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Where nature comes alive World Heritage-listed wonders and some of the most incredible natural experiences on earth can be found all in one place... Stare into the eyes of a massive humpback whale with her calf as she swims up to play in the water around you. Imagine yourself dwarfed by ancient, gravity defying trees growing out of only sand as you explore the lakes and coloured sand dunes of one of the most incredible sand islands on earth. Step off Lady Elliot Island and straight into the incredible
waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel with giant manta rays and turtles among the coral gardens surrounding the most southern coral cay on the reef. The Fraser Coast is truly where nature comes alive. It’s where you are guaranteed some of the world’s best natural attractions and can experience the ultimate nature-based holiday that you’ll never forget.
Explore incomparable World Heritagelisted Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world.
There’s no place better for amazing humpback whale experiences, with immersive encounters also on offer in Hervey Bay.
Experience eco-adventures and amazing aquatic action at Hervey Bay, a coastal delight with one of the most protected and stunning coastlines on the eastern seaboard.
Special places, naturally amazing spaces...
Reconnect with loved ones by getting hands on with nature. There are many options to make lasting memories for the whole family.
Start of the Great Barrier Reef
Uncover the wonders of the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef on Lady Elliot Island â€“ an unrivalled reef experience.
Filled with living history and vintage style, Maryborough is one of Queenslandâ€™s oldest cities. Explore riverside parks and streets filled with colonial architecture, museums and galleries.
Great Sandy Strait
The Fraser Coastâ€™s amazing hinterland is full of natural beauty, hotels from a bygone era, and small towns oozing country charm.
These calm, clear turquoise waters are protected and perfect, all year round.
The Burrum Coast is made up of lovely fishing villages with perfect waterways to explore. Old coal mining towns with charm tell historical tales filled with character.
Catch warm and cool water species side by side with a diverse range of fishing experiences on offer.
Caravan and Camping
Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat
Caravanning, camping or glamping, thereâ€™s something perfect to suit your stay.
With an emerging food scene featuring up and coming talented young chefs, the Fraser Coast dining experience is sure to excite.
Plus... Maps page 30, Travel Essentials page 33, The Great Fraser Trail page 52, Events Calendar page 54-55, Directory page 56 and Life on the Fraser Coast page 58 visitfrasercoast.com
Events Life is eventful on the Fraser Coast with a jam-packed calendar of festivities! For a complete list of what is upcoming head to frasercoastevents.com and we’ve selected just a few of our favourites below…
WORLD’S GREATEST PUBFEST – APRIL 30 Honouring the quintessential Australian tradition of a good old fashioned bar hop, this event is a favourite for young and old alike! Friends and strangers chat, laugh, dance and party away the afternoon in outlandish costumes. A different charity is supported each year, and a lot of fun is on offer!
RELISH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL – JUNE 3 Maryborough’s heritage streetscapes and stunning riverside parklands serve as the perfect backdrop to savour the moment at this showcase of regional wines and fine local produce. Live cooking demonstrations from quality local chefs, as well as beer and wine tasting sessions are part of a tantalising program. Live entertainment creates an incredible atmosphere around Maryborough’s Portside area, which dates back to being a significant port of entry for early European migration to Australia.
MARY POPPINS FESTIVAL – JUNE 23 TO JULY 2 Celebrate the art of storytelling and discover the magic and history of Maryborough during the annual two week Mary Poppins Festival. Find art of all kinds exploding through the streets of Maryborough – and enjoy practically perfect experiences to surprise! The region’s local connection to author PL Travers is highlighted at the Mary Poppins Day in the Park (Saturday, July 1st), where heritage streetscapes turn into the scenes of Cherry Tree Lane, with nanny races, chimney sweep challenges and grand parades to boot!
HERVEY BAY OCEAN FESTIVAL – AUGUST 11 TO 20 The Hervey Bay Ocean Festival is a celebration of everything that makes Hervey Bay special. It’s an eclectic group of events that promotes the conservation of the marine environment and animals that are unique and important to our region. Some of the highlights include: Blessing of the Fleet – August 12 Hervey Bay Seafood Festival – August 13 Whale Festival Parade and Concert – August 19 Paddle Out for Whales – August 20
MARYBOROUGH OPEN HOUSE AND GARDEN – SEPTEMBER 23 & 24 Maryborough was settled in 1847 and remains largely untouched from its days as a thriving river port, and one of Australia’s largest and busiest destinations for immigrants in the mid 1800s. Queensland’s heritage city opens its doors in September to uncover the architectural magic in some of its oldest and most interesting buildings. Take in the architectural delights, striking public art celebrating a rich heritage and charming museums and antique stores filled with treasures of a bygone era.
AUSTRALIAN OFFSHORE SUPERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS – OCTOBER 28 & 29 The F1’s of the open water roar to life on the calm waters in front of Hervey Bay. There’s plenty of ways to enjoy the spectacle with viewing points along the town’s beautiful esplanade, a fleet of luxury catamarans taking spectators out on the water, viewing access to the boats at the Marina and a boat parade through the streets on the Saturday! Sunday means race day – see the speed live!
HERVEY BAY 100 – NOVEMBER 19 Suffer in paradise and show us you have what it takes to complete the 2km swim, 80km bike ride and 18km run at the Hogs Breath Hervey Bay 100. The Hervey Bay Esplanade heats up with triathletes from around the country, some aiming for National Long Course Championship qualification, others just enjoying the pain in paradise.
Plus... Full events calendar on page 54
Fraser Island You’ll never forget the wanderlust you felt when you discovered the ancient rainforests, crystal clear freshwater lakes and a beach that doubles as a runway and a registered highway. Fraser Island has the most incredible natural experiences that one island can offer – one minute you’ll be walking beside a crystal clear freshwater stream; the next, overlooking a huge sand blow or exploring towering subtropical rainforest; then, you’ll be driving a beach highway that doubles as an airstrip and comes with its very own shipwreck to explore. Even the most experienced traveller will be inspired by the world’s largest sand island. Lying just south of the Great Barrier Reef and off the coast from Hervey Bay, Fraser Island stretches for 123kms. It is the only place on earth where you can stand dwarfed by ancient rainforests which defy the laws of nature to grow to soaring heights out of nothing more than sand. The island has been built up over 800,000 years of tidal action
– the world’s largest and oldest dune building sequence. The sands of Fraser Island provide the base for an incredible landscape of stunning freshwater lakes including pristine Lake McKenzie and spectacular Lake Wabby. Nature is alive with over 325 bird species plus wallabies, possums, turtles, flying foxes, echidnas and the famous Fraser Island dingo. Visit Indian Head and Waddy Point to see whales playing in the ocean on the horizon, and turtles, dolphins, manta rays, and dugongs in the waves below. There are many ways to experience the island’s exceptional landscapes – take a self-drive getaway; join a guided tour; go on a camping safari or explore the island by foot on the Fraser Island Great Walk.
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Take a cruise to discover the untouched beauty of the western side of Fraser Island.
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Float down Eli Creek, a freshwater stream pouring over 4 million litres of water into the ocean each hour. Drive along Fraser’s amazing 75 Mile Beach highway, complete with the remarkable Maheno Shipwreck and
cliffs of stunning coloured sands. Relax in the frothy bubbles of the Champagne Pools – naturally formed pools of volcanic rock. Climb the imposing Indian Head for breathtaking views. See if you can spot some marine life in the crashing waves below.
Named K’gari (meaning paradise) Fraser Island was home to the Butchulla people who lived on the island for over 5,000 years.
Unforgettable Fraser Island Treasures: CENTRAL STATION Home to a community of more than 100 people in the 1920’s timber logging days, Central Station showcases its history along with several forest walks to peaceful Wanggoolba Creek and Basin Lake.
LAKE MCKENZIE White sand and sparkling blue water — Lake McKenzie is one of the best known freshwater lakes and a popular swimming spot. To see one of the world’s rare dune lakes also consider Lake Wabby.
THE CATHEDRALS The Butchulla people believed these iconic cliffs of coloured sands were permanently stained when the gods brushed up against them.
INDIAN HEAD This distinctive rocky cliff is a natural grandstand for absorbing captivating views of crystal clear water painted with manta rays, dolphins and other marine life.
ELI CREEK Pumping four million litres of water into the ocean every hour, Eli Creek is the largest freshwater creek along the east coast.
CHAMPAGNE POOLS Swimmers flock to this location where waves crash over rocks lining sandy pools with a golden froth reminiscent of champagne bubbles.
75 MILE BEACH
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This spectacular stretch of beach running along the eastern side of Fraser Island is officially a national highway and a unique landing strip for light aircraft.
