This is a World Heritage wilderness where ocean beaches, stretching beyond the horizon, are flanked by towering sand dunes and multi-hued coloured cliffs; Gin-coloured freshwater creeks wind through forests and spill across the beaches; and fascinating wildlife - birds of prey, lizards, Dingoes, dolphins, Dugong, turtles and Humpback Whales go about their daily business much to the delight of tourists.
The Kingfisher Group incorporating Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Explorer Tours, Eurong Beach Resort, Fraser Island Barges and the Fraser Island Cool Dingo Tour (for 18-35s) provide a diverse range of tours and accommodation for families, couples, solo travellers and groups to experience the best of Fraser Island. Packages are available with transfers from Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay – with other major city connections.
Nestled among tree-covered dunes bordering the Great Sandy National Park and the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, the resort is a paradise for boating, fishing, swimming, bush walking, four-wheel driving and immersing yourself in the magnificent, natural beauty of Fraser Island.
Kingfisher Bay Resort - on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island – includes 4-star 109 self-contained two and three-bedroomed villas; Kingfisher holiday houses for bigger groups; and the 152-room Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort. A natural therapies salon, tennis courts, marine hire, three restaurants and a late night bar and four swimming pools and spa round out the offering.
Kingfisher's Resort Rangers guide a variety of four-wheel-drive coach tours and personalised tours for up to four people, to explore Fraser Island. Rangers also run a daily program of nature walks, talks and activities such as bird watching, star-gazing and fishing clinics within the resort grounds. Dolphin search/sunset cruises operate all year round except from August to October when there are daily whale watch cruises to see the migrating Humpback Whales.
Experienced local guides take you on a fun, off-road adventure (one or two-day accommodated tours) to see the very best of Fraser Island - including the famous Lake McKenzie - arguably the most beautiful of all Fraser Island's dune lakes.
The Fraser Explorer 2 Day Tour visits Lake McKenzie, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek and Indian Head, overnights at Eurong Beach Resort and all meals are included. Day tours are also available from Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach on the mainland.
Eurong Beach Resort, bordering Fraser Island's famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach, offers 2.5 and 3 star quad, twin share and family budget accommodation with a general store, Beach Bar, Buffet and ala carte restaurant, swimming pool and tennis courts on Fraser Island's surf side - the eastern beach.
The resort is situated on the island's best beachfront address and is the perfect base to explore the southern lakes circuit, the beachside attractions - including Eli Creek, Indian Head and The SS Maheno - and the sub-tropical interior of the island. The resort is only accessible by 4WD from two landing points - from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek or Kingfisher Bay Resort in the west or through Inskip Beach and Hook Point in the south. For visitors without their own 4WD, Eurong works with hire car operators in Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach.
Lonely Planet 'wholeheartedly recommends' a Fraser Island off-road Cool Dingo tour and so do our passengers - it's one of the reasons we've been avoided a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the past four years.
Spend action-packed days exploring Fraser Island with other 18-35s and a Ranger-guide, fun nights enjoying bistro meals, playing pool and partying in the famous Dingo Bar at Kingfisher Bay.
These 'no worries' tours do away with the need for tents, sleeping bags, cooking, fuel cost and navigating tides, traffic and tricky sand tracks.
All inclusive 2 and 3 day-tours available ex Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach Brisbane and the Gold Coast.