AD­VEN­TURE TIME

HEAD TO FRASER IS­LAND FOR FAM­ILY FUN

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My 6-year-old son re­cently in­formed me his favourite fam­ily hol­i­days weren’t the trips that in­volved in­ter­na­tional flights to ex­otic lo­ca­tions: he only needed a beach, ad­ven­ture, crabs, sticks and wildlife. Need­less to say, King­fisher Bay Re­sort is an ab­so­lute fron­trun­ner on his list of most­loved des­ti­na­tions. Lo­cated on Queens­land’s ruggedly beau­ti­ful World-her­itage listed Fraser Is­land, this eco­tourism des­ti­na­tion of­fers a chilled, back-to-na­ture ex­pe­ri­ence for the whole fam­ily.

As an in­creas­ing num­ber of par­ents bat­tle with their kids’ dig­i­tal ad­dic­tion, this is one place guar­an­teed to have the kids will­ing to swap screen time for im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ences such as the re­sort’s Ju­nior Eco Rangers pro­gram, ca­noe­ing, whale watch­ing and bush-tucker taste ses­sion.

After an ad­ven­tur­ous day 4Wd­ing on the sand dunes, swim­ming at Lake Mcken­zie and ex­plor­ing the is­land, a high­light is watch­ing the mag­nif­i­cent sun­sets at the rus­tic Sun­set Bar on the jetty while the kids hap­pily chase armies of sol­dier crabs on the sand.

The re­sort has a range of ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions so you can re­lax in style after a day of ad­ven­tur­ing. Watch­ing the kids’ ex­hausted but happy faces fall asleep is proof that the sim­pler things in life are the best.

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