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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Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours

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Owned and operated by Wil and Jacqui Hikuwai, Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours is located on the beautiful Fraser Coast, Queensland. The Great Sandy Straits boasts safe, protected waterways, coral reefs and an abundance of marine and sea bird life.

Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II

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Quick Cat II was operated by Brian and Jill Perry for 30 years who founded the industry in 1987. The company was sold to the Peaker family in 2017. Offering half-day whale watching cruises morning and afternoon during the whale season, which runs from mid July to the end of October.

The Vinyard Wine Bar and Restaurant

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Perched on the esplanade in Hervey Bay and with the most commanding views across the Urangan Pier and over to Fraser Island, The Vinyard believe in wine, food and fun. For the wine enthusiast or the wine curious, our impressive wine list and knowledgeable staff are ready to pair you with the perfect sip.

Beach House Hotel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Situated on the Esplanade in Scarness, overlooking the pristine waters of Hervey bay, Scarness Park and Pier. The Beach House hotel it is the most exciting new hotel complex in the region. With 60 taps and over a dozen beers and cider to choose from, all icy cold just how you like them, plus a huge range of local and imported beers, quality wines and tasty cocktails.

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

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Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing operates in the unique fishery of Hervey Bay, which is one of very few places in Australia that has an overlap of southern and northern species. Snapper, Barramundi, flathead, threadfin salmon, longtail tuna, GT's, queenfish, juvenile black marlin, golden trevally and more can all be caught when fishing in this unique location.

Epic Ocean Adventures Rainbow Beach

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Epic Ocean Adventures Rainbow Beach offer unique Dolphin View Kayak Tours, Surf Lessons on Australia's longest wave and Stand Up Paddle Eco Tours at Sunshine Coast's hidden tropical paradise, Double Island Point.

Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Encounter

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Be one of the few, not the many, to experience their award winning Exclusive Full Day Whale Watch (late July to October). For an up close and personal experience that you will never forget, see the magnificent humpback whale from the uncrowded deck of Blue Dolphin.

Australian Sunset Safaris

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Picture yourself travelling in a four-wheel drive bus along Fraser Island's beaches and rainforest tracks, swimming in a crystal clear lake with a white sandy bottom. Or how about paddling in a completely transparent kayak over sunken Moreton Island ship wrecks, seeing an abundance of fish and colourful coral through the bottom of your kayak?

Fraser Explorer Tours

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Following Queensland Government’s announcement easing travel restrictions in Queensland, Fraser Explorer Tours will recommence operating daily departures from Friday June 19. Experience the diverse landscapes of the world's largest sand island, for a fun and relaxing adventure with Fraser Explorer Tours.

Whalesong Cruises - Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise

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Whalesong is a modern, environmentally friendly and multi-functional boat, providing tours out of Hervey Bay all year round. Specialising in whale and dolphin watching, their cruises provide so much more with ‘A Taste of Fraser Island’ on their Fraser Island Beach + BBQ Cruise, or a great way to start your night or finish your day with their Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise.
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