Fraser Coast

Queensland’s Fraser Coast is an aquatic playground with beautiful beaches. The Fraser Coast is most famous for the migration of humpback whales and Hervey Bay is the stopping point for the whales on their journey to and from Antarctica.

What to do on Fraser Island?

From camping to luxury resorts, there’s a holiday for everyone on the Fraser Coast. World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a world-class destination to put on your bucket list. Top attractions on Fraser Island include Lake McKenzie and 75 Mile Beach.

Why go to the Fraser Coast?

Hervey Bay is often called the whale watching capital of the world. It’s where you can have a close encounter with humpback whales. The best months to go to see humpback whales are between July and September, particularly during the Hervey Bay Whale Festival.

Where else to go on the Fraser Coast?

The author of Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers – was born in Maryborough. The Mary Poppins Festival is a fun event to visit.
You can hand feed wild dolphins in Tin Can Bay and marvel at the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach. Another gem of the region,
Lady Elliot Island, is a jewel of the Great Barrier Reef.

Hervey Bay Ocean Festival
Have you travelled half-way around the world at great expense to tick an amazing experience off our bucket list? Sometimes, that mind-blowing bucket list experience might be right on your doorstep. For those of us who live in Southeast Queensland, there's a world class whale-watching experience in Hervey Bay,...
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Of all the things to do in Hervey Bay, the whale watching capital of the world, seeing the humpback whales in their natural habitat on the Humpback Highway is not to be missed. There are several whale-watching cruise but if you have a passion for ecotourism and marine life, then...
hervey bay whales
If you're wondering what to do in Hervey Bay, consider visiting during the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival runs for 10 days in August every year. It offers a jam-packed program celebrating the whale watching season in Hervey Bay, the whale-watching capital of the world. There are a number of iconic...
hervey bay whale parade
Of all the things to do in Hervey Bay, attending the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival should be at the top of your list. One of the most popular events of the festival is the Whale Parade and Concert, held on the last Saturday of the event. Everyone loves a parade, don’t they? Well,...
Freedom III Whale
From June through to the end of October or early November, humpback whales frequent the eastern Australian waters. This makes whale watching the premier thing to do in Hervey Bay. Platypus Bay in Hervey Bay is one the favourite stops for the humpback whales during their 5000km migration back...
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The best things to do in Hervey Bay involve humpback whales, which are very special to Hervey Bay. To acknowledge this, the Fraser Coast community promotes their love of the ocean and whales with an annual Hervey Bay Ocean Festival. Hervey Bay has a long history with the humpback whales....


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