From Fraser Island to Caloundra you can choose from 27 different tracks within the beach, coastal, wetland and forest environments, from short leisurely strolls suitable for the whole family, to more strenuous medium to longer distance trails or even three to five day treks with overnight camps.
These walks include three of the Great Walks of Queensland.
Great Walk - Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Australia’s Nature Coast has cycling tracks and trails for the leisurely a noon ride through to the more extreme mountain bike adrenalin ride.
By the coast, in the mountains or just an easy countryside ride, there is a cycling adventure for everyone.
Coolum Beach Boardwalk
Bulcock Beach - Caloundra
Australia’s Nature Coast has some of the best beaches in the world. Rimmed with wide stretches of clean, white sand and a choice of surf or calm bays sparkling with warm water, most are patrolled by surf lifesavers.
Rarely crowded with space for everyone to stretch out on the sand, play beach sports, swim, body surf, or jump on a board and ride a wave all the way in to shore.
Mary Cairncross Reserve
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve comprises 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest which overlooks the Glasshouse Mountains and is included on the National Estate Archive.
A remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, the Reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which promises to delight with its tranquillity and beauty. Donate a gold coin to support this important reserve.
Carlo Sand Blow
This unique “moonscape” sand mass covers over 15 hectares, overlooks the towering coloured sands and is located just 2 kilometres from the Rainbow Beach village.
Named by Captain Cook it is a wonderful spot to watch the sunrise or set with 360 degree views, as well as viewing spot for migrating whales from July to November.
Australia’s Nature Coasts boast 47 National and State Parks, Reserves and Forests. Escape to the cool refuge of cascading waterfalls, dip in a water hole, picnic under tall eucalypt forest or meander on one of the many walking trails.
Dolphin feeding - Tin Can Bay
Hand feeding of the rare Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphins is a must do and see. Head to the boat ramp at Norman Point each morning around 8.00am and interact with these beautiful animals.
Tin Can Bay is one of the few places in Australia where dolphins can be hand fed in their natural environment.
Woompoo Fruit Dove
Australia’s Nature Coast sits in an area which experiences the overlap of southern Australian birds and northern Australian birds and has a reported regional species list of more than 300.
A wide variety of habitats from coastal estuarine to coastal heathland to rainforest and upland eucalypt forest, provide many locations you can easily see birds in the wild.
The Great Sandy Strait is an internationally declared feeding ground for shorebirds as far away as Siberia.
Take a canoe trip along the Mary River, and you may come face to face with some of Australia’s rarest creatures, including the bottom breathing Mary River Turtle and the lungfish, a living fossil.
Go under water
Go snorkelling just off the beach at Hervey Bay to discover a number of colourful, small coral gardens and reef fish at sites at Torquay, Scarness and Point Vernon.
Deep sea fishing
From garfish to marlin and freshwater dams to the deep sea, the Fraser Coast's plentiful fishing experiences attract professionals and amateurs from around the world.
The waters surrounding the Fraser Coast's Great Sandy Strait are teeming with schools of fish ready for the taking. Whether you're on a seven-day fishing safari of just looking to fill the afternoon Fraser Coast fishing will deliver.
There's the famous Fraser Island tailor fishing to some lesser known areas of the Fraser Coast that provide some of Australia's best places to drop a line.
Another must do is fishing off the Urangan Pier.
It is one of the best fishing experiences around for people of all ages, and is the perfect spot to catch whiting; one of Hervey Bay's most sought after fish.
The Fraser Coast's waters can be the setting of a family houseboat holiday or a one-week fantasy where you play the role of millionaire yacht owner. The only thing more diverse than the boating experience on our waters s the number of ways you can discover them.
Yacht, houseboats, cruisers and even the humble tinny can all be hired from several places across the Coast such as Fraser Island, Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach. Many of the vessels can be skippered, or we'll teach you how to beach the captain of your own boating adventure.
The Great Sandy Strait rivals the Whitsundays with its ideal sailing conditions and stunning scenery, while its sheltered bays, sand flats, beaches and mangrove-lined creeks are perfect for fishing.
See rare shorebirds as they use the strait as their summer breeding ground. Watch dolphins play off the shore and dugong graze on sea beds in this declared sanctuary.