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K’GARI-FRASER ISLAND: The Fraser Coast is the gateway to the world’s largest sand island, Heritage-listed K’gari-Fraser Island, offering awe-inspiring wilderness, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and rainforests thousands of years old growing right from the sand. Stretching 123km and covering 166,000 hectares, Fraser Island is famous for its 75 Mile Beach which doubles as a national highway and a light aircraft landing strip, making for one of most unique and exhilarating beach drives in the world.

Experience 75-mile Beach, where visitors can 4WD or land by light aircraft after a scenic flight from Hervey Bay; the wreck of SS Maheno, the Gallipoli hospital ship, blown onto the island in a cyclone in 1936; floating down Eli Creek, fed by the largest fresh water perched lake system in the world; fishing, camping and hiking or luxuriating at one of the island’s two resorts.

Fraser island experiences

Social Time

Get social on a day trip with locals, visitors,  Catherine and Chrissy – a variety of organised tours or customised group  experiences, including, but not limited to Pub crawls, Wine-ing around Childers, Ghost tours, Gympie Rattler, Cruise and Cuisine……

Fun times Local Tours

https://www.cachtoursandevents.com.au/tours

HUMBACK WHALES: An iconic tourist drawcard to some of the world’s largest mammals, the coastal city of Hervey Bay is the only place where humpback whales stop to rest and play for up to 10 days on their annual migration journey from the Antarctic to the northern tropics. The calm waters in the lee of Fraser Island are used as a “humpback nursery” from July to October, where visitors can experience one of the most intimate whale watching encounters in the world. So unique is the location, Hervey Bay was declared the world’s first Whale Heritage Site in 2019.

Amazing early season immersive whale-watching experiences before the mothers with calves arrive, when it is possible to swim with these 40-tonne giants of the Southern Ocean.

Whale Watching

Half day

Tasman Venture
https://tasmanventure.com.au/

Whalesong Cruises
https://whalesong.com.au/

Boat Club Adventure Cruises
https://www.boatclubadventurecruises.com.au/

Pacific Whale Foundation
https://pacificwhale.com.au/

Hervey Bay Whale Watch
https://www.herveybaywhalewatch.com.au/

Spirit of Hervey Bay
https://www.spiritofherveybay.com/

Full day

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
https://www.bluedolphintours.com.au/

Tasman Venture
https://tasmanventure.com.au/

Freedom Whale Watch
https://freedomwhalewatch.com.au/

Hervey Bay Whale Watch
https://www.herveybaywhalewatch.com.au/

Hervey Bay Dive Centre
https://diveherveybay.com.au/

REMOTE K’GARI-FRASER ISLAND: Experience the unique and untouched remote west coast of World Heritage listed Fraser Island (K’gari) and be one of the few to explore parts of the island only the locals know about.  Leave the crowds behind and discover the hidden and remote parts of the island in a comfortable and relaxing way. Explore the island while bush walking, snorkelling, kayaking and swimming.  Tours are run from the mainland with Tasman Venture to the remote western side of Fraser Island from large marine vessels. Full day and half day tours include all water activities, transfers and food.

Fast boat, the ‘Osprey’, with unique eco experiences exclusive to the  Kingfisher Bay Resort. Beat the crowds and explore the untouched paradise of the remote surrounding islands of the Great Sandy National Park.

Remote Fraser Island Tours

DIVING: Located a short distance from the harbour are some of the best local dives you could come across; K’Gari Wreck, Goorie Wreck, The 3 Ships Wrecks, Hardys Artificial Reef, Simpson Artificial Reef, The Snapper Grounds, Iron Maria Wreck and Moon Ledge. Started in 1968 Roy Rufus Reef is the largest artificial reef in the southern hemisphere. With   depths up to 18 metres and spanning 3km2 of the seafloor, the reef is located on the eastern side of Big Woody Island, a 30-minute boat ride from the Great Sandy Straits Marina in Urangan Hervey Bay.

The reef is made up of car bodies, tyres, concrete pipes, two barges and four ships: Pelican, Otter, Lass O Gowrie and Kgari. Marine life includes gropers, coral trout, kingfish, sea snakes, wobbegong, and turtles. The three shipwrecks (GPS 25 16’044″ 152 58’013″ AMG84) of Otter, Pelican and Lass O’Gowrie are within proximity making it possible to explore all, on the one dive. The 43m K’gari (GPS 25 16’087″ 152 57’086″ AMG84), a former logging ship from Fraser Island, is a favourite. The wreck of the Goori (GPS 25 16’087″ 152 58’024″ AMG84), an old Fraser Island timber barge is also a great beginner’s dive.

Ex-HMAS Tobruk rests on the seabed in a area just North of Hervey Bay. She came to rest on her starboard side and does not disappoint as Australia latest dive wreck!  The unexpected orientation only makes for a more interesting and unusual dive. Resting on her side the dive depth ranges from 12 – 30 meters with ample interesting sections for open water and advanced divers to feel comfortable and challenged.  Divers can explore the ship and her surrounds encountering a bounty of fascinating marine life.

SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF: From Hervey Bay it is a short 40-minute flight to the Southern Great Barrier Reef coral cay of Lady Elliot Island, where you can step straight from the plane onto coral reef at one of the few places on the Queensland coast where it is possible to swim with manta rays and turtles in a natural environment.

