A beautiful sunrise at Poyungan Rocks, a great tailor spot.

Trip to K’gari Beach Resort

ANY trip to K’gari – which aptly means ‘paradise’ – is special to me.

But an early winter trip with my youngest son Josh was extra special – the chance to spend five quality days together, just the two of us. So, off we went to stay at our favourite K’gari Beach Resort – formerly known as Eurong Beach Resort.

The resort

K’gari Beach Resort is located on the east coast of the world’s largest sand island and is literally right on the beach. There are two ways of accessing it.

First, you can come via River Heads near Hervey Bay and take the Kingfisher Bay Ferry, which is about a 50-minute ride to Kingfisher Bay Resort. From there, it is about an hour’s drive across the island to the resort.

Alternatively, you can come through Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point and take the short ferry to Hook Point. From there it is about 35km or 40-50 minutes to Eurong, where the resort is behind the sand dunes.


The coffee at the Eurong Bakery is a must for coffee lovers!


Our family have been going to the resort at Eurong for 25 years, including my wife and I pre-kids. We keep going back for so many reasons but basically it is a good value, very comfortable and relaxed resort.  It has all the facilities you need, with beach or pool and garden views and it’s right on the beach.  There is plenty of parking for your four-wheel-drive in the resort carpark, along with a handy paid car-washing facility.  You can leave your fishing gear safely on or in your car or keep what you want to rig up or prepare for the next day on the huge balconies off the rooms.

In terms of the accommodation, you have a choice of spacious resort or king hotel rooms, or two-bedroom or king two-bedroom apartments – all which have been recently renovated.

We stayed in a king two-bedroom apartment that was fully refurbished with all new fixtures, including cooking facilities, new dining and lounge furniture and reverse-cycle air-conditioning, which was perfect to take the chill off winter nights.  Our room had an awesome view of the pool and ocean, along with two huge TVs and a relaxing living area.

Though we kept things simple and ate at the McKenzie’s on 75 restaurant for breakfast and dinner – the recently launched menu has everything from burgers to lamb shanks.  You can also order takeaway pizzas, which are delicious too! K’gari


Free pool after dinner at the McKenzie’s on 75 restaurant is a great way to wind down after a big day of fishing.



About Sean Thompson

Sean caught the fishing bug bad one very cold Canberra day 20 years ago when he was bored and picked up and read Angler's Almanac by the fireplace. Since then he has filled his mind with knowledge from fishing magazines, books, the internet, TAFE fishing courses, guiding fishing charters (estuaries, beach, bay and mountain lakes) and of course 'on water' experience. He and a group of mates formed a social fishing club and soon started to share what they learnt and caught online. Sean is the admin for Ontour Fishing Australia on Facebook, which is a page that shares information, reports and sponsor giveaways and welcomes all to the site. He plans to move into blogging on his new website when time allows.

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