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Fraser Coast Amazing Fishing Trails

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area

Fraser Coast is among the world's best destinations for life-changing, world class fishing experiences. Kilometres of peaceful north facing beaches, protected by prevailing winds from Fraser Island, stretch from Burrum Heads to Poona. National parks nestle into much of the shoreline of the Great Sandy Strait, making fishing one of the most popular activities of the region. Whiting on the beaches, creeks and rivers to red emperor on the off shore reefs, or marlin and sailfish for the big game enthusiasts around the top of Fraser Island. Fraser Coast offers every type of fishing experience that most anglers only dream of.

Recreational fishers describes Fraser Island as the holy grail of beach fishing, while Fraser Island flats have been well documented by Australia's leading saltwater fly fishers as being the best the world has to offer. Fly fishers come from all over the world to cast on the flat, sandy shallows near the island for milk fish and the chance to snag the highly sought golden trevally.

The Great Sandy Strait is a maze of sandy channels and deep snag ridden holes that hide almost every fish imaginable. Green zones exist to protect the turtles and dugongs, both of which are plentiful in the area. Mangrove lined creeks or the sheltered waters are ideal for exploring with a small motorboat or kayak.

Varieties include coral trout, bream, whiting, flathead, mackerel, tailor and mangrove jack, along with sand and mud crabs. Fishing from the iconic Urangan Pier or Torquay and Scarness jetties are a favourite with both young and old. Here you can catch it in the morning and have it on the plate by evening.

Then there is the fantastic fishing on Lake Lenthall's Dam, officially stocked with Bass, barramundi, Yellow-belly and Silver Perch. Lent halls is a pretty lake surrounded by tea tree scrub, fringed with water lilies and weed beds. You can camp here and permits are available online or at the nearby service station a few kilometres north of the turn off on the Bruce Highway.

Journey Details

Duration
7 Days
Itinerary Type
One Way
Mode of Travel
Boat
Distance
369 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance

Activities

  • Camping
  • Crabbing
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Off Road Driving
227 Maryborough Hervey Bay Road
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Lady Elliot is a true coral cay island located at the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in Australia and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life! The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore the reef from the air, a glass bottom boat and the water, all in one day! The day trip includes return scenic flight, use of snorkel equipment, use of day guest facilities, combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour, a delicious buffet lunch in the restaurant and a guided afternoon activity. The combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour is the best way to explore this wonderful underwater world of brilliantly coloured species of marine life including coral, fish, clams, sea stars, turtles, dolphins and manta rays. The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip departs daily from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg. The Great Barrier Reef Day Tour is a fully guided tour departing daily from the Gold Coast (Coolangatta) and Brisbane (Redcliffe) making the Great Barrier Reef easily accessible for visitors to south-east Queensland.

Fraser Magic 4WD Hire

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$160.00 - 185.00
Whether you are taking the family on a camping trip to enjoy the nature and wildlife on Fraser Island, a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a group of friends planning an off-road adventure, Fraser Magic 4WD Hire can help. As well as Four Wheel Drive hire, comprehensive camping and accommodation packages for Fraser Island including barge crossings, gear and National Parks permits are available. Information sessions, maps and suggested itineraries are provided, with every Four Wheel Drive hire. Courtesy pick-up and drop-off can be arranged. Since 1992, this family business provides four wheel drive for self-drive, making personalised, reliable service to all customers a priority. Fraser Magic 4WD Hire is a founding member of the Fraser Coast Four Wheel Drive Association. The reliable Landrover fleet includes automatic and manual vehicles - from competitively priced two-person vehicles to larger Landrover Defenders that seat five to six people.

Enzos On The Beach

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30.00 - 360.00
At Enzo's on the Beach you can hire a kayak, a stand up paddle board, book a kite surf lesson or simply lay back on a sun lounge and soak up the sunshine at Scarness Beach. You could also dine on delicious cafe cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere whilst taking in the uninterrupted sea views of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Experience the adrenaline rush that comes with surfing the wind and the waves and come kite boarding with Enzo's on the Beach and Kite Republic Fraser Coast. All of their experienced instructors are IKO qualified and students are eligible to receive IKO certification. Enzo's on the beach is the only licensed stand up paddle board operator in the marine park that encompasses the waters of Hervey Bay. Head out and enjoy the beauty of Hervey Bay on a stand up paddle board from Enzo's on the beach.

Safari 4WD Hire

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$160.00 - 215.00
Safari 4WD Hire is a family owned and operated business with over 15 years experience specialising in providing personalised service for couples, families and small groups wishing to hire off road vehicles to explore the amazing world heritage listed Fraser Island. Recommended by Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and Lets Go, Safari 4wd Hire is also one of the founding members of the Fraser Coast 4x4 Hire Association. They've got a range of four wheel drive vehicles available to suit all needs. All vehicles are maintained to the highest standard and have breakdown and recovery assistance when travelling to Fraser Island. They provide a fully inclusive service including; organising ferry transfers and permits, supplying a pre-departure briefing, as well as maps and itineraries to give up to date information on driving conditions before you go!

