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Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of the humpback whale and be inspired by uniqueness of Fraser Island at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere in Hervey Bay. Fascinating interpretive panels and interactive displays also explore the outstanding beauty and diversity of the Great Sandy Biosphere.

Woven throughout are the dreamtime legends of the Butchulla People as well as artwork celebrating and explaining the stories and traditions handed down through thousands of years.

Highlights of the centre include an immersive "underwater encounter" with humpback whales and a full sized reproduction of a whale skeleton. A theatre experience allows visitors to imagine a world beyond the stunning, extraordinary imagery of Fraser Island and Great Sandy Strait. Children can get hands-on with natural discovery in a dedicated children's section with storytelling and interactive challenges.

An information kiosk and gift store provides visitors will information, trails and brochures to continue their Fraser Coast experience and the chance to purchase unique locally made keepsakes and regional produce.

Next to the Discovery Sphere, soak up culture and engage with the visual arts, at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Child Activities

Activities

  • Lessons/Tutorials

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $7.00 3 December 2013 – 3 December 2014
Child $5.00 3 December 2013 – 3 December 2014 Children under 5 years are free of charge.
Concession $6.00 3 December 2013 – 3 December 2014 Senior Concession.
Family $19.00 3 December 2013 – 3 December 2014 Family of 2 adults and 3 children.
Group $5.00 6 December 2012 – 30 September 2014 Group of more than 10 - AUD5.00 per person.
Student $4.40 3 December 2013 – 3 December 2014 School Groups - (more than 10 Students AUD4.40 per student).

Other Information

Accessibility:

Wheelchair friendly exhibits allows easy access to all displays throughout the Sphere. Wheelchair friendly toilets and bathrooms available.

Children:

Interactive exhibits and displays delight the inquisitive minds of all youngsters and adults alike.
166 Old Maryborough Road
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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