THE MAHENO SHIPWRECK Once renowned for the fastest transatlantic crossing and formerly a World War I hospital ship, the Maheno succumbed to a cyclone before wrecking on the shores of Fraser Island in 1935. visitfrasercoast.com
Freecall 1800 372 737
Phone 1800 620 322
Fraser Island Fun and Adventure for 18-35s
Get on board Hervey Bay’s Ultimate Fraser Island Day Tour.
With an action-packed Cool Dingo Tour, you’ll get the most out of your Fraser Island tour adventure! Explore this World Heritage wilderness with a fabulous island local and see the best tour sites with like-minded peeps from all over the world. • Cool Dingo Tours are safe, fully guided and all-inclusive, with comfortable lodge accommodation, generous buffet meals and return ferry transfers back to the mainland. • There are no tents, no sleeping bags, no cooking, no driving, no worries • Party with new friends in the Dingo Bar at night time • 3 day / 2 night or 2 day / 1 night tour options take you to all the major beauty spots on Fraser Island • Pre and post dinner/bed/breakfast options to save packing/unpacking on the mainland; extend your stay and relax at the resort; or add a whale watch cruise in season
With Tasman Venture you have ample time to explore the hidden and remote parts of Fraser Island in a comfortable and relaxing way. You will not just see the island, but experience it while bushwalking, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming in crystal clear fresh water creeks. Our friendly and experienced staff will provide you with expert commentary and show you a diverse range of wildlife including dolphins, dingos, turtles, sea eagles, and fish.
Be one of the few to see the untouched and unique west coast of stunning World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
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FRASER MAGIC 4WD HIRE
5 Kruger Ct, Hervey Bay - 07 4125 6612 Making Fraser Island holidays ‘perfect one day, magic the next’ with 4WD hire, barge transfers and National Parks permits. Camping and accommodation packages also available.
FRASER EXPERIENCE TOURS
2/28 Southern Cross Circuit, Hervey Bay - 07 4124 4244 Choose from 1 day guided tours with guaranteed small group sizes providing personalised service from our experienced and friendly guides. Visit freshwater lakes and creeks, the famous 75 mile beach, ancient rainforests, and much more. Tours include all national park fees, transfers, meals and beverages.
Phone 1300 172 706
Air Fraser Island Air Fraser Island is a family operated airline offering premier air services Australia wide specialising in scenic flights and daily transfers to Fraser Island from Hervey Bay and Sunshine Coast airports. Our new exciting Fly / Drive Fraser Island packages include return scenic flights to and from Fraser Island including beach landing and takeoff and a 4x4 hire car. Our new low mileage modern 4x4s are equipped with cold air conditioning, power steering, automatic transmission, reverse cameras, Bluetooth audio and other luxuries our guests would expect from a premium package. Fly / Drive Fraser Island package $250 per person, minimum of two. Group prices available.
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THE ULTIMATE WAY TO EXPLORE WORLD HERITAGE LISTED FRASER ISLAND AND ITS SURROUNDS.
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Did you know? 75 Mile Beach is both a gazetted highway and landing strip for light aircraft!
Whale Watching From July to November, there is no place like Hervey Bay for breathtaking, up close and personal encounters with majestic humpback whales. The stunning intimacy of these gentle giants will leave you with amazing memories that you’ll never experience anywhere else.
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Diving down into the water, the humpbacks will throw their tails up and bring them down hard and fast onto the water to make a loud slap!
The humpbacks love rolling around and frolicking in the water. You’ll often see them splashing about, slapping their fins on the water to create a splash!
They’ll poke their heads out of the water to take a good look at what you’re doing! They love watching you just as much as you love watching them!
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS When it comes to awe-inspiring, up close interactions with humpback whales, there’s no place like Hervey Bay. The stunning intimacy of these gentle giants will truly take your breath away, leaving you with amazing memories and even better pictures. Twenty years of research has confirmed that the Fraser Coast is the only genuine stopover along the migration route where up to 10,000 whales deviate from their annual journey back to Antarctica. Unlike whale watching in the open ocean, where the whales simply pass by en route north or south, the whales stay for up to 10 days in Hervey Bay, using the time to rest, play and socialise. You can be certain that your whale watching experience in Hervey Bay is like nowhere else on the planet. Boats offering decks with 360 degree views, underwater viewing rooms, hydrophones to listen to the whales and underwater cameras on the whale tour vessels are all available to ensure incredible, interactive encounters. Those who choose to immerse themselves into the whales’ world can be submerged in boom nets, tethered to a mermaid line or lowered on special platforms in the water allowing the whales to freely approach within arm’s reach. Hervey Bay is the only place where these spine-tingling, jaw-dropping, heartstirring encounters are guaranteed, so start planning your adventure now.
NOT TO BE MISSED! Hervey Bay Ocean Festival
Blessing of the Fleet – August 12 Hervey Bay Seafood Festival – August 13
BREACH The humpbacks will show off by launching themselves out of the water and landing with a massive SPLASH!
Illumination Concert and Parade – August 19 Paddle Out for Whales – August 20
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Fraser Island and Whales
The world’s biggest sand island and our gentle giants of the deep… combine both for some awe-inspiring nature experiences. The action runs daily from 1 Aug-31 Oct. Book a holiday where the Humpbacks do on Fraser Island and pay just $391*pp/twin share, includes two nights accomm at Kingfisher Bay Resort, buffet breakfast, return ferry transfers and a ½ day whale watch cruise, plus a bonus third night FREE to explore Fraser Island. email@example.com www.kingfisherbay.com
Freecall 1800 620 322
For Hervey Bay’s supreme whale watching experience, cruise aboard the Tasman Venture.
Marina Berth A1 (below the Red Harpoon) - Freecall 1800 671 977
Quick Cat I� - Australia’s most awarded whale watch vessel
Half day whale watch cruises (mid July – end Oct) with the pioneers of the industry Brian and Jill Perry. Exclusive Whales & Fraser Superpass available in 1, 2 or 3 day options. • Whale Watch cruise from $100 each • Whales and Fraser in 1 day from $130 each • Whale Swim now available firstname.lastname@example.org www.herveybaywhalewatch.com.au
Let the humpback whales amaze you with their close encounters, spectacular breaching and their ultimate display of trust. Travelling with the Tasman Venture guarantees you a fast and comfortable journey, giving you more time with the whales. The luxurious 20 metre catamaran is designed for the ultimate whale watching experience, offering clear viewing decks, underwater viewing windows and a unique water level viewing platform giving you the ultimate up close and personal experience. Our friendly, experienced and accredited staff will ensure you have an amazing experience that you will never forget!
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Premium 3/4 Day Whale Watch Encounters
Luxury Whale Cruise at the Best Value for Money
• 9.30am - 3.30pm - maximum 46 passengers • Courtesy transfers from hotel accommodation • Includes delicious morning tea, tropical buffet lunch, cheese and fruit platters for the trip home. Licensed bar available. • Plenty of time with the awesome humpbacks • Hydrophone for tuning into possible whale songs • Three levels of viewing plus water level platform for real close encounters • Expert commentary from the experienced skipper • Locally owned and operated with experienced and friendly crew • Eco-accredited Freedom is also available for private charters and mother-shipping outside whale season. Pricing: Adults $130; Seniors, Students and YHA $120; Children 4 - 14 yrs $90, under 4 years free; Family: 2 adults + 2 children = $370, extra child $50.
Feel the excitement and anticipation scanning the horizon for our first splash or blow from the mighty humpback. Loud tail and pec slaps, spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and close encounters are just some of the antics the whales display to keep us captivated. Join us for an exciting time on the water with our friendly, professional crew and of course our amazing whales. ADDED EXTRAS • Waterline viewing platform, reach out and touch a whale • Underwater viewing windows to watch them in their underwater world • Listen to them singing through our Underwater Hydrophone • 6 viewing decks, no grappling for personal space FREE • Whale souvenir DVD • Kids activities • Wi-Fi connection • Transfers between accommodation & marina 3/4 Day Cruise – 8:30am to 2pm – morning tea & buffet lunch 1/2 Day Cruise – 8:30am OR 1:30pm – morning / afternoon tea (school holidays only) FARES – From $110 Adult, $60 Child
BOOK online @ www.spiritofherveybay.com visitfrasercoast.com
Hervey Bay The launch-pad to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island includes the world’s best whale watching encounters and access to the start of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover world class fishing, year round swimming and boating, stretches of white sandy beaches and calm, protected waters. In the Bay, life is built around white sandy beaches, sheltered waterways and the stunning esplanade. This water lover’s paradise is made for swimming, fishing, water sports and fun activities on the beach, no matter what the season. Dotted along the 16 kilometre Esplanade are alfresco cafes and restaurants, shops, parklands, picnic areas, playgrounds, piers and a vibrant marina – all with stunning views of the coastline and Fraser Island. Encounters with humpback whales, turtles, dolphins and dugongs can be found in the form of organised tours and chance encounters while out sailing or cruising on the water. Pods of dolphins are often spotted playing off the shoreline or at the end of the Bay’s iconic Urangan Pier, where you can also see schools of fish and rays in the deep waters below.
