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Kick off your shoes and relax. If you want to unwind, the Fraser Coast region has a laid-back lifestyle that welcomes barefoot walks along the beach, bicycle rides beside the ocean, eating fish and chips with your fingers, strolls around historical districts, sunset cruises in Hervey Bay and encounters with kangaroos, dingoes, dugongs, turtles, dolphins, rainbow lorikeets and other native animals.

When you’re rested and ready for some action, try sailing, swimming, riding a jet-ski to a pristine sandbank, stand-up paddleboarding or horseriding under the stars after a meal around a campfire.

Dotted along Hervey Bay’s 16km Esplanade are alfresco cafés and restaurants, shops, parklands, picnic areas, playgrounds, piers and a vibrant marina — all with stunning ocean views. Drop in a line to catch a diverse variety of both warm and cool water species and take your pick of game, deep sea, beach or river fishing.

Unforgettable Fraser Island is the region’s must-see attraction. The planet’s biggest sand island can be explored on foot, by bus, in a four-wheel drive or even on a Segway! Discover for yourself why the traditional inhabitants of the World Heritage listed island felt compelled to name it K’gari which means paradise. Swim in the stunning waters of Lake McKenzie or the Champagne Pools, tempt your tastebuds with a bush tucker dining experience, be awed by the massive trees in the Valley of the Giants, marvel at the crystal clear stream running through Central Station, see the rusting skeleton of the wrecked former wartime hospital ship Maheno, zoom along the gazetted highway of Seventy-Five Mile Beach or get a bird’s eye view of the island from a plane.

Hervey Bay, Maryborough and the region’s smaller seaside villages including Burrum Heads and Poona have a fantastic collection of superbly located caravan parks to use as a base to explore the Fraser Coast. Many of the parks offer absolute beach frontage and access to sheltered waters and beautiful beaches. This is just a taste of what the region has to offer so book your caravan holiday today!

Things to do

  • Head for the hinterland

    Head for the hinterland to visit the old port city of Maryborough which has fun pedestrian lights in the city centre featuring a silhouette of Mary Poppins — who was a character created by locally born author Pamela L. Travers — delve into the region’s military history which includes being the birthplace of the first Anzac ashore at Gallipoli, visit refined museums and galleries and see historic collections capturing the spirit and memories of past residents and see the bell tower holding nine rare bells that ring out for the love of pioneer Maria Aldridge.

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  • Explore Lady Elliot Island

    If you’re happy for some more air time, hop on a flight to Lady Elliot Island on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Places to stay