Fraser Coast Tourist Attractions
Living in the Wide Bay or travelling to the area. There are plenty of Tourist Attractions in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
Here are some of our favourites…
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and an area of remarkable natural beauty. It was listed as a World Heritage Area in 1992 to recognise the island’s internationally significant natural features: evolving dune, lake, soil and forest systems, the extent and age of which are outstanding examples of ongoing geological and biological processes. Visit Fraser Island for more info.
Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere
The ideal starting point to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Fraser Coast region. Explore the fragile and fascinating Mary River Ecosystem; Uncover the rare and endangered species that seek sanctuary in our local environment; Enjoy a stunning theatre experience and learn from the legends and traditions of the Butchulla People – traditional Indigenous owners and caretakers of this land. For more info visit the Fraser Coast Discover Sphere.
WetSide Water Park
WetSide Water Park is located on the foreshore Esplanade, at Pialba, Hervey Bay. This is a Hervey Bay must do attraction and a perfect spot to escape the summer heat. The best thing about this park is that entry is FREE. The park includes a special area for under 5’s called Totside and the FlipSide BoardRider wave machine (fees apply) for older kids. During school holidays the water park is is open 7 days a week from 10am -5pm.
Mary Ann Steam Train Rides
The merry volunteers from Maryborough City Whistle Stop Inc. operate the Mary Ann Steam Train Rides each Thursday from Queens Park alongside the Mary River. Catch the train at the Sussex Street end of Queens Park after you have had a wander through the Maryborough Heritage Markets. The Mary Ann is a full sized replica of the first steam locomotive built in Queensland in 1873.
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to get up and personal with the local wildlife. Large range of animals to see, pat and feed the kangaroos, wallabies and emus, be entertained by the cockatoo's, learn all about snakes and wrap Muscles the diamond python around your neck. You will also see dingos, a camel many birds, lizards, ducks, turtles, possums and much more.
Mini Melsa Train Rides
On the last Sunday of each month, MELSA host Sunday in the Park from 9am to 1pm. A morning of festivities in Queens Park that includes miniature train rides, steam train rides on the Mary Ann, face painting, jumping castle, food vendors and the Excelsior band plays. The miniature trains run from 9am to 1pm.
To see what other great activities and events are on across the Fraser Coast take a look at our What's on Calendar. To find inspiration for other things to do with kids across the Fraser Coast head to our Things to do page.