10 days in Fraser Coast Itinerary

10 days in Fraser Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Fraser Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h 30​min
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Brisbane


Imbil ©
Imbil is a town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the engineering at Borumba Dam.

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Brisbane to Imbil is an approximately 2-hour car ride. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Imbil

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Borumba Dam ©
Borumba Dam

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Cooloola Recreation Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Rainbow Beach.

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You can drive from Imbil to Rainbow Beach in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooloola Recreation Area, Barnacles Dolphin Centre
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Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Eli Creek. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

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Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 25th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Esplanade, stroll through Burrum Heads Beach, and then admire the striking features of Maryborough City Hall. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Australiana Cottage Crafts, then get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Burrum Heads Beach, Maryborough City Hall
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Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Esplanade ©
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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