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Bluedog-Kingfisher Bay Fraser Island

September 2017

Join the Bluedog Photographers, including Danielle Lancaster discovering some of her much-loved photography haunts on Fraser island!
September 1 to September 5 2017

This tour has been specially designed so you don’t have to drive or own a 4WD – all vehicles will be supplied with many added inclusions including your transfers to the island, accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort, sight seeing around the island with photography tutorials and a whale watching tour to see the giants of the deep, the Humpback Whales! Please see the list of inclusions below.

Tag-alongs are welcome to join us. Please note that included transfers to the island are for walk-on only. There are additional costs for vehicle transfers.

Kingfisher Bay Resort is the gateway to the World Heritage wilderness of Fraser Island.  This Australian icon is famous for its ancient rainforests, spectacular fresh-water lakes, remarkable wildlife and famous 75-Mile Beach with streams spilling into the ocean, mighty sand blows, coloured sand and even a shipwreck.

Limited numbers ensure you gain a personal yet rewarding experience on one of our favourite places on Earth! Seats are limited to two 4WD vehicles only with our own drivers.

As with all the Bluedog tours: this is a photography tour designed for photographers by photographers!

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was an excellent way to see varied aspects of the island, without the hassle of driving, and with two knowledgeable guides who maximised the photographic opportunities and gave good advice on how to improve my photography. I particularly appreciated the fact that we had plenty of time at each location to experiment with different angles, subject matter and camera settings. It was a bonus to have comfortable accommodation and good food and friendship along the way.’
Judith B.

Please see below:
Planned itinerary, inclusions, travel and accommodation advice, links and more.
Record whales recordings in Platypus Bay. Check out our Blog

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Inclusions
Bluedog Tour E-Pack: with photography notes, worksheets
Ferry transfers for walk-on from River Heads
x3 nights in a Hotel Resort room at Kingfisher Bay Resort
All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner while on tour;
Half-day whale watching tour
4WD vehicles
Permits
Professional photography advice on technical, aesthetic areas during the tour, plus a presentation from on the first night on what to look for while on Fraser.

Min of 4 participants per one tutor and max of 8 participants with two tutors.
Just bring your clothes and camera gear.

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Price
Early Bird Offer
Book and pay deposit before 30th March 2017
Twin Share with workshop: $3,530.25
Single with workshop: $3,538.75

After 30th March 2017
$3,750.25 per person twin share
$3,822.46 single

For additional non-workshop partners who would like to join us and those that are happy to join via tag-a-long please contact us to arrange a costing for you.

A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person must accompany this booking application.
If Bluedog has to cancel the tour the deposit is refunded in full.
A non-accommodated option is available.
Partners and friends are welcome to join us as are tagalongs. Please email us for details.

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Sample 2017 Fraser Island Tour Itinerary
Day 1
Make your own way to Kingfisher Bay Mainland Reception at River Heads for check in of luggage and to meet your accompanying Bluedog Tutor.
12.30
Depart on Ferry for Fraser Island then check in followed by group lunch at the Sand Bar (included in tour price) then the afternoon at leisure.
15:00 Meet at the Kingfisher Bay jetty for a practical exercise on the beach.
16:30 Sunset shoot at Kingfisher Bay jetty across the Great Sandy Strait.
18:30 Dinner at the Sand Bar followed by a presentation by Danielle Lancaster (dinner and .presentation included in tour cost).

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Day 2
Early risers enjoy photography at the jetty with the moon still in the sky. Or bird and flora photography in the bush surrounding the resort.
From 06:30 Breakfast served in Maheno Restaurant.
08:00 Meet in Reception for our day out on the island!

 

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Today we will visit (order is subject to weather, tides and traffic):
Central Station
Pile Valley
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake McKenzie (perched lake)
Finishing with sunset on the western side of Fraser Island at McKenzie’s Jetty.

Included is breakfast, a fabulous gourmet picnic lunch, all touring and permits and dinner at the Maheno restaurant.

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19:30 Group dinner in Maheno Restaurant (dinner included in tour cost).
Evening at leisure.
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner included.

 

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Day 3

Early risers may enjoy photography back at the jetty, or further bird and flora photography in the bush surrounding the resort.
From 06:30 Breakfast served in Maheno Restaurant
08:00 Meet your Bluedog instructors in Reception for today we head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach on the eastern side of the island!
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On the way we stop in the Scribbly Gum Forest before hitting the beach to photograph and visit:
Rainbow Gorge
Red Canyon
The Maheno Shipwreck
Indian Heads
Champagne Rock Pool
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner (Sand Bar) included in tour price.

Photograph Humpback whales
Day 4
Early risers enjoy photography at the jetty with the moon still in the sky, or bird photography in the bush surrounding the resort.
From 06:30 Breakfast served in Maheno Restaurant
08:00 Depart on our whale watching tour (included in tour cost)
12:00 Return to Kingfisher Bay Resort and free time and a group lunch at the Sandbar (vouchers per participant to $20 value).
14:00 WEe farewell Fraser Island for the mainland.

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Want to know more?
Kingfisher Bay Resort
Map of Fraser Island
Tides and Traffic
Whale Watching

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