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Exploring the Great Sandy – Man and the Biosphere Region

Fraser Coast Region

Fraser Island ~ Hervey Bay ~ Maryborough
The Fraser Coast is a stunning tapestry of nature’s wonders uniting the iconic World Heritage listed Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef. The calm protected waters of Hervey Bay offer a natural playground for thousands of majestic Humpback Whales providing the worlds best up close and personal whale watching experience. Learn more here.

Cooloola Region

Gympie ~ Rainbow Beach ~ Tin Can Bay ~ Cooloola
Discover the beauty of the mighty Mary River as it flows through the Mary Valley. Soak in Gympie's Rock Pools, an amazing natural rock formation along Boulder Creek. We have a range of unique natural attractions for you to explore, ranging from the spectacular coloured sand cliffs of Rainbow Beach, to the hand feeding of dolphins at Tin Can Bay. Learn more here.

Mary Valley

Kandanga ~ Traveston ~ Kenilworth
An ever growing information website for Mary Valley, Australia, that benefits Local Community, Tourism and Business. Learn more here.

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With the Great Barrier Reef just off our shores, ancient mariners (the turtles) returning annually to nest at Mon Repos Beach and plenty of things to see and do - both natural and man-made, there’s something for everyone. The entire Bundaberg region really is a great place to visit. Learn more at

With Fraser Island eco-experiences that revitalise the soul, Hervey Bay adventure activities to get the heart racing, the history of Maryborough that amazes, art and culture that inspires, local food and wine to tantalise the tastebuds and a lifestyle that captivates; the Fraser Coast is the perfect holiday destination offering unlimited experiences for you to savour. Learn more at

Welcome to Queensland where 300 warm and sunny days a year are the norm... it's really no wonder why Queenslanders are so happy. With so many things to see and do in Queensland, you really are spoilt for choice. Learn more at

Fraser Coast lays claim to the finest fresh seafood, four wheel drive adventures and world-class fishing. Hervey Bay is one of the best locations to view the humpback whales as they migrate through the calm waters. The Hervey Bay humpback whales usually appear during July to November each year. Learn more at

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