Swimming with manta rays – the island is known as the “home of the manta ray” with more than 1000 recorded in the vicinity in the peak season between May and July. The mass of marine life and coral has enabled Lady Elliot to earn the reputation as one of the best snorkeling locations on the Great Barrier Reef.

Diving and Reef Tours

Hervey Bay Dive Centre
https://diveherveybay.com.au/

Lady Elliot Island
https://ladyelliot.com.au/

SAILING: Sheltered by Fraser Island and Hervey Bay, the Great Sandy Strait offers unique sailing and stunning scenery, rivalling the Whitsundays in North Queensland. The Strait is a diverse mix of marine and coastal wetlands, crystal clear turquoise water, long stretch­es of white sandy beaches, native woodlands and dense rainforest. Du gongs, turtles, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and fish populate the Hardie and Simpson artificial reefs in the northern section near Hervey Bay.

The Fraser Coast region has incredible sailing conditions thanks to ideal weather conditions, calm waters and a diverse range of anchorages with lots to explore. We are also home to the world’s first Whale Heritage Site (Hervey Bay).  Hiring a sailing catamaran will give you an intimate and exclusive opportunity to sail the waters in style and at your own pace.  Join one of the region’s Sailing Fleet on a private day charter in the waters between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island for a full skippered boating experience. Perfect for parties, business functions or a private couple or family experience. Some of the locations travelled include Round Island, Big Woody Island lighthouse and Pelican Bank and views of Fraser Island. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage listed K’gari (Fraser Island) and watch a spectacular sunset in Hervey bay from one of the regions marine operators. Many tours include drinks and food platters so guests can sit back and enjoy the views.

Sailing boating, chartered and sunset tours

INDIGENOUS TOURS: Butchulla Indigenous culture is at the forefront of a local tour company operating marine and cultural tours from Urangan Harbour – which gained greater prominence in 2020, designated the Year of Indigenous Tourism in Queensland.

The djinang (on foot) tours along the Urangan foreshore and trips by glass-bottom boat to Round Island and Pelican Banks – and Big Woody Island when the tides and weather permits – are the main Indigenous touring products on the Fraser Coast

The Milbi, a glass bottom boat, navigates through the beauty of the Great Sandy Strait Marine Park, where you will be taken to a small island and receive a warm Welcome to Country from a Butchulla guide.

Time is spent on the island, where you can swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters, play beach cricket or relax on the sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in the Butchulla culture with a local Indigenous guide.

Cultural tours / Indigenous

Cultural tours / Indigenous
https://www.herveybayecomarinetours.com.au/

FISHING: The Fraser Coast has abundant recreational and sports fishing. Hervey bay is centrally located in the Great Sandy Biosphere, with a maze of intertwining creeks and rivers, vast sand flats and deep reefs. Hervey Boat Fly and Sportfishing operates in one of the most unique fisheries on the East coast of Australia and a is a Tourism Australia Great Fishing Signature Experience.  The sheltered waters of Fraser Island is one of the very few places in Australia that has an overlap of southern and northern fish species.

The flats of Hervey Bay are renowned as one of the birth places of flats fishing in Australia, in the summer months the flats can see a wide range of species coming up to feed from: tailing Golden Trevally, cruising Queenfish, big GT’s, Yellowtail king fish, Black Marlin and Longtail tuna. t is one of the only known places in the world where you can see Juvenile Black Marlin cruising the shallow flats. For the flats fisherman, Hervey Bay can certainly deliver some unique shallow water captures on both fly and lure.

Fishing Tours

Hervey Bay Sport Fly and Fishing
https://herveybaysportfishing.com.au/

MARYBOROUGH – HERITAGE & HISTORY: Further inland, the quaint charm of Maryborough, one of Queensland’s oldest cities, is also a drawcard where visitors can stroll through heritage-rich streets brimming with fine colonial architecture and walk a 37-strong mural trail telling some of the fascinating stories which shaped one of the state’s most important industrial towns at the turn of the 20th Century.

Gallipoli to Armistice, Maryborough. This memorial traces the birth of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, where Maryborough man Duncan Chapman was the first Allied soldier to step ashore, and follows their gruelling journey along the Western Front to Armistice Day. Personal perspectives in the memorial are drawn from letters written home by Maryborough district men on the front line. Some names also appear on the Cenotaph. Representations of the first three boats to land at Anzac Cove carrying the 9th Battalion are nearby as well as stylised steel columns, up to eight metres tall representing the cliffs in front.

Maryborough tours

Hikes / Walking Trails

HERVEY BAY BEACHES: The Bay’s beachside towns, protected in the lee of Fraser Island, stretch 16km from Urangan to Point Vernon and are the jewels of the Fraser Coast. There is no beach-front high rise on the Esplanade ringed by a continuous bicycle pathway suitable for roller blading, walking or jogging. The area is dotted with playgrounds, barbecues and numerous alfresco cafes and shops.

Family Fun at Hervey Bay WetSide Water park

 SOCIAL FUN TOURS 

Get social on a day trip with locals, visitors,  Catherine and Chrissy – a variety of organised tours or customised group  experiences, including, but not limited to Pub crawls, Wine-ing around Childers, Ghost tours, Gympie Rattler, Cruise and Cuisine……

https://www.cachtoursandevents.com.au/tours

 

Social Tours