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Once you’ve decided the Fraser Coast is the place to be, it’s time to start planning that holiday. We’ve got all the resources you could need to get started including how to get here, the best public transport options while you’re in the region and a number of driving itineraries to give you some inspiration.

When it comes to weather, the Fraser Coast is very blessed with a sub tropical climate year round. This warm and sunny weather allows both visitors and locals to enjoy our amazing outdoor and natural assets, no matter what month of the year it is.

Check out our guide to the Fraser Coast below and start planning! Remember – if you need any help booking accommodation, tours and activities, you can contact our Visitor Information team.

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Fraser Island

Hervey Bay


Lady Elliot Island

Great Sandy Strait

Burrum Coast

Hinterland Gems

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How To Get Here

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By Air

The Fraser Coast is well connecting through the major Australian cities of Brisbane and Sydney. QantasLink offers multiple 35-minute daily flights between Brisbane and Hervey Bay Airport, while Virgin Australia offers a 90-minute daily direct service from Sydney. Seair Pacific operates daily flights between Hervey  Bay and Lady Elliot for your adventure to the start of the Great Barrier Reef.

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By Rail

If you’re located throughout Queensland, there is a great rail service offered by Queensland Rail to the Fraser Coast region. There are regular daily services operating from Brisbane, Rockhampton and Cairns to Maryborough West train station on the Fraser Coast. Coach transfers to and from Hervey Bay also connect with many of the north and southbound trains.

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By Bus

Greyhound and Premier coach lines operate several north and southbound services each day to Maryborough and Hervey Bay. Private shuttle transfers also operate between the Fraser Coast, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane CBD and Sunshine Coast Airport. For more information, phone the Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre on 1800 811 728.

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By Self Drive

If you’d like to make your own adventure and travel self-drive to the Fraser Coast, we have a number of driving itineraries below to get you started. The Fraser Coast is a comfortable three hour drive north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, along the Bruce Highway. 

Transport & Hire on the Fraser Coast

For more information please contact or drop in to one of our Visitor Centres. 

Self Drive Itineraries

Fraser Coast

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.

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Location of Fraser Island and Hervey Bay