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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Eden By The Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$155 - 410
Eden by the bay offers boutique beachfront apartments overlooking the beautiful Scarness Beach foreshore and parkland in Hervey Bay. The location on The Esplanade, in the heart of a thriving cosmopolitan environment is wonderful, with shopping and restaurants on the doorstep.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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