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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is an irresistible nature-based adventure playground. It's the gateway to world heritage listed Fraser island and one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with humpback whales.


Settled in 1847, Maryborough is one of Queensland's oldest cities and was one of the busiest immigration ports in Australia in the second half of the 1880s.


Down at the water’s edge is a pleasant spot to have a picnic with a sheltered gazebo and playground. There’s an all weather boat ramp with tidal access for fishing. Click here to follow our Great Sandy Strait Discovery Trail.


Miners moved into the area as early as 1864 when a seam of coal was discovered on the banks of the Burrum River.


Poona offers a great place for children to play and swim safely, with dolphins playing just off the beach.  When the tide goes out, explore the tidal pools, pump for yabbies on the beach or chase soldier crabs.


A quaint little country town, Mungar rests on the western banks of the Mary River


Platypus play in secluded creeks and rare and protected species such as the lungfish, Mary River Turtle and huge Mary River cod are found in the Mary River. 


Located between Brooweena and Biggenden, the small township of Teebar is the site of the famous annual Teebar Rodeo, held every June.

River Heads

The town is built on a narrow peninsula surrounded by the Great Sandy Strait (to the east), the mouth of the Mary River (south) and the mouth of the Susan River (a tributary of the Mary) to the west.


Stroll along soft, sandy beaches, collect fascinating shells, explore rivers and creeks by boat or canoe or just sit and watch the pelicans or some of the other 90 species of bird life that inhabit the area.