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Fraser Lodge Holiday Park

Hervey Bay, Queensland

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Local Attractions

Fraser Lodge Holiday Park operates a free Tourist Information and Tour Booking Service. The trained staff can assist in co-ordinating all tour bookings and provide you with information on great local activities. They can also organise courtesy pick and drop off services with a number of local tours as well as offering free motorhome storage with some tours booked (subject to availability). Let our friendly staff ensure you experience the best the Fraser Coast has to offer!

Book a tour with us on 07 4124 9999 and you'll experience the real magic of the Fraser Coast.

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Attractions

  • Amusement and Theme Parks (1)
    1. Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere Immerse yourself in the incredible world of the humpback whale and be inspired by uniqueness of Fraser Island at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere in Hervey Bay. Fascinating interpretive panels and interactive displays also explore the outstanding beauty and diversity of the Great Sandy Biosphere.
  • Dining and Eating Out (1)
    1. Hervey Bay Boat Club Hervey Bay Boat Club is an absolute harbourside, modern Club featuring The Coffee Shop and Sinbad's Bistro with views and menu to die for. Open for lunch and dinner seven days, their experienced and professional functions team can cater to every function from three to 300.
  • Farming, Food and Produce (2)
    1. Koala Markets Run by the Koala Social Club, previously held at Kondari Resort, the Koala Markets are held on the second, fourth and fifth (if applicable) Sundays of each month at Kruger Court, Urangan in Hervey Bay. Items available for purchase at the Koala Markets include trash and treasure, arts and craft, cakes and jams.
    2. Nikenbah Markets The Nikenbah Markets are held at the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge on the first and third Sundays of each month. Items for sale at these very popular Markets include arts and crafts, fresh produce, trash and treasure, cakes and jams and much more.
  • Galleries, Museums and Collections (2)
    1. Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum The Triple Award Winning Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum features 21 historical buildings housing over 12,000 exhibits from the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay area; these exhibits include a fully-furnished slab cottage, built in 1898, the Goodwood Railway Station, the first Dundowran Hall, the original Dundowran State School, a fully equipped blacksmith shop, cane harvesting machinery, horse drawn buggies shed, restored IHC three horse power engine, petrol driven washing machine, school and music room, and Hervey Bay's original Methodist Church, built in 1901, and now available for weddings.
    2. M & K Model Railways Lights, Sound and Action will guarantee to delight the young and young-at-heart at M & K Model Railways. You follow the travels of model trains past cities of replica German buildings, through to the 'dom' in Hamburg, a fairground wonderland of carnival rides, dodgem cars, revolving tea cups, ice skaters and much more.
  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations (1)
    1. Urangan Pier A must see attraction at Queensland's Fraser Coast is Hervey Bay's famous and historic Urangan Pier - it's one of the longest in Australia and stretches for almost one kilometre into the ocean.
  • Natural Attractions (3)
    1. Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast Hervey Bay and its environs offer abundant and diverse birdwatching opportunities with over 250 species identified.
    2. Roy Rufus Artificial Reef Dive Site Explore 'Roy Rufus' in Hervey Bay, the largest artificial reef in the southern hemisphere created through the sinking of old ships, concrete blocks and car bodies since 1968. Located off the coast between Hervey Bay & Fraser Island, the reef is home to masses of fish such as gropers, coral trout, kingfish and scorpionfish that congregate amongst the wreckage. Other marine life observed on the reef include, wobbegongs, sea snakes, turtles and the occasional dugong.
    3. Whale Watching From mid July to early November, Hervey Bay has become famous as the playground of the majestic humpback whales on their return to the Antarctic.
  • Parks and Gardens (1)
    1. Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens Situated on 26-hectares in Elizabeth Street, Urangan, the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens display plants of the Wide Bay and Great Sandy Strait regions.
  • Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks (1)
    1. Arkarra Lagoons and Tea Gardens Arkarra is an aboriginal word meaning "place of many ducks" and was so named by the local Aboriginal tribe of the Fraser Coast Region. Arkarra's melaleuca wetlands, covering a substantial part of the original 200 acre freehold property, were first identified as "swamp" in 1880. Owned by Hervey Bay pioneer Lars Jacobsen, the property was sold and became a sugar cane, pineapple and small crops with some dairy and beef cattle. During the 1960s with Hervey Bay growing, sand was extracted and sold and used in the laying of waster mains and sewer pipes. Over several years a considerable amount of sand was extracted and huge lagoons dotted with islands were subsequently formed as the excavation holes filled with water.

