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Get the kids packed and ready for the ultimate holiday fun, in the family friendly destination of the Fraser Coast.

With the world’s largest sand island, wildlife encounters, adventure playgrounds and safe beaches – the Fraser Coast in Queensland has something to love for the whole family.

Just a 3 hours’ drive up the east coast of Australia from Brisbane and with direct flights available from Sydney, the easy accessibility of the Fraser Coast also means that next family getaway can be made simple.

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Nature lovers

For those nature loving families, Hervey Bay offers world renowned whale watching (and swimming) encounters along with protected beaches thanks the world’s largest sand island – Fraser Island. Rated as the best family camping spot in Australia by ‘Out and About With Kids’, Fraser is the perfect place to create lifelong memories with the kids. 

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Water babies

The water babies can get out into the beautiful calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait by jumping aboard a luxury catamaran, glass-bottom boat, motorboat, jetski or kayak. Families also can’t go past the free WetSide Water Park for kids. Keen to teach them how to fish? Simply head to the 868 meter long Urangan Pier where all the locals like to drop a line. 

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Those with wild imaginations

Head further inland to the town of Maryborough and let the whole family delight in the magic of Mary Poppins by taking a selfie with the Mary Poppins statue and spending the day at the Story Bank, the transformed building that was once the birthplace of the Mary Poppins author P.L Travers.

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Activities you can enjoy with the kids

Roy Rufus Artificial Reef Dive Site

The most popular dive site in Hervey Bay is the Roy Rufus Artificial Reef. Located…

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Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary Inc.

If you want to get up close and personal with Australian native wildlife Fraser Coast…

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Queens Park Waterfall

Enjoy the popular spot for picnics, the Queens Park Waterfall. The waterfall area of Maryborough’s…

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Whale Watching

When it comes to soul-stirring, up close interactions with Humpback Whales, there’s no place like…

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Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast

The Fraser Coast offers a great range of birdwatching opportunities with over 250 species identified….

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Wetside Water Park

Wetside Water Park is located on the foreshore at the junction of Main Street and…

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K’gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park

More than a million years in the making, World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island), in the…

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Mary River

The Mary River has been known by many names, with the Aborigines calling the river…

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Point Vernon

Take in wonderful views across the Pacific Ocean at Hervey Bay’s Point Vernon – the…

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Poona

One word to describe Poona? Peaceful. This little township is tucked away in the Great…

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Lake McKenzie

There are many different aspects to Fraser Island, but the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake McKenzie…

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Great Sandy Biosphere

In 2009, the Great Sandy region was awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO, the global…

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Lake Birrabeen

The Lake Birrabeen day-use area is on the Southern Lakes scenic drive, 6.6 kilometres south…

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Pialba

Pialba is the shopping, cultural and sporting heart of Hervey Bay with a Water Park,…

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The Cathedrals

The Cathedrals on Fraser Island are coloured sand cliffs that have been sculpted by the…

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Coonarr

Coonarr Beach is a 4.2 kilometre long, east facing beach that begins amongst the tidal…

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Valley of the Giants

The Valley of the Giants is on the Fraser Island Great Walk and you can…

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Eli Creek

Eli Creek, the largest creek on the eastern beach of Fraser Island, pours up to…

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Fraser Island

Visit Fraser Island to be dwarfed by ancient rainforests growing out of only sand and…

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Pile Valley Circuit

The Pile Valley circuit is a four-kilometre circuit that will take you to another world…

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Maryborough

Maryborough tells the tales of a captivating colonial past. Stories of loss, triumph and spirit…

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Arkarra Lagoons and Tea Gardens

Arkarra is an Aboriginal word meaning “place of many ducks” and was so named by…

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Hervey Bay

There is nothing quite like seeing a humpback whale launch itself out of the ocean…

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Wongi State Forest

Immerse yourself in a landscape of fragrant pine plantations and eucalypt forests surrounding a string…

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Boonooroo

Boonooroo and neighbouring Tuan on Queensland’s Fraser Coast are not your typical sleepy fishing hamlet…

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