The iconic Urangan Pier, which stretches for almost a kilometre out to sea, is one of Australia’s oldest and longest piers. The pier was opened on March 3, 1917 and will celebrate its centenary in 2017. It was a major point of departure for the region’s coal and sugar, and stretched 1107m out to sea. In the 1980s, over 200m of the pier was removed, but due to public outcry, 868m still remains today. Now, it is a muchloved spot for tourists and locals alike for fishing, walking and sightseeing. Hervey Bay boasts a range of accommodation options – from five star luxury to beachfront caravan and camping sites. Hervey Bay’s splendid natural setting, accommodation and attractions combine to ensure the Bay offers something for everyone. It is the ideal family getaway, a wonderful romantic escape, and an eco-adventure mecca for the young and young at heart.
HERVEY BAY WISH-LIST Discover the thrill of a Jet Ski tour to Fraser Island, and don’t forget to find the locals’ secret spot, Pelican Bank, on the way. Enjoy the beauty of the Great Sandy Strait as the sun goes down with a glass of champagne on a sunset cruise. Head out for a stand up paddle and explore the hidden coral reefs just off the beach. Kite surf the waters of Hervey Bay for an adrenaline rush like no other. Take in Fraser Island from a completely different angle as you jump into one of the most beautiful skydive locations in the world. Engage, connect and be amazed. Learn about the wonders of the region at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere to enrich the experience of getting out there yourself!
NOT TO BE MISSED! Bay Break Multisports Festival – March 26 Hervey Bay Ocean Festival – August 11 to 20 Offshore Superboat Championships – October 28 & 29 Hogs Breath Hervey Bay 100 – November 19
Esplanade Hervey Bay
Cnr Esplanade & Elizabeth St, Hervey Bay - Phone 07 4125 6982
371 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay - Phone 07 4194 1118
Hervey Bay’s Best Beachfront Esplanade Apartments
Located above The Vinyard Wine Bar, The Aqua Aqua luxury penthouses boast majestic views of Hervey Bay, right across to Fraser Island. Each penthouse occupies the entire floor, comprising 3 bedrooms, master with full ensuite including plunge bath and shower, a second full bathroom and powder room. The oversized open living area has a fully equipped state of the art kitchen, generous dining areas inside and out, luxurious 8 seater lounge, curved screen TV with Foxtel and free WIFI. The unique location of our penthouses is one of the few places in Australia to capture full sunrises and sunsets. For the exclusive use of Aqua Aqua guests is the rooftop terrace with infinity pool and spa and 360 degree views. Guests can enjoy use of a rooftop spa, infinity pool and sun terrace with sun lounges all with outstanding views in all directions. For additional indulgence, full in-room dining service is also available directly from the award winning The Vinyard restaurant.
• 25 metre, year-round heated lap pool, hot spa and wading pool • Sauna, gym, tennis court and BBQ • Outdoor spa apartments include personal outdoor balcony / courtyard hot spa tubs • 1, 2 and 3 bed fully self contained apartments • Perfect location close to restaurants and directly opposite a beautiful beach • Secure basement parking • Contemporary, modern and spacious Experience The Bay Whether you stay overnight or for a few months ... the friendly staff at The Bay Apartments are waiting to help you settle in and enjoy the gorgeous apartments and resort facilities.
Allegra – Hervey Bay
468 Esplanade, Hervey Bay - 07 4194 7200
627 The Esplanade, Urangan - 07 4197 0500
Hervey Bay’s ﬁnest ★★★★ accommodation
Book Now! - This is luxury
465-466 Esplanade, Hervey Bay - 07 4125 4533
Buccaneer Dr, Urangan - 13 15 17
Best beach, Best views, Best value
There are many reasons to stay and play at Mantra Hervey Bay
Ideally positioned at magnificent Shelly Beach, overlooking the ocean to nearby Fraser Island. • Restaurants nearby, short walk to shops • 22m heated pool, gym, sauna and undercover carpark • Beachfront position • Luxury self-contained apartments email@example.com www.allegra-herveybay.com.au
Affordable ★★★★ self-contained 1 and 2 bedroom apartments overlooking the safe and calm swimming beach. • Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen + laundry • Pool, half court tennis and BBQ • Lift to all floors • Tour bookings / Packages / Wi-Fi • Kayak, bicycle and SUP hire • Onsite restaurant, nearby cafes and shops • Secure undercover parking firstname.lastname@example.org www.shellybayresort.com.au
The Ramada is ideally located on the Esplanade near Urangan Marina. It features 90 studio rooms, one bedroom suites or dual key apartments all with free Wi-Fi and movies. We are one of the only resorts in Hervey Bay that has an onsite restaurant and bar. Smokey Joes Cafe Bar & Grill is open daily for full buffet breakfast and à la carte dinner. Ring our friendly staff for some great bed and breakfast deals all year round. www.ramadaherveybay.com.au
Relaxing back in your spacious hotel room or large apartment is a breeze, with top-class facilities, a private balcony and some with a spa bath and private swim-up pool deck. • Absolute waterfront access to the Urangan Marina • Heated outdoor resort pool, children’s pool, sauna, gym and barbeques • Delicious dining options just metres away email@example.com www.mantra.com.au
WHY STAY ANYWHERE ELSE?
★ WINNER BEST ACCOMMODATION
ON THE FRASER COAST 2015 & 2016 Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards Spa Botanica Day Spa, Bayswater Bistro, Salt Café, Up Lobby Café, R n R Hairdressers, Gym and Oceans Ballroom & Function Centre.
CALL (07) 4194 9700 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where the Beach is our front door The Beach Motel; a well-established property located on the beach front at Shelly Beach, the best beach on the Esplanade. Accommodation options range from budget motel rooms to family rooms and self-contained rooms with spas. With the beach at our front door and fantastic restaurants within walking distance, the Beach Motel provides all of the essentials for a getaway or family holiday. The local clubs also offer pick up and drop back services. We also offer free upgrades and late checkouts if you book direct subject to availability. Book direct with us for the best price available. • Affordable, clean accommodation • Motel rooms, spa suites and 1 to 4 bedroom apartments • Located on the Esplanade • Lagoon pool with two BBQ areas • New beds in most rooms • 10 channels of Foxtel • Tour desk and bike hire
475 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay Call 07 4125 1544
Discover your Hervey Bay Style Explore the Fraser Coast’s most exciting shopping destination. With over 90 specialty stores open seven days a week, and the 400 seat Shoreline café court, Stockland Hervey Bay has all your holiday needs under one roof.
STOCKLAND HERVEY BAY
6 Central Avenue Pialba (off Boat Harbour Drive) Hervey Bay Telephone: 07 4124 5422 stockland.com.au/herveybay
FRASER GATEWAY MOTEL
66-68 Main St, Hervey Bay - 07 4128 3666 Affordable, spacious, clean and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Pialba, Hervey Bay. Walking distance to the RSL, major shopping centres and beach! Attractive corporate rates, fast check in/express checkout, parking direct to your door and Wi-Fi access. Dining discounts with the RSL and Hervey Bay Golf Club bistro.
625 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay - 07 4197 0777 • 2016 TripAdvisor Top 1% in the world • Spacious, self-contained • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom and Penthouse apartments • Heated pool and spa • Located opposite the Marina
386 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay - 07 4194 1984
Fully self-contained beach side apartments
Positioned within 1.5 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, Riviera Resort will make your stay in Hervey Bay a memorable one. • Free Wi-Fi • Large, north facing balconies • Best heated swimming pool in Hervey Bay • Large spa and sauna • BBQ facilities • Tennis court • Children’s playground • Free parking
EMERALDENE INN & ECO-LODGE
166 Urraween Rd, Hervey Bay - 07 4124 5500 Multi-award winning boutique Eco-Resort. 14 Modern selfcontained suites hidden within 2 acres of quiet & tranquil gardens. Huge 12m pool and BBQ area. Expert local advice and tour packages. Renowned for excellence in service and unbeatable value.
BEST WESTERN PLUS QUARTERDECKS RETREAT
80 Moolyyir St, Urangan - 07 4197 0888
Shop 1, 47 Burrum St, Burrum Heads - 07 4129 5166
Located within the marina precinct. Spacious villas set this retreat apart with privacy away from the busy tourist strip but in close proximity to shops, restaurants and adventure of the Fraser Coast. Pool, spa, sauna and BBQ. Welcome!
Variety of holiday homes for Burrum Heads, Toogoom and surrounding areas. Family friendly, pet friendly, waterfront, riverfront, suits all budgets. Permanent rental, buying and selling – all your real estate needs.
