10 things to explore on the Fraser Coast on a budget

1. WONGI WATERHOLES AND LAKE LENTHALL DISCOVERY TRAILS

Settled within the Wongi National Park and State Forest are two hidden gems - the peaceful Wongi Waterholes and majestic Lake Lenthall.

- Camping facilities are available.
- Fishing, boating and exploring
- Bird watching
- Perfect spot for a picnic

 

2. ENJOY A PICNIC AT ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL SPOTS ACROSS THE FRASER COAST

Some of our pics for the perfect picnic:

- Queens Park Maryborough
- Mary River Parklands
- Anzac Park
- Elizabeth Park
- Teddington Weir
- Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens
- Pines Park, Pialba
- Scarness Foreshore Park, Scarness
- Dundathu Park, Dundathu
- ESA Park and Turtle Rookery, Esplanade, Point Vernon

The Botanical Gardens in Hervey Bay are perfect for a picnic
The Botanical Gardens in Hervey Bay are perfect for a picnic

 

3. AKARRA LAGOONS AND TEA GARDENS

Relax at the Arkarra Lagoons and Tea Gardens.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, the gorgeous Arkarra Tea Gardens is a relaxing setting to grab a quick bite to eat and a cuppa. There is a yoga class at 8am on Thursdays. 

 

4. EXPLORE MAAROOM

Get your camera out and explore Maroom, south east of Maryborough. It is an ideal spot for bird watching and taking in nature. 

 

5. STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

Hire a stand up paddle board from Aquavue or take your own down to the beach for a fun time on the water.

Board hire: $20/hour
Lessons available

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Stand Up Paddle boarding is a popular activity on the Fraser Coast
Stand Up Paddle boarding is a popular activity on the Fraser Coast

 

6. HERITAGE WALKING TRAILS IN MARYBOROUGH

Experience costume guided tours experiencing the old port city or be spooked on a night time ghost tour or why not make your own way with a downloadable trail map.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

7. CRUISE THE MARY RIVER

Take a cruise along the Mary River departing from Hervey Bay with Boat Club Adventure Cruises or Spirit of Hervey Bay. You may even spot a salt water croc on your adventure.

- $65 on the Spirit of Hervey Bay: https://spiritofherveybay.rezdy.com/28198/mary-river-cruise)

Click here for the Boat Club Adventure Cruises: http://www.boatclubadventurecruises.com.au/). 

 

8. ROCK POOL WALK  MT WALSH NATIONAL PARK

It will be well worth the walk when you reach the beautiful rock pools perfect for a picnic, cool off in the shade beside the rock pools or just to simply enjoy nature. 

-3km return walk

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 

 

9. EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF TOOGOOM

Go for a drive to the seaside village of Toogoom, only 15 minutes from Hervey Bay and stop for lunch at one of the cute little cafes, or why not pack a picnic and make a day of it. It is a popular spot for birdwatchers and golfers can tee off at Craignish Golf and Country Club or Fraser Lakes Golf Course.

Enjoy the beauty of Toogoom, a 15 minute drive from Hervey Bay.
Enjoy the beauty of Toogoom, a 15 minute drive from Hervey Bay.

10. GET FIT FOR FREE

Where else can you get fit with a beautiful view for about 15km? Get fit for free and take advantage of the exercise machines while you walk or run the beautiful Esplanade in Hervey Bay.

What is your favourite place to explore across the Fraser Coast? Share with us in the comments below. 



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