Kingfisher Bay Ferry

How To Get There

The Kingfisher Bay Ferry has four return services which depart River Heads (20 minutes south of Hervey Bay) daily and land at Kingfisher Bay Resort on the western side of Fraser Island. The resort grounds are accessible by 2WD, however The Great Sandy National Park and villages including Eurong Beach Resort are ONLY accessible by 4WD vehicles. If you are planning on bringing a family sedan across (for resort use only), please make sure you check the clearance with our Central Sales and Reservations Team.

TOP TIP: When planning your journey, please allow extra time for roadworks.

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 airport. Please turn left on to River Heads Road (which is signed and may come up in electronic GPS navigation systems as Ariadne Road) and follow the road all the way to end to arrive at ferry loading area. The Ticket Hut will be located on your right hand side.

From Maryborough
Follow the Maryborough–Hervey Bay Road and, at the large roundabout, take the Boral Road exit. Continue along until you see signage for River Heads Road (on your right hand side).  Follow this road all the way through to the ferry loading area.

If you don't wish to use electronic navigation, feel free to print directions and choose the best route for your trip with River Heads Google Maps. Tide times can be downloaded from Bureau of Meteorology website (use Urangan for western side tide times and Waddy Point for the eastern beach times.

Departure Times

Departing River Heads: 6.45, 9.00, 13.00 and 15.30

Departing Kingfisher Bay Resort: 7.50, 10.30, 14.30 and 17.00

Ticket Collection

Ticket collection is at the Ticket Hut adjacent to the ferry ramp. All vehicles must check in before boarding ferry. Please assemble your vehicle in the marked area and be ready to board the ferry approx. 20 minutes prior to the vehicle departure times.

This office will operate 7 days a week to provide services to barge, tours and resort guests.
The Ticket Hut will be open daily from 08:00am - 12:00pm (Located by the River Heads Boat Ramp)
River Heads Mainland Reception will open from 12:00pm - 16:00pm

Prices
Return CostOne Way Cost

Off Peak: $180.00 per vehicle (standard 4WD)
Peak: $205.00 per vehicle (standard 4WD)
Includes driver only.
$5.00 per extra vehicle passenger.

Off Peak: $110.00 per vehicle (standard 4WD)
Peak: $130.00 per vehicle (standard 4WD)
Includes driver only.
$5.00 per extra vehicle passenger.

Off Peak: $255.00 per vehicle (large 4WD)
Peak: $275.00 per vehicle (large 4WD)
Includes driver only.
$5.00 per extra vehicle passenger.

Off Peak: $155.00 per vehicle (large 4WD)
Peak: $165.00 per vehicle (large 4WD)
Includes driver only.
$5.00 per extra vehicle passenger.
Off Peak: $100.00 under 4m (including draw bar)
Peak: $120.00 under 4m (including draw bar)
(boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
Off Peak: $60.00 under 4m (including draw bar)
Peak: $72.00 under 4m (including draw bar)
(boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
Off Peak: $140.00 over 4m up to 7m
(including draw bar)
Peak: $155.00 over 4m up to 7m
(including draw bar)
(boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
Off Peak: $84.00 over 4m up to 7m
(including draw bar)
Peak: $93.00 over 4m up to 7m
(including draw bar)
(boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
Off Peak: $340.00 per truck (2 axle)
Peak: $380.00 per truck (2 axle)
 

Off Peak: $90.00 per motor bike
Peak: $105.00 per motor bike
Includes rider only.
$5.00 per extra motor bike passenger.

Off Peak: $54.00 per motor bike
Peak: $63.00 per motor bike
Includes rider only.
$5.00 per extra motor bike passenger.
Walk on passengers
$60.00 adults,
$30 children (4 - 14 years),
infants (0 - 3 years) free.
Walk on passengers
$35.00 adults,
$18 children (4 - 14 years),
infants (0 - 3 years) free.

All rates are in Australian Dollars and are valid from 1 July 2019 until 31 March 2020
*Peak Dates: 21 Sep - 7 Oct 2019, 14 Dec 2019 - 27 Jan 2020.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR TRAVEL TO FRASER ISLAND:
Fraser Island is temporarily closed to visitor arrivals and all non-essential travel until December 13th, following the directive of Queensland Fire & Emergency services. Ferry transfers are currently only available for island residents, staff employed on the island, and emergency services until further notice.