Latest stories from the Fraser Coast

World Whale Heritage status declared for Hervey Bay!

Hervey Bay has today been announced as the first Whale Heritage Site in the world, declared by the World Cetacean Alliance at its international conference in Hervey Bay.

Read more » 30/10/2019

Call out: We want your bamboo donation for an arts project!

In preparing for the World Whale Conference in October, Fraser Coast Tourism & Events is working with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to develop a whale sculpture on the Hervey Bay foreshore to reinforce the region as one of the most significant humpback whale destinations in the world.

Read more » 03/07/2019

A new magical edition to the Mary Poppins Festival in 2019

A new edition to the Mary Poppins Festival, Let’s Go Fly A Kite is a kite flying event in Queens Park where children can decorate their very own Mary Poppins inspired kite and watch their creation come to life in the skies!

Read more » 27/06/2019

Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards now open!

Submissions for the region’s premier annual industry gongs, the 2019 Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards, are now open with nominees able to access a new website which will simplify the entry process.

Read more » 04/06/2019

Enjoy the winter sunshine at the Fraser Coast's outdoor festivals

Fraser Coast winter days are filled with warm sunshine so locals are rolling out the welcome mat for out-of-towners to enjoy the glorious weather and the Winter of Festivals.

Read more » 12/03/2019

Fraser Coast has a new sunken treasure for scuba divers to explore

A rush of scuba divers from around Australia is expected to begin exploring the underwater wonderland created by the ex-HMAS Tobruk after the launch of commercial operations on February 25.

Read more » 08/02/2019

New dates for Food 'n' Groove Fridays after successful trial

After a successful six-week summer trial, Food ‘n’ Groove Fridays will move from a weekly event to be held monthly until the Easter school holidays.

Read more » 08/02/2019

Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes to headline By The C

Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes will be joined by one of the most exciting line-ups of rock talent assembled in Queensland when he headlines the second annual By The C concert at Hervey Bay on Saturday, May 11.

Read more » 04/02/2019

Grab your mates and start your Australia Day celebrations early

Wrap your laughing gear around as many lamingtons as you can manage at the Lamington Eating Competition during the special early Australia Day celebrations at Food ‘n’ Groove Fridays on January 25.

Read more » 22/01/2019

Near-record number of visitors push spending to highest levels

A near-record number of domestic overnight visitors spent the highest amount ever on the Fraser Coast in the year to September, according to the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia.

Read more » 09/01/2019