About the Fraser Coast

Described as a holiday playground blessed by nature, you’ll find long sandy beaches, relaxing island retreats, abundant marine life and pristine parks along the Fraser Coast. Couple this with recreational pursuits, eco adventure activities and historic explorations, and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven in this destination peppered with diversity and natural beauty.

Almost 100,000 people live in this 7,116.7 square metre region which encompasses Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, the Fraser Coast Hinterland and the Great Sandy Strait. And it’s accessible for tourists with a regional airport at Hervey Bay as well as road and rail links.

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Described as a holiday playground blessed by nature, you’ll find long sandy beaches, relaxing island retreats, abundant marine life and pristine parks along the Fraser Coast. Couple this with recreational pursuits, eco adventure activities and historic explorations, and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven in this destination peppered with diversity and natural beauty.

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Places to See on the Fraser Coast

Burrum Heads, Fraser Coast

Burrum Coast

Burrum Coast

Enjoy a relaxing beachside holiday along the Burrum Coast, home to a number of small fishing villages, and the place to enjoy unspoiled beaches, great fishing, swimming, bird watching and wildlife encounters.

Lake McKenzie, Fraser Coast

Fraser Island

Fraser Island

The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is a sparkling gem in the Queensland tourism story, flush with natural attractions, flora, fauna and culture and history.

Hervey Bay Pier, Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

Renowned as the Whale Watching Capital of the World, Hervey Bay lives up to its glowing global reputation for natural experiences, adventures and excitement.

Maryborough, Fraser Coast

Maryborough

Maryborough

Maryborough is an historic city which knows how to celebrate its past, present and future with buildings that remain in a similar condition to their original days and cafes, quirky stores and museums galore.

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast

The Great Sandy Strait

The Great Sandy Strait

With its calm, clear waters and stunning scenery, some say this is the southern Great Barrier Reef’s answer to its northern cousin, the Whitsundays. Discover the Great Sandy Strait's sheltered bays, sandflats, beaches and mangrove-lined creeks, as well as a host of rare shore birds and amazing marine life.

Islands & Beaches

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