A long weened away….

We are off early this morning heading to Hervey Bay to catch a 9:00 ferry to Fraser Island for a long weekend at the Kingfisher Bay Resort. I managed to get a good deal through one of the daily deals sites and we have 3 nights with the ferry transfer and a sunset prawn platter with a bottle of wine included for the reasonable price of $399.

We left home at 4.45 am and made it to River Heads in plenty of time to lock the car in the secure parking area and hop on the shuttle bus down to the ferry barge for the 45 minute trip across the Great Sandy Strait to Fraser Island. Our luggage was loaded onto a small truck and taken on the barge and will be delivered directly to our room shortly after we arrive Lobby.

Once we were on the Island a shuttle “train” collected us from the jetty and took us to the main reception lobby to check in. We were lucky to have our room ready immediately, so went to get out of the heat and wait for the porter to bring our bags. After unpacking we headed out to explore the resort and found the village square and bought some milk and coke for drinks. Then down to the beach and the Sand Bar for a pizza lunch. After lunch we walked back to the resort and booked for dinner at the Maheno restaurant and also make our booking for the buffet breakfast in the morning.

As it was so hot we went back to the room and just enjoyed the air conditioning and the veiw from our balcony across a little pond and out to the ocean.

We had booked dinner for 6:00pm and lovely meals of eye fillet and chicken which we shared. After the early start, we turned in for an good nights sleep.