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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Shelly Bay Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$95 - 220
Water views from every apartment at Shelly Bay Resort. Their three storey property enjoys a beautiful beachfront position at the best beach in Hervey Bay where swimming is wonderful on all tides. Spacious north facing balconies capture both the winter sun and summer breezes.

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.

Woolshed Backpackers

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$21 - 120
Woolshed Backpackers is a clean, quiet, friendly, family run hostel. A unique escape from the hostel party circuit on one acre of tropical gardens, right in the center of Hervey Bay and only five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and bars.

Fraser Island Retreat

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$150 - 245
Fraser Island Retreat is located in Happy Valley on the Eastern Beach of Fraser Island about halfway between Hook Point (the southern tip) and Indian Head. The perfect location for venturing out everyday to see the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, They are only 200 metres back from the beach.

Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$220 - 550
Rainbow Ocean Palms is a small boutique resort positioned on the highest point in Rainbow Beach, offering panoramic ocean views to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. The resort is nestled into the coastal forest of Great Sandy National Park adjacent to Carlo Sandblow and overlooks the small coastal village of Rainbow Beach and its long sweeping white beaches.

Scarness Beachfront Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35.50 - 57.50
Scarness Beachfront Tourist Park in Hervey Bay has absolute beachfront sites; there are no roads between them and the beach. Set amongst towering trees right in the heart of Hervey Bay, it is not your average park.

Shelly Beach Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$100 - 135
Shelly Beach Motel offers beautiful views of the tranquil waters of Hervey Bay from all rooms. New curtains and carpets make all the self-contained rooms very fresh. They are individually decorated, with queen size beds and comfortable lounge chairs.

Akama Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$179 - 595
Akama Resort - A luxury complex offering spacious and self catering one, two, three bedroom apartments and 3 Penthouses, 1 Standard, the 2 Deluxe have large spa bath, a large balcony and barbecue. One of the Deluxe Penthouse's can accommodate eight people, perfect for your Wedding Day.

Plantation Resort at Rainbow

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
From AU$269 - 709
Plantation Resort at Rainbow is a luxurious three storey beachfront apartment style resort situated opposite a beautiful patrolled surf beach. The resort is the only resort located in the main street of Rainbow Beach with underground parking that allows you to park and relax.

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.
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