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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Burrum Heads Beachfront Tourist Park

Burrum Coast, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 52
Burrum Heads is a boating and fisherman's paradise. Nestled on the banks of the Burrum River, the Burrum Heads Beachfront Tourist Park caters for caravan and camping with over 100 sites. The tranquil surroundings ensure a peaceful holiday.

Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$80 - 150
The Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge is located in the peaceful Pialba region of Hervey Bay and offers impeccably presented accommodations hidden within two acres of natural rainforest and landscaped gardens.

The Beach Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$85.00 - 290.00
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay is surrounded by tropical gardens offering clean, simple and value for money accommodation situated on the Esplanade. There is a range of comfortable accommodation on offer, from standard motel rooms to larger self-contained apartments all with brand new ensemble beds, air-conditioning and most include a kitchenette.
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