How To Vacay Like An Insta-Star (With Your Minis)

In Features, Reviews, Stories, Travel by Jessica Jane Sammut

If it’s the perfect social-media post you’re after, we’ve found the perfect spot. Say hello to Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. #NOFILTERREQUIRED

Buffets are nice, untouched beaches are cool, gorgeous resorts are pretty exciting, sure. But if you don’t put it on the ‘gram, did it even happen?

If your pic grid is screaming out for ‘wish you were here’ moments, and #nevercominghome hashtags, do yourself a favour and have a squiz at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

If you thought your island vacay days were behind you once you had kids, Fraser Island is here to prove you wrong, mama. With plenty to do as a family, it’s equal parts adventurous and relaxing. Who’d have thought?!

Kingfisher Bay Resort is tucked away on Fraser Island’s western bay, with easy access from the ferry, and ranger-guided activities and 4WD island tours departing daily. Satisfy the grown-ups’ adventurous streak while blowing the kids’ minds on the sandy dunes. If you’ve got your own 4WD, the resort’s staff will happily give you tips on where to go.

Within the island’s three restaurants, specialty ingredients are foraged from the rainforest around the resort. Savour a bush tucker-infused degustation experience at Seabelle Restaurant.

Fancy a date night? Kingfisher Bay Resort has already thought of that. Book the kids in to a Junior Eco Ranger session. They run every Saturday night, so while the kids go wild outside, you and your baby-daddy can pour a top-up and enjoy some quality alone time.

Don’t take our word for it though – here’s what our fave Insta-mamas have had to say about taking their fam-bams to Kingfisher Bay Resort.



“Fraser Island is one of our highlights in three years of travel with our family – you have to put this on your bucket list!” Bec Lorrimer @tripinavan



“In today’s busy world, it’s great to get back to nature and bond together on island time – and a stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort is the perfect way to do that.” Clare Southwell @takemetoaustralia



“We loved our time at Kingfisher Bay Resort. It definitely ticks all of our boxes for a family getaway. Our little ones are still talking about 4DWing over the dunes!” Jes White @theacelife



“We all agree that this was our best family trip ever in Australia! We are already planning our next trip here!” Isabella Pennefather @isabella_spell

You can check out Kingfisher Bay Resort at and follow them on Instagram at @kingfisherbayresort or on Facebook at @kingfisherbayresort.

You may also like My Island Home: Why Nanuku is Heaven on Earth and Meghan and Harry’s Travel Secrets for Fraser Island.