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Whale watching - great natural experience!

It is an amazing experience to watch, from very close quarters 40,000kg whales leap out of the ocean...

Holiday with whales on Fraser Island...

Humpback whales book their holidays in the sheltered lee of Fraser Island from August to October.

Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales

Humpback whales are the fifth largest of all the dolphins and whales...

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Every year thousands of humpback whales travel from Antarctica...

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Hervey Bay Whale Watching

Why Hervey Bay?

Hervey Bay has become known as the Whale Watching Capital of the World...

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Whale Watching History

History

Whales have been coming to Hervey Bay on their annual migration for centuries...

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The calm safe waters of Platypus Bay, on Fraser Island's western side, are a prime whale watching spot. On their migration south, whales stop to rest, play and nurture their calves in Hervey Bay.

Our special Fraser + Whales package gives you two wonders in one; the humpback migration and World Heritage-listed Fraser.

$379 per person / twin share

PLUS the action's just a short journey north from your base at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

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Stretching over 123 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, Fraser Island (184,000 hectares) is the largest sand island in the world, and was inscribed on the World Heritage List: "in recognition of its natural values as an outstanding example representing significant ongoing ecological and biological processes and as an example of superlative natural phenomena ".

The island is a place of exceptional beauty, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs, its majestic tall rainforests and numerous freshwater lakes of crystal clear waters

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Gorgeous Kingfisher Bay Resort overlooks the Great Sandy Strait on the western side of Fraser Island.

The resort is a purpose-built ecotourism resort and has won numerous awards and accolades over its 21 years of operation and offers.

Kingfisher Bay Resort has an extensive program of guided walks, talks and 4WD tours as well as wildlife and whale watch cruises and is a great base from which to explore the island. And all this is just a 45-minute flight from Brisbane and a short hop from Hervey Bay on the stunning Fraser Coast.

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The highlights of Fraser Island include:

    • Hire a 4WD or make your own tracks.
    • Grab a picnic hamper and escape.
    • Dive into the clear blue waters of Lake McKenzie or relax on its white sandy beaches.
    • Head off for the day to explore Fraser Island’s beauty spots.
    • Bird watch. Fraser is a bird watchers paradise with an incredible 354 recorded bird species.

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Highlights from the season

Early June: Random yearlings sightings off Fraser Island.
June 10: Breaches galore in the Great Sandy Strait! Roll on August 1.

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 Address: PMB 1 Urangan, Hervey Bay Queensland 4655

  Phone: + 61 7 4194 9300