Getting to Kingfisher Bay Resort

Kingfisher Bay has 6 return ferry services to the resort each day from River Heads. Coach transfers are available from Hervey Bay Airport and the Coach Terminal to River Heads. Please book ferry, barge, airport and coach terminal transfers with reservations.

Kingfisher Bay Mainland Reception is located at Shop 7/54, River Heads Shopping Village, River Heads Road, River Heads, Queensland 4655. (Note: River Heads Road becomes Ariadne Street at the Shopping Village).

By Car to River Heads:

The journey is approximately 4 - 4 1/2 hours drive north of Brisbane City. Join the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane. Stay on the highway through Gympie then take the Maryborough exit off the Highway onto the Maryborough Hervey Bay Road.
From Maryborough, follow the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road North toward Hervey Bay (16.8 kms). Turn right on to Booral Road and travel for approximately 12 kms. Then, turn right into River Heads Road and travel a further 9.6kms to arrive at Kingfisher Bay's Mainland Reception located at River Heads Shopping Village (on your right hand side). River Heads Road is locally named Ariadne Street.

From the North and Bundaberg:

Follow the Bruce Highway south. Turn off at Torbanlea following signs to Hervey Bay. Bundaberg to Hervey Bay 1½ hours.

By 4WD to River Heads Vehicle Barge Ramp:

Travel north on the Bruce Highway to Maryborough then follow the signs to Hervey Bay. About 10 minutes north of Maryborough turn right to River Heads. The road is well sign posted and the road runs into the Kingfisher vehicle barge car park.

By Rail:

Trains run from Brisbane to Maryborough West Station. On arrival at Maryborough West Station, there are coach services which can get you to River Heads.

By Air:

Kingfisher Bay Resort provides coach transfers from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast Airport to River Heads. Popular airlines operate flights from Sydney and Melbourne to the Fraser Coast.

Hervey Bay Airport Shuttles to River Heads and back are available from $23.00 per person return. 

Coach Shuttles from Brisbane to River Heads and back are available from $109.00 per person one way. Additional On-Demand transfers are available on request from Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg. Major coach operators have several daily services to / from Hervey Bay.

Kingfisher Bay Ferry 

Passenger Only 

one way

Adult: $33.00

Child: $18.00


Adult: $58.00

Child: $30.00

Vehicle and Passenger 

return off peak $175.00 (vehicle & 4 passengers )
return peak  $199.00 (vehicle & 4 passengers )

Time Table

River Heads 6:45 9:00 12:30 15:30 *21:30
Kingfisher Bay Resort Jetty 7:50 10:30 14:00 17:00 *23:00

*Please note: The 21.30 ex Hervey Bay and 23.00 ex Kingfisher Bay Resort Jetty services only run during peak periods.

Secure Parking

Secure car park facilities are adjacent to to our River Heads Mainland Reception and are open from 8:00am till 6:30pm. Upon check-in at Mainland Reception, guests will be issued with a secure pin number to gain access to the parking facilities. Bookings are highly recommended. 

1 night = $25.00

2 night = $45.00

3 night = $65.00

4 night = $85.00

5 night = $105.00

6 night = $125.00

$20 per additional night thereafter the sixth night.