Near Fraser Coast Caravan Park
Escape the mainland by jumping into a 4WD and heading over the water (by ferry) to Fraser Island. As a World-Heritage listed location, Fraser Island offers plenty of history and loads to do. Keep an eye out for the 230 different species of birds as you drive along the 4WD circuits or hike the trails. The island is rich with a variety of vegetation, including mangroves and kauri forests that date back 200 years. This unique island presents 124km of protected land, with Aboriginal and European history that awaits you. Throughout the island are freshwater creeks and lakes, popular drinking holes for the different animals that call Fraser Island home. (Image from Tourism & Events Queensland)
Get lost for a day in this natural oasis within Hervey Bay - a whole 26 hectares of it. Walk through the labyrinth, the Chinese garden, a rainforest, and the Orchid House. Appreciate and experience a relaxing day among the trees.
Sick of playing go kart video games? Why not give the real thing a try! Hervey Bay Go Kart Track is a fun and safe outing for all members of the family. For those not feeling up for a go on the track there is a waterslide that will keep you occupied while the rev heads in your family go nuts!
This forty-year-old village and museum has plenty of interesting displays. Grab a cup of coffee at the front and take the day to explore what life was like in the area in times past. Visit the 21 historical buildings and get a glimpse of pioneering equipment. You can even enjoy the BBQ facilities while you’re there!
See the talents of local and regional artists at the Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery. They hold new exhibitions every two months, showcasing fantastic contemporary art works. Come for a look around.
The Pier Park Up-Market takes place every 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of the month, meaning there are some good odds you will be in town when it’s on. The Urban Farm markets on the Pier occur every Saturday, so even if you miss the main market, you will still find fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies for a healthy dish. From music and art to clothing and accessories, you are bound to find something fun to remember your holiday by. Or try one of the various other markets available in Hervey Bay:
• Koala Markets in Urangan (2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month)
• Marina Twilight Markets in Urangan (Friday evenings)
• Nikenbah Markets in Nikenbah (1st and 3rd Sunday of the month)
• Open Mike Day in Scarness (3rd Sunday of the month)
• Maryborough City Heart Markets in Maryborough (each Thursday)
• Torquay Beachside Markets in Torquay (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
Looking for a whale or dolphin watching tour? Whalesong Cruises and Tasman Venture has you covered! Short on time and looking for a great one-day tour around the pinnacles? Unique Fraser is the one for you. Hervey Bay Holiday Park offers easy access to all three.
Get up and close to the giants of the ocean for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tour Fraser Island before enjoying a unique view of humpback whales in their natural environment from the underwater viewing rooms.
Looking to kill two birds with one stone and give your kids something to do and escape the heat? They will love this park, with various rides and attractions bringing them an endless amount of fun. Let them try their hand at the Wave pool or have a turn on the waterslide. And the best part? It’s all completely free!