Low impact travel through sustainable tourism

Kingfisher Bay Resort is an award-winning eco resort nestled along the western bay of Fraser Island, with a longstanding commitment to providing low impact tourism experiences and helping protect one of our planet's most pristine destinations.

Our sustainable initiatives:

  • Accredited - Kingfisher Bay Resort holds Advanced Ecotourism Certification and Green Travel Leader status from Ecotourism Australia in recognition of our commitment to using resources wisely and creating sustainable practices.   
  • Conservation Credits - A reward system for those guests who choose to partner in reducing our carbon footprint. Hotel room guests have the opportunity to use a Conservation Credit identification door placeholder to indicate they would like to keep their linen for the duration of their stay. This initiative minimises carbon emissions associated with washing linen.
  • Conservation and Education - Our team have formed and continue to foster long-term community connections, with a shared focus of conserving Fraser Island for future generations, through education initiatives and supporting sustainability programs. The K’gari Discovery Centre based at the resort is a cultural endorsement for enhanced environmental awareness and conservation efforts on Fraser Island. Research and decades of historical documents, reports and photographs have formed the first stage of this initiative in partnership with the University of Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Waste Management - Kingfisher Bay Resort has a continued focus on reducing waste. With limited services provided by the government on Fraser Island, the team at Kingfisher Bay Resort now internally manages all composting and recycling for the Kingfisher Bay Resort Group, saving 70 tonnes from landfill per quarter.
    - Reusable Toiletries: single use plastic toiletries are not available at the resort. Each hotel room and villa are fitted with reusable toiletries to offer this guest amenities. Toiletries include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, hand soap and shaving gel.
    - Dedicated Recycling Team: All waste is collected by our team and taken to our waste management centre for sorting. Recyclables are checked to ensure all items meet processing requirements. Once packaged, items are transported to the mainland for processing.
    - On-Site Composting: Shredded office papers and kitchen preparation scraps are turned into rich compost in the onsite worm farm and then used to grow herbs for the kitchen. This ultimate recycling process has its own interpretive signage you can discover on our Ranger-Guided Eco Walk

Ways to plan a sustainable event:

  • Think about preparing environmental guidelines for your meetings and share with everyone involved in the conference.
  • Look at your energy use and find ways to cut or offset it. If you're travelling, choose companies with green policies and lead by example.
  • Make sure the venue is a right fit in terms of your delegate numbers, duration, size of venue and the number of rooms required.
  • Don't just print collateral - ask delegates to be green and read information on their computer screens. Also avoid unnecessary packaging and plastic - chose natural materials if you have gift bags.
  • Give preference to venues who have adopted environmental best practice - those that incorporate natural lighting and ventilation and commitment to waste reduction.
  • Ask your venue for recycling bins for delegates and work with them to turn off lights and air-conditioning and audio-visual equipment as required.  Ask yourself do you need air-con on during set up and pack down?
  • Pick a venue within walking distance to your meeting/conference or event.
  • Use water jugs rather than disposable water bottles and think about recycling or reusing name badges.
  • Educate your delegates about the environment with interesting speakers! Ask us about arranging some Fraser Island experts!
  • Use recycled paper - or at least use both sides of the paper - then dispose of thoughtfully. Better yet, ask for a special recycling bin in your meeting room.
  • Choose activities that minimise environmental impact or one that helps you learn more about it.

Contact Us

Lisa Walker, Sales Manager
PMB 1 Urangan

Phone: (07) 4194 9491 / +61 7 4194 9491
Mobile: 0427 775 033 / +61 427 775 033