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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Windmill Caravan Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 185
Windmill Caravan Park is centrally located in Hervey Bay close to the beach, Urangan Pier, botanical gardens, shopping centre, restaurants, hotel and club facilities. The park is set in a quiet tropical atmosphere with swimming pool, games room, camp kitchen and powered sites.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tower Court Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$104 - 209
Tower Court Motel is located in the beautiful seaside town of Hervey Bay and is the perfect place to stay when visiting the region as you explore all the attractions on offer. Tower Court Motel is directly opposite the beach and close to great eating outlets.

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.

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.
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