Welcome to Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast
Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island, home to ancient rainforests and luminous lakes, moody ocean swells and photogenic shipwrecks – 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 welcomes migrating humpback whales into its waters. 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, the iconic spirit of Queensland.