Burrum Heads, Toogoom and surrounding areas
Book online at www.accommodationburrumheads.com.au
BREAKFREE GREAT SANDY STRAITS
17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan - Call 132 007 BreakFree Great Sandy Straits is located in the aquatic playground of Hervey Bay. Offering absolute beachfront accommodation, uninterrupted ocean or marina views and great facilities, you’re in the perfect spot to kick back and relax.
1 Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach - 07 5486 9600 or 1800 556 423
Plantation Resort at Rainbow
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! In 2017 the Urangan Pier celebrates its 100 year anniversary.
Plantation Resort, located in the heart of Rainbow Beach has luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom open plan apartments, all self-contained with private spa and BBQ. For something extra special try the rooftop terrace apartments with spectacular ocean views. Plantation Resort is the perfect place to relax, with a beautiful beachfront location and seasonally heated outdoor pool & spa.
Family Fun With the world’s largest sand island, incredible encounters with wildlife, eco-adventures and mind blowing heritage – Queensland’s Fraser Coast is guaranteed to engage, entertain and excite the whole family.
Meet the wildlife. At Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary. Experience Fraser Coast’s natural playground. From a luxury catamaran, on a stand up paddle board or kayak. Cast a line off Hervey Bay’s beach. Or go fishing off the iconic 868m pier. Discover the magic of Mary Poppins. On the Magic Mary Trail and have your photo taken with the Mary Poppins statue outside the author’s birthplace. Ride the Mary Ann. An exact replica of Queensland’s first steam engine built in Maryborough in 1873. Discover the rugged Aussie bush. On a horse trail adventure. Unlock Maryborough’s unique quirky character. Discover the colourful past at your own pace on a self-guided heritage walk. Quench your thirst for history. Find amazing old pubs on Maryborough’s historic pubs trail. Make a splash at WetSide. Fraser Coast’s zero-depth education water park on Hervey Bay’s foreshore.
Go nuts in Bauple. Discover the original home of the macadamia nut. Uncover a variety of streetscape art. Sculptural pieces and displays of stunning art line Maryborough’s streets. Watch dolphins play off the beach. Coastal villages along the Great Sandy Strait boast playing dolphins and grazing dugongs. Climb through one of Australia’s oldest and largest Banyan Figs. Find the figs in Maryborough’s Queens Park. Explore the mysterious Wongi Waterholes. Find a beautiful picnic and camping spot fringed with paperbark trees and surrounded by forest. Let children’s imaginations run wild. Woo-koo Park, west of Maryborough features a lagoon, life sized statues, farm animals and native wildlife. Unwind in the Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens. Find a green sanctuary of 26 hectares growing out of 6,000 year old sand dunes.
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THE FRASER COAST DISCOVERY SPHERE See Nala, a life-sized whale sculpture, and learn about her journeys to Hervey Bay waters.
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Pat a dingo, cuddle a kangaroo and get up close and personal with reptiles and snakes at a number of special weekly sessions. Come face to face with an ancient Mary River Lung Fish. Get hands on with discovering the wonders of Fraser Island. Become immersed in the incredible world of the humpback whale with an ‘underwater encounter’, and listen to them sing. After a visit to the Discovery Sphere, it is time to experience the real thing by exploring the Fraser Coast – where nature comes alive!
Cnr Main St and Esplanade, Hervey Bay - Phone 0406 451 472
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Free family-friendly water park on the beach
4th day free*
WetSide is a fun, zero-depth water play park located on the picturesque foreshore of Hervey Bay. Free entry includes TotSide (a special area for under 5s), hundreds of fountains, a tipping bucket and water slides. For just $6, you can ride the FlipSide BoardRider wave machine. Soak up some water education with hundreds of messages drip-fed to you along the seaside boardwalks. There are plenty of areas for a family gathering with a huge fig tree providing shade on the main deck. Food and drinks are available from the fish and chip shop and café.
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WetSide’s opening hours vary so check the website for more information.
REEFWORLD AQUARIUM HERVEY BAY
On the Beach, Dayman Park, Cnr Kent & Pulgul St, Urangan - 07 4128 9828 Showcasing the natural beauty of the Hervey Bay waters and the largest living coral display in Australia, Reefworld is one of the longest running tourist attractions on the Fraser Coast and encourages everyone to get up close and personal with nature. Open 7 days a week from 9:30am to 4pm. email@example.com
FRASER COAST WILDLIFE SANCTUARY INC.
31 Mungar Rd, Maryborough West - 07 4122 2080 A unique Australian native wildlife experience. Hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, and emus. Pat a dingo. Handle snakes and lizards, interact with cockatoos and admire our colourful birds.
166 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay - Phone 07 4197 4206
Immerse yourself in nature, art and culture Before you explore the natural wonders of the Great Sandy Biosphere, get acquainted with them at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Dive deep into the world of the humpback whale. Watch inspiring footage, play games and use interactive screens. Discover the evolution of the Fraser Coast’s natural beauty and learn the history of our indigenous culture. A category A-rated art gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery perfectly frames the creative spirit of local and visiting artists. It hosts a regular program of activities to engage adults and children in the arts. Celebrate the opening of new exhibitions at Art After Dark with free live music, drinks, demonstrations and artisans markets.
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Top 10 Adventures 1. 4WD ON THE WORLD’S LARGEST SAND ISLAND – Why just drive on Fraser Island’s 75 Mile Beach, a gazetted highway, when you can also take a joy flight for spectacular views of the scenery.
chance to explore around a number of piers. Keep an eye out for aquatic friends with a friendly turtle not uncommon.
2. DIVE INTO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF – Swim with the resident
hinterland to discover the Utopia Rock Pools and be revitalised with a swim in this locals’ favourite.
manta rays on Lady Elliot Island, where they swim in unison creating a spectacular scene!
3. SWIM WITH THE WHALES (JULY TO OCTOBER) – Come face to face with a majestic humpback whale and experience the best up close and personal whale encounter in Australia.
4. HOOK INTO SOME SPORTS FISHING – Experience the thrill of
catching a black marlin, golden trevally or a barramundi. The region's fishing offering is among the nation’s most diverse and draws anglers from all over.
5. SKYDIVE OVER FRASER ISLAND – Take in a birds-eye view of Fraser Island as you jump into one of the most beautiful skydive locations imaginable! 6. GO FOR A STAND UP PADDLE – Hervey Bay was made for stand
up paddle boarding with the protected beaches offering the
7. SLIDE DOWN NATURAL WATERFALLS – Take a drive into the
8. GET TO KNOW THE AUSSIE BUSH – Abseil, kayak, canoe, ride mountain bikes or have a run at the military-inspired obstacle course. Our Visitor Information Centres will point you in the right direction. 9. TAKE ON THE HIKING TRAILS OF FRASER ISLAND – Including the Great Walk, make sure to be prepared for this epic scenic trail. The walk in its entirety stretches 90km, and takes 6-8 days but there are shorter options also available. Head to the National Parks website (www.npsr.qld.gov.au) for more information!
10. JET SKI THE GREAT SANDY STRAIT TO WESTERN FRASER ISLAND – Experience the thrill of a jet ski tour like no other and discover the locals’ favourite, Pelican Bank!
START OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Start of the Great Barrier Reef Where else can uncovering the mystery of the Great Barrier Reef be as simple as stepping off the beach and into the ocean?
Lady Elliot Island The adventure to Lady Elliot Island starts with a 40 minute scenic flight from Hervey Bay over Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Strait to the reef. It is simply one of the most visually spectacular flights you can experience. The stunning visibility of the waters surrounding Lady Elliot Island allows you to witness and interact with boundless varieties of marine life. In fact, the island is internationally recognised as having the best visibility on the Great Barrier Reef. The iridescent coral gardens surrounding this island are also considered some of the finest on the entire reef. The waters around Lady Elliot are teeming with marine life. Reef
fish are joined by Loggerhead turtles, dolphins and a school of up to 40 resident manta rays that, when swimming in unison create one of the most graceful spectacles you will ever encounter. Lady Elliot Island is now one of the most important seabird nesting sites in the entire Great Barrier Reef and is a magnet for bird watchers. The diverse corals on the reef surrounding Lady Elliot Island are in excellent condition. Divers can enjoy a wonderful mix of hard and soft corals including magnificent fan corals while diving on the islandâ€™s many bommies, wall dives and on the wreck of a schooner.
Phone 1800 072 200 or 07 5536 3644
Situated right on The Southern Great Barrier Reef Lady Elliot is a true coral cay located on the southern tip of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg, just north of Fraser Island. The Island is situated within a highly protected ‘Green Zone’ of the Marine National Park and is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life. Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best diving and snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned for its healthy coral reef and abundance of turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and the entire cast of Finding Nemo. Lady Elliot operates a small unpretentious 41 room Eco Resort which strives to provide guests with a genuine eco-tourism experience. Guests can enjoy a day-trip or stay for a few days to explore this incredible marine eco-system. Scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from the Gold Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe), Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg.
