Only just over an three and a half hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the Fraser Coast has some of the best whale spotting in Australia. At Hervey Bay Marine National Park and the Great Sandy Strait, sandwiched between the coast and the islands, ample opportunity exists for you to spot dolphins, dugongs and a multitude of other marine life.
Fraser Island has crystal clear lakes, stunning coastal vistas and plenty of places to explore within this World Heritage Listed Park. Off the coast near Maryborough, this island is not only the largest sand island in the world, there are rainforests and valleys to visit.
Lake Allom is surrounded by tall trees of the rainforest, while Lake McKenzie, another clear freshwater lake, has a crystal white sand beach surrounding it, backed by tall eucalypt trees.
You can even hire a houseboat to explore the calm waters of the the west side of Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Strait.
In fact, there are plenty of things to do for the whole family here, much of the region is unspoilt, with National Parks like the Great Sandy National Park, Mount Walsh NP and the Goodnight Scrub NP within easy reach.
Nearby towns, including Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay have good choices in both accommodation and dining.
The nearby Cooloola Coast, just south is a beautiful and natural region of coast rainforests, lush hinterlands and golden white sandy beaches. Bundaberg, to the north, is considered the gateway to the South Great Barrier Reef.
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Places to stay in the towns along the Queensland coast includes hotels, motels, luxury resorts, caravan parks, beachside cabins, holiday homes and apartments, camping, bed and breakfasts and farm stays.
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