COMING SOON: PBR Bull Riding will be back at the Seafront Oval on April 30, and accommodation is booking out fast.
COMING SOON: PBR Bull Riding will be back at the Seafront Oval on April 30, and accommodation is booking out fast. Alistair Brightman

Bucking bulls boost tourism on Fraser Coast

THE bucking of the bulls and the thrill of the fall have been enough to entice hundreds of visitors back to the Fraser Coast region for the second Pro Bull Riding event.

Oceans Resort and Spa general manager Chris Taylor said the resort was filling up fast for the last weekend in April, when the rodeo comes to Hervey Bay.

"We are almost full," he said.

Mr Taylor said having the professional rodeo come to town on April 30 was a boost at a much-needed time.

"At this time of year it's great to have this event coming in low periods," he said.

Mr Taylor said the March, April and May period was usually the slowest for visitors to the area.

About 3000 people turned up last year to grab a glimpse of the bull riding action on Seafront Oval in Pialba, brought to Hervey Bay for the first time last year by the Chronicle and Rural Weekly.

To accommodate for the huge crowds, this year the size of the arena has been increased as well as the number of food stalls.

The rodeo will feature some of the nation's best bull riders including Cody Heffernan, who is currently top of the PBR leaderboard.

PBR Hervey Bay

  • Where: Seafront Oval
  • When: 5pm, Saturday, April 30
  • Cost: $40 adult, $15 child, $95 family


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