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Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area

If you want to get up close and personal with Australian native wildlife Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to visit. Enjoy a great day out. Be greeted by Charley, the long billed corella. Take a walk through the free flight aviary and the sanctuary where you will experience genuine Australian fauna such as kangaroos, wallabies, emus, turtles and native birds and ducks. Check out their reptiles and dare to hold a python. Meet and learn all about Australia's largest land predator, the dingo. Take a guided walking tour and experience "true blue" dingo interactions.

Enjoy some hospitality in their canteen and browse the souvenir shop. Family packages are available. All ages welcome and discounts available for group bookings. Their sanctuary is wheel chair friendly. Their dedicated volunteer staff are happy to guide you.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $10.00 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Group concession discounts available. Please contact the office.
Child $7.50 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Children under three years of age are admited free of charge.
Concession $8.00 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Concession rate available for disability (carer entry is free) and pensioner.
Family $30.00 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Two adults and two children aged 3 to 12.
Family $35.00 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Two adults and two children aged 13 to 18.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Open Times

They are open seven days a week from 1000 to 1700,

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Pets not allowed

Other Information

Accessibility:

Facilities for disabled patrons are available.

Children:

Children are welcome.
79 Mungar Road
Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Nestled in the hinterland of Hervey Bay is the lovely historical village of Howard. Serviced twice daily by the 'Tilt Train,' Howard is an easy 15 minute drive to Maryborough, 25 minutes to Hervey Bay and 20 minutes to the beaches of Toogoom and Burrum Heads. Howard has several buildings of historical significance including a beautifully restored Queenslander offering guided tours and Devonshire Teas. Howard's small museum tells of the coal mining and farming history of the area and includes war memorabilia. Country markets are held in Steeley Street on the first Saturday of every month and there are a range of great swimming and fishing spots to enjoy on the nearby Burrum River.

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Lenthalls Dam

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Lenthalls Dam is an ideal picnic and fishing spot with barbecue facilities, picnic shelter and tables, walking tracks and a small boat ramp provided. Built in 1984 on the Burrum River, about 30 kilometres north-west of Maryborough, Lenthalls Dam is reached by turning off the Bruce Highway about halfway between Torbanlea and Maryborough, and then travelling seven kilometres along a sealed gravel road. Lake Lenthall offers a superb location for anglers with smaller vessels, and is also proving to be a popular fishing location for fly-fishing anglers chasing a variety of popular freshwater species. The lake is officially stocked with Australian bass, barramundi, golden perch (yellowbelly) and silver perch. But there have been reports of saratoga being caught, along with eels, eel-tailed catfish (jew) and the introduced spangled perch. Bass are the main species caught, but barramundi are starting to show and will no doubt make this a noteworthy fishing location in coming years.

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