Kingfisher Bay Resort - Information

Kingfisher Bay Resort & Village has 152 hotel rooms, 110 self-contained villas. Check in time 2.00pm - check out time 10.00am.

Hotel rooms have one queen plus one king single bed, private deck, air conditioning, insect screens, bath/shower, colour TV, hair dryer, telephone, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, iron/ironing board.

Facilities are available for guests with disabilities (Hotel rooms only).

Villas are self-contained with 2 & 3 bedrooms, large private decks, insect screens, bath/shower, spa on request, colour TV, clock radio, telephone fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher on request, laundry, iron/ironing board. Some 2 bedroom villas have a loft with 2 single beds accessed by ladder , which may be unsuitable for young children or elderly guests. Please advise on booking.

All bedding, linen and towels are supplied. For visits less than 5 nights, charges apply for servicing and linen/towel changes. Please contact Housekeeping.

Electric current: 240V / 110V

Smoking is prohibited inside all buildings. Smoking is permitted on the surrounding decks outside dining areas.

Kingfisher Bay Resort - Restaurants and Bars

Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village has three restaurants, four bars and a coffee shop.

The Maheno Restaurant, Lounge and Cocktail Bar
Overlooking the swimming pools, the Maheno is open for breakfast, lunch and inner daily. Children's meals are available.
Breakfast: Chose continental or hot, country-style breakfast from the buffet.
Lunch: Dine a la carte on the deck or poolside.
Evenings: Try the cocktail of the day in the Maheno Bar.
Dinner: Buffets have different food themes each night, with a stunning array of hot and cold dishes and desserts. Seafood buffets on Friday and Saturday. Bookings essential.

Seabelle Restaurant
The superb a la carte menu introduces the flavours of the Australian bush combined with quality native meats and fabulous local seafood. There is also a comprehensive vegetarian menu. The wine list features some fine Australia wine by the glass. Be tempted by pre-dinner cocktails in the friendly atmosphere of Seabelle Bar. Open for dinner only. Bookings essential.

Sand Bar Bistro, Pizzeria
Overlooking the beach and two swimming pools, the Sand Bar's vibrant nautical atmosphere makes this a fun, family place to relax for lunch or dinner. There is an extensive blackboard menu plus great pizza in the evenings. On Sundays you can enjoy a carvery buffet lunch. Children's menu also available.

The Pool Bar
Enjoy a cocktail by the pool. The Pool Bar offers drinks from ice-cold beers to tropical cocktails. The lunch menu includes sandwiches, burgers and salads.

The Coffee Rock Cafe
Located in the Shopping Village, this air-conditioned haven offers fresh-baked bread, pastries, hot pies, filled baguettes and rolls, cappuccinos, cold drinks and ice creams.

The Dingo Bar
Located adjacent to the Wilderness Lodge, the bar is accessible via s shuttle bus from reception. Open daily from 7pm until late.

Jetty Hut
Gather here for a drink as the sun sets over the Great Sandy Strait.

Tastes of Australia

Food and Wine Classes
Exploring the local cuisine plays a huge part in the enjoyment of a holiday and the resort has designed an excellent program to introduce guests to Australian food and wine. Book at Seabelle Restaurant.

Bush Tucker Talk and Taste
Friday 5.30pm - 6.30pm $10 per person
Chef is joined by a resort ranger to introduce the many varieties of bush tucker available in Australia. Guest are given the edible fruits, berries and leaves to touch, smell and taste, while a ranger explains how they were used by Aboriginal people. Seabelle chef talks about the modern culinary uses of the bush foods and combines the flavours with delicacies such as kangaroo, crocodile and emu for guests to taste. Chef also shared some recipes. Available for groups on request.

Wine Tasting
Wednesday 5.30pm - 6.30pm $10 per person
Learn about he history, origins and characteristics of Australia wines. A mix if boutique, mainstream, Queensland and exotic wines are tasted.

Palatable Pairings
Tuesday 5.30pm - 6.30pm $15 per person
The chef and resident wine expert get together to match food and wines. Chef prepares two dishes for guests to try, each with two wines. They discuss and demonstrate what to look for when matching food and wine.

What to Wear at Kingfisher Bay Resort

Lightweight casual clothes, sandshoes, hats and sun screen. Smart casual clothing after 6.00pm. Average summer temperature 29 Degrees Celsius (86 Degrees Fahrenheit), average winter temperature 22 Degrees Celsius (72 Degrees Fahrenheit). Warner clothing for cool winter nights.

Tours

Fraser Island Beauty Spots Tour
Learn about the natural and cultural history of the island. Swim in the clear, blue waters of Lake McKenzie, the island's most beautiful perched lake. From Central Station, walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek as it flows silently through rainforest. Marvel at the tall, majestic satinay trees of Pile Valley. Drive along famous Seventy Five Mile Beach. Stop to swim or paddle in the cool fresh waters of Eli Creek. Visit the wreck of the Maheno and the coloured sands of the Pinnacles. See an ancient forest being uncovered as Stonetool Sand Blow moves across the island.

