We've found this great deal from Kingfisher Bay Resort on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island to tempt you away from the city to escape to the beach and bush this Xmas.
Kingfisher Bay Resort's 'Freestyling on Fraser Island' deal includes three nights' hotel accommodation, passenger ferry transfers and daily breakfast for just $376* per person, twin share.
Guests who book this package will also receive $150* resort credit to spend on their choice of meals, tours or activities while on Fraser Island. Plus during school holidays our popular Junior Eco Rangers program will keep the kids amused with outdoor activities in a fun environment.
The offer is valid until 15 December 2011 and from 09 January to 04 April 2012. *Conditions apply. If you're planning on travelling over Christmas and Boxing Day or planning your New Year's celebrations on Fraser Island, check kingfisherbay.com for the daily deals.
To book call 1800 072 555 or visit their website for more.
And how about Christmas Day on the World's Largest Sand Island?! On Fraser Island, Santa's more likely to arrive by rural fire brigade truck than by sleigh and the halls aren't decked with holly, but the atmosphere is certainly festive. Come December 25, Kingfisher Bay Resort's signature Seabelle restaurant will offer a festive degustation experience against a seasonal backdrop of wattle, swamp banksias and native mistletoe, which will be in bloom around the resort.
Not to be outdone, the resort's popular buffet restaurant Maheno, the Maheno Lounge, the Dingo Deck (outdoors and poolside) and Ballroom will serve up a Christmas lunch laden with seafood and turkey.
And for those wanting more of a casual Christmas atmosphere, the beachside Sand Bar is offering a carvery menu featuring traditional festive favourites alongside fresh garden salads and roast vegetables.
Christmas Day lunch sittings start from 11.30am. Prices start from $75 per person (or $30 for children 8-12 years). Day guest prices include marine transfers. For more information call +61 7 4120 3333 or visit their website link here.
Fraser Island is just offshore from Hervey Bay on Australia's east coast and Kingfisher Bay Resort passenger and vehicle ferry services depart daily from River Heads (secure parking is available).
Virgin Blue and QantasLink provide direct flights to Hervey Bay and the resort operates airport connections.
Please check Kingfisher Bay Resort's Christmas page for changes to the schedule sailing times on December 25.