Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Wonderland Stretch along Sandy Strait

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Wonderland Stretch along Sandy Strait

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Stretching between the western fringes of World Heritage listed Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach, the Great Sandy Strait is a watery wonderland.

From the mangrove-lined shores to the maze of tidal creeks and islands, its beauty and unique ecology attract thousands of tourists annually.

Dotted along the mainland of the Great Sandy Strait are the seaside hamlets of Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Tinnanbar, Poona, Tuan, Boonooroo, Maaroom and, of course, the city of Hervey Bay.

These townships are a fisherman's paradise, either on shore or from a small motorboat.

A great variety of fish including bream, whiting, flathead, mackerel, tailor and mangrove jack inhabit the waters, along with sand and mud crabs.

Bush walking not only provides a great form of exercise but also allows you to enjoy the splendour of the wildflowers in season.

The Great Sandy Strait is listed under the Ramsar Convention as a Wetland of International Significance and is also one of Australia's most important nesting sites for migratory trans-equatorial shorebirds. …

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