Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort
Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort building
Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort pool 1

Property Information:

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort is located on beautiful World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the resort is eco-friendly as the whole resort has been designed within it’s surrounding rainforest. Kingfisher Bay Resort is a fantastic place to stay while exploring the island, either with a guided tour or bring your own 4WD with you to Fraser Island and explore this untamed wilderness with it’s hundred’s of tracks, ancient rainforests, coloured sand cliffs and the Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island.

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort’s accommodation varies from resort rooms for couples to fully self contained eco villas for large families. The resort features swimming pools, restaurants & bars, gift shop & general store, tennis, water sports, guided island tours and offers conference, events & wedding facilities.

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort resort
Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort accommodation


  • Four swimming pools
  • Three restaurants
  • Cafe
  • Gift shop
  • Spa Sanctuary
  • Child minding
  • 24 hour reception
  • Spa
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Guest laundry and dry cleaning service
  • WIFI in hotel rooms
  • Four bars
  • Conference facilities
  • General store
  • Post office and stamps
  • Austec Playground
  • Porter service
  • Major credit cards accepted (surcharges may apply)
  • Disabled facilities
  • Tennis
  • Water sports


Kingfisher Bay Resort has an experienced Conference Management Team that can organise any activity to suit your particular agenda whether it’s an elegant dinner in the wilderness, a four-wheel-drive safari or a challenging outdoor adventure-based training program with low rope courses and team games. The resort offers unique outdoor venues with quality service, facilities and equipment.

The resort has a Wedding Manager to organise you special day, from a simple ceremony at romantic Sunset Beach to a ceremony in one of the many peaceful bush settings around the resort.

Cocktail parties, barbecues and elegant or formal dinners can also be arrange. They can be held in a spacious air-conditioned ballroom, or in a more casual environment like the deck overlooking the pool or beachside.

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort event
Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort wedding

Accommodation Information:



Enjoy the best of the bush from the private native-timber deck, brew a coffee in-room and indulge in the moment, or soak up the smells and sounds of the land as you wander their timber walkways. And when the day is done, stretch out in air-conditioned comfort on the Queen or King-single beds and reflect on a day well-spent.

Up the ante on your eco-experience with a room upgrade to a sea view, spa room and wake to sunshine glinting on the waters of the Great Sandy Strait.

The hotel room features include air-conditioning, TV, phones, private balcony, tea/coffee facilities, ironing equipment and hair dryer.

Ask about their interconnecting, spa rooms or facilities for guests with special needs.



2 Bedroom Villas:


Enjoy the time with family and friends in the resort’s Villa-style hideaways, nestled discreetly in the treetops. After a lazy day visiting lakes and lagoons, you can slip into your own spa bath as the sun goes down, or escape to your own private corner of the villa with a book and a smile.

Enjoy bush or sea views from your private deck and for ultimate indulgence upgrade to a villa with spa on the deck.

All their two bedroom villas have:
Fully equipped kitchen, laundry, colour TV, telephone, bath/showers and ironing equipment.

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort hotel room
Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort 2 bed villa
Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort 3 bed villa

3 Bedroom Villas:


Keep your eyes peeled as daylight fades on another Fraser day, as local wildlife comes out to play, or guess, what colour the sunset will be from the comfort of your deck. Enjoy a home-made breakfast with the birds from your own private veranda whilst planning the day’s adventure.

Then it’s just a short hop to the Resort Village Shop for provisions, the Centre Complex for a Ranger Guided Walk or Ranger’s desk just for a yarn.

All their three bedroom villas have:
Fully equipped kitchen, laundry, colour TV, telephone, bath/showers and ironing equipment.

Location Information:




From Brisbane
The journey is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours drive north of Brisbane City. Head out of Brisbane city on the Inner City Bypass onto Kingsford Smith Drive. Stay on Kingsford Smith Drive until you see the signs to the Airport on the Gateway Arterial Road. Once on the Gateway Arterial Road, you continue driving for around 10 minutes until you see a sign that says ‘Sunshine Coast’ on the left lanes.

Take this exit and drive for a further 10 minutes until this joins the Bruce Highway. You then simply follow the signs through Gympie then take the Maryborough exit. From Maryborough, it is about a 20 minute drive when you reach a big round about, turn right here and follow the signs towards the Hervey Bay Airport. Before reaching the airport there will be a right hand turn (with a big Fraser Island/River Heads sign), turn here and drive towards the River Heads Shopping Village where you will see the Kingfisher Bay reception area.

From Bundaberg
The journey is approximately 1.5 hours drive south. Follow the Bruce Highway south to the Fraser Coast. Turn off at Torbanlea and follow signs, at the end of this road you will come to a big round about, go straight through to Hervey Bay Airport. Probably a 10-15 minute drive you see on the right a big River Heads/Fraser Island sign, turn right and keep driving till you reach the River Heads Shopping Village where Kingfisher bay reception is located.

