Regions

Introducing the regions of Australia's Nature Coast

Australia's Nature Coast offers breath-taking natural experiences across a number of locations spanning the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts in Queensland, Australia. From the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Glass House Mountains and Pumicestone Passage just north of Brisbane through Noosa with its renowned National Park, Noosa Everglades, beaches and dining scene and the Fraser Coast's Great Sandy Straight leading to iconic and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, nature abounds!

The regions within Australia's Nature Coast are packed with an array of accommodation, tours, attractions and journeys that showcase the diverse and unbeatable experiences that can be found in our backyard.

Caloundra to Kawana

An aquatic playground and adventure paradise; where you will lose count of the things to do in, on or around the water. Home to the Pumicestone Passage with views of the Glass House Mountains, calm water beaches and great surf, a 25-kilometre walking and cycling route and an amazing playground for boating and fishing, this area is known for being one of the most relaxed and authentic beach destinations.

Fraser Island

Explore the transcendent World Heritage-listed Fraser Island - the largest sand island in the world. Be dwarfed by the trunk of an ancient tree more than 1200 years old while you explore one of the most awe-inspiring island on earth with its beautiful blue-hued, freshwater lakes and coloured sand dunes.

 

 

Gympie to Rainbow Beach

From its white beaches to majestic hinterland and heritage towns, this region features national parks, local produce and vibrant markets. The township of Gympie is the golden gateway that leads to Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and the Mary Valley Hinterland. 4WD along the Great Beach Drive, pass towering coastal sand cliffs and coloured sands, with inland routes taking you through beautiful scenic rainforest of the Great Sandy and Cooloola National Parks.

Hervey Bay

Experience eco-adventures and amazing aquatic action in Hervey Bay, a coastal delight known for being one of the best places in the world to enjoy incredible and up close humpack whale encounters from July to November. Experience making eye contact with these ocean giants or go one further and tick 'swimming with the humpbacks' off that bucketlist.

Lady Elliot Island

Start your Great Barrier Reef adventures with a scenic flight from Hervey Bay to the southernmost coral cay on the reef and swim with manta rays and turtles in an unrivalled nature experience. It's one of the few places on the Queensland coast where it is possible to step off and land directly on the reef.

 

 

Maryborough

Stroll through the heritage-rich streets and uncover the fascinating stories and distinguished military history which shaped one of Queensland's oldest cities in Maryborough on the Fraser Coast.

 

 

Mooloolaba to Coolum Beach

This area is the hub of the Sunshine Coast and is one of Australia's most vibrant and exciting stretches of coastline showcasing the laidback, cafe-worshipping, water-loving way of life. Known for world-class events, its clean waterways, stunning swimming beaches and great dining, this area fully embraces relaxed beach culture.

Noosa and surrounds

Blend pristine nature with culture at its most refined and you have the rarity that is Noosa and surrounds. This iconic northern section of the Sunshine Coast is home to Queensland's first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Noosa Everglades and Noosa National Park. Contemporary eateries, galleries, decadent day spas, a vast array of accommodation are abound.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Be embraced by the quiet beauty of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Boasting the iconic Glass House Mountains, lush rainforests, inspiring creativity and breathtaking scenery, you can lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity. The hinterland provides a back-to-nature experience.