Kingfisher Bay Resort is set to light up the skies of K’gari with a new interpretive lightshow

Kingfisher Bay Resort is set to light up the skies of K’gari with a new interpretive lightshow
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Kingfisher Bay Resort is set to light up the skies of K’gari (Fraser Island) in 2024, announcing Illumina, an new interpretive lightshow and the latest product launched by the island’s four-star eco-tourism property.

    Set amidst the natural beauty of the wallum wetlands within the grounds of Kingfisher Bay Resort, the installation aims to enhance visitor experience and provide a unique nighttime attraction, exclusive to resort guests.

    Illumina will showcase the world’s largest sand island with the Return to Sky exhibition, a journey of discovery, regeneration, and growth, told in a mesmerising 20-minute light show, set to launch in September 2024.

    To bring the product to life, Kingfisher Bay Resort has engaged Melbourne-based international Light Artist, Bruce Ramus, and his team from Ramus Illumination, renowned for creating symphonies of light and colour at various destinations around the world, including Wintjiri Wiru at Uluru, an Australian tourism first.

    Ramus Illumination director Bruce Ramus describing K’gari as the “ultimate regenerative space”.

    “The inspiration behind ‘Return to Sky’ comes from the light within unique landscapes and vibrant ecosystem that is K’gari – the constantly shifting sands, the island’s natural healing qualities, and its incredible ability to regrow itself will all be celebrated,” he said.

    “Illumina will captivate audiences and enrich the mind and soul, while evoking a sense of wonder and appreciation for this remarkable natural environment.”

    Kingfisher Bay Resort group general manager Kane Bassett expressed his excitement for the groundbreaking product.

    “We are thrilled to offer visitors an enchanting nighttime spectacle unlike any other product we’ve seen on K’gari, with innovation that’s the first of its kind in Queensland,” he said.

    “The Return to Sky narrative aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences, connecting guests with the movement, texture, and colours of K’gari.”

    A range of accommodated Illumina experiences are available for pre-booking now, in preparation for the show’s official opening later this year. Visitors can opt for the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze packages, staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort, with ferry transfers and food and beverage inclusions.

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