Natural Heritage Tour
Explore some of Fraser island's famous inland sites. Join our ranger for a walk in Pile Valley rainforest with it's towering strands of satinay growing in sand. Experience the peace of Central Station, a former logging camp, now a Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger Station with an excellent interpretive centre. Follow Wanggoolba Creek through the rainforest to view the king fern - a rare and endangered plant. Swim in the clear, blue water of Lake McKenzie or take a stroll around the white, sandy shoes of this beautiful perched lake.

Personalised Ranger Guided Tours
You choose what you want to do - find a private lake for a swim and picnic, walk in the rainforest, bird watch or climb a sand blow. Take a gourmet picnic and get your ranger to go where you want and do what you like.

Free Ranger Guided Walks
Join our rangers on free walks and talks daily. Meet in reception. Check the "What's On" guide for activities and times.
On the morning bird walk you'll spot some of the 354 species that frequent the island, including honeyeaters, eastern whip birds, rainbow bee-eaters and the brilliant azure, forest and sacred kingfishers.
Find out how out plants survive in sand and how the Aborigines and early European settlers used these plants for both food and medicine.
Come behind the scenes and see how Australia's leading environmental resort operates - we have set benchmarks in ecotourism.
On a night walk, turn the spotlight on rare acid frogs and bats around the resort lakes and sugar gliders as they move through the trees. Star gaze and see if you can find the Southern Cross.
Nightly slide presentations on Fraser Island flora and fauna.
Nightly dingo talks. Find out how they live and learn to be dingo safe.

Whale Watching Cruise
Humpback whales book their holidays in Hervey Bay from August to October. During this time about 1500 humpbacks spend anywhere from a day or two to two weeks in the sheltered lee of Fraser Island. Because the whales are taking time out from their migration they provide some of the best whale watching in the world. As they come in close to the boats they are easily seen in the clear waters of the bay.

Junior Eco Rangers Programme
Ages 5-14: Hey kids, become a Junior Ranger while on holiday. Bushwalking, games, craft, camp sing-a-longs and story telling, spotlighting for native animals and using a compass are just some of the activities happening! Join the Junior Rangers every weekend and school holidays.
Morning Program: 10.00am - 12.00pm 5 to 10 year olds
Afternoon Program (all ages): : 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Dinner and Evening Activities for 5's to 14's: 5.30pm - 9.00pm

Kingfisher Bay Resort - Activities, Things To Do

4WD eco tours, 4WD hire, Dolphin Search cruises, Whale watching - August to October, Free ranger-guided walks, Free Fraser Island slide shows and talks, Tennis, Rainforest tours, Bushwalking, Birdwatching, Nature photography, Beach volleyball, Beach swimming, Fishing, Swimming pools, Star gazing, Picnic hamper service, Forest by night spotlighting

Water Sports at the Jetty Hut

Ranger-guided canoe paddles daily. See "What's On" for times
Free fishing clinics daily. See "What's On" for times
Fishing dinghy hire: 4 person, sun covers
Live bait and jigs for sale
Fishing kit hire: rods, tackle, yabbie pumps, buckets and fishing knives
Paddle ski and Canadian canoe hire
Snorkeling equipment hire
Sailing catamarans: 2 people. Hire and lessons available

Kingfisher Bay Resort - Massage and Beauty Therapy

Kingfisher Natural Therapy and Beauty for men and women of all ages. Full massage menu, wraps, facial treatments, blissful body packages, hand and foot care, ear piercing, waxing, lash and brow tints, scalp and neck treatment, hairdressing and colour. In the Shopping Village. Early booking essential.

Four Wheel Drive Hire

Vehicle Hire Rates: Full day (incl. insurance) $250.00. Half day (incl. insurance) $155.00
Permits: A government permit to drive on the island must be purchased. Cost applies
Bond: A security deposit is held until return of the vehicle in the same condition as hired.
Fuel: All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel on commencement of hire and must be returned FULL at the hirer's expense.
Driver: All drivers must be 21 years and over and present a current driving license.
Website: Four Wheel Drive Hire
Bookings are essential. To avoid disappointment pre-book when making reservations.

Games

Tennis: There is no charge for the use of the tennis courts. $5 equipment hire fee.
Pool Tables and Game Machines: Located at the Sand Bar.
Board Games: A range of indoor games such as Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and Backgammond are available at reception.
Beach Volleyball: Meet at the courts near the Sand Bar. Times are in the "What's On" guide. (school holidays only)
Beach Cricket: Meet in the foyer. Times are in the "What's On" guide. (school holidays only)

Kingfisher Bay Resort - Services and Facilities

  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Beach towels on request
  • Porter service
  • Medical services
  • Guest laundry & dry cleaning service
  • Foreign exchange
  • ATM
  • Conference Centre
  • Post Office
  • Overnight film processing