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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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.

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.

BreakFree Great Sandy Straits

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$129 - 195
The only absolute waterfront resort in Hervey Bay, BreakFree Great Sandy Straits is the perfect place to stay for the ultimate Queensland getaway. Situated right on the beach and marina, you are in prime position to make the most of the Hervey Bay lifestyle.

Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 220
For a fun-filled and sun-filled holiday! Located alongside the Torquay Lakes and beautiful Shelly Beach, just 400 metres away, Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay is the perfect spot for a getaway. Join them in Hervey Bay, known as Australia’s premier Whale Watching city, where you can take a tour, visit heritage listed Fraser Island, go boating, fishing or water-skiing or simply soak up the sun and enjoy the great facilities Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay has to offer.

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
From AU$190 - 465
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, 80 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg (north of Fraser Island). Situated within a highly protected 'Green Zone', the Island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is renowned for an abundance of manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.

Discovery Parks- Fraser Street, Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 279
Set on eight acres of subtropical gardens, Discovery Parks - Fraser Street, Hervey Bay (formerly Fraser Lodge Holiday Park and Big4 Discovery Parks - Fraser Coast) is a secluded oasis near the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island.

The Bay Apartments

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$205 - 375
The Bay Apartments Holiday Resort is situated directly opposite one of Hervey Bay’s best beaches, right on the Esplanade with an array of restaurants, cafes and shops all within a short few minute stroll.

The Beach Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$85.00 - 290.00
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay is surrounded by tropical gardens offering clean, simple and value for money accommodation situated on the Esplanade. There is a range of comfortable accommodation on offer, from standard motel rooms to larger self-contained apartments all with brand new ensemble beds, air-conditioning and most include a kitchenette.

Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$80 - 150
The Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge is located in the peaceful Pialba region of Hervey Bay and offers impeccably presented accommodations hidden within two acres of natural rainforest and landscaped gardens.

White Crest Luxury Apartments

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$100 - 425
White Crest Luxury Apartment accommodation is in a prime position along the Esplanade in Torquay, Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast. With a beautiful stretch of pristine beach directly opposite and a short stroll to many fine restaurants, nightclubs and shops this Hervey Bay accommodation is in the perfect location.
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