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Departs Bundaberg Experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef from the closest accessible departure point being only a short 45 minute flight or 4 hour drive from Brisbane. • Snorkelling with In-water Guides • Guided Island Tour • Glass Bottom Boat Tour • Scuba Diving • Gourmet catering of morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea email@example.com www.ladymusgraveexperience.com.au
has over 1,200 species of marine life
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Fraser Island Great Walk: Explore Fraser’s exceptional landscape on foot with over 90 kilometres of walking tracks between Happy Valley and Dilli Village. Follow the pathways of the island’s original inhabitants and see some of the hidden treasures like the Valley of the Giants. There are many shorter walks along the way. See www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/ fraser and plan your trip carefully.
Access Self-drive: A four wheel drive vehicle is essential on Fraser Island, as all roads are sand tracks. Reasonable under-vehicle clearance is also required. 4WD hire vehicles are available from Hervey Bay, Eurong and Kingfisher Bay Resort. Off-road camper trailers are allowed on Fraser Island, however caravans are discouraged.
Lake Benaroon Lake Boomanjin Garrys Anchorage
Dingoes: Particular caution should be taken with the island’s dingoes. Do not feed, provoke or encourage the dingoes and stay close to children. If approached, face the dingo and retreat calmly. Heavy fines apply.
Accommodation: There are a number of National Park campgrounds located at: Waddy Point, Dundabura, Wathumba, Central Station, Lake Boomanjin and Lake Allom. Beach camping is allowed where signed. Fraser Island offers a number of excellent private accommodation options from holiday houses and units at Orchid Beach, Happy Valley and Eurong to the award winning Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Vehicle & Camping Permits: All vehicles require an access permit. National Park campers must have a pre-purchased camping permit attached to their tent. Your camping and vehicle permits must be obtained in advance via: Online – www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/fraser Phone – 13 74 68 In Person – www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/ experience/over-counter-permits.html for a full list of locations.
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FRASER ISLAND BARGES Phone 1800 227 437
If you’re coming over to Fraser for a 4WD adventure, a spot of beach fishing, a family holiday or to bushwalk, then Fraser Island Barges can get you there with minimal fuss. Our schedule operates 365 days per year between River Heads and Kingfisher Bay Resort or Wanggoolba Creek. One way or return fares are available for all barge routes so you can access Fraser from any point, offering greater flexibility for your Fraser Island itinerary. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fraserislandferry.com.au
Air: Air charters and transfers to Fraser Island depart from Hervey Bay Airport. All air charters and transfers should be pre-booked. Barges: Vehicular barges and passenger ferries operate regular services each day between River Heads to Kingfisher Bay and Wanggoolba Creek and Inskip Point (Rainbow Beach) to Hook Point. Private boats can moor off the island with jetty facilities dotted around the island’s shores. Bookings are essential for all barges, except those leaving from Inskip Point.
Fraser Coast Travel Essentials Find out the easiest way to get here and to get around. Self-drive: Maryborough is just three hours drive (255km) north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, along the Bruce Highway (A1). Hervey Bay – gateway to Fraser Island and access point for Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef – is a further 34km north-east of Maryborough. Dump points: Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre, Maryborough Airport and Maryborough Showgrounds all have dump points for visitors in RVs or caravans. Travelling by Air: QantasLink offers multiple daily flights between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay Airport). Virgin Australia operates daily direct jet services from Sydney to the Fraser Coast. Both airlines offer convenient
connections from most Australian capital cities. SeaAir offers extensive daily flights between the Fraser Coast and the start of the Great Barrier Reef on Lady Elliot Island. Brisbane to Fraser Coast – 35mins Sydney to Fraser Coast – 90mins Fraser Coast to Lady Elliot Island – 40mins Travelling by Rail: Queensland Rail operates regular services from Brisbane, Rockhampton and Cairns to Maryborough West train station on the Fraser Coast. Coach transfers to Hervey Bay connect with many of the north and southbound trains. Travelling by Bus: Greyhound and Premier operate several north and southbound services each day to Maryborough and
Hervey Bay. Greyhound also offers daily services between the Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast via Rainbow Beach. Along with Greyhound, a number of private shuttle transfers operate between the Fraser Coast, Brisbane Airport (domestic and international), Brisbane CBD and Sunshine Coast Airport. For further information contact the Hervey Bay VIC (1800 811 728). Climate: The Fraser Coast is blessed with a sub-tropical climate providing spectacular sunshine all year round. Our sun is very strong and we recommend that all travellers utilise 30+ SPF sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and suitable clothing. Summer temperatures average 30°C, whilst winter is a mild 22°C.
Maryborough Maryborough tells the tales of a captivating colonial past. Stories of loss, triumph and spirit spread throughout the town in its heritage buildings, striking public art, statues and memorials. Two bronze statues illustrate the contrasts of Maryborough’s turbulent and enchanting colonial past.
Victory, that it was temporarily displayed in Sydney on its journey from Italy in 1922.
The image of Duncan Chapman, the first Anzac ashore at Gallipoli, symbolises the tough military and industrial roles of a city built with fierce passion that often strayed into brutal, bizarre, risque and haunting realms.
Beside it is a poignant life-size statue of Chippie IV, the last of a line of Royal Kennels terriers that were the constant companions of Maryborough’s Rev. Tubby Clayton, founder of Toc H (Talbot House). Rev. Clayton, chaplain to four British sovereigns, set up the first respite centre in war-torn France for soldiers on leave from the trenches.
A short stroll through heritage-listed Queens Park leads to Cherry Tree Lane and a statue of Mary Poppins perched beside the 135-year-old bank building where her creator, Pamela Lyndon Travers, was born in 1889. The world’s most famous nanny typifies the heritage charm and creative talents that rock the cradle of modern life in Maryborough. Bubbling through the community is the spirit that rose from a bawdy river port to create a wealthy 19th Century business centre and a powerful 20th Century city of industrial ingenuity. Crammed with intriguing tales and people who love to tell them, Maryborough is friendly, quirky and an architectural gem of Australia’s colonial era.
In the historic Wharf Street precinct is Australia’s finest military museum outside of Canberra. Across the street a tippler tells tales of tasting the liquor content of kegs at the old Bond Store; the Customs House museum faces the street where 22,000 immigrants trudged from berthed sailing ships, taking their first steps on the new land they would call home.
A story trail with animated yarns and bronze statuettes winds through city streets that are lit into night displays where an image of Mary Poppins floats over rooftops.
Their lives are chronicled at the Maryborough Family Heritage Centre, with help upstairs for your own family history searches. Past atmosphere-soaked shops and hotels is a fountain dedicated to heroic nurses who sacrificed their lives to care for dying children, saving Australia from being ravaged by the Black Death pneumonia plague.
The statue of Maryborough’s Lt Chapman is the catalyst for a developing military trail around the city and the region. Sculptured cliffs of Gallipoli will soon rise in the park in front of the soldier, leading to a Western Front memorial walk and a graceful Carrera marble cenotaph that pays rare tribute to the WWI nurses. So striking is the monument, topped by Winged
Corner Wharf and Richmond Sts, Maryborough - Phone 07 4190 5722
Soak up history
The glorious colonial architecture of the Customs House and Residence honours the once significant influence of Her Majesty’s Customs Service on the city of Maryborough. Step inside and hear the stories of immigrants who came from afar and uncover the inspirational history of the families who pioneered this important Queensland settlement. While you are here, overlook the river and enjoy a meal at the Muddy Waters Café. Facebook.com/OurFraserCoast www.ourfrasercoast.com.au
Guns in the park overlooking the majestic Mary River hold stories of the naval brigades formed hastily in the 1880s to counter the Russian fleet. Nearby is a monument to ships built in Maryborough 60 years later to sail into the World War II fray.
An old shop has been frozen in time and a bell tower holds nine rare bells that ring out for the love of Maria Aldridge. And that’s another story.
Maryborough Customs House was built in 1900 and was the second Customs House built in the busy port city. It remained operating until 1988 and is now an interpretive centre.
