Visit Queensland’s Fraser Coast and be forever changed by raw nature and understand why we think there is simply no place like it.
Why? It’s home to two heritage-listed jewels: the world’s largest sand island and the world’s first whale heritage area.
There’s no denying Fraser Island, or as the Butchulla people call it, ‘K’gari’ (meaning paradise), offers an abundance of untouched natural beauty just 300km north of Brisbane, and 15km off the coast here in Hervey Bay.
As the world’s largest sand island, stretching 123km long and 22km wide, this World Heritage listed wonder offers endless white sand beaches, freshwater lakes and tropical rainforests, and is home to native wildlife like dingoes and goannas.
Hervey Bay, Queensland
Hervey Bay, a coastal city in southern Queensland, is widely known as a site for observing humpback whales. Whale-watching boats operate during the July to November migration season. It’s also a hub for tours to nearby Fraser Island, which has beaches and features a rainforest habitat for dingoes and other wildlife. A waterfront esplanade links the city’s marina with beaches offering calm waters for swimming.
Just three hours from Brisbane while exploring the Fraser Coast, a trip to the historical town of Maryborough is a must. Maryborough’s striking art, statues, heritage buildings, memorials and museums tell the story of a town that was once one of Australia’s largest port.
Take a guided walking tour of Maryborough with one of our knowledgable local guides. Dressed in period costume, the guide will you discover Maryborough’s colourful past and take you back to a time when it was a thriving port.