Fraser Coast | Things to do

Get ready for an adventure on the Fraser Coast. Swim alongside humpbacks in the whale-watching capital of the world, Hervey Bay, spot wild dingoes on the world’s largest sand island and buckle up for four-wheel driving along the beach.

Fraser Island

The world’s largest sand island is bursting with family-friendly activities. Swim in sparklingly clear freshwater lakes and creeks, like Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek, or go sand dune hiking around Lake Wabby. Go four-wheel driving through rugged bush tracks or along the beach, then pitch your tent and camp right on the sand. Swim in the fizzing waters of the Champagne rock pools, spot wild dingoes and inspect the rusting hulk of the 80-year-old Maheno shipwreck.

Whale watching

In Hervey Bay, you can cruise alongside migrating humpbacks as they make their way from Antarctica. Hear their clicks, whistles and pulsed calls with the help of special microphones and witness spectacular displays of breaching and tail flipping. For a truly unforgettable experience, find a tour where you can jump in the water and swim with them.

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Fishing

Track trevally in the flats of the Sandy Straits, fish on artificial reefs created by shipwrecks or tackle the open ocean with a deep-sea fishing charter. Show me more fishing options.

History

Step back in time and into the birthplace of a literary classic. Maryborough dates back to the mid-1800s and was the birthplace of P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins. The town hosts an annual festival dedicated to the beloved nanny each June/July.


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WetSide Water Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
WetSide Water Park is located on the foreshore at the junction of Main Street and the Esplanade, Pialba, Hervey Bay and is a fun, free entry, eco-friendly public asset designed around water 'infotainment'.

Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$1 - 2
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.

Hervey Bay Boat Club

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
The Hervey Bay Boat Club is a unique group of hospitality and tourism facilities. Guests are always welcome at the Boat Club! At the club you can enjoy free live entertainment alongside bistro and a la carte dining, bars, gaming and a two screen cinema.

Brennan And Geraghtys Store Museum

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$5 - 5
View the remarkable store that time forgot! This large grocery store was operated by one family from 1871 to 1972 until it closed its doors with trading records and stock dating back to the 1890s all preserved in original condition.

Brooweena Historical Village and Museum

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$5 - 5
The Brooweena Historical Village is a charming village depicting of what life was like in days gone by, set in a tranquil rural setting in the hamlet of Brooweena 304 kilometres north of Brisbane. This area was first settled by Europeans in 1849 and the town developed with the arrival of the railway line in 1889.

Maheno Shipwreck

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
The Maheno, the most famous of the Fraser Island wrecks, was driven ashore just north of Happy Valley during a cyclone in 1935. Once a well-known trans-Tasman liner, the Maheno was bound for a Japanese wrecking yard when she met her stormy end.

Band Rotunda and Fairy Fountain

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Miss Janet Melville bequeathed the Fairy Fountain and Band Rotunda in memory of her brother Andrew who was Mayor of Maryborough in 1863. The entire structure was imported from Scotland in 1890 after the Hon.

Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
More than a million years in the making, World Heritage-listed K'gari (Fraser Island), in the Great Sandy National Park, is a place of incredible natural beauty. Drive and walk through fragrant open woodlands, lush towering rainforests and colourful wallum banksia heathlands.

Maaroom Picnic Ground

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Maaroom is a small, friendly peaceful fishing village on the waterfront of the Great Sandy Strait looking over to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Situated just 20 kilometres south of Maryborough, (off the Cooloola Coast Highway), and 50 kilometres from Hervey Bay.

Bauer and Wiles Memorial Fountain

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Australia's only outbreak of the pneumonic plague was in Maryborough in 1905. This fountain, situated to the Lennox Street side of City Hall, is a memorial to the two Nurses Cecilia Bauer and Rose Wiles who courageously volunteered to nurse victims of the plague.
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