Fraser Coast

The Fraser Coast is full of natural wonders with the 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 one of the world’s best up close and personal whale encounter experiences. There are a choice of whale watching tours to suit everyone.

The Fraser Coast is not only confined to the coast, with an inspiring heritage in Maryborough. There are national parks, native woodlands, heath and dense rainforests and the beautiful Mary River combining the best of the Fraser Coast Hinterland.

The Great Sandy Biosphere, the region’s unique and diverse natural attractions are officially recognised in the same class as the Galapagos Islands and Central Amazon.

With eco-experiences and adventure activities to thrill, history, art and culture, fantastic local food and wine and a lifestyle that is the envy of others; the Fraser Coast is the perfect holiday destination offering many experiences for you to enjoy.

Whale watching July to October

Hervey Bay’s humpback whales are just as friendly as the locals. That’s what makes our whale watching in Hervey Bay so special as it is the only place in the world where whales actually stop and take time to play.

Every year approximately 8,000 humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the Whitsunday Islands to breed, then in late July to early November on their return to the south they bring their calves to Hervey Bay for some time out and play in our warm waters.

Whale watching in Hervey Bay can be taken as a 1/2 or 3/4 day tour or a quick couple of hours and is a truly awesome and often humbling experience that will stay with you forever.