Welcome to Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast
Fraser is the world's largest sand island, home to ancient rainforests and luminous lakes, moody ocean swells and a beach shipwreck – few leave here unimpressed. Across the waters of the Great Sandy Strait, Hervey Bay appeals to retirees and young travellers alike, and from July to October, migrating humpback whales stream into the bay. Further south, tiny Rainbow Beach is a backpacker hot spot with decent surfing.
Bundaberg, the largest city in the region, is a friendly, sunny urban centre overlooking the sea of cane fields that fuels its eponymous rum, a fiery spirit guaranteed to scramble a few brain cells.