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Experience unique encounters
on the Fraser Coast

There is something for everyone on the Fraser Coast.

Welcome to our backyard, Queensland’s Fraser Coast. It’s the home of World Heritage-listed natural gems, unique diving experiences, safe and secluded beaches, the number one place to watch humpback whales play and extensive military history. Whether you are looking to explore the world’s largest sand island, K’gari (Fraser Island), coral cay Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, a relaxing beachside holiday with the kids or uncover the rich military past of Maryborough – the Fraser Coast has something for you.

Nature Experiences like none other on the Fraser Coast

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 – Paradise as you have never seen it

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 – The Great Barrier Reef 

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.

World Famous 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.

What is there to do on the Fraser Coast? 

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Whale Watching as you have never seen it..

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Whalesong Cruises – Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise

Whalesong is a modern, environmentally friendly and multi-functional boat, providing tours out of Hervey Bay…

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Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Encounter
Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Encounter

Be one of the few, not the many, to experience their award winning Exclusive Full…

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Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise
Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise

Experience an unforgettable up-close wildlife encounter with the majestic humpback whales, on a Fraser Island…

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Blue Dolphin Champagne Sunset Sail

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is Hervey Bay’s longest running and only award winning sailing tour…

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Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises
Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

Spirit of Hervey Bay is your best choice for a first rate whale watching experience….

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Whalesong Cruises – Fraser Island Beach and Barbecue Cruise

Specialising in whale and dolphin watching, Whalesong Cruises provide so much more with ‘A Taste…

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Blue Dolphin Fraser Island Eco Adventure Sail

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is Hervey Bay’s leading eco-tour operator. Whales, Dolphins and Sunset Sails…

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Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II

Quick Cat II was operated by Brian and Jill Perry for 30 years who founded…

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Remote Fraser Island Experience and Whale Watch Encounter – Tasman Venture
Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience – Tasman Venture

Experience the unique and untouched remote west coast of Fraser Island (K’gari) and enjoy up…

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Some of our Natural Attractions

Pialba

Pialba is the shopping, cultural and sporting heart of Hervey Bay with a Water Park,…

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Great Sandy Biosphere

In 2009, the Great Sandy region was awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO, the global…

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Boonooroo

Boonooroo and neighbouring Tuan on Queensland’s Fraser Coast are not your typical sleepy fishing hamlet…

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Lake Wabby

Lake Wabby is relatively close to the ocean side of Fraser Island and unlike the…

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Wongi State Forest

Immerse yourself in a landscape of fragrant pine plantations and eucalypt forests surrounding a string…

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Roy Rufus Artificial Reef Dive Site

The most popular dive site in Hervey Bay is the Roy Rufus Artificial Reef. Located…

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Pile Valley Circuit

The Pile Valley circuit is a four-kilometre circuit that will take you to another world…

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The Cathedrals

The Cathedrals on Fraser Island are coloured sand cliffs that have been sculpted by the…

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Lake Birrabeen

The Lake Birrabeen day-use area is on the Southern Lakes scenic drive, 6.6 kilometres south…

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K’gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park

More than a million years in the making, World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island), in the…

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Mary River

The Mary River has been known by many names, with the Aborigines calling the river…

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Point Vernon

Take in wonderful views across the Pacific Ocean at Hervey Bay’s Point Vernon – the…

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Coonarr

Coonarr Beach is a 4.2 kilometre long, east facing beach that begins amongst the tidal…

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Queens Park Waterfall

Enjoy the popular spot for picnics, the Queens Park Waterfall. The waterfall area of Maryborough’s…

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Maryborough

Maryborough tells the tales of a captivating colonial past. Stories of loss, triumph and spirit…

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Lake McKenzie

There are many different aspects to Fraser Island, but the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake McKenzie…

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Hervey Bay

There is nothing quite like seeing a humpback whale launch itself out of the ocean…

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Fraser Island

Visit Fraser Island to be dwarfed by ancient rainforests growing out of only sand and…

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Poona

One word to describe Poona? Peaceful. This little township is tucked away in the Great…

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75 Mile Beach

It is not hard to guess how this location got its name. A bloke measured…

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Eli Creek

Eli Creek, the largest creek on the eastern beach of Fraser Island, pours up to…

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Valley of the Giants

The Valley of the Giants is on the Fraser Island Great Walk and you can…

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Whale Watching

When it comes to soul-stirring, up close interactions with Humpback Whales, there’s no place like…

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Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast

The Fraser Coast offers a great range of birdwatching opportunities with over 250 species identified….

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Tours

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Mary Valley Rattler
Mary Valley Rattler

Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. The scenic…

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Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II

Quick Cat II was operated by Brian and Jill Perry for 30 years who founded…

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Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises
Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

Spirit of Hervey Bay is your best choice for a first rate whale watching experience….

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Whalesong Cruises – Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise

Whalesong is a modern, environmentally friendly and multi-functional boat, providing tours out of Hervey Bay…

Read More
Winter 2021 42
Remote Fraser Island Experience and Whale Watch Encounter – Tasman Venture
Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience – Tasman Venture

Experience the unique and untouched remote west coast of Fraser Island (K’gari) and enjoy up…

Read More
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Blue Dolphin Fraser Island Eco Adventure Sail

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is Hervey Bay’s leading eco-tour operator. Whales, Dolphins and Sunset Sails…

Read More
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Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise
Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise

Experience an unforgettable up-close wildlife encounter with the majestic humpback whales, on a Fraser Island…

Read More
Winter 2021 42
Blue Dolphin Champagne Sunset Sail

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is Hervey Bay’s longest running and only award winning sailing tour…

Read More
Winter 2021 42
Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Encounter
Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Encounter

Be one of the few, not the many, to experience their award winning Exclusive Full…

Read More
Winter 2021 42
Whalesong Cruises – Fraser Island Beach and Barbecue Cruise

Specialising in whale and dolphin watching, Whalesong Cruises provide so much more with ‘A Taste…

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Air Fraser Island
Air Fraser Island

A relaxing and stress free way to explore Fraser Island on your own terms in…

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Places to Stay

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Poona Palms Holiday Park

Poona is located on the mainland, opposite Fraser Island, and is popular with holiday makers…

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Riviera Resort

All of Riviera’s one, two and three bedroom apartments are fully self-contained and feature large…

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Akama Resort

Akama Resort – A luxury complex offering spacious and self catering one, two, three bedroom…

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Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay

If you like your beach holidays packed with coastal charm, Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay has…

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Ramada Hervey Bay

Ramada Hervey Bay Resort provides the ideal location from which to enjoy all the natural…

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