The calm, sheltered waters of Platypus Bay, on Fraser Island's western coast, are a prime whale watching spot. Each year from July through to late October, thousands of humpbacks migrate north to frolic, nurture their young and learn some essential life skills. 

And if you holiday where the humpbacks do, our special Fraser + Whales package allows you to experience two wonders in one - the ocean's gentle giants and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

PLUS it's all right on nature's doorstep, from your relaxing base at Kingfisher Bay Resort.


  • 3 nights resort hotel accommodation twin share
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return passenger ferry transfers ex River Heads
  • Half-day whale watch cruise (shuttle transfers leave from reception to the jetty head) once onboard, ask the Whale Cruise staff about purchasing an upgrade to a swim with the whales experience (and don't forget to take your swimmers and a towel)

Please note - The 'Swim with the whales experience' can proceed based on an assessment of weather and safety conditions, at the discretion of the Quick Cat II crew. The beginning of the season is the primary time for whale swims, into early September.

Whale swims are an additional $100, and can be paid in cash or via credit card whilst on your 1/2 day tour. Full refunds for the are issued if the whale swim is unsuccessful.

What to bring:

  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Waterproof camera (wrist strap is advised)
  • Method of payment

*Conditions apply. Valid for travel 17 Jul 2022 - 15 Oct 2022.

FRASER + WHALES: From $499 per person.

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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