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Fraser Island New Year's Eve

Solo Travellers 30 to 49 years
Thursday 28 December 2017 - Tuesday 2 January 2018



  • Visit beautiful Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island
  • Visit Pile Valley and the giant Satinay trees
  • Take a dip in Eli Creek
  • Visit the Maheno Shipwreck
  • Go on a Bushtucker Talk and Taste tour
  • Stay on the Islands Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • Enjoy an adventure cruise
  • A highlight dinner at Seabelle restaurant, Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • Enjoy relaxing resort accommodation



Arrive To Fraser Island

Arrival to Hervey Bay is by your own arrangement.  

Your holiday will commence with a ferry from the Mainland, River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek at 4pm.  It’s just a half hour ferry ride from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek.

You will then be transferred by 4WD to Kingfisher Bay Resort, located approximately 20 minutes away.

Tonight enjoy a 2 course dinner at your hotel with your group.

Meals: Dinner

Lake McKenzie, The Maheno Shipwreck to Eli Creek

After breakfast, we depart Kingfisher Bay Resort for a Beauty Spots Tour.  

On your 4WD adventure today, you will visit sites on the island including Pile Valley.  It is here you will get the opportunity to check out the giant Satinay trees and imagine their timbers lining the Suez Canal.  From Pile Valley you will walk to Central Station.  There are no trains or whistles here - just peaceful, ancient rainforest and the reminders of a former, once bustling logging camp. 

You will visit beautiful Lake McKenzie.  With its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, picture perfect Lake McKenzie is even prettier than the postcards. See the Maheno Shipwreck, washed ashore during a cyclone in 1935, this rusting wreck is one of Fraser Island's iconic photo stops. 

Enjoy some lunch at Eurong Beach Resort.

On the return leg, there will be a stop at Indian Head, here you can climb to the top of this rocky headland for awesome island and ocean views.  The final stop today will be Eli Creek, a great spot for a refreshing dip. Float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek - which pours out 80 megalitres of water daily - to the seaside.

At the end of the day, around 5pm we check in to Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Dinner tonight is at the resort restaurant. Sand Bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bush Tucker Talk and Taste

Buffet breakfast at your hotel.

This morning is at your leisure to enjoy the facilities of the Resort.

Lunch will be at The Sand Bar Restaurant.

This afternoon you will embark on a Bush Tucker Talk and Taste tour.  Learn about Australian cuisine, it will change your ideas on food preparation. As Australia develops its own cuisine, the natural bush food that is growing all around us is becoming increasingly popular.

Find out how these foods can be used to enhance most dishes. Rangers present a selection of foods in their natural, raw state and explain where you can find these foods.

Chef shows you how to use them and presents the cooked dishes for you to taste and shares some recipe secrets.  You will get to try some native berries, leaves, as well as freshly cooked Crocodile, Kangaroo and Emu.

Dinner tonight is at your hotel, Maheno Grill.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Adventure Cruise

After breakfast, we depart Kingfisher Bay Resort for an Adventure Cruise.  A unique way to experience Fraser Island is on the Ultimate Adventure Cruise. Visit the scenic western beaches of Fraser Island. Go ashore in the tender, walk the beach, have a swim, kayak or stand up paddle board.

Enjoy the Hervey Bay Boat Club's infamous Prawn Rolls Lunch.

Complimentary Tea and Coffee all day.

After lunch enjoy a ride in our purposely built, secure and safe boom net. It's truly is a unique way of experiencing the marine life in and around Hervey Bay. It also a great way to say cool and have a heap of fun with friends and family on a warm summer Saturday.

Bring along, swimming togs, a hat, sunscreen, towel and a sense of adventure. (A basic level of agility is required to enter and exit boom net & tender)

Return to Kingfisher Bay Resort.

This afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure before the festivities of New Year’s Eve begins.

Dinner tonight is at the resort restaurant, Sand Bar.

After dinner make your way to the Maheno Bar or part on at the Dingo Bar.

There will be a DJ in the Atrium until 0100 and a Dingo Bar Party with extended opening hours until 0200. *

* The entertainment on New Year’s Eve may vary slightly

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full day at leisure.

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Take some time to have  a late start this morning after enjoying seeing in the New Year on Fraser Island.

Lunch will be at the Sand Bar Restaurant.

This afternoon is at leisure before your farewell dinner tonight. 

Dinner tonight will be a two course dinner at Seabelle Restaurant, the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant. The chef draws inspiration from Fraser Island’s indigenous Butchulla tribe - crafting his menus to blend seasonal, local produce, fresh seafood, Australian bush tucker and island living.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Fraser Island

Enjoy buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Today, check out of the resort, ready for your transfer to the ferry terminal for the ferry crossing to River Heads. 

The ferry departs at 10.30am and arrives into River Heads at 11.15am.  If your flight departs at any other time, other ferries depart at 7.50am, 2pm, 5pm and 8.30pm from the Island to the mainland.

Meals: Breakfast 

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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