Experience the beauty of the Fraser Coast on this stunning 4 night Reef & Rainforest Package combining Lady Elliot Island and Kingfisher Bay Resort. Enjoy islands, rainforest and the southern Great Barrier Reef in the convenience of a 4 night package and snorkel crystal waters rich with coral and marine life. You'll also experience the wonder of migrating Humpback Whales and the turtle nesting and hatching seasons on Lady Elliot Island.
Located on World Heritage listed Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort is also home to a diverse range of wildlife and natural attractions including freshwater lakes, towering rainforest, massive sandblows, 120km of continuous beach and spectacular coloured sand cliffs. Ideal for couples, small groups of friends and smaller families, this 4 night Reef & Rainforest Package is the ideal way to see the best the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Coast.
Day 1: Hervey Bay Airport - Lady Elliot Island
Beginning with a scenic flight from Hervey Bay to Lady Elliot Island, an Island Activity Guide will meet and greet you before escorting you on an Island Orientation. It's then time to head to the Dive Shop and collect your flippers, snorkel and mask for a leisurely afternoon exploring the coral gardens or lagoon. Retire for the evening with a buffet dinner and entertaining activities including games, educational presentations and turtle viewing (seasonal).
Day 2: Lady Elliot Island
Start your morning off with a stroll around the island or an early snorkel before enjoying a full buffet breakfast on the deck, surrounded by coral lagoon views. Complimentary activities are available throughout the day including reef walking tours (dependant on tide), history walks, island discovery tours, glass bottom boat and snorkelling tours. Scuba diving is also available with equipment and complete instruction provided by the PADI Dive Shop (at own expense, requires medical survey).
Day 3: Lady Elliot Island - Hervey Bay - Fraser Island
After enjoying a full buffet breakfast, your flight will return you to Hervey Bay where a Kingfisher Bay Resort courtesy coach will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to River Heads. From here, you'll take a marine transfer to Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island where you'll have the afternoon to relax and explore the island and resort at your leisure. Every night you'll also have the option to join in on ranger guided activities including nocturnal wildlife spotlighting tours, southern sky and stars studies, slideshow presentations on Fraser Island's famous dingoes. Note, some walks and talks are not free of charge and additional charges may apply.
Day 4: Fraser Island
This morning you're welcome to join the Bird Watching Walk or enjoy a sleep in before a country-style hot buffet breakfast is served at Maheno Restaurant. Beauty Spot 4WD will then take you on a full day tour of Fraser Island and its awe-inspiring natural attractions including the crystal waters and pure white sand of Lake Mackenzie, the lush rainforest of Central Station, the rare King Ferns of Wanggoolba Creek and the towering satinay trees of Pile Valley. You'll also have the opportunity to stroll along the boardwalks of Eli Creek and see enormous volumes of freshwater running out to sea. Rangers offer entertaining and informative commentary on the island's flora and fauna and the formation of Eastern Beach's amazing coloured sands as well as the history behind the Maheno shipwreck and the island's Aboriginal and European inhabitants.
Day 5: Fraser Island - Hervey Bay
Enjoy a delightful country-style hot buffet breakfast at Maheno Restaurant before boarding your marine transfer to River Heads. Your tour ends upon arrival at River Heads/Hervey Bay with courtesy coaches available to Hervey Bay Airport.
Please note the bedding and maximum capacities:
Lady Elliot Island - Reef View Room; Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Set of Bunk Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4
Kingfisher Bay Resort - Resort Hotel Room; Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3
When to go: Reef & Rainforest Package is not available for travel during peak seasons. Demand may be high for Fraser Island during Queensland School Holiday periods. August to October marks the magnificent annual migration of the Humpback Whales through the waters off Fraser Island. November to February is the nesting season for green and loggerhead turtles who return to Lady Elliot to lay between 80 and 180 eggs. February to April is the turtle hatching season where you can watch as hundreds of baby turtles make their way to the water.
Day 1 Departures Hervey Bay Airport - Lady Elliot Island: Scenic Flight departs 8.10am & 12.40pm.
Day 3 Departures Lady Elliot Island - Hervey Bay Airport - Riverheads Terminal: Scenic Flight return departs Lady Elliot Island 11am & 4pm.
Kingfisher Bay Resort Courtesy Coach is available from Hervey Bay Airport to Riverheads
Catamaran Transfers depart from Riverheads at 6.45 am, 9.00 am, 12.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 6.45 pm daily (takes approximately 50 minutes)
Day 5 Departures Kingfisher Bay Resort - Riverheads Terminal - Hervey Bay Airport: Catamaran Transfers depart Kingfisher Bay Resort at 7.50 am, 10.30 am, 2.00 pm, 5.00 pm, 8.30 pm daily (takes approximately 50 minutes)
Courtesy Coach is available from Riverheads Ferry Terminal to transfer to Hervey Bay Airport
Additional Costs: Please note not all meals are included and some tours, walks or talks may incur additional costs. Scuba diving is highly recommended, however is an additional cost and a diving medical is required prior to travel.
Costing Note: This package is designed for up to 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 1 Child due to maximum capacity of Resort Hotel Room at Kingfisher Bay. Price for larger families 2 Adults/2 Children etc on request.
Children: Infants 0-2 years free of charge, children 3-12 years charged at child rate, 13 years and over adult rates apply. For infants, cots are available for hire, payable direct, advance notice required.
Operated by: Unique tour created in collaboration between Lady Elliot Island & Kingfisher Bay Resort.