Fraser Coast

Let nature take your breath away. Encompassing pristine coastline, tranquil hinterland and ancient rainforests, the Fraser Coast is home to some of the world’s most stunning natural encounters.

From World Heritage-listed national parks to a marine life aquatic playground, this is a region that will surprise and delight with every activity and adventure.

Top 5 Must Do’s

Fraser Island Tours

Explore the natural wonders of the world’s largest sand island. Take a 4WD tour along Fraser’s stunning 75 mile stretch of coast, discover the remarkable sand formations of beautiful Rainbow Gorge and marvel at the spectacular array of multi-coloured sand cliffs, sculpted thousands of years ago, at The Pinnacles.

Whale Encounters

Be blown away by an up close encounter with a spectacular humpback whale. The calm, protected waters of the Fraser Coast provide perfect conditions for whales to rest, play and socialise, and for mother humpbacks to raise their calves. A variety of whale watching tours are available July to November.

Hervey Bay Adventures

In addition to being the whale watching capital of Australia, Hervey Bay is where you’ll see dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles and other marine life. With double the species of fish found elsewhere, it’s worth taking a boat out to The Great Sandy Strait and trying your luck at catching coral trout, bream, whiting, flathead, and mackerel.

Dining, Entertainment and Events

Hervey Bay is the place to try some of the region’s best seafood. Sample plump Hervey Bay scallops overlooking the bay at Coast Restaurant, then watch the sunset at the marina. Enjoy local cuisine and live music at events like the Hervey Bay Seafood Festival (August) or the Relish Food and Wine Festival in Maryborough (June).

Wander the region

Take a short drive to nearby fishing villages for a quiet lunch, or explore the heritage precinct of Maryborough. Not only does this cheerful town boast beautifully preserved colonial streets, heritage architecture and vintage restaurants, museums and art galleries – it’s where the magic of Mary Poppins began!

To book your Fraser Coast escape, visit www.virginaustralia.com/frasercoast

Words by Ren Marie - Published May 2016
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 52,000
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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