The majestic humpback whales may have departed their favourite holiday stopover of the Fraser Coast for another year, however there is still a whale of a time to be had at the Queensland holiday hotspot this summer.
Fraser Coast Opportunities has unveiled a major tourism campaign for summer, encouraging visitors to follow the antics of the humpbacks’ official mascot, Harvey the Whale, and win big!
While his fellow humpbacks have left the region after another successful season entertaining thousands with their aquatic acrobatics in the calm waters of Hervey Bay, Harvey is refusing to succumb to his migratory instincts and is staying on for a “humpback summer.”
Fans can follow Harvey’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as he splashes out on a summer holiday to remember, experiencing the world’s best natural attractions on the Fraser Coast.
During Harvey’s summer holiday, people have the opportunity of going into the draw to win one of three ultimate Fraser Coast family holidays valued at well over $7000 in total simply by Fraser Coast's website.
The packages feature accommodation and tours of Fraser Island; flights and accommodation for Lady Elliot Island; aquatic adventures; luxury accommodation in Hervey Bay; quirky Mary Poppins tours; return rail transfers courtesy of Queensland Rail Travel and much more.
General Manager of Fraser Coast Opportunities, David Spear, said the fun campaign had the serious intention of encouraging more visitors during summer, which was one of the best times to experience the region’s world class natural attractions.
“We are urging holidaymakers to come and discover some of the world’s best natural attractions and join Harvey for the ultimate nature-based holiday this summer,’’ Mr Spear said.
Here is just a small sample of what’s in store for visitors to the Fraser Coast this summer.
- Exploring the incomparable World Heritage-listed Fraser Island – the largest sand island on earth with its pristine fresh water lakes, towering rainforests and amazing 75 mile beach highway.
- Uncovering the wonders of the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef on Lady Elliot Island – stepping off the beach and snorkelling among spectacular coral gardens, giant manta rays and sea turtles.
- Experiencing fast-paced eco-adventures, aquatic action and some of Australia’s best fishing at Hervey Bay. This coastal delight has one of the most protected and stunning coastlines on the eastern seaboard and a 14 km Esplanade dotted with cafes, parklands, piers and a vibrant marina.
- Discovering the magic in Maryborough, birthplace of Mary Poppins author P.L Travers, whose story hits the big screen this summer with Disney’s Saving Mr Banks, a movie based on her childhood in Queensland and the making of the Mary Poppins movie.