Burnett Mary Region Hi Conservation Value Natural Assets

  • Fraser Island
    • National and World Heritage Listed
    • Patterned Fens - only known example of a peat marsh in a temperate zone in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Cooloola Sandmass
    • World Heritage Listed
  • Great Sandy Strait
    • RAMSAR Wetland of International Significance
  • Mon Repos
    • Marine turtle nesting sites
  • Hervey Bay
    • Platypus Bay Humpback Whale watching area and transitory point for Humpback Whale Southern Migration
    • Sea Grass beds and endangered Dugong population
    • Fringing Coral reef and diverse marine fauna
    • Nesting and feeding area for resident and migratory shorebirds
  • Woongarra Coast
    • Most southerly coastal fringing coral reefs (hard and soft coral species) in Eastern Australia
    • Rich and diverse marine life including nudibranches
  • Burrum River Estuary
    • Extensive intertidal flats incorporating mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems
    • Habitat for more than 20 rare and endangered migratory shorebird species
    • The southern transition point for subtropical to temperate climate zones
  • Bustard Bay
    • Hi conservation value aquatic ecosystems
    • One of the largest remnant nationally endangered Littoral Coastal Vine Thicket in SE Queensland
  • Wolf Rock
    • Known aggregation and breeding site for the endangered grey nurse shark
  • Wide Bay Military Training Area
    • Commonwealth Heritage listed site
    • Undeveloped area that is a sanctuary for more than 250 bird species
    • Habitat for rare and endangered Ground Parrots and the Water Mouse

The region is also home to critically endangered plant species such as:

  • Isis Tamarind
  • Proston Lasiopetalum