OVERVIEW

Solos Only

What a way to see in the New Year on the Australian iconic Fraser Island, with a group just for solo travellers, enjoying a five night resort stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Fraser Island is a World Heritage-listed Island, the largest sand island in the world stretching over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point.  It’s at the start of the Great Barrier Reef, and is a rare and beautiful holiday destination; offering untamed wilderness and rugged, natural char6m.

Once here, slip into island living. Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests, which flourish in dune valleys, coloured sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach or the mirrored lakes, ringed with gold, which tempt even the most reluctant swimmers.

All this is just a 45-minute flight from Brisbane and a short hop from Hervey Bay on the stunning Fraser Coast. 

Make a plan for celebrating this year and welcoming 2018 – join our exclusive group for solos.

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    30 - 49
  • Duration:
    6 Days
  • Status:
    Last places
  • Region:
    Oceania
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Resort stay
  • Accomodation:
    Resort
  • Prices:
    $1890 sharing, or $2429 with your own room
  • Transport:
    Boat,4WD vehicle
  • Pace:
    2
  • Group Size:
    estimated maximum 28
  • Trip Code:
    finye17-12
  • Terms:
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REVIEWS

The Tassie trip was brilliant, the guides were friendly and informative, we feasted on local produce and Tasmania's Bay of Fires and Blue Tier regions was majestic.

Jenni, 55 years, ACT

The holidays offer the right mix of group activities and free time at top destinations. But don't take my word for it; i've only been on 3-ask those who have taken 20 or 30 of their holidays!

Graham, TAS
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INCLUSIONS

  • 5 nights resort hotel accommodation, Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • 5 x buffet breakfasts
  • 4 x lunches
  • 5 x dinners including a farewell dinner at Seabelle Restaurant
  • Complimentary sunset drink
  • 4WD Island tour to Champagne Pools
  • Half day adventure cruise
  • Bush Tucker Talk and Taste
  • Return passenger ferry transfers

Itinerary

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS:
  • 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

DAY 1 – THURSDAY 28 DECEMBER 2017 
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

DAY 2 – FRIDAY 29 DECEMBER 2017 
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

DAY 3 – SATURDAY 30 DECMEBER 2017
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

DAY 4 – SUNDAY 31 DECMEBER 2017
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

DAY 5 – MONDAY 1 JANUARY 2018 
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

DAY 6 – TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018 
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

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

Destination

Hotel

Star Rating

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Kingfisher Bay Resort

4 star

KINGFISHER BAY RESORT

Kingfisher Bay Resort was voted the Best Beach Resort in Australia by 'Discovery's Travel Channel' and has won six Australian Tourism and nine Queensland Tourism Awards. The stunning property, complete with mirror lakes and waterholes, blends seamlessly with the island's sensitive ecological systems.

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PRICES

 

Prices per person

TWIN SHARE

SINGLE  ROOM

STANDARD Package Price

$1890

$2429

Pre night accommodation Kingfisher Bay Resort including breakfast

$132

$240

Post night accommodation Kingfisher Bay Resort including breakfast

$132

$240


Not included:

  • Airfares
  • travel insurance is not included in price
  • meals and beverages not specified
  • items of a personal nature such as laundry, medical expenses
  • incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications
ROOM MATE MATCHING

Roommate matching is optional.

On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $150 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing.

This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Friday 29 September 2017.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

GETTING THERE

ARRIVE TO: Hervey Bay
DEPART FROM: Hervey Bay

River Heads is the mainland ferry terminal which is located 20 minutes south of Hervey Bay.  There are three return ferry services which depart daily and arrive on the Western side of Fraser Island.  From Hervey Bay airport, it is 11.4km’s and takes around 14 minutes by taxi or limousine services.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
Flight to arrive in Hervey Bay before 3pm (earlier the better in case of unexpected delays) as ferry departs at 4pm Ferry from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek.  If you arrive earlier, other ferry times from the mainland to Kingfisher Bay are 6.45am. 9am, 12.30pm and 6.45pm.  The ferry takes around 50 minutes.

Ferry departure at 10.30am and arrives 11.15am, so you may book a flight anytime after 12.30pm.  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.

