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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Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$90.00 - 330.00
Rainbow Getaway is located amongst the peaceful community of Rainbow Beach, at the heart of Queensland's Cooloola Coast. Treat yourself to a fantastic break at Rainbow Getaway. Rainbow Getaway offers fully self-contained apartments in one, two and three bedrooms, ideal for couples and families alike.

Woolshed Backpackers

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$21 - 120
Woolshed Backpackers is a clean, quiet, friendly, family run hostel. A unique escape from the hostel party circuit on one acre of tropical gardens, right in the center of Hervey Bay and only five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and bars.

Discovery Parks - Boat Harbour Drive, Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$40 - 215
The world's largest sand island awaits you at beautiful Hervey Bay. Your accommodation at Discovery Parks – Boat Harbour Drive, Hervey Bay is minutes away from the departure point to World Heritage listed Fraser Island - long uninterrupted white beaches, sand cliffs, over 100 freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests.

Blue Shades Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$120 - 260
Blue Shades Motel offers a variety of rooms to suit your requirements, taste and budget. With easy access from the highway, covered car spaces and solid construction, rooms are quiet and convenient. All rooms have complementary wifi and Foxtel offering sports channels, movie channels, and more.

Shelly Beach Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$100 - 135
Shelly Beach Motel offers beautiful views of the tranquil waters of Hervey Bay from all rooms. New curtains and carpets make all the self-contained rooms very fresh. They are individually decorated, with queen size beds and comfortable lounge chairs.

McNevins Maryborough Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$130 - 190
McNevins Maryborough Motel is the perfect base for corporate and leisure travellers in the Fraser Coast region. They are located a few minutes walk from Maryborough’s central business district, on the road to popular Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

Boat Harbour Studio Apartments and Villas

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$115 - 195
Hervey Bay's Boat Harbour Resort is the ideal accommodation choice when staying on the Fraser Coast. Hervey Bay is the Whale Watching Capital of the world and the Gateway to Fraser Island. Book your accommodation with Boat Harbour Resort and enjoy all the activities and aspect of Hervey Bay, Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast.

Carriers Arms Hotel Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$106 - 145
The Carriers Arms Hotel Motel is one of the biggest complexes in Maryborough and boasts 38 ground floor motel units. The hotel has been newly renovated and includes a TAB, Keno Lounge, Gaming Room, Drive Through Bottle Shop with great pricing and weekly specials, family bistro with kids room, coffee shop, function rooms and live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings.

Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$220 - 550
Rainbow Ocean Palms is a small boutique resort positioned on the highest point in Rainbow Beach, offering panoramic ocean views to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. The resort is nestled into the coastal forest of Great Sandy National Park adjacent to Carlo Sandblow and overlooks the small coastal village of Rainbow Beach and its long sweeping white beaches.

Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35.50 - 57.50
The Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park, with absolute beachfront frontage, is the perfect family and holiday retreat. The Park offers an ideal holiday experience for the family, independent backpacker or anyone looking for a quiet getaway by the sea.
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