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$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.

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.

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.

Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$90.00 - 330.00
Rainbow Getaway is located amongst the peaceful community of Rainbow Beach, at the heart of Queensland's Cooloola Coast. Treat yourself to a fantastic break at Rainbow Getaway. Rainbow Getaway offers fully self-contained apartments in one, two and three bedrooms, ideal for couples and families alike.

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.

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.

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.

Torquay Terrace Bed and Breakfast

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$125 - 165
Torquay Terrace, one of Hervey Bay's newest Bed and Breakfasts, encompasses "comfort and style". Within seven minutes walking distance to pristine beaches and restaurants, this property is designed with "you" in mind.

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.

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.
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