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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WetSide Water Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
WetSide Water Park is located on the foreshore at the junction of Main Street and the Esplanade, Pialba, Hervey Bay and is a fun, free entry, eco-friendly public asset designed around water 'infotainment'.

Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$1 - 2
Immerse yourself in the incredible world of the humpback whale and be inspired by uniqueness of Fraser Island at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere in Hervey Bay. Fascinating interpretive panels and interactive displays also explore the outstanding beauty and diversity of the Great Sandy Biosphere.

Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Inskip Peninsula is a narrow, sandy finger of land built up by wind and waves, forming a natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet and Great Sandy Strait. Close to Rainbow Beach, Inskip is a gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery is a category A-rated gallery that showcases the creative talents of regional artists and hosts touring exhibitions. The Gallery provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the arts in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Maryborough Town Hall Green

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
For many decades Maryborough Town Hall Green has been a place for residents and visitors to meet and is a popular vantage point to sit and watch the passing parade. It was here at the site of the first Maryborough court house, police station and gaol, that in 1877, gallows and a hangman were brought from Brisbane and two felons were publicly hung.

Mary Ann Steam Engine

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
The Mary Ann is a replica of the first steam engine built in Queensland in 1873 at John Walker and Co's Union Foundry. It steams through the park along the rail tracks which were laid to service the wharves and Walker's Foundry.

Whale Watching

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
When it comes to soul-stirring, up close interactions with Humpback Whales, there's no place like Hervey Bay. The stunning intimacy of these gentle giants will truly take your breath away, leaving you with amazing memories and even better pictures.

Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
More than a million years in the making, World Heritage-listed K'gari (Fraser Island), in the Great Sandy National Park, is a place of incredible natural beauty. Drive and walk through fragrant open woodlands, lush towering rainforests and colourful wallum banksia heathlands.

Birthplace of PL Travers

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Featured on Maryborough's Walk and Drive Tour - this rendered brick building, the Former Australian Joint Stock Bank, was built in 1882 for the Maryborough Branch of the Australian Joint Stock Bank. The Union Bank occupied the building from 1906.

Zero Alpha Paintball

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$40 - 130
Zero Alpha Paintball are the new paintball business on the Fraser Coast. They offer new equipment, new ideas and a new outlook, all at some of the most affordable prices along the east coast of Australia!
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