Fraser Island is one of the land masses that forms Hervey Bay. It is
a famous World Heritage Listed sand island offering much in the way of
natural scenery, now relying on eco tourism since it has abandoned the
timber and sand mining industries. With its outstanding dune systems,
with rainforests on the sand and wonderful freshwater lakes, it offers
much for the visitor to see, do and relax.
Hervey Bay and Platypus Bay
is a playground for migrating humpback whales during the months of July
to November. The sheltered waters of Platypus Bay, located on the western side
of Fraser Island, attracts pods of whales, who after calving in the warm waters
of the Great Barrier Reef, seem to enjoy a detour into Platypus Bay for relaxing
and play, before they return to the feeding grounds of the Antarctic.
There are many tour operators available from the nearby
city of Hervey Bay that can included guided eco tours to the island or
you can 4WD in your own or hired vehicles. Fishing is also popular,
especially along the beaches of the eastern coast of the island.
visitors spend at least three days to relax and explore, and there is a
variety of accommodation styles from resort to backpackers. Booking is