With a devastating start to the New Year for many Central and Western Queenslanders,guests and staff of Fraser Island’s Kingfisher Bay Resort refuse to let the weather dampen spirits.
The closest major flooding to the Fraser Coast and Fraser Island is in Bundaberg, one-and-a-half hours drive north from Hervey Bay. Roads from Brisbane (in the south) to Hervey Bay and into Rainbow Beach are open; but travellers planning journeys north to Bundaberg, and beyond, are advised to check road condition reports prior to travel.
Kingfisher Bay Resort Group general manager of tours and marine, David Hay, said guests and staff had steadfastly refused to let Queensland’s unpredictable weather dampen spirits on the lee side of Fraser Island.
Despite the weather, guests are continuing to enjoy Queensland tours and activities.
“The rain that we’ve had in region has firmed up the sand tracks on Fraser Island and they’re promising some good four-wheel-driving for visitors,” he said.
“There are a few spots on the eastern side of the island (Kingfisher Bay Resort is on the sheltered, western side) that have been eroded or water is over the tracks – but it’s definitely business as usual for us and our tour buses are out as normal.”