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The Kingfisher Bay Ferry has four services to the resort each day from River Heads and return. This ferry has 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. If your ferry is departing prior to 12pm, please continue straight down River Heads Road, for check in at The Ticket Hut. 

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 Timetable
Departs River Heads 6:45 9:00 12:30 15:30
Departs Kingfisher Bay Resort Jetty 7:50 10:30 14:00 17:00

 

From July 12th:

Kingfisher Ferry Transfer Timetable
Departs River Heads 6:45 9:00 13:00 15:30
Departs Kingfisher Bay Resort Jetty 7:50 10:30 14:30 17:00

 

Ticket Hut/River Heads Mainland Reception:

This office will operate 7 days a week to provide services to barge, tours and resort guests. 

The Ticket Hut will be open daily from 08:00am - 12:00pm (Located by the River Heads Boat Ramp)

(From July 12th, Ticket Hut will be open Fri/ Sat/ Sun from 0800-1100)

River Heads Mainland Reception will open from 12:00pm - 16:00pm

(From July 12th, Mainland Reception will be open 0800-1600)


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.

PLEASE NOTE: The barge service between River Wanggoolba Creek from River Heads will resume from July 12th, however will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. 

All transfers time are subject to changes without advanced notice, and we encourage all travellers to check with our reservations team at the time of booking, for the current schedule.

Fraser Island Barges Transfer Time Table
Departs River Heads 08:30  15:00  
Departs Wanggoolba Creek 10:00 16:30

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 2020.  NB: Unless specified, ferry transfers are not included in your resort room rate.

Fraser Island Barges Service:

Off Peak: $180 Return
(Includes driver only. $5.00 per extra vehicle passenger)

*Peak: $205 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: 21 Sep - 7 Oct 2019, 14 Dec - 27 Jan 2020.
*Rates are for standard 4WD vehicles. 

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