Kingfisher Bay Resort Guide, K'gari (Fraser Island)
Residing in harmony amongst the native surrounds of K’gari (Fraser Island), Kingfisher Bay Resort is a luxury eco-friendly getaway offering an idyllic retreat for those seeking a true Aussie experience and a break from the city life.
K’gari (Fraser Island) is both a UNESCO World Heritage listed site and a national reserve called the Great Sandy National Park. Rich in diverse ecosystems, crystal clear creeks and lakes, towering rainforests and fascinating wildlife.
If you're on the hunt for a supreme holiday spot to recharge the batteries and still access a range of adventure activities, then keep reading as this article provides you with a comprehensive guide to Kingfisher Bay Resort on K’gari (Fraser Island).
HOW TO GET TO KINGFISHER BAY RESORT
Built in 1992, Kingfisher Bay Resort can be found on the western side of K’gari (Fraser Island). Famous for being the world’s largest sand island, K’gari is located just off the east coast of Queensland, Australia across the Great Sandy Strait.
Access to the island is mainly by ferry. A scenic 50 minute boat ride from the River Heads in Hervey Bay will see you land on the doorstep of Kingfisher Bay Resort. This beachfront retreat is a popular gateway to exploring the pristine natural wonders that draw thousands of people here every year.
Alternatively, if you're travelling by 4WD, there’s also a ferry from Inskip Point in Rainbow Beach that takes just 10 minutes across, and lands on the southern tip of K’gari (Fraser Island). From here it’s about a two hour leisurely drive to Kingfisher Bay Resort.
KINGFISHER BAY RESORT ACCOMMODATION
The resort features various accommodation styles including standard hotel rooms, self-contained villas, and multi-bedroom holiday houses. From honeymooning couples, to large families, Kingfisher Bay Resort has something to suit everyone. All are designed to blend in gracefully with the wild and beautiful bushland, and offer up a blissful atmosphere to relax with loved ones.
Resort Hotel Rooms
Tucked into the natural landscape, these Queenslander-style rooms are spacious, peaceful and private – the perfect retreat from everyday life. Linked by pathways that meander through the grounds, the Resort Hotel Rooms offer a leisurely stroll to the central complex. With all the creature comfort amenities like Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV, bar fridge, tea/coffee, room service, balcony, bath/shower and hotel toiletries, you can relax to your little heart’s content while listening to the serene sounds of island life.
Settled amongst the Australian bush, over 100 self-contained one - three bedroom villas blend effortlessly with the K’gari environment. All villas feature fully-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, TV, bath/shower, linen, ceiling fans and more. These villas are great for couples and families wanting the extra space and privacy while still accessing all the conveniences of the Kingfisher Bay Resort central complex.
Bring your mates, bring the whole family and stay in your own fully self-contained holiday home on K’gari. These three - six bedroom stand alone homes can host up to 15 people and provide complete access to Kingfisher Bay Resort amenities! With a short stroll to the beach, these architecturally-designed homes have all the comforts of a home away from home, in an unbeatable location!
Visit the beautiful K'gari yourself on one of these tours!
KINGFISHER BAY RESORT RESTAURANTS AND BARS
You’ll find several dining options on offer at Kingfisher Bay Resort that showcase a range of fresh local produce and incredible flavours to tantalise the taste buds! Three restaurants offer guests the choice of a-la-carte dining, themed buffets, poolside eats, a bistro and pizzeria. And with four resort bars to choose from, guests can unwind with a refreshing selection of signature cocktails and beverages to hit the spot.
Dune Restaurant (formerly Seabelle)
Set amongst an ambient atmosphere in the heart of the resort, Dune is Kingfisher’s brand new signature restaurant with a freshly curated Asian fusion menu. It's an indulgent array of spicy, salty and sweet to tease the taste buds. Think delicious dumplings, sizzling stir-fry's, flavourful curries and nourishing noodle dishes packed with authentic aromas.
Sand & Wood Restaurant
Overlooking the main pool and native greenery, start the day right with a hearty breakfast at Sand & Wood. Enjoy a continental-style or full hot buffet brekkie including tea, coffee and smoothies. Lunch time brings about the tastes of modern Australian cuisine in a simple but inspiring menu crafted only from the finest produce in select regions around the country. With starters, pool snacks and filling mains on offer, you won’t be disappointed.
The Sand Bar And Bistro
Enjoy the best in casual dining on K’gari (Fraser Island) with The Sand Bar and Bistro. Hit the spot after a long day of activities with made-to-order pizzas and a classic bistro menu serving up all the Aussie favourites like burgers, chicken parmigiana and surf and turf to name a few. A laid-back and relaxed space to chill out with family and friends by two lagoon swimming pools.
Formerly known as the Seabelle Lounge, this cosy, ambient inside rainforest space is the ideal place to come for an arvo drink, pre-dinner beverage or a late night tipple. Adjacent to the all new Dune Restaurant, watch expert mixologists shake up unique cocktails infusions or pour the perfect vino, beer or tonic from a world-class beverage list.
Wake up with an espresso coffee poolside, indulge in a cheeky afternoon cocktail, or unwind with some evening drinks and a nightcap at the newly renovated Maheno Bar. Choose from a generous beverage list or order a selection of light snacks to nibble on throughout the afternoon.
Retreat to the western beach for a drink at The Sunset Bar. Primely positioned at the Kingfisher Bay Jetty, this is one of the more iconic bars at Kingfisher Resort. This chill setting features comfy bean bags and lounge chairs on the beach or casual seating on the deck. It’s a satisfying way to end the day while having a beer and watching the sunset over the Sandy Strait with mates.
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
There’s no shortage of things to see and do on K’gari (Fraser Island) and Kingfisher Bay Resort serves as the perfect gateway to them all.
Resort Sports and Tours
The resort itself offers guests the chance to play tennis, go fishing, snorkelling, canoeing and even stand-up paddleboarding straight off the beach. As well as the resort, Hervey Bay has Sunset cruises on the Great Sandy Strait that provide a chance to spot dolphins, turtles, dugongs and even humpback whales during their annual migration season. Join the Bush Tucker Talk and Taste class to learn about native bush tucker ingredients that can be used in cooking!
Swim and Spa
Kingfisher Bay Resort plays host to all your relaxation and rejuvenation needs. Enjoy lounging, soaking and sunbathing at one of the 4 lagoon style swimming pools, including an outdoor hot tub. The Island Day Spa offers the ultimate pamper experience to nourish the soul. Treat yourself to an organic spa experience and go on a journey to release stress and feel refreshed.
Guided 4WD eco-tours around K’gari (Fraser Island) provide guests a great opportunity to explore all the flora and fauna that this unique Aussie paradise is famous for. Traverse the diverse landscapes from beaches, to ancient rainforests and desert oasis. Drive down 75 Mile Beach, visit the Pinnacles, cool off at Champagne Pools, Lake Wabby, Eli Creek, and of course, the ionic Lake Mackenzie.
4WD TOURS THAT STAY AT KINGFISHER BAY RESORT
Wanna skip the camping experience during your trip to K’gari (Fraser Island) and sleep a little more soundly? Then below is a list of 4WD tours that allow you to explore the island and stay in style at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
From Hervey Bay
From Rainbow Beach
From relaxing at the resort to exploring the island via 4WD, Kingfisher Bay Resort invites travellers to unwind, nourish the soul, and get back to nature with immersive tours. It provides a great mixture of activities and accommodations to suit adventurers of all sorts.
So if you’re looking for an authentic Australian holiday experience that doesn’t skimp on the creature comforts, Kingfisher Bay Resort on K’gari (Fraser Island) has you covered.
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