Fraser Island Is Accessible for you and your guests. The world's largest sand island lies just 5 nautical miles from River Heads - with ferries and barges providing access from River Heads, Urangan Boat Harbour and Inskip.
QantasLink operates three services on weekdays and two during weekends from Brisbane to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast). Virgin Blue flies daily from Sydney and Melbourne to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast). International and domestic flight connections are available from these three major city airports.
Kingfisher Bay Resort provides, on demand, return airport transfers to the Kingfisher Bay Mainland Reception at River Heads to meet the ferries to Fraser. Be sure to make this booking when you book your accommodation.
The journey is approximately 4 hours drive north of Brisbane City. Join the Bruce Highway and follow it north through Gympie. Take the Maryborough exit off the Highway onto the Maryborough Hervey Bay Road.
Follow the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road North toward Hervey Bay (19kms). Turn right on to Booral Road and travel for approximately 12 kms. Then, turn right into River Heads Road and travel a further 9.6kms to arrive at Kingfisher Bay's Mainland Reception located at River Heads Shopping Village (on your right hand side).
The journey is approximately 1.5 hours drive south. Follow the Bruce Highway south. Turn off at Torbanlea and follow signs to Hervey Bay (21kms). Turn left onto the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road. Travel 0.7kms and turn right on to Booral Road. Travel for approximately 12 kms, then turn right into River Heads Road and travel 9.6kms to arrive at Kingfisher Bay's Mainland Reception located at River Heads Shopping Village (on your right hand side).
Kingfisher Bay Resort Mainland Reception:
We are located at Shop 7/54 River Heads Village, River Heads Road, River Heads QLD 4655. (Note to GPS users - River Heads Road becomes Ariadne St at the Shopping Village).
Passenger or 4WD vehicular ferry to Kingfisher Bay Resort:
You are advised to arrive at the Mainland Reception River Heads to check-in 40 minutes prior to the ferry departure time. A courtesy shuttle from Mainland Reception to the jetty will leave 10 minutes prior to departure for our walk-on passengers. Self-drivers will be given further instruction by the Reception team.
If you are catching the barge transfers at Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach with your 4WD vehicle:
Turn off the Bruce Highway at Gympie onto the Tin Can Bay Road; continue following all Rainbow Beach signs to the township (approximately 60 minutes travelling). From Rainbow Beach follow Inskip Point Road to its end – where you will see the white barges. You can purchase a vehicle permit (a requirement for driving in the Great Sandy National Park) in advance from the Shell Service Station at Rainbow Beach (36 Rainbow Beach Road).
Secure car park facilities are adjacent to the River Heads Mainland Reception and are open from 08:00-18:30. Upon check-in at Mainland Reception, guests will be issued with a secure pin number to gain access to the parking facilities.
Bookings are highly recommended and can be made directly with your Wedding Coordinator - she'll also be able to talk about special marine transfer rates for your wedding party.