There aren't many options of where to stay on Fraser Island, so keeping this in consideration, this is probably your best option. The resort itself is very close to where the ferry drops you off, and in fact they have shuttles that will bring to directly to the resort (if they're not full like they were for us). There is a beautiful pier where you arrive from the ferry that is perfect for watching sunsets or to do a little fishing from. The resort itself has a nice sized lobby and offers lots of activities for all tastes. The front desk staff are a strange mix as there were some that were very nice but didn't know much, and others that were quite knowledgable but were unfriendly.
As far as the rooms are considered, they stretch far from the lobby and you may even have a several minute walk to get to your room. The sleeping area is nice, but the bathrooms are old and in need of updating.
Lastly, the food. There are two restaurants at the resort. We ate at Mahalo both nights (one buffet and one sit down meal), but both were just ok. The restaurant staff were great, the food just stressed quantity and not quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the bush overlooking the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, this award-winning ecotourism resort on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the perfect base to explore the world's largest sand island. The resort incorporates the 152-room Mercure Kingfisher Bay Hotel, self-contained two and three bedroom villas and houses, and a 174-bed Wilderness Lodge for groups. Resort Rangers also guide a variety of four-wheel-drive coach tours or personalised tours of the island. Access to Fraser Island is by ferry only. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island
- Kingfisher Bay Hotel Fraser Island
- Kingfisher Bay Fraser Island