Your Australia’s Nature Coast adventure starts in the Fraser Coast, home to World Heritage listed Fraser Island and Hervey Bay, famous as the stopover point for thousands of migrating humpback whales from July to November. During whale season, take a trip to experience one of the world’s closest encounters with the whales. Spend the day on – or above - the water with year round aquatic adventures including dolphin cruises, fishing, sailing, kayaking, and jet ski tours. View Fraser Island from above with a scenic flight or enjoy a tandem skydive. Hervey Bay offers a range of accommodation from backpacker to luxury resorts.
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For an unrivalled reef experience, spend the day on the Great Barrier Reef ECO certified Lady Elliot Island, starting with a 40 minute stunning scenic flight from Hervey Bay.
If your trip falls between November and March you could find yourself captivated by the green sea turtles during egg laying and hatching.
Stay overnight in Hervey Bay.
Lady Elliot Island
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Explore incomparable Fraser Island – the largest sand island on earth.
This World Heritage-listed icon has ancient rainforests, over 100 fresh water lakes, huge sand blows, rock pools and an amazing 75 mile beach highway - complete with a shipwreck and cliffs of stunning coloured sands.
Overnight on Fraser Island with accommodations options from tent-safaris to ECO Certified resorts.
Sunset over sand blow
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Double Island - Rainbow Beach
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This morning, head south via Rainbow Beach and experience the beauty of the Teewah Coloured Sands on a 4WD tour along the beach followed by a hang glide over the tumultuous Pacific Ocean at Rainbow Beach.
Arriving on the Sunshine Coast, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the wilderness of the Noosa Everglades and soak up the natural surroundings of mangroves, birdlife and pristine waterways or do it yourself with an eco accredited kayak tour experience.
Noosa offers a wide range of accommodation from self catering, budget through to luxury.
Start the day with a stroll through Noosa National Park and spot koalas in Australia’s native Eucalypt trees or try horse riding in bushland.
Alternatively you can join the Noosa Biosphere Cruise to explore this place where more than 626 vertebrate fauna species have been recorded.
Then learn to surf or stand up paddle surf in a calm river before tackling the surf, have a kite surfing lesson or travel south to Mooloolaba for a dive at the Ex-HMAS Brisbane Marine Conservation Park.
Koala spotting - Noosa National Park
Diving EX-HMAS Brisbane Marine Conservation Park
Noosa National Park
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Spend some time in Caloundra kayaking, boating and fishing in the pristine protected waterways of the Pumicestone Passage before heading to the majestic Glass House Mountains.
There are amazing views from many look outs or for the adventurous, climb or abseil the craggy peaks.
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Glass House Mountains
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