I know I only just wrote about Fraser Island in my last blog back in January but I had the opportunity to visit there again in March thanks to Kingfisher Bay Resort. They invited myself and fellow photographer Stephen Waller to spend a weekend away at Kingfisher Bay Resort. This time we got to experience the other side of staying on Fraser Island. Instead of roughing it by camping we both got a deluxe room at the resort. We had the chance to experience meals from all the different restaurants along with sight-seeing new areas that we previously hadn’t seen before. It was a fun filled weekend and perfect summer weather. Let me show you what it’s like to explore Fraser Island while staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
After leaving Brisbane late in the afternoon we arrived just in time to catch the last ferry from River Head at Hervey Bay at 6:45pm. The ferry ride from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island is about 45 minutes and drops you right at the resort onto bitumen. If you didn’t have a four wheel drive but wanted to explore Fraser Island you could still do it by staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort and doing tours from there. I was always under the impression that you had to have a four wheel drive to even get onto Fraser Island but you don’t. Once arriving we found our rooms after checking in at reception and then headed to The Sands Bar for dinner which was delicious. Then we hit the hay in preparation for a day of fun the next day!
A relaxing morning at the day spa
The next morning I was booked in for a some special treatments at the Island Day Spa. I love that this spa uses all natural products like The Perfect Potion which are the products I use myself and The Organic Spa range of products. I was treated to a relaxing hot stone massage and wanted to melt into the bed. After dragging myself away from the spa it was time to grab some stand up paddle boards and make our way to Lake McKenzie.
Seeing this stunning place for the first time only a few weeks earlier I still hadn’t forgotten how amazing it was. I was so excited to be heading back there again and we pretty much spent the rest of the day there. We took some stand up paddle boards this time and it was the perfect place for some supping. I couldn’t get off the board. The we swam in the pristinely clear waters and floated around on the pineapple floaty. The weather and water was even more perfect than the last visit. As the sun was starting to dip in the sky we thought we better make tracks and head back to the resort for cocktails at sunset.
Cocktails at The Sunset Bar
After the 30 minute drive from Lake McKenzie back to Kingfisher Bay Resort we went back to our rooms and got cleaned up. Then we headed down to the sunset bar on the jetty and ordered some cocktails and watched the sun go down on a fantastic day! Then it was off to dinner at the Maheno Restaurant which was delicious.
Pedicures on the beach
The next morning I was lucky enough to have some more pampering. This time I had a pedicure and foot massage on the beach at Kingfisher Bay Resort. I rolled out of bed, jumped in my swimmers and walked down to the beach area. It was heavenly sitting in the morning sun with that lovely peaceful view to look upon.
After another wonderful pamper session and some new pimped out toes, it was time to go exploring again. First stop was Central Station. Central station is a rainforest with the crystal clear waters of Wanggoolba Creek running through it. Such a tranquil place to experience.
Lake Wabby was the next spot on the itinerary so we bush bashed our way to the beautifully green coloured lake and the Hammerstone Blow Sand dunes. The sand dunes went for miles and were super cool to explore. After sweating up a storm adventuring all over them it was time to cool off. We slipped and slid our way down into Lake Wabby which was the perfect temperature. Then it was time to drive back to Kingfisher Bay Resort just in time to catch the ferry. It was sadly time to drive back to Brisbane and leave behind this beautiful paradise.
Time to go home….
After an amazing weekend with perfect weather and a comfortable place to stay it was time to head back to Brisbane. We caught the 5:30pm ferry back to Hervey Bay. After 45 minutes on the ferry we were back on the road and 4 hours later we were home.
I am still in awe of how amazing Fraser Island is. Having stayed at the beautiful Kingfisher Bay Resort only made the experience even better. I can’t wait to go back and explore more of this amazing place and will definitely be staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort again.
Big thanks to Kingfisher Bay Resort for having us. Even though this was a sponsored stay as always all opinions are my own.
Check out the video from our adventures below and feel free to give it a like and comment!
If you would like to stay at Kingfisher Bay and explore Fraser Island here are the deeds you need:
Phone: 07 4194 9300
Email: [email protected]
Have you stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort before? I would love to know your experience so leave a comment below 🙂
6 thoughts on “A weekend away at Kingfisher Bay Resort”
Fantastic blog Larissa! I couldn’t agree more with you about how great our stay was at Kingfisher Bay Resort. The food, the rooms, people and facilities were fantastic. It’s the perfect way to experience Fraser Island! Can’t wait to go back but next time I want the massage and pimped out toes! lol!
Haha, Thanks Steve. I’m glad you like the blog and yes next time you will have to get pimped out toes! Lol!
Another great blog Larissa! Beautiful photos and a great video of your trip. Followed your advice from your last blog about Fraser Island and enjoyed a fantastic long weekend camping in February. Now I want to go back and experience the resort! Would love to go back and do some whale watching. Thanks again.
Thanks so much Oscar. Im really glad you enjoyed the blog and video and that’s awesome that you went camping on Fraser Island in February. Im so happy that my blog was great inspiration for you to do that! 🙂
What a fantastic blog and video Larissa. You have really captured the beauty of Fraser Island and Kingfisher Bay Resort looks like a great place to stay! I will be adding it to my bucket list!
Thanks for taking the time read and comment Kiki! Yes, you definitely should check out Kingfisher Bay Resort. Its such a great place to stay and a great base for exploring the island! 🙂