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YTravelBlog: When You Can’t Go Camping On Fraser Island, Stay At Kingfisher Bay Resort

GUEST BLOGGERS:  Caz and Craig Makepeace aren’t your ordinary married couple.  They come from the Central Coast of Australia, but thanks to their nomadic nature, now call the world home.  These serial travel addicts have lived in 5 countries and travelled to more than 52 countries.

We first stumbled across them online with their YTravelBlog, Pinterest and Facebook pages and quickly became fans… so you can imagine our delight when the Makepeaces found themselves on the Fraser Coast and we were able to invite them and their two gorgeous daughters across to explore the world’s largest sand island.

From humble beginnings, YTravelBlog has grown to be one of the world’s leading travel blog sites and Caz, Craig and their girls have millions of global followers – across a range of social platforms. We hope you enjoy their Fraser Island adventures with us as much as we did hosting.

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Kingfisher Bay Resort is set in a natural amphitheatre on Fraser Island’s western side

When you think of exploring Fraser Island in Queensland, the world’s largest sand island, you’re mostly thinking adventure off-road 4-wheel driving and a bit of beach camping with wild dingoes – the ultimate adventure.

I was a little bummed we didn’t have the high-clearance 4WD vehicle needed to do it. Driving around Fraser was high on the bucket list of things we wanted to do on our year-long road trip around Australia.

But my disappointment vanished quickly when I arrived at my alternative. Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island – It’s on the quieter western side of Fraser, right where the car ferry from River Head drops you off ($50 return adult $25 child for passengers).


This blog was originally published by the Makepeaces on YTravelBlog in December 2014 and has been reproduced with their permission.  All rights are reserved by YTravelBlog.

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Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Guest Bloggers


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Photographer Mike Larder Unearths Fraser Island’s Hidden Secrets

Lake McKenzie in spring
Lake McKenzie in spring

Hot on the heels of his daughter, Luka, snapper Mike Larder shows us ‘Fraser Island in spring time’ through his lens and the results are nothing short of spectacular.  September 2011

FRASER ISLAND lay moodily enshrouded in the early morning mist like some silent slumbering giant enveloped in a shadowy grey doona of cloud. The rising suns rays split through the low lying cloud and mizzleing rain creating angelic patterns of translucent light that splayed across the mirror calm of the Great Sandy Strait.

Kingfisher Bay Resort’s shiny blue vehicular barge nudged lightly upon the shores of Fraser Island’s Kingfisher Bay Resort so gently as to not feel the bump. I expected a Normandy beaches style assault but we disembarked along the jetty in silence and were enveloped immediately by a heady fragrance of Wide Bay Boronia and lemon-scented tea tree.

Fraser Island's stunning western side
Fraser Island’s stunning western side

World Heritage protected Fraser Island appeared to be hiding from us, keeping her secrets until the last tantalising moment….

…If you are a Star Trek fan you might imagine that the futuristically designed Kingfisher Bay eco resort on fabulous Fraser Island-Queensland and the world’s largest sand island bears a striking resemblance to the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.

The resort – that pioneered eco friendly resorts in Australia-sits lightly apon the Earth. It is essentially a huge pole house that squats atop a wetland. Staying there ensures you get very close to nature. Beam me up there Scotty.

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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Guest Bloggers


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