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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

The Cathedrals

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

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Achievers Walk

Discover how ordinary Australians can achieve extraordinary things on this unique walking trail. Located in…

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

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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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Pile Valley Circuit

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

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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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Eli Creek

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

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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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Reefworld Aquarium Hervey Bay

Located right on the beautiful foreshores of Hervey Bay you will find Reefworld Aquarium in…

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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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Queens Park Waterfall

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

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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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Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast

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

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Arkarra Lagoons and Tea Gardens

The name Arkarra – meaning “place of many ducks”, was given to the lagoons by…

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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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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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Wetside Water Park

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

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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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Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary Inc.

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

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Lenthalls Dam

Lenthalls Dam is an ideal picnic and fishing spot with barbecue facilities, picnic shelter and…

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Bird Watching Dolphin Waters

Situated at Burrum Heads, Dophin Waters is a residential area built around a natural waterway…

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Fay Smith Wetlands

For a different experience on the Fraser Coast, walk through one of the last remaining…

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