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UNFORGETTABLE TOURS AND TALES Discover where the Mary Poppins magic began on the self-guided Magical Mary Trail or take a private tour with your own Mary Poppins inspired character. Journey back into Queensland’s colonial past with a tour of museums, a sound and light show and cellar door port tasting among rum barrels left over from the 1860s. Pay your respects at the Duncan Chapman memorial; commemorating Maryborough’s Lieutenant Duncan Chapman who is believed to be the first man ashore in the ANZAC’s Gallipoli campaign. Relive the lively, bawdy days of colonial Queensland on a fully guided lamplight tour. Join Mary Rivers and the Night Watchman as they spin tall tales of sailors, smugglers, brothels and opium dens from years gone by. Discover the delights of steam with a ride on the Mary Ann, a working replica of Queensland’s first steam engine, built in Maryborough in 1873 (every Thursday and last Sunday of the month). visitfrasercoast.com
311 Kent St, Maryborough - Phone 07 4190 5723
This creative hub was once robust warehouses for the bustling port of Maryborough. The warehouses are among the oldest in Maryborough and have been sensitively restored to preserve the historic value of the buildings, while creating a contemporary exhibition space. The four galleries have new exhibits each month of local and visiting artists. Don’t miss Gatakers By Night when the courtyard is transformed with free live music, food stalls, drinks and art. Facebook.com/OurFraserCoast www.ourfrasercoast.com.au
Wharf St, Maryborough - Phone 07 4190 5722
188 John St, Maryborough - 07 4122 2888 McNevin’s Maryborough provide a quality accommodation and dining experience to suit all travellers. The motel features spacious spa suites and deluxe rooms, the fully licensed Sail’s Restaurant and the poolside Glasshouse Breakfast Cafe.
BLUE SHADES MOTEL
Step back in time Walk the earthen floors of this former store for her Majesty’s Customs Service and discover a time when opium was a legal import and the rum trade flourished. The core of the building dates back to 1864 and still retains the original floors, handmade bricks and barrel rails. It provided secure storage for goods that attracted a tax including cigars, tobacco, rum, wine, spirits and opium. Today the Bond Store has been reinvented as a store for regional produce and houses fascinating displays and artefacts documenting Maryborough’s Portside history. For a unique experience, book Tipples and Tales to listen to The Gauger’s intriguing stories of the Bond Store’s past as you sample regional ports, liqueurs and platters.
35-39 Ferry St, Maryborough - 07 41222 777 Blues Shades Motel offers comfortable rooms, friendly service and a great location in Maryborough. Enjoy quiet air-conditioned comfort, covered car parking, breakfast, Wi-Fi, Foxtel or relax by the pool. Function room available.
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Hinterland Adventures Discover wonderful bushland, quaint towns, hotels from bygone eras and even the ancestral home of the macadamia nut. Have an adventure on the Fraser Coast. The mighty Mary River defines the southern hinterland and provides the ideal spot for picnics, camping, fishing and canoeing. Settled in 1867, Tiaro is the perfect place to stock up on local knowledge and is the head of the hinterland. A trip to Tiaro would not be complete without sampling old fashioned pub fare at one of its two historic hotels, built in the late 1800s. Stop in at nearby Bauple, and savour the rare experience of eating macadamia nuts near where they were first discovered by local Butchulla people an estimated 30,000 years ago. The mountain and its surrounds were a sacred place while the nuts – called bopple nuts – were used for food, trade and gifts.
The small village of Bauple is nestled into the foothills of the mountain and its wonderful museum offers the opportunity to delve into the origins of the nut and learn about the history of the whole hinterland. Free overnight camping is allowed for self-contained caravans and RVs at Bauple, Rossendale Park, Petrie Park and in the heart of Tiaro. The quaint, former rail sidings of Gundiah and Theebine are both home to grand old hotels. Stop for a picnic at historic Munna Creek, or head to Miva to find the picturesque Dickabram Bridge. Glenwood Park south of Bauple, is another great picnic spot and is home to a variety of wildlife including kangaroos and wallabies.
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BUSH FUN AND ADVENTURES Take a quiet canoe or boat trip down the wide waters of the Mary River to spot some of Australia’s rarest species including the ancient Australian lungfish and the Mary River turtle. Visit Tiaro’s ‘Giants of the Mary’ interpretive display to find out more about the Mary River and the region’s rare and endangered river creatures. Go bushwalking, horse riding and mountain biking on country roads and old stock routes including sections of the Bicentennial National Trail. Learn about the trials and tribulations of Queensland’s early pioneers at the impressive Brooweena Museum and Historical Village. Walk or drive across the historic Dickabram Bridge which was built in 1886 and is one of only two bridges of its kind in Australia that was traversed by car and train.
NOT TO BE MISSED! Teebar Rodeo and Campdraft – June 17 Bauple Nut Bash – September 2 Torbanlea Picnic Races – October 21
THE GREAT SANDY STRAIT
The Great Sandy Strait The calm, clear turquoise waters of the Great Sandy Strait create a world renowned boating experience. If you’re heading out to explore, fish or even water-ski, there is nowhere more perfect than the protected waters that are sheltered by Fraser Island and Hervey Bay. Sail this marine sanctuary and explore the remote western side of Fraser Island or discover the Southern Hemisphere’s largest artificial reef and the remains of two of Queensland’s oldest lighthouses. A stopover at Pelican Bank is a must on any boating trip. Swim in the shallow turquoise waters or walk along the sparkling white sands of this remote gem. The Great Sandy Strait rivals the Whitsundays with its ideal sailing conditions and stunning scenery.
Yachts, catamarans (pre-bookings required) or even the humble tinny can all be hired in Hervey Bay. Whatever your choice, the Fraser Coast is easy to navigate and full of adventure. Head south from Hervey Bay to discover the fishing villages of Poona, Tuan and Boonooroo. They’re made for fishing – from the shore or from mangrove lined creeks and sheltered waters. If you continue down the coast, you’ll come across Rainbow Beach where you’ll find the world’s largest right hand surf break, stunning sand dunes and plenty of adventure for everyone.
Did you know? e The gentle seas of th ing Fraser Coast are teem ets with seagrass and inl rfe that make it a pe ct home for marine life.
In 2009, the Great Sandy Region was awarded Biosphere Reserve Status by UNESCO recognising it in the same class as the Galapagos Islands, the Central Amazon, and Uluru.
Burrum Coast Picturesque fishing villages and quaint coal mining townships line the Burrum River. Just a short drive along the coast from Hervey Bay is the township of Toogoom. Boasting incredible fishing and boating, plus a restaurant located right on the water, it’s the perfect place for an adventure, or a relaxing visit.
spot fringed by paperbark trees, or go fishing in local favourite Lake Lenthall.
Venture even further up the coast to discover the fishing village of Burrum Heads, where the Burrum River meets the ocean. Fishermen and boats line the crystal blue water – a perfect backdrop.
Just north of Maryborough are the former coal mining towns of Howard and Torbanlea with their old fashioned pubs and a number of historical buildings, including the homes of former Prime Minister Andrew Fisher and Queensland’s first female Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin – Brooklyn House.
Make your way south of Burrum Heads where you’ll find great swimming, fishing and camping spots on the Burrum River. Explore the Wongi Waterholes – a beautiful picnic and camping
This is where Queensland’s early coal mining industry began and the Burrum District Museum at Howard houses an impressive collection of memorabilia.
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Fishing Three of Australia’s most iconic sports fishing species – black marlin, golden trevally and barramundi – can all be found on the Fraser Coast. Protection from prevailing winds and one of Australia’s largest seagrass beds acts as a nursery and feeding ground for a remarkable range of marine species. No wonder the Fraser Coast is known as Australia’s home of fishing. The Fraser Coast is where the warm northern currents and the cool southern currents meet, providing a one-stop location for an incredible variety of angling fish, all able to be caught in one location. Marlin, sailfish, barramundi, bass, long tail tuna and the golden trevally are just some of the iconic sport fish species that live within the Fraser Coast. Fish offshore, on the beach, in the Mary River or in the maze of estuaries that form part of the stunning Great Sandy Marine Park. The choice of fishing is impressive, with some of the best sport and game, sheltered beach and deep sea fishing to be found in Australia. But don’t just take our word for how great the fishing is. Grab your fishing gear and find out for yourself. A word of warning though – you’ll be hooked!
HERVEY BAY FLY AND SPORTFISHING
Phone 0407 627 852 Enjoy a great day on the water being professionally guided around beautiful Hervey Bay • Full/Half Day trips • All weather options • Pick up/drop off from your accommodation • Pick up from Kingfisher Bay Resort (Fraser Is.) • Mother shipping at northern end of Fraser Island (min 3 nights) • Group bookings available
FISHING MOMENTS Fraser Island The eastern side of Fraser Island is described as the ‘holy grail’ of beach fishing with whiting, dart, tailor, flathead and jewfish – all regular catches. On the western side, fly fishers come from all over the world to cast on the flat sandy shallows near the island for golden trevally and the
chance to snag the highly sought longtail tuna. The west side of Fraser Island is also one of the few places in the world where anglers can sight cast for black marlin!
Great Sandy Strait The Strait is a maze of sandy channels that house almost every fish that anglers dream of. Species include coral trout, bream, whiting, flathead, mackerel, tailor and mangrove jack, along with sand and mud crabs.
Hervey Bay’s 868m long Urangan Pier gives shore-based anglers the opportunity to fish deeper waters for whiting, bream, flathead, reef fish and pelagics including giant trevally, tuna and mackerel.
