Fraser Coast

Whether you've got serious sea legs or prefer to keep your feet on dry sand, the Fraser Coast offers the best of both worlds. Reel in a fresh fish for dinner on Fraser Island, or head out on the water to watch whales play just off Hervey Bay

There's no need to rush, the only pace required is laid-back and relaxed. 

Island life

Whether you’re a rugged camping type or prefer barefoot luxury in a resort, a stint on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island will steal a piece of your heart.

  • Swim in crystal-clear Lake McKenzie surrounded by 1000-year-old native trees and the call of kookaburras.
  • Drive up the sandy highway of 75 Mile Beach and spot rare native dingoes.
  • Explore the bush heart of the island and stop for a selfie at the Maheno Wreck.

The whale watching capital

Nowhere else in the world can you have such close encounters of the humpback kind. You may have heard of whale watching, but here, the whales go people watching.

  • Hop aboard a whale watching tour during the season from July to November each year for guaranteed sightings of the gentle giants at play.
  • Learn how to speak whale (among other things) at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and join in the annual Whale Festival.

Famous neighbours

From heritage houses to deserted beaches and fields of macadamia nut trees, the Fraser Coast has a few surprises over the back fence. 

  • Celebrate Mary Poppins’ author P.L. Travers in her hometown of Maryborough every year when the Mary Poppins Festival rolls (or should that be flies?) into town.
  • Hand feed wild dolphins in Tin Can Bay.
  • See the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach on the Great Cooloola Walk.
  • Visit Lady Elliot Island and the start of the Great Barrier Reef, only a 40 minute scenic flight from Hervey Bay.

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
From AU$173 - 372
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, 80 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg (north of Fraser Island). Situated within a highly protected 'Green Zone', the Island is a sanctuary for over 1200 species of marine life and is renowned for an abundance of manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.

Flora Alba Accommodation

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$100 - 130
Flora Alba Cottage is light and bright, with French doors opening from the bedroom and living room on to a sunny verandah that overlooks the pool. Silky oak timber and coloured glass feature in the traditional country style decor of the mini Queenslander which is ideally suited to couples.

The Palms Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$30 - 129
The Palms is one of Hervey Bay’s leading destinations offering modern accommodation in the heart of Hervey Bay, Queensland. The relaxed atmosphere of The Palms is only 300 metres from the Charlton Esplanade, beach front – the hub of Hervey Bay’s wide variety of restaurants, cafe’s and shops and, the beautiful Torquay Beach, where the warm, clear and pristine waters of Hervey Bay offer safe swimming all year round.

Boat Harbour Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$115 - 170
Hervey Bay's Boat Harbour Resort is the ideal accommodation choice when staying on the Fraser Coast. Hervey Bay is the Whale Watching Capital of the world and the Gateway to Fraser Island. Book your accommodation with Boat Harbour Resort and enjoy all the activities and aspect of Hervey Bay, Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast.

Sunlodge Oceanfront Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$38 - 120
SunLodge Tourist Park located in Mant Street, Point Vernon, the quieter end of Hervey Bay, overlooking beautiful Gatakers Bay. All units are single storey with ocean views. Access to the beach is down a little walking track, and across a park, about 200 metres.

BIG4 Point Vernon Holiday Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$36 - 160
Paul and Jacinta invite you to the Point Vernon Holiday Park. With its lush surrounds and majestic palms, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind, from which to explore all that Hervey Bay has to offer.

Hervey Bay Caravan Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 132
Hervey Bay Caravan Park, situated beside the Urangan Bowls Club, is well known and loved by its patrons for offering safe, secure, peaceful, attractive surroundings and a friendly atmosphere - being positioned with reserve and lakes on three boundaries enhances the quiet lifestyle available at the park.

Eurong Beach Resort

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
  • Deals
From AU$118 - 270
Eurong Beach Resort, located north of the Sunshine Coast, offers easy access to Fraser Island's famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach, its lakes and rainforests. This makes it the perfect base from which to explore the island.

Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$80 - 140
The Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge is located in the peaceful Pialba region of Hervey Bay and offers impeccably presented accommodations hidden within two acres of natural rainforest and landscaped gardens.

Oceans Resort and Spa Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$150 - 700
Oceans Resort and Spa Hervey Bay offers apartment style accommodation opposite the Urangan Beach Pier. Located on the waterfront, it features two lagoon pools and a cafe and bistro. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and unlimited access to hundreds of complimentary in-room movies.
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