Burrum Coast and Great Sandy Strait

The sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Strait between Fraser Island and Hervey Bay, are a natural playground for humpback whales. On land, wildflowers and secluded beaches beckon from Burrum Coast National Park.

Angling mecca

  • Go fishing and hook mackerel straight off the beach at the southern mouth of the Burrum River or canoe through intricate channels and mangrove-lined rivers in search of mud crabs. 
  • Launch from Tiaro's Petrie Park into the Mary River to fish for bass, barramundi and catfish.
  • Reel in buckets full of fish from the sleepy shores of Boonooroo and Tuan.

Outdoor thrills

  • Be at one with the wilderness at Burrum Point campground or pitch a tent behind the dunes at Kinkuna.
  • Explore the walking tracks of Vine Forest Reserve or have a picnic by the Arkarra Lagoons and Tea Gardens.
  • Spot rare shorebirds in Great Sandy Conservation Park or migratory whales from a coastal lookout.

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Discovery Parks - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 175
The world's largest sand island awaits you at beautiful Hervey Bay. Your accommodation at Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay is minutes away from the departure point to World Heritage listed Fraser Island - long uninterrupted white beaches, sand cliffs, over 100 freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests.

Lisianna Holiday Apartments

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$98 - 150
Lisianna Holiday Apartments are spacious self-contained two bedroom units all with sea views, opposite the beach and jetty in the centre of the Bay. The apartments are located close to shops and restaurants and tour bookings to Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Islands can be made on site at the tour desk.

Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$31 - 150
Multi award winning, Fraser Coast Tourist Park, offers excellent facilities and unrivaled guest service. With the best location in the bay, it is only 200 metre stroll to the beach, shops, entertainment and al fresco restaurants.

Main Street Motel Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$125 - 175
They are a small "boutique" Motel in the heart of Hervey Bay, a two minute walk from the RSL, and two shopping centres. A seven minute walk to the beautiful pristine beaches of Hervey Bay. All their units have been recently totally renovated, with a queen and single bed in each, a kitchenette, with microwave, kettle and fridge, crockery and cutlery.

Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$199 - 550
Rainbow Ocean Palms is a small boutique resort positioned on the highest point in Rainbow Beach, offering panoramic ocean views to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. The resort is nestled into the coastal forest and overlooks the small coastal village of Rainbow Beach and its long sweeping white beaches.

Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area camping

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
Inskip Peninsula is a narrow, sandy finger of land built up by wind and waves. It forms a natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet and Great Sandy Strait. Inskip is a gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, where you can enjoy relaxed coastal camping.

Cara Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$99 - 140
The Cara Motel in Maryborough offers clean, spacious accommodation, reverse cycle air-conditioned suites, all on ground level, in a quiet environment; the ideal corporate and family motel, with free WiFi broadband internet and free12 channel Foxtel for your convenience.

Arkana Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$95 - 195
Located in the Heritage City of Maryborough, the Arkana Motel offers superb accommodation. Conveniently located minutes from the city center, the Arkana Motel is the perfect base to explore the Fraser Coast.

Eco Queenslander Holiday Home

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$140 - 200
Eco Queenslander is a multi-award winning and sustainable family holiday home located in Maryborough, it accommodates up to five guests and is an ideal base for touring the Fraser Coast region. Eco Queenslander is a classic and quaint, craftsman built home which retains many of its original features:

Woolshed Backpackers

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$25 - 120
Clean, quiet, friendly, family run hostel. A unique escape from the hostel party circuit on one acre of tropical gardens, right in the centre of Hervey Bay and only five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and pubs.
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