Great Sandy Biosphere

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast Area

In 2009, the Great Sandy region was awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO, the global organisation that also awards World Heritage Listings. The decision gives world-wide recognition to the Fraser Coast region, neighbouring Gympie area and the Bundaberg coastline and puts it in the same class as the Galapagos Islands, the Central Amazon, the Everglades and Uluru.

The concept of the UNESCO's Man and Biospheres program is to protect natural resources while using them at the same time - or balancing conservation and sustainable development.

What makes the Great Sandy Biosphere so special?

Major breeding site for endangered marine turtles, oldest and largest unconsolidated sand mass in the world, 7558 recorded species of fauna & flora, declared Dugong sanctuary, RAMSAR wetlands - internationally declared feeding ground for migratory birds, critical habitat for rare and endangered species, best observable ancient dune chronological sequencing, world's largest and highest perched dune lakes, whale sanctuary and major transitory point for humpback whales on their annual southern migration.

Big Woody Island
Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Oaks Mon Komo

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From AU$111 - 673
Surrounded by restaurants, cafes, shopping, entertainment, recreational activities and only moments to the beach there is plenty to see and do whilst staying at Oaks Mon Komo. With all the facilities of a beachfront resort you can be sure to enjoy the luxury of Mon Komo's spacious hotel rooms and fully self-contained apartments, most with spectacular ocean views over Moreton Bay.

Sylvan Beach Resort

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From AU$175.00 - 409.00
Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge is located 40 minutes North West of Brisbane’s Central Business District in the Moreton Bay Hinterland, offering peace and tranquility to guests and conference delegates. The hotel offers extensive conference facilities, on-site restaurants, Stephanies Mountain Day Spa and stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains and beyond.
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