After a challenging year for the local tourism community, first with the COVID shutdown and
then second island closure due to the bushfires, we have gone on to have a bumper summer on
Fraser Island!

With the interstate borders open again, our businesses welcomed back guests from around
Australia to experience the paradise we have here on K’Gari. The difficulties we have faced in
2020 have made us even more appreciative of just how lucky we are to live, work, and play in
such a special destination – the place that most Aussies come to have a holiday!

Special acknowledgement is due to the firefighting personnel and local volunteers who worked
tirelessly to save Kingfisher Bay Resort and Fraser Island’s iconic attractions. As a result, the
oasis around the resort and the famous sites like Lake McKenzie, Central Station, Pile Valley, Eli
Creek, Lake Wabby, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head and Champagne Pools were all protected,
and the central rainforest remains in pristine condition for future generations.

Our own team members worked around the clock behind the scenes to support the firefighting
efforts and undertake the task of closing and reopening all of our businesses. The local
community really banded together during this time, with great support from the Mayor, local
councillors, and the team at Fraser Coast Tourism & Events leading the charge with a recovery
campaign for the region.

There is plenty to be excited about in 2021 – a booming domestic travel market and Aussies
keen to get out and tick the nation’s top bucket list experiences off their list, and that includes
Fraser Island. With strong forward business, there are plenty of career opportunities in tourism
and we are actively recruiting for new team members to join us in paradise.

We hope to see you island-side this year!