DRIVING FROM BRISBANE
Travel north on the Bruce Highway to Maryborough then follow the signs to Hervey Bay. You will come to a well signposted right hand turn to River Heads. Follow this road and signs to River Heads. You will end up in the barge ramp car park and the ticket office is on the right

DRIVING FROM HERVEY BAY
From Boat Harbour Drive, you will need to turn on to Elizabeth Street at the roundabout near the Urangan Woolworths and follow this road past the airport. Please turn left on to River Heads Road (which is signed and may come up in the electronic GPS navigation systems as Ariadne Road) and follow the road all the way to end to arrive at the ferry loading area. The Ticket Hut will be located on your right hand side.

AIRPORT TRANSFER – HERVEY BAY
Transfers from Hervey Bay Airport cost around $23 per passenger.  Hervey Bay Limos will meet you in the Arrivals Hall and transfer you to the Mainland Reception for the next available ferry service. Kingfisher Bay Resort's shuttle bus will complete the return leg back to the airport. 

TAXI SERVICES – HERVEY BAY TAXIS
A taxi can drive you to the ferry terminal,  It takes approximately 15 minutes to get to River Heads mainland ferry terminal and will cost around $20.  Contact Hervey Bay Taxi’s on 131 008.

AIRPORT TRANSFER – BRISBANE
A coach shuttle transfer from Brisbane to the Mainland Reception for the next available ferry service will cost $109 each way per passenger.

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GROUP ARRIVALS
A group transfer has been arranged for the group arrival onto Fraser Island.  Once on the island, you will be met and taken to the Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Upon your departure, you can walk from Kingfisher Bay Resort to the Ferry terminal.  The ferry will depart at 10.30am.

PRE / POST ACCOMMODATION
If you have chosen to do a pre night on the island, we can arrange the ferry time accordingly. 

If you have decided to add on additional nights at the end of the tour, we can arrange the ferry to fit in with your plans.  Speak to one of our consultants for more information.

DETAILS

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  As a small group tour, space is limited. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS
This is a holiday group exclusively for solo travellers, ages 30 to 49 years. As a guide, resort group sizes can range between 18 to 38 people.

THE PACE [1 out of 5]
This tour is exclusively for solo / single travellers. This is a private, small group tour that is led by your group co-ordinator.

This is a relaxed resort style trip. Although there are no demanding physical requirements some days are busy, while others are at leisure. There is some free time on some days.

MEALS
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on the full days of your itinerary.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.

TRANSPORT
Transport is by a private 4WD vehicle and Fraser Island vehicle barges and passenger ferry services run daily from River Heads, south of Hervey Bay to Fraser Island.

GROUP CO-ORDINATOR
This is a private group tour with group coordinator. Your group coordinator is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.

WEATHER
The average maximum daytime temperature in Fraser Island in December is a warm 28°C with moderate heat and humidity. There are usually 9 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 62% of the 14 hours of daylight. The average sea temperature in and around Fraser Island in December is 25°C).

Expect 115mm (4.5 inches) of rainfall across the whole of December with 11 days with some rain falling. Maximum UV levels will be extreme (11+ UV index) at midday when the skies are clear. The average night-time temperature is usually a comfortable 21°C .

MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE
Visitors who are with Telstra will get some reception along 75 Mile Beach and in some of the other areas on the Island, so you can receive text messages, check emails and make phone calls at least once a day. Anyone who is on a network other than Telstra is unlikely to get any phone reception at all.  You can pick up a Telstra sim card at your local Officeworks and other retailers, then top up as little as $10 so you have some mobile phone reception when you Fraser Island.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

The Tassie trip was brilliant, the guides were friendly and informative, we feasted on local produce and Tasmania's Bay of Fires and Blue Tier regions was majestic.

Jenni, 55 years, ACT

The holidays offer the right mix of group activities and free time at top destinations. But don't take my word for it; i've only been on 3-ask those who have taken 20 or 30 of their holidays!

Graham, TAS

This was my second holiday with your company. Asia- Phuket was never a location I ever thought I would visit. Maybe it was the anxiety of traveling alone to Asia. The host (Justine) made me feel at ease, and there was always a new friend to share new exciting places with or just spending time alone. I wonder now what all the fuss was about. Looking forward to the next trip your organisation. Thank you to all the team cheers Susan

Susan, VIC

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