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.

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