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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.

Check in 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.

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

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

Kingfisher Ferry Transfer Time Table
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.

Fraser Island Barges Transfer Time Table
Departs River Heads 8:30 10:15 16:00
Departs Wanggoolba Creek 9:00 15:00 17:00

Kingfisher Bay Ferry Passenger Service:

One Way Adult: $35 / Child: $18
Return Adult: $60 / Child: $30

All rates are in Australian Dollars and are valid until 31 March 2018.  NB: Unless specified, ferry transfers are not included in your resort room rate.

Fraser Island Barges Service:

Off Peak: $175 Return
(Includes driver only. $5.00 per extra vehicle passenger)

*Peak: $200 Return
(Includes driver only. $5.00 per extra vehicle passenger)

All rates are in Australian Dollars and are valid until 31 March 2018.
*Peak Dates: 8 - 17 Apr 2017, 16 Sep - 2 Oct 2017, 22 Dec - 21 Jan 2018, 24 Mar - 31 Mar 2018.

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