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort map

Kingfisher Ferry Service:
Kingfisher Ferry has 4 services to the resort each day from River Heads. This ferry has seating for 220 passengers on two decks with a fully licensed bar and snack food available. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes.

Kingfisher Bus Transfer Service

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort will provide regular scheduled pick up / drop off guest courtesy transfer services between key locations such as Hervey Bay Coach Terminal and Urangan Harbour to River Heads to meet the ferry departures – for all passengers including walk-ons. These transfers must be pre-confirmed at time of booking.


HB Airport to Kingfisher Mainland Reception



One Way




All rates are in Australian Dollars and are valid from 1 April 2013 till 31 March 2015





One Way






All rates are in Australian Dollars and are valid from 1 April 2013 till 31 March 2015



Departure Times

Departs River Heads (Hervey Bay)






Departs Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Jetty






** Please note: Operating only on Friday and Saturday. There are no Mainland Porter services to transfer guests to carpark facilities or for bus transfers to Hervey Bay available off the 2300 ferry departure.

Secure Parking
Secur parking is located at River Heads. Check-in at Kingfisher Bay Resort Terminal at the River Heads shopping village.


Barge transfers at River Heads with your 4WD vehicle:
River Heads is about 15 minutes north of Maryborough. Follow the signs to Hervey Bay and mid-way through the journey, you will see a sign for ‘RIVER HEADS’. Turn right at this sign onto Booral Road, then travel for approximately 10 minutes until you will see a sign for ‘RIVER HEADS Fraser Island Barges’. Turn right at the sign onto River Heads Road. From there, it is about a 10 minute drive straight to the ferry terminal. You should aim to collect your barge tickets at least 20 minutes prior to your departure.

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 township (approximately 60 minutes traveling). From Rainbow Beach follow Inskip Point Road to its end – where you will see the white barges.



Per Vehicle


Ex – River Heads

$160.00 return (vehicle & 4 passengers)


All rates are in Australian Dollars and are valid from 1 April 2013 till 31 March 2015


Fraser Island Barges runs daily services to Wanggoolba Creek and Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort from River Heads. The journey is approximately 30 minutes.

River Heads to Kingfisher Bay Jetty

Departure Times

Departs River Heads






Departs Kingfisher Jetty






All transfers time are subject to changes without advance notice. Please check with reservations at the time of booking for the current schedule.


With the ability to choose to either explore Fraser Island or relax in the comfort of Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort in style you really are in for a one fun holiday. Sip a cocktail by one of the four swimming pools, play tennis, bubble in a spa, indulge in a massage, enjoy good food and wine or just go fishing and get the chef to cook your catch. The kids will have fun with the Eco Ranger program or at the Kid’s Club.

The resort plays host to many natural attractions like magnificent rainforests, beautiful fresh water lakes, mighty sand dunes, a spectacular Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Shipwrecks, abundant wild life.

You can discover Fraser Island with a ranger to guide you on our 4WD coach tours or personalised safaris. Guided nature walks range from bird watching to spotlighting for the creatures of the night. Cruise the calm island waters to find dolphins, dugong and turtles and, from August to October, humpback whales.


  • Tennis
  • Sailing lessons
  • Dinghies, canoes & paddle skis
  • Sailing catamarans & sailboards
  • Pool tables & gaming machines
  • Aussie Trax 4WD Hire
  • Volleyball, Beach cricket
  • Three swimming pools
  • Free guided nature walks
  • Island slide shows
  • Junior Eco Rangers





2014/15 RATES


Beauty Spot 4WD Tour

This Beauty Spots 4WD Tour departs from Kingfisher Bay Resort, and you’ll visit the top natural attractions, cool off in watering holes, sit in an air-conditioned comfortable, custom-designed four-wheel-drive coache.


  • Gorgeous Lake McKenzie
  • Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek
  • Pile Valley’s stunning Satinay and Brush Box forests
  • Seventy-Five Mile Beach’s famous highway
  • The Maheno shipwreck and the coloured sands of The Pinnacles
  • The temperate, fresh waters of Eli Creek
  • The mighty Stonetool Sand Blow

Available: Daily.

Adult: $160
Child: $110 (4-14yrs)





2014 RATES


Whale Watching

Quick Cat II is equipped with a hydrophone, allowing guests to listen to the live underwater sounds of the male humpback composers and an underwater viewing camera, which beams images onto screens around the boat.
You’ll also enjoy expert commentary; home-made morning tea provided; Children’s activity booklet; Wheel chair and pram access; Advanced Ecotourism accreditation; whale information available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Available: August to October.

Adult: $110
Child: $70 (4-14yrs)


All rates are in Australian Dollars and are valid from 1 April 2013 till 31 March 2015