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Wide Bay Burnett and Fraser Coast


The beauty of the Wide Bay Burnett and its coastal and inland historical towns and villages are complimented by a stunning coastline of pristine, white sandy beaches and stunning mountain ranges. You can experience nature that is truly spectacular as this area showcases some of nature’s best assets, including the iconic Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island, listed in the seven natural wonders of the world.

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

Study in 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 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.

Chinese New Year in Wide Bay Burnett

One of the many exciting cultural events in Wide Bay Burnett region is the Chinese New Year celebration in Bundaberg. Nearly 20% of international students in Queensland are Chinese, so this is a very important event for the visitors, students and residents of the region. 

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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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