Things to See and Do

Near Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Fraser Lodge Holiday Park operates a free Tourist Information and Tour Booking Service. The trained staff can assist in co-ordinating all tour bookings and provide you with information on great local activities. They can also organise courtesy pick and drop off services with a number of local tours as well as offering free motorhome storage with some tours booked (subject to availability). Let our…

Fraser Lodge Holiday Park operates a free Tourist Information and Tour Booking Service. The trained staff can assist in co-ordinating all tour bookings and provide you with information on great local activities. They can also organise courtesy pick and drop off services with a number of local tours as well as offering free motorhome storage with some tours booked (subject to availability). Let our friendly staff ensure you experience the best the Fraser Coast has to offer! Book a tour with us on 07 4124 9999 and you'll experience the real magic of the Fraser Coast.

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Local Highlights

Whalesong Cruises
Experience the ‘Closest Encounters with Humpback Whales’, that you will get anywhere in Australia. MV Whalesong was purpose built for Whale & Dolphin Watching, so the spacious decks put you right where the action is. Whalesong is equipped with a hydrophone allowing guests to listen to the melodic song of the male humpback whale as well as having Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation and being Local & National Award Winners. Mid July to early November. Half day tours.

Tasman Venture
Experience the trip of a lifetime aboard the NEW Tasman Venture viewing the spectacular Humpback Whales. The Tasman Venture is favoured particularly by photographers because of its clear viewing decks and unrivalled record of 'close encounters'. The fast speed of the Tasman Venture means that viewing time is not encroached on by hours of travelling time to the Whale Watch area, providing more actual viewing time with the whales.

The Fraser Island Company
The Fraser Island Company conducts a variety of eco accredited touring safaris to beautiful Fraser Island. Tours depart Hervey Bay. Boasting a fleet of purpose built air conditioned 4WD vehicles, The Fraser Island Company offers tours to suit all tastes and budgets. Experienced guides will show you the Island's pristine lakes, lush rainforests and sweeping beaches. You will learn about Fraser Island's fascinating Aboriginal history see unique flora and fauna and maybe spot a native dingo.

Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island is located just off the QLD's coast. Nestled amongst the coral gardens at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, this coral cay is the ideal backdrop for some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving Australia has to offer. Lady Elliot Island offers a range of activities for both experienced divers & those who just want to snorkel. Join one of the regular dive groups and either cruise out to the reef or simply step straight off the beach to be immersed in coral gardens.

Fraser Explorer Tours
Always wanted to see Fraser Island but don't have a four-wheel drive? We take you on a fun-filled adventure to see the very best! Just imagine... swimming in fresh-water lakes, bright as jewels ringed by white sandy beaches, walking through tall ancient rainforest growing in sand, four-wheel driving along a beach flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs to find a ship wreck. Tours depart daily from Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach, with one or two day adventures on offer.

Air Fraser Island
Air Fraser Island is an award winning tourist based air charter service specialising in scenic aerial tours of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, using the beach as its unique airstrip. Whatever your needs, Air Fraser Island can put an Island package together for you. From a scenic flight or air charter from the mainland, an island day tour, Fly/Drive, 4WD hire, camping, fishing or aerial tours meeting up with a 4WD bus tour. Air Fraser Island now has pickups from Hervey Bay.

Wetside Water Education Park
WetSide Water Education Park was built by Wide Bay Water Corporation for residents and tourists to learn about water and its sustainable use while enjoying the guilt-free experience of having fun in recycled stormwater. The park includes WetSide Coffee Shop for café-style food, a special area for under 5's called TotSide and the FlipSide BoardRider wave machine (tickets are $5 from the Coffee Shop). Go on and wet yourself! WetSide is at the corner of Main Street and the Esplanade, Pialba. Entry to WetSide is free.

Vic Hislop's Great White Shark Exhibition
Vic Hislop's life’s work is on display in a unique, chilling and educational display here in Hervey Bay and also at Airlie Beach in Queensland Australia. It is an eye opening display which features very large frozen Great White Sharks, and large Tiger Sharks. The Sharks are kept in a huge freezer at 25 degrees below freezing, with viewing windows, so you can get within inches of them.

Local Events

The Fraser Coast Show
from 25 May, 2017 to 26 May, 2017
This year will see a full program filled with a particularly local flavour to events and activities. There will still be some spectacular acts from much further afield but the 2011 Show will be a forum where we can showcase all the Fraser Coast and surrounding districts have to offer.

Hervey Bay Ocean Festival
from 13 August, 2016 to 21 August, 2016
The much loved calendar highlight “Hervey Bay Whale Festival” is taking on a new look in 2016 as the “Hervey Bay Ocean Festival”. Celebrating everything that the oceans of Hervey Bay has to offer, the Ocean Festival will run across two weeks in August 2016 with a range of events to suit the whole family. Festivities kick off on August 13th with the Blessing of the Fleet. The Fraser Coast’s famous whale watch boats are blessed in a centuries old tradition at the Hervey Bay Marina to ensure a safe and prosperous season. Visitors can tour the many whale watch vessels, wander through market stalls, and enjoy delicious wine and cheese tasting, a sail past, fabulous fireworks and live entertainment. The following day, August 14th, is one to savour with the annual Hervey Bay Seafood Festival offering something for all tastes. Hosted by the local fishermen who catch Hervey Bay’s famous seafood, the event serves up a host of fresh and delicious wild-caught ocean produce, loads of entertainment, competitions, cooking (and catching tips) plus much more. One of the brightest events on the calendar is up next – the Whale Festival Parade and Concert on Saturday 20th August, featuring an enchanting spectacle of lights and floats representing the humpbacks annual migration, followed by a fabulous free concert with leading Australian and local artists. The Hervey Bay Ocean Festival is rounded out with the Paddle Out for Whales on 21st August, where visitors are encouraged to join locals and jump on anything that floats to celebrate whale conservation in the whale-watching capital of the world. Paddleboards and kayaks are common, but creativity is encouraged!

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival
from 14 August, 2016 to 14 August, 2016
Hervey Bay Seafood Festival celebrates the local seafood harvested by the region's commercial fishing industry from the waters adjacent to the Fraser Coast and world heritage Fraser Island. Feast and match the freshly cooked prawns, scallops and fish with Queensland wines. Fabulous music and prizes for all the family- all in a shady natural park at Urangan Harbour. No dogs allowed.

Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition
from 10 March, 2016 to 13 March, 2016
Fishing Comp with thousands of dollars in prizes. There are two boats to be WON plus a $1,000 drawn every night plus other prizes. This year we have a new major sponsor for a $1,000 for the heaviest any other species.

Jets over the Fraser Coast, Maryborough
from 17 June, 2016 to 19 June, 2016
After a spectacular first time event of this kind to be held on the Fraser coast with 36 pilots attending in 2010, the word has spread on how good the event was, and there will be a greater number of pilots attending the 2012 event. The fastest aircraft in 2011 was clocked at 396 kilometers an hour, so the big boys will be out to better that this year.

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