The Fraser Coast is now one of Queensland's most visited areas. The combination of the many tourist attractions on Fraser Island coupled with the attractions in Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach make this a holiday makers paradise. The area is extremely easy to access with the new Fraser Coast Airport located in Hervey bay with several direct flights daily from Sydney with Qantas, Jet Star and Virgin Blue as well as Qantaslink flights from Brisbane. Regular interstate coach services also call at Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay. Regular ferry services also link Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay with Fraser Island.
Fraser Island is famous as the world's largest sand island and is one of the few places on the planet where towering eucalyptus trees and rainforest grow in the sand. There are also many magnificent and pristine lakes on the island and these provide a beautiful spectacle as well as a sensational place to cool off with a swim. There is excellent accommodation on Fraser Island and it is also possible to see the island through organized tours. Hervey Bay is the jumping off point and you can choose from a day tour or a fully catered 2 or 3 day safari. There are no made roads on Fraser Island so the region is a four wheel drive lovers paradise. Fraser Tours & Rental of these vehicles is available from Hervey bay. The Island is World Heritage listed so take only photographs and leave only footprints. It is also possible to visit the Great Barrier Reef from The Fraser Coast. Lady Elliot Island is a true coral cay lying just offshore. Regular flights service the island and you can go for a day or an extended stay. Here you can view nesting seabirds and turtles and you can snorkel or dive right of the beach. Lady Elliot usually has visibility in excess of 20 meters and the coral is generally considered to be some of the best on the reef. The coastal towns of 1770, Bundaberg and Bargara are also great holiday destinations. Heron Island is another coral cay lying on the top of the reef itself. It can be accessed by ferry or helicopter from Gladstone.
Nearby Hervey Bay is now known as the whale watching capital of the world. Every year now tens of thousands of visitors take trips on the local whale watching boats to Platypus Bay to view the migration of the southern humpback whale. The whales are known to mate and calve in the area and over the years they have become used to the boats and often come so close you could almost touch them. Hervey Bay accommodation leaves nothing to be desired with many brand new resorts now waiting for you. Most are on the esplanade and beachfront so this is the ideal location for a family holiday.
If you need a little assistance to plan and book your Fraser Coast holiday, don't hesitate to contact one of our helpful staff. Our office is located in Hervey bay and we have been selling the region now for over 17 years. To say we are experts in this part of the world would be an understatement.
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