Fraser Island; image courtesy of Fraser Coast South Burnett TourismVisitors to the Fraser Coast region can experience World Heritage wilderness, migrating humpback whales, glorious beaches and coral islands, farmstays and winery trails.

The region's focal point is majestic Fraser Island – the world's largest sand island. Its unusual sand formations, rainforests, freshwater lakes and rare flora and fauna, combined with its Aboriginal heritage and colourful European history, make it a unique destination. The gateway to the Fraser Coast is Maryborough, one of Queensland's finest heritage cities. Hervey Bay Marine Park, the whale watching capital of Australia, also boasts 40km of pristine beaches and is the departure point for the reef wonderland of Lady Elliot Island. Inland, the pines of the Bunya Mountains provide a lush backdrop for the South Burnett Valley, an area rich in history, agriculture, wineries and welcoming country towns.