Our region is a stunning tapestry of nature's wonders. 

The Fraser Coast sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere, which is part of a World Network of Biosphere Reserves covering internationally-designated protected areas. The Biosphere Reserve status was awarded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - and gives worldwide recognition to the region's outstanding natural beauty and diversity.

It's all part of what makes our lifestyle so special and why we are naturally one of the happiest regional communities in Australia.

Our Places

The Fraser Coast is an intriguing and unbeatable mix of stunning landscapes, islands, cities and towns.

From Fraser Island - the world's largest sand Island - to the heritage streetscapes of Maryborough; from the rich farmlands of Tiaro, to the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay, one of Australia's most popular beach destinations; from old mining villages to peaceful seaside retreats set on the shoreline of the Great Sandy Strait.


Bauple, 30 km south of Maryborough and 40 km North of Gympie is the home of the Bauple Nut. A tourist drive leaves the Bruce Highway and goes though Bauple, returning to the Bruce Highway. On this drive you can purchase macadamia products at Macadamia House or visit the Mt Bauple Museum in the centre of town where you can discover more about the pioneers who settled the area and see a treasure trove of memorabilia.

Burrum Heads and Toogoom

A short drive from Hervey Bay, the picturesque fishing villages of Burrum Heads and Toogoom offer kilometres of unspoilt beachfront.

Fraser Island

A visit to the world's largest sand island is a "must do" for everyone. To truly appreciate the remarkable natural beauty of Fraser Island, you must experience it first hand.

Glenwood and Gunidah

The small rural locality of Glenwood is located just off the Bruce Highway, 53km south of Maryborough. Bordered by State Forest, it is a popular lifestyle choice for rural residential living. Gundiah is a former railway siding is named after the local aboriginal word for 'goodbye' as it was the exit way from Butchulla tribal lands.

Great Sandy Strait and Coastal Villages

Located between the mainland and Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Strait is a diverse mix of marine and coastal wetlands, officially recognised as one of the most important wetland areas on earth.

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is an irresistible nature-based adventure playground. It's the gateway to world heritage listed Fraser island and one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with humpback whales.

Howard and Torbanlea

The old coal mining towns of Howard and Torbanlea and nearby Aldershot are filled with good old fashioned country charm.


Settled in 1847, Maryborough is one of Queensland's oldest cities and was one of the busiest immigration ports in Australia in the second half of the 1880s.

River Heads

River Heads is a short scenic 18km drive from Hervey Bay passing through Booral. The last few kilometres of road travels parallel to Fraser Island and the views are breathtaking.


Tiaro and its surrounding area is rich with native flora and fauna, natural beauty and genuine attractions.

Western Hinterland

On the western rim of the Fraser Coast Hinterland lies the district of Woocoo, the aboriginal name for echidna. This is the heart of cattle country, set among rolling green countryside, rugged bushland and massive granite outcrops.

Wongi Waterholes & Lake Lenthall

A string of beautiful waterholes fringed by paperbarks and surrounded by eucalypt forest and exotic pine plantations make Wongi State Forest and reserve a special place to visit. Lake Lenthall Recreation Park is a haven for those wanting a peaceful fishing or picnicking experience.