The Wide Bay region has a population of almost 300,000 and is located north of Brisbane.
Cities in the region include Bundaberg, Gympie, Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
Notable towns include Bargara, Biggenden, Blackbutt, Mundubbera, Howard, Murgon and many more.
Some of the major attractions in the region include Fraser Island, which is the world’s largest sand island. Fraser Island has rainforests, mangrove forests, eucalyptus woodland and sand dunes for nature enthusiasts.
The island’s natural wildlife including native birds and small population of mammals are protected by the Great Sandy National Park.
Highways connect the region to major towns and cities in Queensland such as Townsville and Cairns.