Council provides a range of services and facilities for children, young people and families in the Fraser Coast region.
Council holds a range of events and activities for families and children - discover a world of fun!
Council offers a number of water, recycling and water conservation education tours.
To find out more education webpage
The Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere
The Discovery Sphere provides the ideal starting point to have fun and learn about the Fraser Coast. Children can meet the loveable Harvey the Whale and get hands-on with interactive challenges and activities.
Have your photo taken alongside the impressive twelve-metre high sculpture of Hervey Bay's iconic whale, Nala, or check out the artwork at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.
To find out more Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
Hervey Bay Gallery presents changing exhibitions featuring a dynamic range of local, national and international exhibitions complemented by workshops, talks and a host of other programs.
For information on session dates and times Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough is a community artspace which displays the work of local and regional artists and craftspeople.
For more details Gatakers Artspace
The Brolga’s diverse program is a broad cross-section of the community including productions tailored to meet specific needs of youth, primary school-aged children, seniors and families.
Brolga Theatre to find out about upcoming shows and performances.
Fraser Coast Museums
The Fraser Coast has many museums and historical collections.
Our Fraser Coast for full details of the museums on the Fraser Coast.
Fraser Coast Aquatic Centres
There are two aquatic centres to enjoy in the region - Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
The pool inflatable operates on Saturdays from 11am to 2.30pm (weather permitting). Cost is $2 plus pool entry.
The Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre features a 50m pool, 25m heated pool, children's leisure pool with water slides, BBQs and shaded picnic areas and play equipment.
The Maryborough Aquatic Centre boasts a 50-metre pool, 25-metre heated pool, hydrotherapy pool, children's play area, tip bucket, amenities and kiosk.
Aquatic Centres for open hours.
WetSide Water Park
Located on the Hervey Bay Esplanade foreshore, WetSide Water Park features interactive play equipment, water slides, surfing and special play area for under-5’s called TotSide.
There is also a coffee shop, viewing decks and boardwalks, educational displays, amenities and a pay-per-use Board Rider wave machine.
For more information Wetside Water Park
Fraser Coast Libraries
Parks and Gardens
The Fraser Coast has two botanic gardens - one among the oldest in Australia, while the other grows out of sand dunes more than 6000 years old. It also has more than 80 other parks, gardens, playgrounds and recreational areas.
Our Fraser Coast for more information on Fraser Coast parks.
There are many green open spaces, barbeque facilities, picnic areas, walkways and cycleways, play equipment, sporting fields and skate parks on the Fraser Coast.
Our Fraser Coast for more information.
Fish off one of the small jetties along the Esplanade or walk out to the end of the long jetty (approx. 1 km long).
Drop a fishing line into a deep shipping channel where they catch all sorts of fish like garfish, whiting, bream, flathead up to big fish like "Golden Trevally".
Fishing on Visit Fraser Coast for information on the best spots for fishing.
If you would like more information, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on phone 1300 79 49 29.