boating in Unesco recognised waters
The Fraser Coast is Australia's best all year round destination for an unforgettable boating and fishing experience – but don't just take our word for it.
The Fraser Coast's waters can be the setting of a family houseboat holiday or a one-week fantasy where you play the role of millionaire yacht owner. The only thing more diverse than the boating experience on our waters is the number of ways you can discover them.
Yachts, houseboats, cruisers and even the humble tinny can all be hired from several places across the Coast, including Fraser Island and Hervey Bay. Many of the vessels can be skippered, or we'll teach you how to be the captain of your own boating adventure.
Located in the waters between the Fraser Coast mainland and Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Strait is home to a diverse range of marine and coastal wetlands, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, native woodlands and dense rainforests. Nestled on the water's edge are the charming fishing villages of Tin Can Bay, Poona, Boonooroo, Rainbow Beach, Tuan and Tinnanbar.
The Great Sandy Strait rivals the Whitsundays with ideal sailing conditions and stunning scenery. Its sheltered bays, sand flats, beaches and mangrove-lined creeks are the perfect spot to throw in a line! Home to a stunning variety of wildlife, visitors have the chance to see rare shorebirds using the strait as their breeding grounds, dolphins playing offshore and dugongs grazing on the seabeds in this UNESCO recognised biosphere.
A visit to Pelican Bank is a must when visiting the Fraser Coast. With it's turquoise waters and white sands, it's a great spot to anchor the boat and spend some time relaxing.
Whatever your choice, the Fraser Coast is easy to navigate and full of adventure.