Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island to Join Accor

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 4 April 2011

Fraser Island's 152-room Kingfisher Bay Resort is joining Accor's ever-growing network of hotels.

From 15 April, the hotel component of the popular Queensland resort will be rebranded as the Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island.

Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort guests will have access to a broad range of onsite facilities which include four swimming pools, tennis courts, water sports and a Beauty Salon. The resort also offers three restaurants, two lounge bars, a cafe and a late bar. Five meeting rooms are available for business events and conferencing.

Other features of Kingfisher Bay Resort which remain independent of the Mercure branding include more than 100 self-contained two and three bedroom villas, 7 KBR holiday houses and a 174-bed Wilderness Lodge for groups as well as Fraser Island touring and marine businesses.

Nestled in the bush overlooking the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, Kingfisher Bay Resort has been designed to give guests an enjoyable nature-based experience on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, while causing minimal impact to the environment.

The resort offers the perfect base to explore the worlds largest sand island - famous for its ancient rainforests, spectacular fresh-water lakes, remarkable wildlife and stunning Seventy Five-Mile Beach.

Kingfisher Bays interpretive expert rangers take guests to explore Fraser Islands significant natural and geological features and Aboriginal and European histories whilst the resorts grounds provide the basis of Ranger-guided walks.

Fraser Island is easily accessible by air, a short 45 minute flight from Brisbane, with QantasLink. Virgin Blue also flies daily from Sydney with connections from other major centres. The gateway township of Hervey Bay is a scenic three-and-a-half hour drive north of Brisbane and easily accessed by road, coach and train services. The resort operates a vehicular ferry service from Hervey Bay which takes 45mins from River Heads to the hotel.

To celebrate the Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island joining the Accor network, Mercure is offering a special launch rate of A$119 per room per night (for a minimum two night stay, and subject to availability). The offer is valid for sale between 1 May and 31 July 2011, and for travel from 1 May until 31 August 2011. Terms and conditions apply.

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