This is the home of big nature experiences - where you can stand dwarfed by centuries-old trees with three-metre girths in the rainforest of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, paddle in cool perched lakes, swim with giant humpbacks as they play along the Hervey Bay coast or in the company of hundreds of manta rays off Lady Elliot Island.
We're also the place of simple pleasures, offering families a wide choice of relaxing activities, without the stress of crowds.
Lover of watersports? The Great Sandy Strait is a haven for all kinds of aquatic adventures and the quaint coastal townships frame a UNESCO recognised wetland area.
Inland, the heritage city of Maryborough, one of Queensland's oldest provincial cities oozes with striking art and tales of the past.
The region offers affordable island, bay, beach and heritage experiences in an unrivalled natural environment.
Explore all our regions below and come and say hello to our paradise!