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 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.

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.

Pacific Whale Foundation Eco Adventures Australia

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An international NGO and world ecotourism leader, Pacific Whale Foundation has been working to save the whales since 1980. All profits from Hervey Bay cruises support Pacific Whale Foundation’s whale research in Australia.

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.

Tasman Venture Whale Watching Hervey Bay

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Experience the trip of a lifetime aboard the luxurious and fast 20 metre catamaran, Tasman Venture. Let the humpback whales amaze you with their close encounters, magical songs through the hydrophone, spectacular breaching and see them swim through the underwater viewing windows.

Arkarra Gardens Cafe and Restaurant

Dundowran Beach, Fraser Coast Area
The name Arkarra - meaning "place of many ducks", was given to the lagoons by Butchulla Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Olga Miller. Arkarra Gardens Cafe and Restaurant is a relaxing café set on two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

Air Fraser Island

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
A relaxing and stress free way to explore Fraser Island on your own terms in a private late model hire four wheel drive including return scenic flights. Departing Sunshine Coast or Hervey Bay airports daily, guests enjoy a fantastic scenic flight over the majestic Great Sandy Straits, Kingfisher Bay Resort, Lake Mckenzie, Central Station and Lake Wabby.

Fraser Experience Tours Pty Ltd

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Award winning Fraser Experience Tours specialise in providing one day and custom guided tours of World Heritage listed Fraser Island with guaranteed small group sizes promising personalised service from experienced and friendly guides.

Fraser Dingo Four Wheel Drive Hire

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$525.00 - 1060.00
Fraser Dingo Four Wheel Drive Adventures cater for groups and families of up to five people with their Group Getaway for one, two, three or more days four wheel drive hire to Fraser Island (K'gari) with the option to hire camp equipment or book accommodated packages.

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides

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Rainbow Beach Horse Rides have the only permit in existence to ride a horse along Rainbow Beach, which was rated in the top five most incredible beaches in the world, the third most colourful beach in the world and featured on the front cover of a publication "101 Best Beaches of Australia".
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