Latest stories from the Fraser Coast

Up to 400 people expected at Moroccan-themed awards night

A bigger crowd is expected at the Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards’ Moroccan-themed presentation night this year as the finalists of five new categories join the event.

Read more » 22/06/2018

Record visitor numbers and spending boost Fraser Coast economy

The Fraser Coast tourism industry hit new highs in the year to March with a record number of domestic visitors coming to the region and spending record amounts, according to the latest National Visitor Survey data released today.

Read more » 20/06/2018

Historic Bond Store basement is backdrop for Voices in the Dark

Imagine sitting in the pitch black basement of Maryborough’s historic Bond Store listening to stories about people from the Fraser Coast community.

Read more » 19/06/2018

Rare opportunity to learn creative writing from popular author

Fraser Coast youngsters have a rare opportunity to learn creative writing from popular author Justin D’Ath who has written more than 50 books for children and young adults.

Read more » 15/06/2018

More southern visitors expected as winter touring season starts

Fraser Coast Visitor Centre staff and volunteers have seen an upswing in activity this week as they prepare to welcome more tourist from further south as temperatures drop.

Read more » 14/06/2018

You'll Relish the chance to savour taste sensations at festival

Camp oven cooking guru Ranger Nick will be one of the special guests at this year’s Relish Food and Wine Festival in Queensland’s Heritage City of Maryborough.

Read more » 12/06/2018

Children's author to add her own magic to Mary Poppins Festival

Author and illustrator of the Ruby Red Shoes series Kate Knapp will bring her own brand of magic to the Mary Poppins Festival this June-July school holidays in Maryborough.

Read more » 11/06/2018

Fleet blessing to celebrate start of whale watching season

Roving entertainers, tasty food stalls and fun children’s rides will all be part of Hervey Bay’s traditional Blessing of the Fleet which signals the start of the whale watching season on July 21 this year.

Read more » 11/06/2018

Fraser Coast on show in Sydney and Brisbane

A delegation of local tourism operators has been in Sydney and Brisbane this week as a part of a Fraser Coast Tourism & Events 2018 Trade Mentoring program.

Read more » 07/06/2018

Bookings already being taken to dive on ex-HMAS Tobruk

Hervey Bay scuba diving companies are already accepting tentative bookings for divers keen to see the ex-HMAS Tobruk as soon as tours begin.

Read more » 05/06/2018