Queensland’s Fraser Island Is Open For Business

7th Jan 2011
Queensland’s Fraser Island Is Open For Business

Fraser Island – a top tourism destination in Queensland – has been quick to reassure visitors it is open for business, despite flooding in the state.

Devastating flooding has swept many central and western areas of the state.

However, flood waters have only reached Bundaberg, which is one-and-a-half hours drive north from Hervey Bay, leaving Fraser Coast and Fraser Island unscathed.

Roads from Brisbane – to 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.

“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.”

“Yesterday our resorts guests were poolside enjoying the sun - taking a dip in the water and exploring the World Heritage surrounds,” he said.

“And out on a self-drive or guided tours guests were taking full advantage of the four-wheel-drive conditions on compact sand tracks.”


Great Sandy National Park

Fraser Island’s Great Sandy National park is open, with visitors able to access the island’s western side, eastern beach and inland tracks. For four-wheel-drivers the bypass from Indian Heads to Champagne Pools has some deep holes with water.

The Queensland Parks Service is advising guests to avoid this particular area.

For National Park access information and Fraser Island condition reports head over to the website.


Also in Australia today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new city guide to Brisbane. 

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, London.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Brisbane.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.


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