Flavours of Fraser
Looking to relax, recharge and reconnect with your partner? Fraser Island is the destination. Disconnect from screens and schedules and become immersed in nature, unwinding at Kingfisher Bay Resort, a leading eco resort, situated on the world’s largest sand island.
About Kingfisher Bay Resort
Since 1992, Kingfisher Bay Resort has pioneered sustainable development, delivering guests exceptional nature-based tourism experiences, while creating minimal impact on the World Heritage-listed environment.
The Fraser Island resort’s philosophy of “ecologically sustainable tourism that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation” is evident at every touchpoint.
From buildings designed to mirror the dunes, set high to allow wildlife to roam unhampered, to personalised wilderness tours and the Island Day Spa boasting treatment rooms reflective of the pristine natural beauty of Fraser Island, it’s little wonder the resort has won nine Queensland and six Australian Tourism Awards!
Feasting at Kingfisher Bay Resort
With a long-celebrated history of cultivating bush foods into fine dining experiences, Kingfisher Bay’s chefs frequently forage the island as part of the Bush Tucker Talk and Taste experience.
With an endless list of native ingredients to select, including native berries and lemon myrtle, the chef presents a selection in their natural, raw state, detailing their origin, revealing how they can be crafted into culinary masterpieces and pairing them with freshly cooked kangaroo, crocodile and emu. This culminates in a fine dining experience at Seabelle Restaurant, a premium eatery offering authentic Australian flavours, with an award-winning degustation menu matched with Aussie wines, and signature dishes like the lemon aspen paperback barramundi.
The resort’s brand-new Sand & Wood restaurant comprises an island-inspired interior of wooden textures and lush greenery, with poolside dining available.
Offering a full buffet breakfast and espresso coffees, Sand & Wood is also open for lunch and light snacks, including chili and sweet soy pulled beef bao buns, chargrilled octopus and chorizo skewers, house made truffle gnocchi and a selection of fresh, gourmet salads. Adopting a modern, share plate concept, the evening menu includes an array of delectable dishes from King prawn platters and twice-cooked beef brisket, to the signature Seafood tower.
The Sand Bar and Bistro delivers casual dining in a stunning bush setting. Its expansive decks give glimpses of the Great Sandy Strait, while the poolside menu evokes the relaxed Aussie lifestyle.
Round out your day in paradise at the Sunset Bar, bask in the golden glow and say cheers to island life! Enjoy an array of delicious cheese, prawn or antipasto platters, with a selection of wines, beers, Champagne and cocktails...not to mention the ultimate summer beverage, the Aperol Spritz!
The Endless Stretch of Sand
The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island stretches over 123 kilometres along Queensland’s southern coast. In 1992, it achieved UNESCO World Heritage Listing in recognition of its natural values.
A destination of exceptional beauty, it’s the only place on the planet you’ll find tall rainforests growing in sand dunes and myriad scenic sights, including freshwater lakes and vast golden beaches.
The diversity of the island’s habitat supports a wide range of animals, many of which are considered to be rare or vulnerable. You may find a dingo scampering along the beach, or a prehistoric looking lizard climbing one of the island’s trees.
From August until October, you can marvel at the migrating humpbacks, with whale watching tours departing the resort daily.
And best of all, this untamed paradise is just a 45-minute ferry ride from the Hervey Bay mainland!
Kingfisher Bay Resort offers a range of Advanced Eco Accredited experiences, earning its ‘Green Travel Leader’ status, including island day tours and ranger-guided activities.
• Beauty Spots Tour – a guided 4WD tour to the island’s iconic sights, including the famed Lake McKenzie.
• Bush Tucker Talk and Taste – a must-do 45-minute interactive demonstration, sampling the many local Indigenous ingredients that grow on Fraser Island and surrounding regions.