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.

Plan your holiday

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Discovery Parks - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$37 - 200
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.

Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
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.

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.

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.

Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$115 - 190
Stay at this centrally located Hervey Bay motel situated in front of a lovely sandy beach, and a short stroll from the major shopping precinct and several tourist attractions. Located directly opposite the beach, the Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge is the most ideally situated Hervey Bay accommodation.

Beachside Motor Inn

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$99 - 190
The Beachside Motor Inn is situated on the Esplanade in Pialba, Hervey Bay, directly opposite the beach. With the central business district, Returned Services League (RSL) Club, shops and restaurants only 200 metres behind the motel, it makes for a great stay.

Plantation Resort at Rainbow

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$185 - 599
Plantation Resort at Rainbow is a luxurious three storey beachfront apartment style resort situated opposite a beautiful patrolled surf beach. The resort is the only resort located in the main street of Rainbow Beach with underground parking that allows you to park and relax.

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.

Rainbow Beach Ultimate Camping

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$100 - 920
Rainbow Beach Ultimate Camping is an exciting new alternative in accommodation. Experience Aussie beach camping in fully equipped beachfront campsites set up for you at beautiful Inskip Point overlooking World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.

Econo Lodge Fraser Gateway

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$99 - 120
For a holiday, Econo Lodge Fraser Gateway offers affordable, clean and comfortable, centrally located Hervey Bay accommodation. Whale watching season is from July to November and the largest sand island in the world - Fraser Island is just off the coast.
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