


Kingfisher Ferry has six 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. NOTE: Unless specified, ferry costs are not included in your resort room rate.

KINGFISHER PASSENGER AND VEHICLE FERRY CHECK IN LOCATION (western gateway access from River Heads, Hervey Bay)

Location: Kingfisher Bay Mainland Reception
Address: Shop 7/54, River Heads Shopping Village, River Heads Road, River Heads, Queensland 4655. (Note: River Heads Road becomes Ariadne Street at the Shopping Village)

Guests are advised to arrive at the mainland reception 40 minutes prior to ferry departure for check in. A courtesy shuttle from the Mainland Reception to ferry will leave 10 minutes prior to ferry departure time.

Pre-booking passenger ferry or vehicle ferry transfers is recommended.

Departs River Heads 6:45 9:00 12:30 15:30 18:45 **21:30
Departs Kingfisher Bay Resort Jetty 7:50# 10:30# 14:00# 17:00# 20:30 **23:00


**Please note:  The 21.30 ex River Heads and the 23.00 ex Kingfisher are not currently operating. These services will resume during peak periods.  

#Please check ferry times carefully before booking airfares and allow enough travelling time.  The travelling time across the Great Sandy Strait is 50 minutes and it is approximately 15 minutes from River Heads to the airport. If you are using our portering service, please allow extra time to identify and collect your bags.


In addition to Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island Barges run daily services to Wanggoolba Creek from River Heads. The journey is approximately 30 minutes.  All transfers time are subject to changes without advance notice. Please check with reservations at the time of booking for the current schedule.

Daily barge transfers are also available from Inskip Point at Rainbow Beach between dawn and dusk, landing at the most Southern tip of Fraser, Hook Point. Crossing time from Inskip Point takes approximately 10 minutes. Note Inskip Services are run by a separate company and must be booked directly with them.

RIVER HEADS TO WANGGOOLBA CREEK (western gateway - access from River Heads, Hervey Bay)

Departs River Heads 08:30 10:15 16:00
Departs Wanggoolba Creek 09:00 15:00 17:00


INSKIP POINT TO HOOK POINT (southern gateway - access from Rainbow Beach)

NB: This service is not operated by the Kingfisher Bay Resort Group and our Reservations team are unable to make bookings on our behalf.

Departs Inskip Point On demand between dawn and dusk.
Departs Hook Point On demand between dawn and dusk.

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