A Stunning Coastline
The Fraser Coast has a stunning coastline that runs from Kauri Creek north of Tin Can Bay in the south to Burrum Heads in the north. The coast is greatly influenced by Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Strait which provides warm sheltered waters that are safe for swimming.
Burrum Heads and Toogoom
The picturesque seaside villages of Burrum Heads and Toogoom are a short drive from Hervey Bay. Their golden sandy beaches, rivers and creeks and plentiful birdlife make them a popular tourist destination.
About a 30-minute drive from Hervey Bay, this former fishing village is a popular tourist spot but has a growing permanent population.
Burrum Heads is located at the southern entrance of the mouth of the Burrum River. With extensive sand flats, beach channels and mangrove-lined waterways it is an ideal location for prawning, crabbing and fishing. For those who enjoy being out on the water, canoeing, boating or paddle boarding are popular local activities.
Toogoom is an outlying suburb of Hervey Bay on the northern beaches. With affordable beachfront and lakefront land including beachside and established houses, it is a popular commuter suburb for nearby Hervey bay and Maryborough. The school bus service runs to all the main schools in Hervey Bay.
It is a popular spot for birdwatchers due to the variety of birdlife that nests and breeds in the area. If you want to try your luck at fishing and crabbing, head to Beelbi Creek. Golfers can tee off at Craignish Golf and Country Club or Fraser Lakes Golf Course.
Maaroom, Boonooroo, Poona, Tinnabar
South of Hervey Bay in the Great Sandy Strait lie a collection of small fishing villages – Maaroom, Boonooroo, Poona and Tinnabar. These small towns look out to Fraser Island and have a mix of holiday and permanent residents and are ideal picnic spots and for fishing.