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Fraser Island, the Hinterland & Sunshine Coast

Fraser Island, the Hinterland & the Sunshine Coast Holidays

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island – with mighty dunes, pristine lakes, ancient rainforests and the 75 mile Beach highway, it’s a natural paradise waiting to be explored. The cosmopolitan seaside town of Noosa Heads with its great restaurants and cafés, also offers beautiful beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes. Further inland, the charming town of Montville and Maleny are the perfect base from which to explore the Sunshine Coast's quaint towns and admire beautiful scenery with mountain backdrops and fascinating wildlife experiences.

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Here's a selection of our most popular holidays in Southern Queensland.
If you'd like to see how you could fit this state into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our Australia Holidays page.
East Coast Beach Vibes
17 days / 16 nights
from £1,740
  • Water Activities
  • Rainforest & Hinterland Activities
  • Food & Produce

  • Nature Queensland
    16 days / 15 nights
    from £2,235
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Port Douglas
  • Fraser Island
  • Heron Island

  • Queensland Coast & Hinterland
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £2,117
  • Brisbane
  • Lamington National Park
  • Montville
  • Rainbow Beach
  • Lady Elliot Island
  • Noosa Heads

  • Barrier Reef Roaming - Motorhome Holiday
    14 days / 13 nights
    from £833
  • Brisbane
  • Noosa
  • Hervey Bay
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Airlie Beach
  • Mission Beach
  • Port Douglas

  • Queensland Thrills & Spills
    20 days / 19 nights
    from £Please contact us
  • Animal Encounters
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsunday Islands

  • Unique & Boutique Queensland
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £2,240
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Mount Cotton
  • Montville
  • Noosa Heads


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    Fraser Island
    Fraser Island
    The world’s largest sand island, World Heritage listed Fraser Island stretches for over 75 miles and is the only place in the world where verdant rainforests grow on towering sand dunes. Boasting over 350 recorded bird species, join a guided tour to uncover the island’s unique natural beauty, from endless white beaches and crystal-clear lakes, to dazzlingly coloured sand cliffs and scenic trails.
    Hervey Bay
    Hervey Bay
    Often referred to as the ‘gateway’ to Fraser Island due to the frequent ferries and tours which operate to the island, Hervey Bay is also rightly known as Australia’s whale watching capital. Visit between Jul - Nov and join a memorable cruise for a chance to spot majestic humpback whales just metres from the boat, as they rest in Hervey Bay’s waters on their annual migration south to Antarctica.
    Rainbow Beach
    Rainbow Beach
    With iconic Fraser Island to the north and Great Sandy National Park to the south, the tiny hamlet of Rainbow Beach derives its name from the spectacular multi-coloured sand dunes and cliffs which surround it. An adventure playground, you can surf, kayak or ride horses on the picturesque beach or explore the nearby ‘Great Beach Drive’, one of the longest 4WD beach drives in the world.
    Noosa Heads
    Noosa Heads
    Consistently regarded as one of Australia’s most desirable destinations, the friendly and upmarket seaside resort of Noosa Heads is renowned for its stunning main beach, alfresco cafés, eclectic boutiques and top restaurants. A host of natural wonders are also close by: glistening lakes, the lush Noosa National Park and Australia’s only everglades – tropical wetlands teeming with native wildlife.
    Glass House Mountain
    Glass House Mountain
    Nestled in the heart of the lush hinterland, the 11 volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains rise dramatically from the surrounding landscape and afford spectacular views from a number of scenic lookouts. Discover walking and mountain bike trails, pretty parks and gardens and get up close to your favourite Aussie wildlife at nearby Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Steve Irwin.
    Montville & Maleny
    Montville & Maleny
    These charming towns sit just 15 minutes drive apart and offer an idyllic base from which to explore the rainforest trails, waterfalls and beautiful mountain scenery of this region, known as the hinterland. Stroll through the pretty village centres and discover art galleries, cosy cafés and boutiques and don’t miss a stop at the Brouhaha microbrewery for tastings paired with locally produced cheese!


    Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island
    Fraser Island, The Hinterland & Sunshine Coast
    from £254
  • 3 restaurants & 4 bars
  • 3 pools
  • Spa
  • Tennis courts
  • General store

  • RACV Noosa
    Fraser Island, The Hinterland & Sunshine Coast
    from £101
  • Restaurant & bar
  • 2 pools
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Free local shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Noosa Crest
    Fraser Island, The Hinterland & Sunshine Coast
    from £83
  • 2 pools, hot tub & sauna
  • Tennis court
  • Free use of barbecues
  • Weekly servicing
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Spicers Tamarind Retreat
    Fraser Island, The Hinterland & Sunshine Coast
    from £151
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Scenic walking trails
  • Yoga classes & cookery school (payable locally)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat
    Fraser Island, The Hinterland & Sunshine Coast
    from £112
  • Pool
  • Breakfast hamper delivered each morning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge
    Fraser Island, The Hinterland & Sunshine Coast
    from £38
  • Converted train carriage breakfast deck (breakfast payable locally)
  • Communal self-catering dining car with kitchen facilities
  • Free use of barbecue
  • Small library
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi


    Fraser Island Discovery from the Sunshine Coast
    Approx 11 hours
    from £115
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Rainforest walk
  • Informative guides

  • Noosa Everglades Discovery
    Approx 7 hours
    from £79
  • Tranquil environment
  • Diverse plant & animal life
  • Explore the boardwalks with a local guide

  • Lady Elliot Island Reef Adventure with Scenic Flight
    Approx 8-10 hours
    from £263
  • Scenic flight over the reef
  • Spectacular snorkelling around the coral cay
  • Glass bottom boat and guided reef walk

  • 1 Night Fraser Island Explorer Tour
    2 days / 1 night
    from £264
  • Stunning Lake McKenzie
  • Magnificent rainforest
  • Beautiful scenery

  • Dolphin Kayak and Great Beach Drive Adventure
    Approx 6 hours
    from £83
  • Kayak with Wild Dolphins
  • Stunning Coastal Scenery
  • 4WD Beach Drive

  • Lady Musgrave Island Experience
    Approx 10 hours
    from £131
  • Luxury catamaran
  • Snorkel the reef
  • Glass bottom boat tours

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