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Fraser Coast hosts Queensland's biggest live show

21 July 2015

Queensland’s whale watching season has begun with an estimated 20,000 humpback whales expected to migrate along the coast, bringing thousands of visitors to the Fraser Coast.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Kate Jones, said the annual whale migration season was an important visitor drawcard and the Fraser Coast provided the best vantage point for Queensland’s biggest live show.

“The Fraser Coast is blessed with some of nature’s biggest outdoor visitor experiences such as the rainforests and lakes in the World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island, and boating and fishing in the Great Sandy Strait,” Minister Jones said.

“The annual humpback whale migration season is providing visitors with an opportunity to see these spectacular creatures up-close in calm, protected waters.”

Minister Jones said the Fraser Coast’s big outdoor visitor experiences, including the signature whale watching tours were being showcased in a new tourism marketing campaign.

“This campaign, produced by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) in partnership with Fraser Coast Opportunities (FCO), is designed to support the industry and drive visitation to the destination during the whale season.”

Fraser Coast Opportunities Tourism and Events Manager, Tas Webber, said visitors were ‘guaranteed’ to see whales in Hervey Bay waters.

“The Fraser Coast is brimming with impressive outdoor experiences and is renowned for being part of Australia’s Nature Coast,” Mr Webber said.

“This campaign will feature a range of Fraser Coast visitor experiences across TV, radio, digital and social media from now through to the end of September.”

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