It boasts World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the
largest sand island in the world with spectacular
coloured sands, freshwater lakes and towering
rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. And then there's
Hervey Bay, the whale watching capital of Australia.
Come and experience and "up close and personal"
encounter with giant humpback whales.
Blessed with long sandy swimming beaches, relaxing
island retreats, abundant marine life and pristine
national parks the Fraser Coast region is a relaxing
There are a wealth of coastal paradises, recreational
pursuits, adventure activities and historic explorations
that will keep you busy for days even weeks.
Fraser Island's abundant pristine freshwater lakes and
crystal clear creeks are great spots to view flora and
fauna. Scenic 4WD circuits and walking tracks including
sections of the Fraser Island Great Wal. Take in some of
the largest of the lakes. Cool peaceful rainforests of
towering satinay and brush box trees, some over 1,000
years old, contrast with swampy wetlands. There are
heathlands full of wild flowers and coastal strands of
Pandanus palms. The warm waters surrounding the island
attract dugong, dolphins and turtles. The magnificent
humpback whales, with their young, pass on the western
side of the island between late July and early November.
Bordered by 40 kilometres of pristine beaches, Hervey
Bay offers access to islands, adventure, wildlife and a
beautiful safe aquatic playground for visitors to the
Hervey Bay City, boasting one of the fastest growing
populations in Australia, is renowned for its Whale
Watching and as the gateway to World Heritage-listed
Fraser Island. The foreshore of the City offers fourteen
kilometres of shared pedestrian, wheelchair and bicycle
pathways. Along the length of the foreshore are numerous
areas for picnics and barbecues as well as children's
Holidays don't get much better than this...the stresses
and worries of work and city life are left far behind
when visiting the Fraser Coast.
Fraser Coast has a plethora of great places for you to
stay on your holiday. Accommodation around Fraser Coast
is as varied as this diverse region. Hundreds of options
mean you can find a place to rest, tailor-made to your
holiday expectations. Accommodation ranges from
self-contained family accommodation and backpacker
hostels to private bed and breakfasts and heritage
cottages, luxury waterfront apartments and
international-class resorts. No matter what your
preferred style and budget is, you’re sure to find
something to suit.