Spend your days lazing on the beach, looking out for dolphins, delighting in spa treatments or embarking on four-wheel-driving adventures at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Looking for a piece of paradise to spend your summer? Here are five reasons Fraser Island is the answer to your holiday prayers.

It’s a hop, skip and a jump away from Brisbane

Nobody likes to start their holiday with a long drive or a tedious flight, and with a trip to Fraser Island there’s no need to do either. Fraser Island is just a three-and-a-half hour drive or a 40-minute flight north of Brisbane, so you can arrive refreshed and ready to stat your holiday.

It’s an animal paradise

Dolphins, dugongs, turtles and rays frequent the island waters. There are also more than 47 other species of mammals on Fraser Island including the Swamp Wallaby, Small Eared Mountain Possum and the Sugar Glider and more than 354 species of birds. The diversity of the island’s natural habitat supports a wide range of animals, many of which are at the northern or southern limit of their distribution or are considered to be rare or vulnerable.

It will bring out your sense of adventure

Take to the water and enjoy some fresh air and adventure on Fraser Island. The Kingfisher Bay Resort water sports program includes stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and Vu boards and provides a fun way to see the island, without impacting on the environment. Fraser Island is strictly four-wheel-driving territory so you’ll have the chance to embark on a driving adventure. Sand tracks cross the island, linking the lakes and rainforests and allowing you to get up close and personal with the wildlife.

It’s a once in lifetime holiday location

Fraser Island is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres. The low “wallum” heaths on the island are of particular evolutionary and ecological significance, and provide magnificent wildflower displays in spring and summer

It’s all about relaxation

Kingfisher Bay Resort is an oasis of relaxation. Located on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island,this rare and beautiful holiday destination offers a refreshing change from the bustle of mainland Australia. Bubble away in a spa, spend the day lazing about in one of the four swimming pools or go wild with a pamper session in the Natural Therapies Salon. They’ve just reopened with new therapists, great new products and an exciting menu filled with pampering treats.

Kingfisher Bay Resort is offering bmag.com.au readers a special summer holiday deal.

Package offer includes: Resort Hotel Rooms from $148 per room, including breakfast for two.Two Bedroom Villas from $228 per night, including breakfast for four.

* Conditions apply. Subject to availability, minimum two night stay. On sale until 28 February 2015 for travel from 5 January 2015 to 2 April 2015.

For more information visit www.kingfisherbay.com .