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Atlas 4WD Hire

Booral,

Indicative Rate * AU$170 to AU$250

It's the start of a unique holiday experience that you'll never forget! You can explore the stunning beauty of Fraser Island at your own pace with a reliable and fully maintained 4WD vehicle from Atlas 4WD Hire. Once on the Island you can choose to camp, stay in luxury accommodation or anything in between.

They can arrange accommodation on Fraser Island, camping and 4WD permits and barge tickets, so all you have to do is pick up the vehicle, load your camping gear and provisions if you're camping, or throw in your luggage if you're staying at one of Fraser Island's resorts and head the for the barge.

There's a lot to see and do on the Fraser Coast. Explore this wonderful part of Queensland. Your Fraser Island experience starts here.

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Atlas 4WD HIre
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18 Francis Avenue
Booral
Queensland, Australia 4655

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Mary River

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
The Mary River has been known by many names, with the Aborigines calling the river Booie, Moonaboola, Numabulla or Mooraboocoola. It was named the Wide Bay River until September 1848, when Governor Fitzroy renamed the river in honour of his wife, Lady Mary Fitzroy. The Mary River is unique in that it flows from south to north with its headwaters near the Sunshine Coast hinterland and its mouth at River Heads just south of Hervey Bay. Maryborough is also home to the stunning Mary River Parklands which is built on the site of the original Port of Maryborough and forms part of the Portside Precinct. Parkland surrounding the river offers natural terracing, community forecourt, public art works, winding pathways and gardens.

Fay Smith Wetlands

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
For a different type of experience on the Fraser Coast, walk through one of the last remaining wetlands in the Maryborough area, Fay Smith Wetlands. There is a series of walking bridges and walking trails through the Fay Smith Wetlands, allowing visitors to enjoy the abundant variety of wildlife on offer. Fay Smith was a nature lover and photographer, along with her husband Ted.

Whale Watching

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
When it comes to soul-stirring, up close interactions with Humpback Whales, there's no place like Hervey Bay. The stunning intimacy of these gentle giants will truly take your breath away, leaving you with amazing memories and even better pictures. The Fraser Coast is one of the few places in the world that is now also offering an immersive Humpback Whale experience. 20 years of research has recently confirmed that the Fraser Coast is the only genuine stopover along the migration route where up to 10000 whales deviate from their annual journey back to Antarctica. Unlike Whale Watching in the open ocean, where the whales simply pass by en route north or south, the whales stay for up to 10 days in Hervey Bay, using time to rest, play and socialise. You can experience the incredible Humpbacks up close and personal from July to November each year.

Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
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The Fraser Coast offers a great range of birdwatching opportunities with over 250 species identified. Every year thousands of migratory shorebirds visit Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Strait from destinations as far away as Japan, Alaska and Siberia. The sand and mudflats are important feeding grounds for nearly 20 different species of long distance flyers. The range of habitats within close proximity of Hervey Bay will ensure that even the keenest birdwatcher will be amazed at the variety of bird life in the area. Their waterways are home to many species, from the striking black and white jabiru, and the graceful silver-grey brolga, to the distinctive brahminy kite with its deep chestnut wings and white head, neck and breast of the amazing comb-crested jacana that seemingly walks on water thanks to its incredibly long toes. The undergrowth below trees can be protection for so many of those little jewels of nature that live on insects, small fruit and grass-seeds, and are always an enjoyment to observe. Those who visit Hervey Bay are indeed fortunate to experience such diverse habitats suitable for a range of different bird species.

Queens Park Waterfall

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Enjoy the popular spot for picnics, the Queens Park Waterfall. The waterfall area of Maryborough's Queens Park was originally a quarry, which was later converted into a pond, that is regularly home to several ducks swimming on its surface or even catching some sun on the edges. The waterfall feature was constructed in the 1970s. It is also frequently used as a backdrop for weddings.

Achievers Walk

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Discover how ordinary Australians can achieve extraordinary things on this unique walking trail. Located in Maryborough's Portside Heritage Precinct, the Achievers Walk takes you past a series of plaques in Richmond and Wharf streets which pay tribute to more than 80 Australians and former Maryborough residents. From pioneers to scholars and Olympians, learn about the remarkable achievements of former residents like Pamela Travers - the author of Mary Poppins; Duncan Chapman - the first ANZAC to land at Gallipoli; and Hayden Kenny - the original ironman.

