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July to November is Whale Watching Season in Hervey Bay

THE WHALES ARE ON THEIR WAY for their  visit and play in Hervey Bay. 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 when the whales frolic in the warm waters of the bay. Don't leave it too late...book now! See rates page for Whale Watching Packages.

The majestic Humpback Whale is likely to have been visiting the Fraser Coast Region from around 20,000 years ago. This fascinating creature has harmoniously swum in the world's oceans for over 23 million years and now many man-made impacts such as whaling, climate change and ship strikes threaten their existence. National Whale Day is held annually in the whale watch capital, Hervey Bay, raising awareness of these amazing creatures.

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Visit the ancestral home of the Macadamia nut, browse historical collections, dine in historic hotels or picnic riverside while taking in the picturesque scenery and genuine country hospitality.Discover the rural charms of the Fraser Coast Hinterland

The beautiful Mary River winds its way through much of the Fraser Coast hinterland and the opportunities for exploring are endless. So are the experiences – including camping, fishing, canoeing and bird watching.

Quiet roads and dedicated trails lend themselves to quality mountain biking, horse riding and bush walking including sections of the Australian Bicentennial National Trail (BNT), which follows many historic coach and stock routes in the area.

Discover Maryborough's heritage

Unlock the past in the charming old port city of Maryborough and you'll discover an experience like no other.From the mid 1800s to Federation, Maryborough was a thriving port town– second only to Sydney as Australia's main immigration point for thousands of new settlers who flocked to the new colony.

Markets

  • Nikenbah Markets - 1st & 3rd Sunday of month 7am-12noon
  • Koala Markets - 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of month Kruger Court
  • Maryborough Heritage Markets - Held every Thursday, in the Maryborough City Centre from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm
  • Burrum Heads Markets - 2nd Saturday of month Cnr. Burrum Heads Rd & Howard S

All of these wonderful attractions are easily accessed from Arlia Sands Apartments your Fraser Coast Accommodation provider.