July 13, 2017
Lady Elliot Island vs Heron Island

The Southern Great Barrier Reef The Southern Great Barrier Reef is these days recognised as having the best colour, diversity and accessibility for visitors wishing to experience one of Australia’s most iconic natural attractions. Over the past decade, due to rising water temperatures, the mid and northern Great Barrier Reef regions have suffered a number […]

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July 12, 2016
Fraser Island – World Heritage Wonderland

All you need to know to plan your adventure! We were thrilled to recently be featured in an article by Expedia entitled 'Experience the Best of Fraser Island'. We were chosen for our “outstanding hospitality” and “insider knowledge” of the best places on the island, how to get there, and the best way to experience its beauty. […]

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March 13, 2015
Hervey Bay Whale Watching 2020

Whale Watching Capital of the World (Updated 2020) Hervey Bay is often referred to as “The Whale Watching Capital of the World”, a title I can personally endorse having travelled to Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, Alaska, Norway and Iceland to see whales, as well as spending 3 months swimming and diving with whales in Tonga. To […]

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May 4, 2014
Hervey Bay Restaurants

Tantalise your Taste-Buds If a big part of your holidays and weekends away is great food and fresh local produce, then you are in for a treat in Hervey Bay! There are some amazing dining experiences in this region, featuring incredibly fresh local produce and fantastic locations and outlooks. The Fraser Coast offers a vast […]

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November 15, 2013
Fraser Island - Aboriginal History & Legends (part 2)

Aboriginal life on Fraser Island In the Butchulla people’s language, Fraser Island was known as “K’gari” (pronounced “gurri”) meaning “paradise”. Butchulla translates as “the sea people”. Archaeological evidence suggests Aboriginal settlements existed on Fraser Island at least 5000 years ago. The Butchulla (Badtjala) people were the primary claimants of the island, and also controlled the […]

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September 20, 2013
Fraser Island History and Legends

European History The history of Fraser Island is as diverse and colourful as its flora and fauna. Whilst the island has been inhabited by humans for possibly as long as 5000 years, it's European history begins in 1770 when explorer Captain James Cook sailed past the island on the 20th May of that year. Cook […]

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May 25, 2013
Hervey Bay Whale Watching 2013

Hervey Bay is recognised as one of the best destinations in the world to watch, experience and interact with whales. Often called the “Whale Watch Capital of the World”, several geographical and physical conditions align to present optimal conditions for humans and whales to interact. Platypus Bay is bounded by Fraser Island and the mainland […]

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April 12, 2013
Things to do in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is best known for its access to Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island (Great Barrier Reef), and for its renowned status as the “Whale Watching Capital of the World”. There is also a lot to recommend Hervey Bay as a destination in itself, with so much to see and do in Hervey Bay and […]

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March 15, 2013
Fraser Island 4wd Self Drive

(Updated 2019) Fraser Island is an amazing World Heritage listed destination, and a “must-see” on any Australian east coast itinerary. At 125km long and 25km wide, the island is the biggest  sand island in the world, with almost the entire 1840km2 a protected National Park. The island is a nature lovers wonderland, with pristine freshwater […]

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