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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
Departs Kingfisher Bay Resort Jetty 7:50# 10:30# 14:00# 17:00# 20:30

Additional sailings outside of the scheduled services may be available - visit our Facebook page for more information.

#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

Car parking is available in the secure lot at Kingfisher Bay Mainland Reception, for those not taking a vehicle across to Fraser Island.

First night: $25
$20 each night after that.

Please note: There is limited availability, so booking in advance is recommended. 

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 31st March 2020.
*Peak Dates: 15 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019. 19-22 April 2019, 21 Sep - 7 Oct 2019, 14 Dec - 27 Jan 2019.

Things to do on Fraser Island

Whether you prefer the leisure status or are an adventure-seeker at heart, the team at Kingfisher Bay Resort have developed a series of immersive and Ranger-guided activities that appeal to all ages... From canoe paddles along the western bay to soothing treatments at the Island Day Spa, you'll be spoilt for choice, naturally.