Framed by the Fraser Coast, it’s little wonder Antarctica’s humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hervey Bay every year. And just offshore, sits Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island.
Learn all about the beauty of this region with a visit to the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Interpretive panels and interactive displays are designed to educate visitors on the beauty and diversity of the Great Sandy Biosphere.
The centre also offers an immersive “underwater encounter” with the humpback whales, as well as a full-size reproduction of a whale skeleton.
The Dreamtime stories, artwork and traditions of the local Butchulla are also interwoven throughout the experience. Kids will love a dedicated children’s section with storytelling and interactive challenges and a selfie with the giant whale sculpture.
166 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.