Seagrass meadows, mangroves, rocky shores, reefs, sandy beaches, bays, sheltered channels, rivers, creeks and estuaries host a wealth of wildlife including whales, turtles, dugong, grey nurse sharks, fish, corals, birds and several diving opportunities, including Simpson and Hardie artificial reefs and the ex-HMAS Tobruk, to appreciate aquatic wildlife.
The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles.
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Scuba diving
Highlights and announcements
A review of the zoning plan for the Great Sandy Marine Park is currently underway following consultation. Find out more about the zoning plan review process.
If you (or someone you know) has been fortunate enough to see humpback whales in their natural habitat, you’ll know why the experience is describes as mind-blowing, majestic, even life-changing!
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.