Top 5 Reasons We Love the Fraser Coast
Amazing wildlife experiences, family fun, a rich culture and history and plenty of daredevil adventures are just some of the great things that make the Fraser Coast a favourite destination for so many holidaymakers.
The Fraser Coast is one of Australia's premier nature based destinations. The region is home to two World Heritage listed areas – Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island – and Hervey Bay is widely regarded as the Whale Watching capital of Australia. You can visit Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, and see the purest strain of dingo on earth. Lady Elliot Island enjoys some of the best diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and is a well known spot for turtle laying and hatching.
2. History and Culture
Settled back in 1847, Maryborough is one on Queensland's oldest cities. In the days of the early colony, it was the second most important port after Sydney, and the place where thousands of sea-tossed immigrants took their first shaky steps on Australian soil after months at sea. Marvel at Maryborough's beautiful old homes and stately buildings, enjoy a drink or two at a century old pub, meet the town's colourful ambassadors in period costume and brave spine tingling tours of the city’s ‘haunted’ sites.
3. Festivals and Events
The Fraser Coast knows how to celebrate! The atmosphere of the local markets is a way of life, while the history, culture and natural blessings have given rise to many unique festivals and events. Relax and watch one of the world's most captivating creatures at the Whale Festival or help the region in the quest for a World Record in the World's Greatest Pub Fest. Whether you're a spectator or participant, the Fraser Coast has an event for everyone.
4. Family Friendly
There's plenty of family friendly fun on the Fraser Coast. The calm, stinger free waters are ideal for the young ones, and children will absolutely love 'Wetside', the new water park in Hervey Bay. Play among the water jets, race down the water slide, or test your surfing skills on the wave pool!
Adrenalin pumping action is always just around the corner on the Fraser Coast. Take in Fraser Island from a completely different angle as you freefall into one of the world’s most beautiful skydive locations. Learn how to kite surf, make your own waves on a jet ski or hit the rugged Aussie bush on a horse trail or 4WD adventure. Trike tours, camel safaris, helicopter rides, sailing, diving, snorkelling… the options are almost endless. If you fancy something a little more laidback, you can always laze away the afternoon fishing from the Urangan Pier.
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Editorial and images supplied courtesy of Fraser Coast South Burnett Tourism www.frasercoastholidays.info or www.southburnettholidays.info