Australia's Nature Coast Discovery - from Brisbane

Discover Australia’s spectacular Nature Coast, including a 4-wheel-drive tour of Fraser Island, as part of your holiday downunder.

This stunningly beautiful region, just 1 hour drive north of Brisbane or can be directly accessed via the Sunshine Coast Airport, is a holiday in itself - enticing beaches, the whales and wildlife of Fraser Island and the mysterious Glass House Mountains.

Highlights included:

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


Day 1 to 4 - Noosa

Pick up your air conditioned hire car from Brisbane Airport or the city centre and head north to the spectacular Sunshine Coast. There’s time to stop at Australia Zoo on the way, made famous by ‘crocodile hunter’, Steve Irwin.

Your home for the next four nights is the welcoming Mantra French Quarter (apartment style hotel on Noosa’s famous Hastings Street. Noosa’s superb Main Beach and the wonderful Noosa headland National Park are on the doorstep and there are shops, galleries and restaurants all around.

Further afield are the seaside towns of Caloundra and Mooloolaba, with its fascinating Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba. Or head inland to discover the pristine rainforests of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. There are well signed walking trails, with magnificent views of the Glass House Mountains, or stop for a relaxing coffee and some great souvenir shopping in the historic country towns of the region.

Day 5 to 6 - Hervey Bay and Fraser Island
Head north from Noosa, travelling via Rainbow Beach and through the UNESCO listed Great Sandy Biosphere, to the small coastal community of Hervey Bay and a two night stay at the ideally located Mantra Hotel. The Bay itself is a safe resting place for adult and calf humpback whales and these magnificent creatures can often be seen basking in the warm waters between July and November.

On day 6 we have included a cruise from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island for an exciting 4-wheel drive day tour around this World Heritage site. Look out for wild dingoes as you travel through the rainforest, swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie or drive along the sands of 75 Mile Beach.

Day 7 - Continue your adventure
Explore the Hervey Bay and Maryborough region before returning south, through the gold rush town of Gympie, to Brisbane, or north to continue your adventure along Queensland’s spectacular Barrier Reef coastline.

7 day self drive from £625

Guide price shown is per person based on 2 sharing a double or twin room, car hire and Fraser Island tour. Prices vary according to season. To include Australia's Nature Coast Discovery in your Australia holiday call Freedom Australia on 0333 234 2889.

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