The Great Sandy Straight is a stretch of water located between Rainbow Beach, Hervey Bay and Fraser Island in the Wide Bay Burnett region of Queensland. Add to Description →
The serene waterways of the Great Sandy Straight provide many locations of safe anchorage for fishing and bird watching. Currents can be quite strong in this area due to wide tidal ranges. As a result swimming is not encouraged in open waters.
The waterways of the Great Sandy Straight are a dugong sanctuary and are protected after being declared a wetland of international importance in 1999. Fish, dolphins and stingrays are regularly seen frolicking in the Great Sandy Straight.
Once on the water there are many options for exploration. There are many islands to explore and picnic on. The aerial photographs of the Great Sandy Straight show Tooth Island, Moonbeam Island and Turkey Island with their beautiful sandy beaches and bushwalking opportunities for day trippers.
The Great Sandy Straight is known world-wide for its sheltered bays and its creeks such as Kauri Creek, which meander into the mangroves.
Holidaying adventures on the Great Sandy Straight are as varied as the people who visit. Five star resorts, self contained units, caravanning, camping, house boating and yachting are a few of the options that can be found on this beautiful stretch of the Queensland Coast.