River Heads

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Located 15 minutes from Hervey Bay, River Heads is a major departure point for vehicles and walk on passengers to Fraser Island and has magnificent views of Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Strait and the Mary River estuary. The boat ramp is suitable for launching a large range of craft and there is ample car and trailer parking available. Rock fishing at the point will give you a good opportunity to land yourself an impressive catch as well as giving you the chance to admire the dolphins, turtles and dugongs which frequently pass by. Barges depart daily from River Heads to both Kingfisher Bay Resort and Wanggoolba Creek.

Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
A town steeped in history, Maryborough boasts a relaxed atmosphere and is nestled upon the Mary River. With beautifully preserved colonial streets, visitors have the chance to soak up some of Queensland's richest history and heritage architecture. Once one of Australia's largest ports, and now voted one of Queensland's "Must Do" experiences, the original wharf district is now home to vintage restaurants, pubs, museums and art galleries. Maryborough is also the birthplace of Pamela Lyndon Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins. Jump into the magical world of Mary Poppins and visit the heritage-listed building where she was born, explore the streets on which she grew up and enjoy the striking public art that explores the themes of her novels. A must when visiting Maryborough is a visit to it's famous weekly markets. Every Thursday the city centre transforms into a bustling outdoor market with a great variety of art, craft and fresh produce. End the week with Sunday in the Park - a lazy Sunday morning of fun, food, brass bands, steam ride trains and river cruises!

Pialba

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Pialba is the shopping, cultural and sporting heart of Hervey Bay with a Water Park, golf course, art gallery, interpretive discovery centre and a range of shopping, from major centres to boutiques. Make a splash at WetSide, a zero-depth Water Park on the seafront at Pialba that both educates and thrills with water spouts, a giant bucket, fountains, slides, surfing as well as interpretive and hands-on displays. Play at the Pines, a popular foreshore park located near WetSide and see the remains of Aboriginal fish traps which are visible at low tide. Get active at Seafront Oval's sea-inspired all abilities playground, which features a wheelchair accessible carousel, custom-built shipwreck, swirling maze and skate park. Visit the Tooan Tooan flying fox colony on the Pialba foreshore where three species of flying fox hang in the trees at the mouth of the creek until the sun goes down and they take to the sky in search of food - an incredible sight. Interpretive signage explains their role in regenerating native forest. Pialba was once the site of Hervey Bay's first settlement and its history can still be seen in remaining heritage buildings along its original Main Street, where Hervey Bay's major commercial and retail district had its early beginnings. Pialba is also Hervey Bay's educational heart - home to the University of Southern Queensland's Fraser Coast Campus and the city Library. From Pialba, follow the links Corridor, a landscaped environmental walk and cycle corridor along the former rail line which once connected Pialba's Central Business District with this historic Urangan Pier.

Scarness

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Get active on the water at Scarness, Hervey Bay - with its calm, stinger-free waters ideals for swimming and water sports including jet skiing, sailing and kayaking. Go fishing from the Scarness Jetty or from the beach. Play on a "sea monster" in the ocean-themed playground in Scarness Park. Explore the Scarness precinct with it's boutique shops, alfresco dining, hotels and resorts. Off Scarness Beach is a section of rocky reef with amazing coral said to rival sites on the Great Barrier Reef. The reef can be explored at high or low tide. Two good access points are out directly from Scarness Park where you can walk straight out on to the reef in low tide, and left of the Scarness Jetty. Step back in time at the award-winning Hervey Bay Historical Village in Zephyr Street, where 21 historical buildings house over 12,000 exhibits from the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay area. Exhibits include a fully-furnished slab cottage, built in 1898, a Railway Station, and a fully equipped blacksmith shop, with working demonstrations. From Scarness, walk or cycle ride along the Hervey Bay Esplanade, which hugs the city's stunning coastline for over 16km between Gatakers Bay and the Urangan Boat Harbour. Follow the trail and discover interesting facts about whales, sea creatures and heritage through interpretive signage dotted along the esplanade.
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