Events

  • Festivals and Celebrations (1)
    1. Hervey Bay Seafood Festival The Hervey Bay Seafood Festival celebrates what Hervey Bay is famous for - the abundance and variety of wild caught seafood from the pristine waters of the Fraser Coast. This is the ultimate seafood escape for a weekend on the wild side with local seafood for every occasion captured in a breathtaking array of seafood dishes headlined by the world famous Hervey Bay scallop along with a variety of prawns, whiting, calamari,bug and crab dishes at the festival stalls.

Tours

  • Full Day (6)
    1. Blue Dolphin Marine Tours Whales, Dolphins and Champagne! Be one of the few, not the many to experience their award winning Exclusive Full Day Whale Watch (late July to October) or their morning Dolphin Tour or a Champagne Sunset Sail (November - June).
    2. Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters Freedom III is a 17 metre Power Cat perfectly suited to luxury whale watching. Three levels of uninterrupted viewing plus a water level platform gets you as close to the whales as possible making this an ideal Whale Watch Vessel. The hydrophone lets you hear the whales sing.
    3. Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island Lady Elliot is a true coral cay island located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. The island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in Australia and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life! The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore the reef from the air, a glass bottom boat and the water, all in one day!
    4. Hervey Bay DayTripper Enjoy a great day fishing and cruising the calm waters of Hervey Bay, where spotting dolphins at play or the occasional large sea turtle or dugong is a possible added bonus. DayTripper offers a comfortable, unique way to experience Hervey Bay and Great Sandy Straits, providing a dress-circle view of Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island.
    5. Palace Adventures Freedom 4WD Hire Create your own adventure and experience the best of Fraser Island travelling in a Palace Adventures Freedom Hire vehicle! Palace Adventures offers quality Toyota 4WD vehicles seating up to 7 persons. Their Freedom Vehicle hire allows travellers to explore with friends and family for anything from 1 - 7 days on the island.
    6. Remote Fraser Island Tour - Tasman Venture Be one of the few to see the untouched and unique side of this stunning island. This is no ordinary Fraser Island holiday tour; get away from the crowds and chaos, forget the rigid time tables or rushing from place to place. With Tasman Venture you can experience the hidden and remote parts of Fraser Island in a comfortable and relaxing way. You will not just see the Island, but experience the Island while bush walking, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking and swimming. Their friendly and experienced staff will provide you with interesting information and show you the wildlife such as: dolphins, dingoes, turtles, sea eagles, fish and many more. Let them show you their amazing backyard!
  • Half Day (6)
    1. Adventure Cruises Adventure Cruises' purpose built vessel is a large, fast, comfortable and modern twenty metre catamaran. Extremely stable and spacious with three different viewing decks means you are assured of an unobstructed, 360 degree view of all marine life allowing you to enjoy your day watching the Whales and Dolphins.
    2. Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise Experience Fraser Island plus whales from Kingfisher Bay Resort with Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise. Seeing a whale in the wild is an experience of a lifetime and one of the easiest and safest places to watch whales is in the Hervey Bay marine park. This area is regarded as the whale watching capital of the world because of the number of whales and the calm, clear waters, sheltered by Fraser Island, which provides excellent viewing.
    3. Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II Quick Cat II is operated by Brian and Jill Perry who founded the industry in 1987. They offer half-day whale watching cruises morning and afternoon during the whale season, which runs from mid July to early November. Quick Cat II was launched in 2003 and upgraded in 2007 and has not only set the standards for whale watching vessels to follow, but has been accredited with Advanced Ecotourism ECO Certification. Quick Cat II guarantees whale sightings.
    4. Paradise Seaplanes Relive the romance of a bygone era on an adventure flight with Paradise Seaplanes. Take off from the water's edge at Gatakers Bay, and taste the thrill of accelerating across the jade coloured waters of Hervey Bay in a genuine warbird.
    5. Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort If you are a mad keen horse rider then Susan River Homestead is the place for you. From the very beginner with the quietest most sedate horse (for those just wishing to sit and enjoy the view) to the most experienced rider, they have a horse for you. They cater for all types of horsemanship skills at Susan River Homestead. They have kids ponies right through to horses for all types of adults no matter what your level of riding expertise.
    6. Tasman Venture Whale Watching Hervey Bay Experience the trip of a lifetime aboard the luxurious and fast 20 metre Tasman Venture. Let the humpback whales amaze you with their close encounters, magical songs through the hydrophone, spectacular breaching and see them swim through the underwater viewing windows. Experience the whales even closer from the specifically designed viewing platform which takes you right to the waters edge.

Visitor Information

Fraser Lodge Holiday Park

20 Fraser Street,
Hervey Bay, 4655,
Australia

Freecall: 07 4124 9999

Tel: 07 4124 9999
Email: fraserlodge@freespiritresorts.com.au
Website: www.fraserlodge.com.au

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