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Families and friends prepare for a trip to paradise

Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village Ferry Service, Fraser Island - boarding the barge. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village Ferry Service, Fraser Island - boarding the barge. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle Valerie Horton

ON A mild day the Kingfisher Bay Barge creeks its way up the River Heads ramp as four wheel drivers prepare to embark on their trip to paradise.

About 17 cars filled the barge on its 12.30pm sail to Fraser Island yesterday.

Among the travellers was the Cleven family from Victoria.

After relatives had spruiked about the sights and sounds of the island paradise, Andrew Cleven added it to his bucket list.

They will spend three nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort but don't have any solid plans.

"We're just going to drive around, I hear there are some nice lakes there," he said.

Staff at the ramp said the summer season had been busy with the barges to Kingfisher and Wanggoolba Creek regularly at capacity.

An estimated 200 people are on each barge with extra services also added during the Christmas and New Year period.

Visitors to the island are reminded to take their rubbish with them and be dingo safe.

Keep an eye on children, never feed the dingoes or leave food unattended.

Topics:  barge fraser island outdoor-living summer tourism



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