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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Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$100 - 160
Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is a unique holiday destination like no other in Hervey Bay. The 36 private individual, lakefront villas are surrounded by 10 acres of lush tropical nature reserve, teeming with wildlife.

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.

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.

Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35.50 - 57.50
Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park is a pleasant and friendly caravan park with ample shade trees, right on the beachfront. It is walking distance from shops, restaurants and hotel. Local clubs have a free courtesy pick ups.

Riviera Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$160 - 260
All of Riviera's one, two and three bedroom apartments are fully self-contained and feature large private north facing balconies, secure parking and free WiFi. Situated on the Esplanade of Hervey Bay, the resort offers arguably the best lagoon style heated pool in the area, as well as spa, sauna, three barbecue areas and a full size tennis court.

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.

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$144 - 609
Kingfisher Bay Resort is the premiere eco accommodation on Fraser Island. Guests will relish an immersive, nature-based retreat surrounded by native flora and fauna, bush tucker-inspired fine dining experiences and breathtaking sunsets along the western beach.

Pialba Motor Inn

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$100 - 150
Pialba Motor Inn is set on an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens with a large salt pool and heated Spa. Pialba Motor Inn is conveniently located in the heart of Hervey Bay, being just a few minutes from Hospitals and shopping centres.

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.

Rainbow Beach Holiday Park

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$29 - 150
Situated at Carlo Point, they are only minutes from the popular coastal township of Rainbow Beach. Positioned on a tidal inlet of the Great Sandy Straits and with boat ramps on your doorstep this is the perfect location to take advantage of boating, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and countless other water based activities.
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