Neighbouring regions

Visit the Sunshine Coast’s neighbouring regions to experience the rich diversity of Queensland’s natural wonders.

Fraser Coast

Visit Fraser Coast to be dwarfed by the ancient, gravity defying rainforests growing out of only sand and to explore the freshwater lakes and spectacular sand formations of one of the most incredible islands on earth. Discover the quaint heritage town of Maryborough, birthplace of the author of Mary Poppins, P L Travers.Step off the beach at Lady Elliot Island and snorkel, swim or dive right onto the Great Barrier Reef. Hervey Bay is one of Queensland's best natural holiday destinations offering the world's closest whale watching encounters with humpback whales as well as easy access to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island; the world's largest sand island and Lady Elliot Island; the first coral cay on World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Hervey Bay's safe sheltered waters make it an aquatic paradise perfect for year round swimming, diving, sailing, water sports and fishing.

Moreton Bay

Get in touch with the local wildlife or go wild yourself in the natural playground that is the Moreton Bay region. Relax in the many seaside villages of northern Moreton Bay, from the waterfront barbecue and picnic areas of Woody Point to the friendly beaches at Scarborough and Redcliffe. Hit the surf at the closest patrolled beach to Brisbane’s CBD, Sutton’s Beach, or try fishing, boating, windsurfing and jetskiing. You can learn to dive, see dolphins, dugong and turtles or enjoy one of many eco-tours in this beautiful region. Connected to the mainland by bridge, Bribie Island is an island escape, popular with nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts and families alike.

Fraser Island
Air Fraser

Air Fraser Island is the only air charter company offering scenic flights over Fraser using 75 Mile Beach as our airstrip. Experience the breathtaking views of ancient rainforests, crystal clear lakes and amazing marine life including whale spotting during season. More information >

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Kingfisher Bay resort is the gate way to Fraser Island. It's been called sexy by Forbes magazine and a world's best beach by Discovery's Travel Channel. This World Heritage icon is famous for its ancient rainforests, spectacular fresh-water lakes, remarkable wildlife and famous 75-Mile Beach with steams spilling into the ocean, mighty sand blows, couloured sands and even a shipwreck. More information >

Australian Sunset Safaris

Picture yourself travelling in a four-wheel drive bus along Fraser Island's beaches and rainforest tracks, swimming in a crystal clear lake with a white sandy bottom. Or how about paddling in a completely transparent kayak over sunken Moreton Island ship wrecks, seeing an abundance of fish and colourful coral through the bottom of your kayak? Or maybe picture yourself stepping off a beautiful coral cay into turquoise water, snorkelling through mazes of brightly coloured coral, seeing big sea turtles swimming slowly by as you laze in the beautiful warm water of a coral lagoon. More information >

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island is located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef in the highly protected Green Zone. The Island is renowned as the 'Home of the Manta Ray' and was recently voted one of the 'Top 5' places in the World to go diving and snorkeling with manta rays.

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Fraser Explorer Tours

Always wanted to see Fraser Island but don't have a four-wheel drive? We take you on a fun-filled adventure to see the very best! Just imagine... swimming in fresh-water lakes, bright as jewels ringed by white sandy beaches, walking through tall ancient rainforest growing in sand, four-wheel driving along a beach flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs to find a ship wreck.

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