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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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.

Carriers Arms Hotel Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$106 - 145
The Carriers Arms Hotel Motel is one of the biggest complexes in Maryborough and boasts 38 ground floor motel units. The hotel has been newly renovated and includes a TAB, Keno Lounge, Gaming Room, Drive Through Bottle Shop with great pricing and weekly specials, family bistro with kids room, coffee shop, function rooms and live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings.

Discovery Parks- Fraser Street, Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 279
Set on eight acres of subtropical gardens, Discovery Parks - Fraser Street, Hervey Bay (formerly Fraser Lodge Holiday Park and Big4 Discovery Parks - Fraser Coast) is a secluded oasis near the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island.

Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$90.00 - 330.00
Rainbow Getaway is located amongst the peaceful community of Rainbow Beach, at the heart of Queensland's Cooloola Coast. Treat yourself to a fantastic break at Rainbow Getaway. Rainbow Getaway offers fully self-contained apartments in one, two and three bedrooms, ideal for couples and families alike.

The Bay Apartments

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$205 - 375
The Bay Apartments Holiday Resort is situated directly opposite one of Hervey Bay’s best beaches, right on the Esplanade with an array of restaurants, cafes and shops all within a short few minute stroll.

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.

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.

Blue Shades Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$120 - 260
Blue Shades Motel offers a variety of rooms to suit your requirements, taste and budget. With easy access from the highway, covered car spaces and solid construction, rooms are quiet and convenient. All rooms have complementary wifi and Foxtel offering sports channels, movie channels, and more.

Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35.50 - 57.50
The Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park, with absolute beachfront frontage, is the perfect family and holiday retreat. The Park offers an ideal holiday experience for the family, independent backpacker or anyone looking for a quiet getaway by the sea.
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