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.
PLUS the action's just a short journey north from your base at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
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
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.
The highlights of Fraser Island include:
Early June: Random yearlings sightings off Fraser Island.
June 10: Breaches galore in the Great Sandy Strait! Roll on August 1.