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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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.

Mantra Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$179 - 443
Mantra Hervey Bay, located amidst the natural beauty of the Fraser Coast is the perfect place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. From its prime waterfront location overlooking the marina, it's ideal for exploring this charming seaside town.

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.

Kondari Hotel and Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$85.00 - 150.00
Set on extensive grounds surrounding a natural lagoon, Kondari Resort offers studio and motel style accommodation, outdoor swimming pool, children’s play areas and bistro amongst many other onsite facilities.

Main Street Motel Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$100 - 175
They are a small motel in the heart of Hervey Bay, a two minute walk from the RSL and two shopping centres and a seven minute walk to the beautiful pristine beaches of Hervey Bay. All their rooms look modern, with a queen and single bed in each and a kitchenette with microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, table and chairs to eat at.

Arlia Sands Apartments

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$135 - 185
Just off the Esplanade at Torquay, Arlia Sands is the perfect location for a quiet and relaxing holiday in Hervey Bay with beautiful Shelly Beach only 75 metres away. Beautifully appointed Arlia Sands is built to capture the northern aspect with all balconies basking in either the winter sun or the summer shade.

Ramada Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$145 - 400
Ramada Hervey Bay Resort provides the ideal location from which to enjoy all the natural wonders of the Fraser Coast. Located only 10 minutes drive from the airport, Ramada offers apartment style accommodation with all the services and facilities of a hotel.

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.

The Palms Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$38 - 109
The Palms boutique caravan park is only 300 metres from beautiful Torquay Beach and Charlton Esplanade, offering a wide variety of restaurants, cafe’s, and shops. The Palms is pet friendly with the best rates in Hervey Bay and offers cabins/units and concrete powered sites with manicured lawns.

Burrum Heads Beachfront Tourist Park

Burrum Coast, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 52
Burrum Heads is a boating and fisherman's paradise. Nestled on the banks of the Burrum River, the Burrum Heads Beachfront Tourist Park caters for caravan and camping with over 100 sites. The tranquil surroundings ensure a peaceful holiday.
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