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$225.00 - 325.00
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing operates in the unique fishery of Hervey Bay, which is one of very few places in Australia that has an overlap of southern and northern species. Snapper, Barramundi, flathead, threadfin salmon,longtail tuna, GT's, queenfish, juvenile black marlin, golden trevally and more can all be caught when fishing in this unique location. Fraser Island to the East protects Hervey Bay from the south easterly trade winds, this gives anglers access to sheltered fishing conditions year round. Hervey Bay is also known as the whale watching capital of the world. The majestic Humpback whale inhabits their waters from July through to November. Dolphins, dugongs, marine turtles, shore and seabirds, the elusive Fraser Island dingo and much more wildlife can be seen whilst fishing this diverse area. With a life time of experience let local born and bred guide Andrew Chorley guide you on to a fish of a lifetime. They have a wide range of charter options, single day and half day charters to week long charters, camping trips to Fraser Island.

The Bayswater Bistro

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
The Bayswater Bistro and Bar at Peppers Pier Resort is a relaxed dining destination on the Esplanade at Hervey Bay. Take a seat on the balcony, overlooking scenic Hervey Bay waters and the historic Urangan Pier. The bistro focuses on Modern Australian dishes with an emphasis on seafood, fresh local produce, seasonal fare and value for money. Their mantra ‘pub fare done with flare' is executed throughout the menu.

Palace Adventures

Multiple Locations
From AU$385.00 - 2485.00
Create your own adventure and experience the best of Fraser Island travelling in a Palace Adventures Freedom Hire vehicle! Palace Adventures offers quality Toyota 4WD vehicles seating up to 7 persons. Their Freedom Vehicle hire allows travellers to explore with friends and family for anything from 1 - 7 days on the island. Travellers can explore the lush rainforest, drive the famous sand highway, visit pristine clearwater lakes and creeks, discover a shipwreck and ancient aboriginal sites, and take their time enjoying it all without the rush of a tour schedule. Vehicle Hire is completed with a full safety briefing before departure, and an itinerary unique to each group for the areas of the island they'd like to visit. Vehicle Hire includes all national park permits, ferry transfers to and from the island, and insurance on the vehicle. Everything required for adventure of a lifetime!

Unique Fraser

Multiple Locations
From AU$215.00 - 215.00
Short on time? Don't like big groups? Sit back and relax while they do the driving on their fully guided one day tour. Unique Fraser gives you the ultimate touring experience on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. They explore more iconic locations than any other Fraser Island One Day Tour. Visit Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Pinnacles, rainforest plus Indian Head and Champagne Pools. Experience three unique swimming locations - rain water, salt water and spring water with small groups of no more than seven passengers per 4X4. The vehicles are late model V8 Toyota Landcruisers - not buses. Your tour guide is fully accredited and has a vast array of knowledge about Fraser Island and its history, fauna and flora. With 20 years experience their team will show you unique Fraser, like no other.

Enzos On The Beach

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Step away from the hustle and bustle of Hervey Bay's tourist strip and into the unique and relaxed atmosphere that only Enzo's on the Beach can offer. Enjoy a distinctive blend of Italian coffee from Segafredo Zanetti at Enzo's on the Beach, where the taste of espresso combines with a unique feel of being 'on the beach' location. Dine on delicious cafe cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere whilst taking in the uninterrupted sea views of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, hire a stand-up paddle board or simply lay back on a bean bag and soak up the Sunshine at Scarness Beach.

Fraser Experience Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$125.00 - 252.00
Award winning Fraser Experience Tours specialise in providing one day and custom guided tours of World Heritage listed Fraser Island with guaranteed small group sizes promising personalised service from experienced and friendly guides. The one day Experience Tour offer a fun and affordable way to see the hottest spots on Fraser Island. With a maximum of 16 guests per tour, personalised service is assured. Travel in comfort in a purpose built four by four airconditioned bus specially designed to handle all types of tracks! Enjoy wholesome meals with bottled water provided throughout. Tour departs daily from Hervey Bay. The one day luxury Hummer Tour offers the ultimate way to see Fraser Island! No other company offers the thrill of a Hummer and the exclusiveness of a small group - maximum four guests per tour. Their fleet of current model five-seater airconditioned four by four H3 Hummers are perfect for Fraser Island's unique off-road touring environment. Enjoy delicious food with morning tea, individual gourmet picnic hampers for lunch, and a special afternoon tea with chocolates, strawberries and champagne. All other beverages provided as well. Tours depart from Hervey Bay every day except for Christmas Day.
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