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About the Great Sandy Strait
The Great Sandy Strait covers the waters between the Fraser Coast mainland and Fraser Island.
It is also home to a wide variety of marine and coastal wetlands, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, native woodlands and dense rainforests.
Within the Strait are townships of Tin Can Bay, Poona, Boonooroo, Rainbow Beach, Tuan and Tinnanbar.
The Great Sandy Strait offers ideal sailing opportunities and spectacular scenery. There are any number of fishing spots with sheltered bays, wide sand beaches and mangrove-lined creeks.
Wildlife is prolific with rare shorebirds breeding within the environs. Dolphins and dugongs graze on the seabeds. UNESCO recognise the straits as a unique biosphere.
One of the most spectacular spots within the straits is the Pelican Bank.
The turquoise waters and sparkling white sands of Pelican Bank make this an ideal location to anchor up and relax.
The Great Sandy Strait is easy to navigatable and well marked.
Commercial fishing is a major industry.
However, The Great Sandy Strait is best known for its tourism including boating and fishing. Each year in June the Bay to Bay yacht race is sailed on the Great Sandy Strait.
Boating visitors to The Great Sandy Strait are protected by the following groups.
VMR Hervey Bay
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