Australia's Nature Coast

One of Australia’s most stunning regions averages over 300 days of sunshine per year and is less than an hour’s drive from Brisbane.

Nowhere else in the world do two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves sit side by side, to provide visitors with a breathtaking array of mountain and coastal scenery, amazing wildlife and an unforgettable Australia experience.

Spend just a few days in the Australia’s NATURE COAST and discover for yourself:

  • Towering rainforests and pristine beaches of Fraser Island
  • The astonishingly beautiful Glass House Mountains
  • Carefree beach resorts of Noosa, Mooloolaba and Caloundra
  • Over 40 National Parks, Reserves and Forests
  • Close up whale watching in Hervey Bay
  • Abundant animal, bird and marine life
  • The famous Australia Zoo
  • Welcoming country towns of the Hinterland
  • Eumundi’s famous markets
  • Lady Elliot Island and the Barrier Reef
  • Over 100 miles of deserted beaches



Getting to Australia's Nature Coast is easy with direct air services to Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Hervey Bay, as well as coach and rail connections.

One of the best ways, though, is by self drive car or motorhome, on quiet roads, allowing you to explore this beautiful region at your own pace.

Your FREEDOM consultant can arrange travel and accommodation for you - choose from:

The Beaches

At the southern end of Australia’s Nature Coast are the laid back beach resorts of Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Noosa, as well as many more. These delightful seaside towns are popular with Australians and tourists alike, offering spacious apartment hotels, local attractions and a relaxed coffee culture.

The spectacular Glass House Mountains and scenic Hinterland are only a 30 minute drive away - Australia's Nature Coast hotels

The Hinterland

This area of forest clad mountains, rolling countryside and outstanding natural beauty is less than 20 miles from some of Queensland’s best beaches.

The enchanting country towns are steeped in pioneer history, and some of the many walking trails follow the logging and mining tracks of the past. A three night stay here is like stepping into Australia’s history - Glasshouse Mountain Lodge

Fraser Island

Gateway to Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island is the welcoming coastal town of Hervey Bay, also the starting point of many of the whale watching cruises.

You can stay in Hervey Bay and enjoy day tours to the islands and nearby National Parks, or ask your Freedom consultant to arrange accommodation on the Islands. Our Fraser package includes a 4WD tour along beach and rainforest tracks. Lady Elliot offers snorkeling, diving, reef viewing and a chance to see rare loggerhead turtles - Kingfisher Bay Resort



Australia's Nature Coast will be a highlight of any Australia holiday. Your FREEDOM consultant can plan a stay for you, from the Queensland capital of Brisbane, or as part of an East Coast adventure.

Check out these Nature Coast suggestions or enquire online for your own Nature Coast experience:

7-day Australia's Nature Coast Discovery

Discover Australia’s spectacular Nature Coast as part of your holiday downunder. See for yourself the enticing beaches, the mysterious Glass House Mountains and the whales and wildlife of Fraser Island. Highlights include:

  • Four nights in Noosa, jewel of the Australia's Nature Coast
  • Fabulous unspoilt beaches and coastal scenery
  • Walking trails through National Parks
  • Historic country towns
  • A 4-wheel-drive adventure on Fraser Island

7-day Australia's Nature Coast Discovery from Brisbane - from £625 -read more

7-day Australia's Nature Coast in Style

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery of Australia’s fabulous Nature Coast and stay at two delightful hotel retreats in unique locations - the luxurious Narrows Escape near the township of Montville and the superb Kingfisher Bay Resort on World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Highlights include:

  • Three nights at Narrows Escape rainforest retreat
  • Walking and sightseeing in the Glass House Mountains
  • Fabulous beaches of Mooloolaba and Noosa
  • Three nights at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • Full day 4-wheel-drive tour of Fraser Island

7-day Australia's Nature Coast in Style from Brisbane - from £725 -read more

Stay Longer

The Nature Coast is a diverse and fascinating region, with hundreds of quiet towns and hidden beaches to explore. For many it is an Australian holiday in its own right and you can stay as long as you like and still find plenty to do.

Ask your Freedom consultant to design a Nature Coast stay just for you - enquire now



Only an hour from Brisbane, Australia’s Nature Coast is the perfect self drive destination. Follow coastal roads to discover friendly seaside towns or turn off along quiet country byways to explore historic and welcoming rural communities.

You can experience Australia's Nature Coast on its own or as part of a spectacular Brisbane to Cairns self drive adventure:

East Coast Drive - Brisbane to Cairns

The best of Queensland in a 1200 mile coastal adventure beside the Great Barrier Reef from Brisbane to Cairns. Take in the cosmopolitan vibes of Noosa, drive across the sandy highways on Fraser Island and visit Airlie Beach the gateway to the fabulous Whitsundays.

  • Cosmopolitan feel of Noosa Heads
  • Optional Fraser Island day tour
  • Eungella National Park
  • Airlie Beach, the gate way to the Whitsundays
  • Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef 

9-day East Coast Drive from Brisbane - from £709 -read more

Around Australia's Nature Coast

Journey along Australia's picturesque and diverse Nature Coast, combining the quaint towns and lookouts of the Hinterlands with the rolling surf and beautiful beaches of the coast.

  • The unique and boutique shops of Montville and Noosa
  • Koala spotting within Noosa National Park
  • World Heritage Listed Fraser Island
  • Whale Watching from Hervey Bay

6-day Around Australia's Nature Coast from Brisbane - from £587 -read more

Design your Own

Plot your own route around Australia’s Nature Coast with the help of your Freedom consultant. There’s plenty to do and so much to see and we will be pleased to pre-book your accommodation for you - enquire now

Or check out our Australia motorhomes for the ultimate go-as-you-please Nature Coast holiday.

The Nature Coast is a diverse and fascinating region, with hundreds of quiet towns and hidden beaches to explore. For many it is an Australian holiday in its own right and you can stay as long as you like and still find plenty to do.

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Must Do Nature Coast…


  • Visit Mooloolaba’s hands-on Sea Life centre
  • Shop in style on Noosa’s Hastings Street
  • Go horse trekking along Rainbow Beach
  • Hand feed dolphins at Tin Can Bay
  • Spot koalas in Noosa National Park


    • Explore the boutiques and galleries of Montville
    • Wander through Maleny Botanical Gardens
    • Bushwalk in the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains
    • Sample the food and wine at Flame Hill Vineyard
    • Visit the Crocoseum at the famous Australia Zoo


    • Stay overnight at a Fraser Island eco resort
    • Drive rainforest tracks to Seventy Five Mile Beach
    • Go Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
    • Take a scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island
    • Snorkel or dive the waters of the Great Barrier Reef

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You can mix and match any of the hotels, resorts and touring options on this website to create your perfect holiday experience.

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