Latest stories from the Fraser Coast

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

Something is brewing in Maryborough – the birthplace of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers

With Mary Poppins Returns to hit cinema screens on January 1, something magical is stirring in Maryborough – the birthplace of author P.L. Travers whose imagination hatched the world-famous nanny.

Read more » 20/12/2018

Fireworks at 8pm cap off family-friendly New Year's Eve party

Revellers should dress in their best beach party costume to make the most of the family-friendly 2018 New Year’s Eve By The Beach festivities at Torquay on December 31.

Read more » 12/12/2018

New Food 'n' Groove Fridays event set for launch in Hervey Bay

An exciting new Friday night food scene, featuring dishes from the region’s many multicultural groups, will be launched in Hervey Bay on January 4.

Read more » 11/12/2018

Winter wonderland, twilight markets added to Carols in the Park

A winter wonderland snow zone, twilight markets, free candles from sponsor USC and free face painting are new additions to this year’s Carols in the Park in Maryborough on December 9.

Read more » 26/11/2018

World-class fishing a fledgling new tourist attraction

The recently recognised world-class marlin fishing ground off the continental shelf from Hervey Bay could become a mecca for game fishers from around the globe, according to an industry specialist.

Read more » 21/11/2018

Visitor Information Centre wins gold on way to national awards

The Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre has received automatic entry into the competition to select the best visitor centre in Australia after winning gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards.

Read more » 19/11/2018

Kingfisher named the best at Business and Tourism Awards

Kingfisher Bay Resort Group turned the 2018 Business and Tourism Awards into a “royal occasion” for the company clinching a hat-trick of awards including the title of Best Fraser Coast Business on Friday night.

Read more » 03/11/2018

Double-digit growth - almost 900,000 stay overnight on Fraser Coast in 2017-18

Strong trends in the domestic drive markets have pushed total international and domestic overnight visitation to the Fraser Coast close to 900,000 in 2017-18, which is up more than 20% on the previous year.

Read more » 02/11/2018