Australia's Nature Coast Holidays

Australia’s Nature Coast holidays offer the chance to explore the striking natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast in Queensland. Whether you’re snorkelling, hiking, or bush walking in the diverse national parks, or sitting back and relaxing on the white sands of UNESCO World Heritage site of Fraser Island, you’ll fall in love with the colour and beauty of Australia’s coastal scenes.

Hervey Bay unfolds across a seemingly endless bay shorefront. Looking out at the indigo blue waters, you can experience the awe and excitement of whale watching between July and November. Hervey Bay also provides access to one of Australia’s World Heritage sites - Fraser Island. The island is not only known for its incredible 76 miles of sand, but also the luscious subtropical rainforests that grow out of the sand. 

Holidays to Australia’s Nature Coast: discover it for yourself

With so much to explore, see and discover at Australia’s Nature Coast, there really is something for everyone. Explore the Glass House Mountains, which can be found to the south of the coastal paradise of Noosa, and located in one of seven national parks in Queensland. Its Mount Ngnungun walking track is a 1.7 mile trail that offers breath-taking views of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. More challenging tracks are available, and whether you’re hiking, walking or driving through the park, the open forest is perfect for those looking for adventure. 

Australia’s Nature Coast is home to two of Australia’s 14 Biosphere Reserves, and both showcase a wide range of flora and fauna. These are great spots for bird watchers, as they’re home to almost half of all bird species in Australia. You have the chance to spot the beautiful white-bellied cuckoo shrike on Fraser Coast and the square-tailed kite at Noosa Biosphere Reserve. 

To discover the magic of the underwater world on your Australia Nature Coast holidays, travel from Fraser Island to the southern tip of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef. On Lady Elliot Island, beneath the clear waters, there lies a rich marine ecosystem just waiting to be admired. Swim alongside over 1,200 species of marine life, including manta rays, turtles, reef sharks and schools of tropical fish. The fresh, coastal scenery is perfect for couples to share a romantic break.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Marvel at the Glass House Mountains, Noosa’s natural beauty and the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach on the Sunshine Coast
  • Enjoy the beauty of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, and explore the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore the National Parks, astonishing UNESCO World Heritage sites, and two Biospheres Reserves, brimming with protected species
  • Witness whales, kangaroos, turtles and dingoes on the Great Beach Drive, a road trip from Sunshine Coast to Fraser Island

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your holiday in Australia's Nature Coast as they offer a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

  • Ironman Sunshine Coast

    Swim, run and cycle your way through the glorious views of the Sunshine Coast in the Ironman Sunshine Coast. This triathlon that takes you through to the striking sights of Mooloolaba Beach. Whether you are taking part or not, feel the atmosphere of the cheering crowds and enjoy the lively Mooloolaba esplanade at the finish line. 

     

  • Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

    Located on the beautiful Tin Can Bay foreshore, the Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival gives you the chance to enjoy a huge range of seafood offered by local producers. Bring the whole family and enjoy live entertainment for the children, live music, wine tasting and local stalls, all while soaking in the sights of Tin Can Bay.