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Why the Fraser Coast?

With the world’s largest sand island, incredible encounters with wildlife, adventure playgrounds, safe beaches and marvellous heritage at our fingertips – discover why visitors rate the Fraser Coast as one of the best holiday breaks on the Queensland coast. To get the dreaming started for when the travel restrictions are lifted, we have created a bucket list of the Fraser Coast’s best experiences.

With fantastic weather (between 22 and 9 degrees in winter and 30 and 22 in summer), kilometres of unspoilt beaches sheltered in the lee of K’gari (Fraser Island) and a hinterland rich in industrial and military history – this is the place to recharge, regenerate and rebound after the worst crisis since the world wars.

Experience Australia’s best whale watching and swimming in Hervey Bay (the world’s first Whale Heritage Site). Go back to nature – glamp or camp. Hike Fraser Island, hook into sports fishing, take a guided or self-guided boat charter, go horse riding or dive ex-HMAS Tobruk. And while you are doing all this, enjoy first-class cuisine and relax at top-notch accommodation – there is so much to choose from!

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Hervey Bay Whale Watching

Accredited in 2019 as the world’s first Whale Heritage Site, Hervey Bay is recognised as one of the best places on the planet to see humpback whales up close, with a fleet of specially designed vessels offering eco-certified, intimate encounters during the annual season between July and November. Each year, thousands of east coast humpbacks break their migration journey from the Antarctic to the northern tropics in the calm, shallow waters off Hervey Bay in the lee of Fraser Island to rest, play and socialise.

Fraser Island

Discover everything Fraser Island has to offer from your base at award winning Kingfisher Bay Resort. Nestled along the Western Bay of Fraser Island amidst natural surrounds, eco marine cruises, sunset sails and guided 4WD tours depart the resort daily (with whale watching August to October). Enjoy ranger guided activities and unique dining experiences, on a bucket list Queensland holiday that ticks all of the boxes.

Lady Elliot Island

Have you been dreaming of exploring the world’s largest coral reef? Just a 40-minute flight from Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast is Lady Elliot Island, the most southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Step from the sandy beach into an amazing underwater world filled with turtles, dolphins, manta ray and reef sharks with a 25m-plus visibility all year round.

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Discover everything Fraser Island has to offer from your base at award winning Kingfisher Bay Resort. Nestled along the Western Bay of Fraser Island amidst natural surrounds, eco marine cruises, sunset sails and guided 4WD tours depart the resort daily (with whale watching August to October). Enjoy ranger guided activities and unique dining experiences, on a bucket list Queensland holiday that ticks all of the boxes.

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Whale Watching

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Tours and Outdoor Experiences

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Fraser Island

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Explore the Great Sandy Strait

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Beaches and Alfresco Dining

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Places to Stay

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Cultural experiences and attractions