Experience the beauty of the Fraser Coast on this stunning 4 night Reef & Rainforest Package combining Lady Elliot Island Resort 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 can also experience the wonder of migrating Humpback Whales and the turtle nesting and hatching in season.
Located within a Marina National Park Zone Lady Elliot Island is a spectacular coral cay renowned as one of the best snorkelling and diving sites in the world. The resort features eco-friendly accommodation and facilities. Kingfisher Bay Resort is located on the World Heritage listed Fraser Island, and is 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. 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 the ferry 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:
Early morning you are welcome to join the Bird Watching Walk or choose to enjoy a sleep in before a country-style hot buffet breakfast is served at Kingfisher Bay Resort's restaurant. The 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, 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 the fresh water 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 more.
Day 5 - Fraser Island, Hervey Bay:
Enjoy a delightful country-style hot buffet breakfast at Kingfisher Bay Resort's restaurant before boarding the ferry to River Heads. Your tour ends upon arrival at River Heads, Hervey Bay, with courtesy coaches available to Hervey Bay Airport.
Operates: 03Nov23-21Dec23, 08Jan24-31Mar24, 29Apr24-13Sep24, 12Oct24-13Dec24 and 27Jan25-28Mar25
Lady Elliot Island: Flights times departs Hervey Bay 8.10am, 10.30am and 1.00pm, departs Lady Elliot 9.30am and 11.30am
Kingfisher Bay: Barge/ferry times departs River Heads 1.00pm and 3.30pm, departs Kingfisher Bay 7.50am, 10.30am, 2.00pm and 5.00pm
When to go: The 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 on Lady Elliot Island.
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 Wallum Lagoon View Room at Kingfisher Bay. Price on request for larger families 2 Adults + 2 Children etc (or other room types)
Children: 3-12 years charged at child rate, 13 years and over adult rates apply. This package is not recommended for infants due to the rough carriage of the full day 4WD tour on Fraser Island. If guests insist, please advise they must bring their own baby capsule for the bus.
Operated by: Unique tour created in collaboration between Lady Elliot Island Resort & Kingfisher Bay Resort