The Fraser Coast – where adventure and relaxation meet

On the Fraser Coast, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

On one hand, Hervey Bay is the ideal spot to kick back and relax. On the other, it’s the ultimate destination for adventure out on the water!

Between the mainland and Fraser Island lies the Great Sandy Strait, a 70 kilometre stretch of crystal-clear waters. In other words, a playground for boaties!

BOAB Boats is a hire company based in Hervey Bay that takes care of all the fuss, so you can have all the fun! Rather than worrying about maintenance, cleaning or refuelling, all you need do is turn up and enjoy the perks of skippering your boat.

The western side of Fraser Island is a short 20-minute boat ride from Hervey Bay. Here, you can access pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and endless of hours of fun. BOAB’s “Ultimate Watersport Pack” includes your boat hire, plus a wakeboard, kneeboard and tube – so it’s picking your own adventure!

After a day on the water, you’ll probably be keen for some relaxation time. Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is nestled among 10 acres of lush, tropical gardens. Each guest villa is a front-row seat to the daily shenanigans on the lake – from playful ducks to hungry resident turtles, keen for a feed.

There’s a long list of ways to keep busy – or not so busy – on the Fraser Coast. To find out more, visit

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