The Mary River
Maryborough and the Mary River is the southern limit of the great northern sports fish, the barramundi. It is also the northern limit of the great southern sports fish, the Australian Bass, which can be found in local
NOT TO BE MISSED! VMR Family Fishing Comp – March 9-12 Burrum Heads Fishing Classic – April 14-16 Poona Fishing Comp – April 14 Fraser Island Tailor Season Weigh-in – August 1 to September 30 Hervey Bay Game Fishing Tournament – November 17
Fish Locations & Conditions Barramundi – February - October* Best spots: Burrum River, Lake Lenthall, River Heads, Tiaro, Mary River *Closed season 1st Nov to 1st Feb
Bass – All year round
Best spots: Lake Lenthall, Tinana Creek, Tiaro
Black Marlin – October - January
Best spots: Platypus Bay and offshore Fraser Island
Blue Marlin Sailfish – October - April
Best spots: Platypus Bay and offshore Fraser Island
Bream – All year round, most active June - August Best spots: Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Island
Flathead – All year round, most active August - November Best spots: Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Island, River Heads, Mary River, Urangan Pier Golden Trevally – All year round, most active August - April Best spots: Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Island Longtail Tuna – Larger specimens all year
round. Smaller longtail tuna in strong numbers between March and May Best spots: Hervey Bay, Platypus Bay
Reef fish – All year round Best spots: Big Woody Island, Urangan Pier, 6 Mile Reef and Outer Banks, Southern and Northern Gutters, all reefs in Platypus Bay Snapper – May - September creeks and dams. From Beaver Rock to the mouth of the Mary at River Heads, you can also pick up king salmon, flathead, summer whiting and cod.
Big Woody Island and the Roy Rufus Artificial Reef
The inshore reefs around Big Woody Island and the Roy Rufus Artificial Reef – one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere – are easily accessible from Urangan Harbour and offer a large variety of reef fish and pelagics.
Best spots: Toogoom, Roy Rufus Artificial Reef, Southern and Northern Gutters, all reefs in Platypus Bay
Spanish Mackerel – All year round Best spots: Burrum Heads, Great Sandy Strait, Platypus Bay, Urangan Pier Tailor – July - September
Best spots: Fraser Island
Whiting – All year round
Best spots: Tuan, Boonooroo, Maaroom, Susan River, Mary River, Great Sandy Strait, Platypus Bay, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay (beach and boat) visitfrasercoast.com
Caravan and Camping Caravanning, camping or even glamping, the Fraser Coast is filled with space to pitch a tent, pull out a swag or relax in the comfort of an RV. The region is filled with fantastic beaches, national parks and caravan parks to set up for short and long term stays. From World Heritage-listed wonder to creeks, lakes and beachfront locations, the Fraser Coast offers an endless list of
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If you’re looking for the ultimate in caravan and camping pleasure... you’ve come to the right place. Take a superb location, just 3.5 hours north of Brisbane and throw in the perfect blend of life’s little pleasures and you have an affordable holiday hideaway that’s second-to-none. • Close to shops, restaurants and attractions • Powered/non-powered/drive thru sites • Ideal for swimming, fishing, boating and watersports • Fraser Island views • From $26 per night Pialba 07 4128 1399 Scarness 07 4128 1274 Torquay 07 4125 1578 Burrum Heads 07 4129 5138 Please note that all Parks are pet free.
The world’s largest sand island awaits you at beautiful Hervey Bay. Your accommodation at Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay (formerly Australiana Holiday Park) 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. Providing both cabin and site accommodation, Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay offers a range of facilities for everyone.
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Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat Take a delicious adventure to discover food and wine experiences that are destined to be memorable. Fresh produce, succulent seafood, and tantalising tipples such as regionally-crafted lychee liqueur; there is so much to relish on a relaxing escape to the food-lover’s paradise of the Fraser Coast. From the hinterland to the Great Sandy Strait, the Fraser Coast has a delightful range of fresh produce, locally made food products and exquisite dining experiences to suit all. The famous Hervey Bay scallops are prized by seafood connoisseurs worldwide for their superior appearance, texture and taste while juicy Fraser Island prawns are a favourite across the region. Alfresco restaurants and coffee shops dotted along the Hervey Bay Esplanade boast stunning views of the Great Sandy Strait. Sip regionally-crafted port underneath the floors of an old Bond Store, among rum barrels dating back to the 1800s
and discover a charming boutique coffee shop operating out of the old servant’s quarters and kitchen of the former bank building where the author of Mary Poppins was born. The picturesque town of Maryborough provides a backdrop of heritage and culture for a memorable food experience where visitors can enjoy the old world charm of boutique cafes, lolly stores and ice cream parlours in heritage-listed buildings throughout the portside precinct. On Fraser Island, enjoy Australian bush tucker and discover the rich history of the original inhabitants, the Butchulla people. Native plants across the island have been used for centuries as food and medicine and are recognised to this day by the Butchulla people and celebrated by local operators. Menus across the Fraser Coast are crafted to showcase our fresh regional produce and support our local growers and fishing industry.
NOT TO BE MISSED! Relish Food & Wine Festival – June 3 Hervey Bay Seafood Festival – August 13
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DINING At the front of the food revolution is owner Julia Paussa from Coast Restaurant and Bar on the Esplanade in Hervey Bay. An obsession with quality ingredients and showcasing local produce – especially Fraser Coast seafood – to create memorable food is the secret to the success of this multi-award winning venue, earning itself an exclusive one hat rating. The Vinyard boasts a fantastic view and a passion for the world’s best wines; matching them with delicious local produce is their specialty. Lychees, Hervey Bay scallops and Fraser Island prawns are just some of the heroes on The Vinyard’s menu. At Kingfisher Bay Resort’s signature Seabelle Restaurant on Fraser Island, innovative chefs are drawing inspiration from the island’s Butchulla people and using the distinctive flavours of native ingredients to create unique taste sensations. Bush-tomato chutney, bunya nut pesto, local barramundi baked in paperbark with lemon myrtle leaf, orange and wattle seed-glazed duck, quandong compote and handcrafted ice creams infused with wattle seed, rosella and aniseed myrtle are part of the wonderfully crafted menu. Plus, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by a cocktail menu inspired by bush tucker to refresh your tastebuds. Fantastic food and activities galore are on offer in tandem at AquaVue Café and Watersports. The real winner though, is the spectacular view across the Bay! For equally impressive views and a unique, laidback dining experience, head to Enzo’s on the Beach and enjoy the casual cafe style food while you listen to funky tunes and relax on colourful beanbags! Tanto is a new dining hot-spot, and specialises in authentic Japanese cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients. It’s a simple venue where you can watch owner and chef Hijime Horiguchi create delicious Japanese cuisine. Goody’s on the Beach is located right on the water in beautiful Toogoom. If you get there at the right time, you’ll hear the waves crashing under the deck, but all day long you’ll enjoy the stunning view overlooking the ocean. The club scene is thriving on the Fraser Coast, happiness is assured whether you enjoy a meal overlooking the stunning Marina at the Hervey Bay Boat Club, or a perfectly cooked steak to follow a round of golf at the Hervey Bay Club House. Wherever you go on the Fraser Coast, there are restaurants and cafes to suit all tastebuds!
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Fraser Fresh Recipes Get a taste of Fraser’s culinary delights with these mouth-watering recipes from two of the Fraser Coast’s finest.
Oven baked local barramundi with crispy shallot crumble and carrot and cumin puree Shallot crumble
200g crispy fried shallots 1 x clove garlic (grated) 1 x small knob ginger (grated) ¼ bunch coriander (chopped) 30mL sesame oil
Pulse all ingredients until combined in blender then spread out over large tray and bake at 170˚C for 15 minutes.
Boil 300g chopped carrots and 300g chopped parsnip until tender. Strain and blend in blender with 150g butter and 100ml cream and 1 x tablespoon of cumin, season with salt and pepper.
Simply oven bake barramundi and sprinkle with crumble once cooked.
Tempura battered Hervey Bay Scallops with orange and carrot buerre blanc sauce 1 cup plain flour, sifted 1 egg 1 cup ice cold water 24 scallops 1L carrot/ orange juice 1 cup diced cold butter
“This is one of the many recipes we use to showcase the beautiful fresh and local barramundi we are so fortunate to have access to on the Fraser Coast.” Saul Collins, Head Chef – The Vinyard
1 cup plain flour, sifted 1 egg 1 cup ice cold water 24 scallops 1L carrot/orange juice 1 cup diced cold butter
salt and pepper juice of one lime 100g rocket 2 oranges cut into wedges 250g baby boccocini 1 salad onion, finely sliced ½ cup candied walnuts
Candied walnuts cup castor sugar and 1 x tablespoon of honey in a saucepan with ¼ cup water. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil and boil for approximately 5 minutes or until light golden. Stir in 500g walnuts. Spread on greased baking tray and bake at 180˚C for 5 minutes. Break up and store in airtight container.
