Thursday 26 June 2014

Fraser Island Offers an Artfully Delightful Break

Fraser Island's pristine natural beauty is set to provide creative inspiration for budding Australian artists and photographers over the following months.

August 09-16: Fourth Annual Australian Geographic Art Master Class
The team at Australian Geographic has a long and strong affinity with Fraser Island and is calling for budding artists to join their illustrator, Ego Guiotto, and workshop director, John Morrison, at the fourth Australian Geographic Wilderness Art Workshop at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Places are strictly limited for the eight-day master class, which will feature studio work and slide presentations, 'En plein air' painting and drawing sessions, guided walks, early morning light and sunset colour excursions – and all amongst spectacular rainforest, beaches, wildlife, lakes and views of largest sand island in the world.
The workshop, which runs from 9-16 August, includes a Wilderness Art Workshop with John Morrison and Ego Guitto as tutors; 7 nights' accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort; Return airport and ferry transfers from River Heads; Welcome and farewell dinners; and a full-day guided 4WD tour of Fraser Island with picnic lunch. Paint is also included.

Price: start from $2250* per person (twin-share accommodation with workshop). To book or for more information call Kingfisher Bay Resort on +61 7 4120 3333 or email Some conditions apply.

12-15 September: Humpbacks, Camera, Action!
Bluedog Photography has again teamed with Kingfisher Bay Resort to run a three-day photographic retreat on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. These retreats artfully blend Fraser's natural attractions with lessons in wildlife photography – thanks, in part, to the region's holidaying Humpback Whales. There will also be sessions on framing landscapes and seashores, using natural lighting and camera techniques.
Gold Coast-based photographer Danielle Lancaster will lead the getaway to Fraser, for photographers of all ages and abilities from September 12 to 15.

The three-day, three-night, all-inclusive retreats are priced from $3305.77pp (twin share)* and include accommodation and meals at Kingfisher Bay Resort; two full-day photographic workshops on Fraser Island with Blue Dog tutors; 4WD transportation; Return ferry transfers from River Heads and a half-day Whale Watch cruise from Kingfisher Bay Resort.

To ensure one-on-one attention, places on the tour have been strictly limited. For more information or to book contact Bluedog Photography on +61 7 5545 4777 or at Some booking conditions apply.

Getting There
Fraser Island is just offshore from Hervey Bay on Queensland's east coast and Kingfisher Bay Resort passenger and vehicle ferry services depart daily from River Heads (secure parking is available). Virgin Australia and QantasLink provide direct flights to Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and the resort can organise airport connections.

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