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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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.

Plantation Resort at Rainbow

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$269 - 709
Plantation Resort at Rainbow is a luxurious three storey beachfront apartment style resort situated opposite a beautiful patrolled surf beach. The resort is the only resort located in the main street of Rainbow Beach with underground parking that allows you to park and relax.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rainbow Sea Resort

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$270 - 500
Rainbow Sea Resort offers absolute style and quality with breathtaking ocean, beach and Fraser Island views. Located on Rainbow Beach's premier hillside, the apartments are centrally located only a short stroll to cafés, shops, children's playground and patrolled surf beach.

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.
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