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Welcome to the Fraser Coast

Welcome to our backyard, Queensland’s Fraser Coast. It’s the home of World Heritage-listed natural gems, unique diving experiences, safe and secluded beaches, the number one place to watch humpback whales play and extensive military history. Whether you are looking to explore the world’s largest sand island, K’gari (Fraser Island), coral cay Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, a relaxing beachside holiday with the kids or uncover the rich military past of Maryborough – the Fraser Coast has something for you.

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From the blog

  • The Big 7: Spot them at Lady Elliot Island
    There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but not many are as large or as smart as the manta ray. Cousin to the giant manta ray, reef mantas are mostly located near…
  • Whale of a Time: Hervey Bay Whale Festival
    The Fraser Coast’s answer to Christmas in July, wintertime celebrates all things whales here in Hervey Bay. As the humpback whales start to arrive at the world’s first Whale Heritage Site, they receive a warm…
  • Practically Perfect in Every Way: Mary Poppins Festival
    The most magical event on the Fraser Coast, the Mary Poppins Festival is held each year along Maryborough’s Portside Precinct. Celebrate the Art of Storytelling and discover more about the world’s most loved nanny…

Upcoming Events

Due to COVID-19 public health advice, all Queensland events are subject to a change in date or cancellation. Please visit the event’s official website or contact the event organisers directly for the latest information.

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Urangan Pier Park Market

May 18 @ 7:00 am

We invite you to our markets on Wed and Sat from 7 am – 12 pm. Bring your family and pets, the market has something…


May 18 @ 6:00 pm

Australasian Dance Collective unleashes THREE astonishing works from renowned choreographers Jack Lister, Melanie Lane and Hofesh Shechter. One of the world’s most exhilarating and groundbreaking…

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Maryborough Markets

May 19

Due to COVID19 the markets will be practising social distancing, with smaller stall numbers and they do ask that people ensure that they practice social distancing, follow hygiene practices and do not attend if unwell. To keep up to date with all events for 2021 please follow their Facebook page FraserCoastEvents. Every Thursday, Maryborough’s city centre undergoes an amazing transformation into a colourful outdoor heritage bazaar. Wander around over 120 stalls with an amazing array of farm fresh produce and unique wares. Original hand-made craft, homemade treats, artwork, jewellery, clothes, accessories, natural beauty products and gorgeous cut flowers. Meet a cast of characters in historical dress, including the Town Crier, and hear the firing of the historic time cannon. Soak up the atmosphere of music and entertainers. Enjoy hot food stalls, relax at an inner city café or find wonderful condiments and gourmet pantry items to take home. Make a day of it in the city and join a guided Heritage Walk Tour from outside the City Hall or ride on a replica steam engine through nearby Queens Park.


Due to COVID19 the markets will be practising social distancing, with smaller stall numbers and they do ask that people ensure that they practice social…