Method In a bowl toss rocket, orange wedges, halved baby boccocini, sliced salad onion and candied walnuts. Set aside until scallops are cooked. To make orange and carrot buerre blanc sauce: Reduce carrot and orange juice over medium heat to a thick syrup consistency. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter a piece at a time. Add lime juice and seasoning to taste.
Tempura batter Carolyn Brummell, Head Chef – Aquavue "I love using local produce to showcase what the Fraser Coast region has to offer with some of Australia’s tastiest seafood in our waters."
Combine flour, egg and water and whisk until smooth. Lightly dust scallops in flour and toss through tempura batter. Deep fry at 180˚C until lightly golden. Top salad with scallops and drizzle with carrot/orange buerre blanc sauce. visitfrasercoast.com
The Great Fraser Trail 5-day itinerary Set your sights for the Fraser Coast on this itinerary that covers just some of the regionâ€™s many highlights.
DAY ONE – MARYBOROUGH The historical town of Maryborough was once home to Australia’s largest river port. The streets remain relatively unchanged and boast a rich history of military connections and a colonial past. Spend the night in Maryborough.
DAY TWO – HERVEY BAY Continue north from Maryborough to the seaside hub of Hervey Bay. Check in at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere where you will find an immersive educational experience to teach you all about the natural experiences on the Fraser Coast. Enjoy your day along the 16km Esplanade at one of the parks, in a café or doing some water sports in the beautifully calm waters of the Bay. Finish your day with a sunset sail on the Great Sandy Strait. Spend your night in Hervey Bay.
DAY THREE – FRASER ISLAND Today, explore the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island! There are plenty of options including vehicle hire, tag along tours or guided tours. Don’t miss the key sites – Central Station, Lake McKenzie, 75 Mile Beach and the Maheno shipwreck. Stay on Fraser Island for the evening in accommodation, or camp in one of the designated camping areas.
DAY FOUR – FRASER ISLAND / HERVEY BAY Spend the morning at Kingfisher Bay Resort, enjoying fishing the pier or discovering McKenzie’s Jetty on the southern side of the resort. Return to Hervey Bay for a half day whale watching tour in the whale watch capital of the world. From July to November each year, you’re guaranteed to have an incredible time watching humpback whales on a tour with one of the local whale watching fleet.
DAY FIVE – HERVEY BAY Spend a relaxing morning on the Esplanade lapping up all there is to offer, from alfresco cafes, water sports or the stunning 16km path from one end of town to the other. All year round, you can expect Queensland’s best fishing experiences, and there is an endless list of locations to get you a prize catch.
Not ready to leave just yet? Extend your stay, there is still plenty more the Fraser Coast has to offer! visitfrasercoast.com
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Air Fraser Island airfraserisland.com.au
Breakfree Great Sandy Straits breakfree.com.au/great-sandy-straits
Enzo's on the Beach enzosonthebeach.com.au
Akama Resort akamaresort.com.au
Brolga Theatre ourfrasercoast.com.au/brolga-theatre
Eurong Beach Resort eurong.com.au
Aqua Aqua Luxury Penthouses www.aquaaqualuxurypenthouses.com.au
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Burrum Heads Beachfront Caravan Park beachfronttouristparks.com.au/ourparks/burrum-heads-caravan-park
Australian Offroad Academy australianoffroadacademy.com.au
Burrum River Quest burrumriverquest.com.au
Fraser Experience Tours fraserexperiencetours.com.au
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Cathedrals on Fraser cathedralsonfraser.com.au
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Bay Car & Boat Wash 0418 322 113
Coast Restaurant and Bar coastherveybay.com.au
Fraser Dingo 4WD Hire fraserdingo4wdhire.com.au
Beach House Hotel beachhousehotel.com.au
Colonial Log Cabins YHA 1800 818 280
Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge bestwestern.com.au/hervey-bay/hotels/ best-western-ambassador-motor-lodge
Cool Dingo Tours cooldingotour.com
Fraser Island Holiday House – Waiuta Retreat waiuta-retreat.com.au
Best Western Plus Quarterdecks Retreat quarterdecksretreat.com.au
Burrum Heads Accommodation Centre/ Elders Real Estate burrumheads.eldersrealestate.com.au
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Blue Dolphin Marine Tours bluedolphintours.com.au
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Blue Shades Motel Maryborough blueshades.com.au
Eco Queenslander ecoqueenslander.com
Fraser Magic 4WD hire fraser4wdhire.com.au
Boat Harbour Resort boatharbourresort.net
Econolodge Fraser Gateway frasergateway.com.au
Freedom III Whale Watch & Charters freedomwhalewatch.com.au
Bond Store Museum ourfrasercoast.com.au/bond-store-museum1
Elfotography Hervey Bay www.elfotographyherveybay.com.au
Gatakers Artspace ourfrasercoast.com.au/gatakers-artspace
Fraser Lodge Holiday Park fraserlodgeholidaypark.com.au
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Grand Mercure Allegra Apartments allegra-herveybay.com.au
Mantra Hervey Bay mantraherveybay.com.au
Scarness Beachfront Caravan Park beachfronttouristparks.com.au
Hervey Bay Airport frasercoastairport.com.au
Maryborough Heritage Gateway/ Port of Maryborough ourfrasercoast.com.au
Shelly Bay Resort shellybayresort.com.au
Hervey Bay Boat Club boatclub.com.au Hervey Bay Fly & Sportfishing herveybaysportfishing.com.au Hervey Bay Gem and Mineral Club Inc herveybay.lapidaryclub.com.au Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum herveybaymuseum.com.au
Maryborough Military Museum maryboroughmuseum.org Maryborough RSL Club maryboroughrsl.com.au Maryborough Visitor Information Centre 1800 214 789 McNevins Motel Maryborough mcnevins.com.au
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Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort susanriver.com
Off The Wagon Tours 1300 722 099
Tasman Venture Day Tours tasmanventure.com.au
Offshore Productions offshoreproductions.com.au
The Bay Apartments thebayapartments.com.au
Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre 1800 811 728
Pacific Whale Foundation Eco Adventures Australia pacificwhale.com.au
The Beach Motel thebeachmotel.com.au
Hervey Bay Whale Watch herveybaywhalewatch.com.au
Pialba Beachfront Caravan Park beachfronttouristparks.com.au
Into The Wild Photography intothewildphotography.com.au
Pialba Motor Inn pialbamotorinn.com.au
Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay ingeniaholidays.com.au/hervey-bay
Plantation Resort at Rainbow plantationresortatrainbow.com.au
Jump Park jumppark.com.au
Portside Heritage Precinct ourfrasercoast.com.au/portside-precinct
Kingfisher Bay Resort & Village kingfisherbay.com
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort ladyelliot.com.au
Queensland Rail queenslandrail.com.au
Lady Musgrave Experience ladymusgraveexperience.com.au
Ramada Hervey Bay ramadaherveybay.com.au
Lisianna Holiday Apartments 07 4124 2950
Reef World Aquarium 07 4128 9828
Main Street Motel mainstreetmotel.com.au
Riviera Resort Hervey Bay rivieraresort.net.au
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery ourfrasercoast.com.au/hervey-bayregional-gallery1 Hervey Bay Rent-A-Car herveybayrentacar.com.au Hervey Bay RSL Club herveybayrsl.com.au
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Life on the Fraser Coast A beautiful climate, spectacular natural playground, vibrant events calendar and amazing facilities make living on the Fraser Coast an easy choice. Ask a local why they live on the Fraser Coast and the answer is often the lifestyle – and rightly so! A stunning natural setting, affordable living and a progressive business culture that encourages investment and growth are just some of the reasons to enjoy life in this beautiful region. What you’ve always dreamt of can quickly become your new reality; forget the rush hour traffic and metropolitan stress but keep the career and investment opportunities. Get used to living just a few minutes’ drive from work, and build an early walk on
the beach into part of your routine. On weekends, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a spectacular natural playground in your backyard, kilometres of bikeways, abundant parks, playgrounds and sporting fields, a vibrant arts and events scene and a thriving outdoor culture enhanced by a warm sub-tropical Queensland climate. Want more ideas? The opportunities are endless on the Fraser Coast with livefrasercoast.com.au a great starting point for inspiration.
MAKE EASY CONNECTIONS, VISIT US SOON! Enjoy fast, direct travel to the Fraser Coast, gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The Hervey Bay Airport offers daily flights to and from Sydney (Virgin) and Brisbane (Qantaslink). Frequent chartered flights also operate to and from Lady Elliot Island. Airport facilities include a café, ATM, Visitor Information Centre and free WIFI.
Lady Elliot Island Hervey Bay
Don Adams Drive, Hervey Bay QLD 4655 www.frasercoastairport.com.au
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