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Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast

 
 

Overview

At Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast, you can experience nature that is truly spectacular. Showcasing some of nature’s best assets, including the iconic Fraser Island listed in the seven natural wonders of the world, the region is a popular tourist destination.

With calm, protected waterways, Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast are known as Australia’s best whale watching destination. More than 80% of the region’s population lives in the urban centres, which offer diverse, rural and seaside lifestyles.

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Study in Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast

Study in Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast

There are a number of state, independent and Catholic primary and secondary schools located in the region. TAFE East Coast is the largest VET provider in the Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast area, delivering a variety of courses across five campuses in the region.

There are two universities in this region offering highly respected education – the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and CQUniversity (CQU). USQ offers teaching from leaders in their fields and welcomes students from more than 60 countries, while CQU is one of the only three Australian universities listed in the Top 10 organizations that have been influential in the regional development space (Excellence in Research Report). Both the universities provide dedicated services and support for new international students.

Top things to do in Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast have a good selection of beachside restaurants and cafes, and take advantage of the fresh seafood, a regional specialty across many menus; while the international cuisine can be found to suit all tastes.

Students can experience festivals, microlite flights, whale and dolphin watching tours, island and safari wilderness treks, walking and camping, fishing and sailing adventures, plus swimming in waterways, protected seas, and surf beaches.

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