Fraser Island almost needs no introduction. Across the world, everyone knows how amazing it is! This world heritage-listed island off the coast of Queensland is a playground for locals and tourists alike, whether they’re into water sports and four-wheel driving or kicking back with a beer and a fishing line. It’s also an amazing place to get married. It gives couples and their guests an experience that they’ll talk about for years to come.
As a wedding videographer, I’ve filmed some lovely beach weddings there – and, to be honest, I’d be willing to travel every weekend for somewhere as beautiful as Fraser.
So what’s all the fuss about?
If you’re going to get married on Fraser Island, you want to check out Kingfisher Bay Resort. It’s the go-to wedding venue on the island — and for good reason. The resort was named Australia’s Best Resort Reception Venue at the 10th National Australian Bridal Industry ‘Designer of Dreams’ Awards (ABIA) and has been the Best QLD Resort Reception venue for five years.
Their events team works with you to create your dream day, and the organiser is really attentive on the day. I found them really helpful – ferrying me and the guests around if needed. They were happy to work with vendors and go the extra mile. I couldn’t fault them.
Also, you don’t have go anywhere for weeks if you don’t want to! The resort can cater for your wedding, bucks and hens nights, and your honeymoon. They also provide discounted rates for your guests if they would like to stay on.
And why leave when you enjoy hikes across the island, whale-watching tours, water sports, 4WD tours, Segway machines and more. Or, if that sounds too strenuous, you can just chill on the beach, enjoy the resort (and each other!), check out the restaurants and bars, and get a spa treatment.
But let’s talk about your actual wedding day.
The resort has several options for your ceremony and they all take full advantage of the island’s surroundings. Choose from:
The resort has several reception venues with different vibes, depending on your wedding style.
There is the ballroom for glamour, poolside for fun, deck for a lovely outdoor vibe, and the restaurant for indoor comfort.
The open-air Dingo Den is popular – surrounded by bush, beach and sky, and decorated with pretty lights and fire pits. They can cater for a casual wedding dinner or silver service.
And the food is divine, as the chefs are inspired by the island’s traditional owners – the Butchulla people. Their amazing dishes reflect the island’s beauty and fresh produce available in the region.
You won’t have trouble finding great places for photographs – you’re spoilt for choice.
This is also the perfect place to get drone footage for your wedding film. Obviously, I’m in my element on a tropical island and have filmed some stunning drone footage on Fraser.
Check out this video:
Kingfisher Bay Resort attracts couples, families and corporate groups, so they provide accommodation to suit everyone, including:
Having your guests staying in the same place for the wedding creates a great vibe – everyone meets and gets to know each other, making for a fun, comfortable wedding day.
Ferries (for people) and barges (for vehicles) provide access from River Heads, up on the Fraser Coast. The major airlines have regular flights to Hervey Bay from major cities.
There are secure carpark facilities on the mainland, about 20 minutes from the jetty. You just leave your car there and get a shuttle to the jetty.
I really enjoyed the journey over there – on the barge, I just chilled and enjoyed the water. I almost forgot I was working!
Note: Fraser Island is four-wheel drive only.
What’s not to love about Fraser? It’s such a relaxing place to get married. You can enjoy the quiet surroundings, and sit on the beach without many people around. And, of course, enjoy some epic sunsets! You should definitely take a trip to go check it out.