Welcome to K'gari (Fraser Island)

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wonderland Why Hervey Bay is the whale watching capital of the world...

AN ENCOUNTER UNLIKE ANY OTHER Fraser Island resides within the Fraser Coast region, which for years has been regarded as one of Australia’s most coveted whale watching locations. Recognised in 2019 for its responsible and sustainable practices, Hervey Bay was crowned the world’s first Whale Heritage Site! Annually between the months of August to October, Platypus Bay, off the western coast of Fraser, is the playground for thousands of humpback whales, on their annual migration from the Antarctic. These calm, sheltered waters offer a safe haven for the whales to rest, play and nurture their young - using this sanctuary to teach their calves important life skills, before they begin their journey south once more.