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.

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.

Local Events

Offshore Superboats
from 28 October, 2017 to 29 October, 2017
Racing just offshore from Hervey Bay the Esplanade makes a great spectators spot to watch these high powered boats. On Saturday; Pole Position Shootout 12 noon to 1pm. Saturday Afternoon from 3;30pm Street Parade of Boats. , Sunday; Race 1, 11am 30 minute race, Race 2, 1pm 30 minute race If you haven't seen these boats in action before its a must do.

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.

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