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Fraser Coast

Great Sandy Strait

The quiet, sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Strait provide the ideal conditions for sailing, fishing or simply relaxing along the water’s edge.

Comprising of a cluster of islands and sand bars between Fraser Island and the mainland coast, it is the summer breeding ground for more than 45,000 rare shorebirds that migrate from as far away as Siberia. Dugongs, turtles and dolphins also inhabit the tranquil waterways, while mangroves, seagrass pastures and wildflowers are among the region's unique flora.

Small fishing villages dot the western shores of the strait, including Boonooroo, Tuan, Maaroom, Tinnanbar and Poona. Many have camping grounds and boat ramps so you can explore them at your own pace, or take your boat, pitch a tent and use them as a quiet base to see the rest of the Fraser Coast.


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