Discover the hidden rural charms of the Fraser Coast hinterland with a visit to Tiaro and surrounds.
Browse arts and crafts, take time out to dine in historic country pubs, or picnic riverside on the banks of the Mary River at Petrie Park. The beautiful River is home to rare species including the Mary River Turtle and ancient lung fish - and offers opportunities for camping, fishing and canoeing.
Take a relaxing drive past sugar cane fields, dairy and beef cattle, orchards and hectares of state pine forest by following the Fraser Coast Country Discovery Trail.
Another way to experience the hinterland is off the beaten track – on horseback or bush walking, mountain bike riding and dirt biking. There are dedicated trails including sections of the Australian Bicentennial National Trail (BNT), which follows the historic coach and stock routes and country roads highlighting historic sites and artefacts.
Begin your journey of discovery at the Tiaro Visitor Tourist Information Centre and Craft Cottage in the restored railway station on the Bruce Highway. The cottage has locally produced art and craft, homemade jams, pickles and cakes and gifts. Tiaro has two historic hotels built in the late 1880s and a small selection of cafes and shops where you can purchase arts, craft, and quality smallgoods famous throughout Australia.
Discover Tiaro and surrounding areas at your own pace with one of our Discovery Trails.