Getting Here

Fraser Island Is Accessible

The world's largest sand island lies just 5 nautical miles from River Heads - with ferries and barges providing access from River Heads.

Self Drive

From Brisbane:

The journey is approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours drive north of Brisbane City.  Join the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane.  Stay on the highway through Gympie then take the Maryborough exit off the Highway onto the Maryborough Hervey Bay Road.

From Maryborough:

Follow the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road North toward Hervey Bay (16.8kms). 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).

From Bundaberg:

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).


QantasLink operates three services on weekdays and two during weekends from Brisbane to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast)Virgin Australia flies daily from Sydney 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 Island. Be sure to make this booking when you book your accommodation.

Kingfisher Bay Resort Mainland Reception

We are located at Shop 7/54 River Heads Village, River Heads Road,River Heads Queensland 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. For timetable and prices please visit

Secure Parking

Secure car park facilities are adjacent to to our 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 our Reservations Team on + 61 7 4194 9300 or 1800 072 555 (within Australia)

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