Kingfisher Bay Resort on Queensland’s Fraser Island conducts daily bird watching walks in a World Heritage wilderness, which has an incredible 354 – recorded bird species.
A number of the island’s birds are considered rare or vulnerable like the ground parrot. Many that are subject to international bird migratory treaties visit Fraser Island.
The diversity of habitats, ranging from coastal through rainforest to Ramsar wetlands, and the fact that the island is in the transition zone between sub-tropical and tropical climates, accounts for the broad range of birds found.
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and supports beautiful fresh water lakes, massive sand blows, towering rainforest, clear fast-flowing streams, spectacular cliff faces of coloured sands and 120km of continuous ocean beach.
You can explore the wonders of Fraser Island from the comfort of award- winning Kingfisher Bay Resort. Activities are designed to allow guests to enjoy and, at the same time, learn about this very special island without impacting on the environment.
The resort has expert guides to take you on walking and 4WD tours or you can hire a vehicle and explore on your own. Resort ranger conduct bird watching walks every morning and it is not unusual to twitch more than 20 birds on the hour-long walk.
Easily seen around the resort are 11 species of honeyeaters, the black-breasted button quail and eastern whip birds. The brilliant azure, forest and sacred kingfishers and rainbow bee-eaters all nest around the resort.
Discover amazing pockets of rainforest where you can see rare giant ferns and catch glimpses of beautiful rainforest birds.
Find your own private spot on the white sandy shores of a clear, blue-water lake perched in the top of a sand dune and observe musk ducks.
You’ll also see shipwrecks, some of Australia’s purest bred dingoes, wild flower strewn sand dunes and drive along a spectacular beach highway to spot kites and magnificent sea eagles and osprey nesting on headlands. Eighteen species of birds of prey have been observed on Fraser Island including the rarely seen powerful owl.
On Fraser you are spoilt by nature but after a day spent exploring you are spoilt by the creature comforts available at Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village.
Enjoy Australian bush foods, relax with a cocktail by one of the four swimming pools, play tennis, simply bubble in a spa or indulge at the natural therapy and beauty clinic.
You can also do your bird watching from the private deck of your hotel room or self-contained villa.