The Fraser Coast is one of Queensland’s best kept secrets, located about 250km north of Brisbane the region is rich in diversity, with endless natural attractions complimented by a coastline featuring pristine, white sand beaches that stretch from Woodgate and Burrum Heads to Rainbow Beach. The Fraser Coast is one of Australia's leading nature based destination, it offers a relaxed and vibrant lifestyle amongst the tapestry of natural wonders like the world heritage listed Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef.
If you are planning a holiday on the Fraser Coast you are in for a unique and memorable experience. The calm and protected waters of Hervey Bay host a collection of marine life such as the majestic humpback whales and holiday makers can get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures by booking one of the many whale watching tours available. Fraser Island is another must see destination on the Fraser Coast, over 123 km in length its the largest sand island in the world and features over 100 fresh water lakes and lagoons. 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 beauty of the Fraser Coast is not only confined to the coast, national parks, native woodlands, and dense rainforest and the beautiful Mary River combine some the best of the Fraser Coast Hinterland. As part of the UNESCO recognised Great Sandy Biosphere, the region’s natural attractions are officially recognised in the same class as the Galapagos Islands and Central Amazon.
The Fraser Coast boast a diverse and abundant marine life and fishing is one of the most popular past times in this region. Be it whiting along the many beaches, creeks and rivers to red emperor on the off shore reefs, or marlin and sailfish for the big game enthusiasts. The Fraser Coast is described the “holy grail” of beach fishing, while the Fraser Island flats have been well documented by Australia’s leading saltwater flyfishers as being the best the country has to offer.
For families, the Fraser Coast offers so many options to keep the kids entertained and at the same time allowing them to enjoy the magnificent natural surroundings and appreciate one of the great features of South East Queensland. Families can enjoy activities like camel rides along Fraser Island, Go Karting in Hervey Bay, museums, kayaking through the calm and protected waters of the fraser coast, steam train rides, visiting the Mary Poppins statue in Maryborough outside the birthplace of author P.L.Travers and take a photo with the world's most famous nanny.