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Fraser Coast South Burnett Region

The Fraser Coast South Burnett region is rich in diversity and natural beauty. Discover the beauty of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and the only place on the planet where rainforest grows from sand. Australia’s whale watching capital from August to November, Hervey Bay also offers 20 kilometres of sweeping golden beaches and a beautiful, safe aquatic playground. Rich in history and culture, Maryborough is one of Queensland’s oldest and largest provincial cities. Maryborough was a major immigration port into Australia and the city retains many reminders of this period.

Dotted along the mainland of the Great Sandy Strait lie the seaside townships of Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Tinnanbar, Poona, Tuan, Boonooroo and Maaroom. Providing a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, the Great Sandy Strait offers holidaymakers a great place to ‘take time out’.

Inland from Maryborough is the South Burnett region, an area rich in history, agriculture, wineries and welcoming country towns. The town of Kingaroy is arguably the most well-known of the South Burnett towns, which include Kilkivan, Goomeri, Murgon, Cherbourg, Wondai, Nanango, Yarraman and Blackbutt. The majestic Bunya Mountains are also located nearby and provide a lush backdrop for the South Burnett Valley.

The Fraser Coast South Burnett enjoys and warm mild climate almost year round. Casual, lightweight clothing is generally recommended. Something a little warmer may be needed for winter evenings on the coast and the winter months do become a little chilly in the inland areas and up on the Bunya Mountains. Comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen lotion are essential for all outdoor activities, especially fishing, swimming and bush walking.

Activites and Experiences at Fraser Coast South Burnett Region

  • Off Road Driving Fraser Island, South Burnett.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cherbourg, South Burnett.
  • Art and Craft making Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Kingaroy.
  • Barbecue Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Birdwatching Fraser Island, Great Sandy Strait, South Burnett.
  • Bushwalking Fraser Island, Bunya Mountains, South Burnett.
  • Camping Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bunya Mountains, South Burnett.
  • Canoeing Fraser Island, Hervey Bay and South Burnett lakes and dams.
  • City Sightseeing Maryborough, Hervey Bay, South Burnett.
  • Cruising Hervey Bay – Whale Watching, Coral Viewing.
  • Cycling Hervey Bay.
  • Scuba-Diving Hervey Bay.
  • Driving Fraser Island, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, South Burnett.
  • Farm/Station activity Farm Stay Holidays and Training – South Burnett, Biggenden and Hervey Bay.
  • Fishing – Beach Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, Maaroom, Poona, Tinnanbar.
  • Fishing – Estuary Mary River Heads, Hervey Bay, Toogoom, Burrum Heads.
  • Fishing – Trout/Fly South Burnett, Lenthals Dam.
  • Fishing – Game Hervey Bay – Marlin, Tuna.
  • Fishing – Deep Sea Hervey Bay.
  • Exercising Fraser Island, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, South Burnett.
  • Flora Fraser Island, Bunya Mountains.
  • Fossicking Kilkivan, Nanango.
  • Fruit Picking South Burnett.
  • Gambling Hervey Bay.
  • Game Playing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Gold prospecting South Burnett.
  • Golfing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Mini Golf/Putt Putt Hervey Bay.
  • Horseriding Hervey Bay/Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Industrial Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Jet Boating Hervey Bay/Maryborough.
  • Seakayaking Hervey Bay.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Art Painting Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Kingaroy.
  • Meditating/Relaxing Hervey Bay, South Burnett.
  • Sailing Hervey Bay.
  • Scenic Flight Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.
  • Shopping Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Sightseeing Fraser Island Tours from Hervey Bay.
  • Skating Hervey Bay, Kingaroy.
  • Skiing – Water Hervey Bay, South Burnett lakes and dams.
  • Skydiving Hervey Bay.
  • Snorkelling Hervey Bay.
  • Sports Participate Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Sports Viewing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Wind Surfing Hervey Bay.
  • Swimming Hervey Bay, South Burnett lakes and dams, Fraser Island lakes.
  • Marine Animal swimming Hervey Bay.
  • Tennis Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Train Ride Maryborough.
  • Bush Tucker Fraser Island, Cherbourg, Bunya Mountains.
  • Marine Animal watching Hervey Bay – Whale Watching – late July to early November.
  • Walking Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Water-based Hervey Bay, Maryborough, South Burnett.
  • Wine Tasting South Burnett, Maryborough and Childers.
  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Convention Centre
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Beach
  • Eco Tourism
  • Fishing
  • Island
  • National Park
  • Water based
  • World Heritage
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Maryborough Airport

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