About Great Sandy Get-away 2day/1night self drive
The Great Sandy Get-away is a short stop away from the crowds to visit the small hamlets along the Great Sandy Strait between the mainland and Fraser Island. The Great Sandy Strait hamlets of Maaroom, Boonooroo, Poona and Tinnanbar are a short drive from Maryborough and Hervey Bay making this a nice little overnight getaway.
The Great Sandy Strait is an important shorebird destination and an excellent fishing spot for the interested angler. The Great Sandy Strait is about 70-kilometre of crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, a network of shallow lying flats and a maze of creeks.
If you are coming from South East Queensland it is an easy alternative to turn off the highway at Gympie towards Tin Can Bay and then follow the road to Maryborough passing the small villages of the Strait along the way. The drive takes you through state forest where wild horses may be seen at the edge of the forest.
Hervey Bay 4655