LIFE UNDER THE SEA: Reefworld owner Greg Wolff with Greg the groper, 22 years old. You can feed the turtles or feed the sharks any day over the holidays.
LIFE UNDER THE SEA: Reefworld owner Greg Wolff with Greg the groper, 22 years old. You can feed the turtles or feed the sharks any day over the holidays. Alistair Brightman FRA020611aqua

Plenty to do on the coast these school holidays

STRING ART CLASSES AT HERVEY BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Use pins and coloured string to create a beautiful design. Open to ages five and older. Bookings essential, contact the Hervey Bay Public Library on 41974220.

 

WHERE: 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba

 

WHEN: 10 to 11am Thursday September 21

 

COST: Free

 

JEWELLERY MAKING

 

Create your own necklace and bracelet using delicate beads and techniques. Open to ages five years and up. Bookings essential as places are limited call 41974206.

 

WHEN: 10am Thursday September 21

 

WHERE: 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay

 

COST: $15 non-members, $11 for members

 

Australia Day at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum - Reece and Melinda Harper with (L) Leighton Harper,1, and Maddison Jones,2, on the museum's historic fire engine.
Australia Day at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum - Reece and Melinda Harper with (L) Leighton Harper,1, and Maddison Jones,2, on the museum's historic fire engine. Alistair Brightman

 

MARYBOROUGH OPEN HOUSE

 

One of Queensland's oldest cities opens its doors for you to explore its past. Visit Maryborough's private residences, churches and striking public buildings which reflect the town's early prosperity in the late 1800s and 1900s, also architectural styles from the Colonial and Federation to the inter-war period.

For a full list of open buildings, visit ourfrasercoast.com.au/ Open-House/Buildings

 

WHEN: 10am to 4pm Saturday September 23

 

WHERE: Maryborough

 

LEGO CHALLENGE AT HERVEY BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Use your imagination to make a balloon powered car and artbot and more. Open to ages five and older. The lego challenge does not require a booking.

 

WHERE: 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba

 

WHEN: 9am to noon Wednesday September 27

 

COST: Free

 

CHIBITRONICS AT HERVEY BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Chibitronics uses electronic stickers to make circuits which can be used to code technology in arts and crafts. Open to ages eight and older. Bookings essential, contact the Hervey Bay public library on 419 4220.

 

WHERE: 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba

 

WHEN: 10am to 11am Tuesday September 26

 

COST: Free

 

SEWING AT HERVEY BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Make your own bag to keep for yourself or a gift for someone special. Open to ages five years and up. Bookings essential as places are limited call 41974206.

 

WHEN: 10am Thursday September 28

 

WHERE: 166 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay

 

COST: $15 non-members, $11 for members

 

ROCK ON AT ARTABILITY

 

Make a variety of whimsical and quirky art and crafted pieces from pebbles and small stones. For ages eight to 12 years. Bookings essential, call 41245104

 

WHERE: The Artability Studio, Point Vernon

 

WHEN: 1pm to 4pm Wednesday September 27

 

COST: $30

 

GUIDED HIKING TOUR WITH EXPERIENCE ALTITUDE

 

Suitable for moderate levels of fitness, take a guided half-day hike of Striped Boulder at the foot of Mount Walsh, an enormous boulder with a unique history. Register via email only to Moira experience.altitude@ gmail.com

 

WHEN: 7.30am Friday September 29

 

WHERE: Beier's Park, Biggenden

 

COST: $20 Adult, $10 Children

 

HERVEY BAY HISTORICAL VILLAGE AND MUSEUM

 

The award-winning historical village and museum features 21 historical buildings housing over 12,000 exhibits from the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay area. There will be demonstrations in blacksmithing, corn shelling and rope making, which children can help with, held every afternoon during the school holidays.

 

WHERE: 13 Zephyr St, Scarness

 

WHEN: 1pm to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday

10am to 4.30pm Sunday

 

COST: $10 Adult, $3 Children

 

AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE PARK

 

Australian Adventure Park has a school holiday activity program open for campers and the local community. Some of the activities available range from laser skirmish, flying fox and abseiling to archery, river fishing and kayaking on the lake. Available from Monday September 18 to Monday October 2. Bookings essential call 41867606.

 

WHEN: 8am to 6pm

 

WHERE: 805 Burrum Heads Rd, Burrum River

 

COST: $20 - $50

 

WETSIDE WATER PARK

 

WetSide Water Park, located on the foreshore, is an eco-friendly public asset designed around water 'infotainment'. The park includes a special area for under-fives called Totside and the FlipSide BoardRider wave machine (fees apply). During Queensland school holidays, the park is open seven days a week.

 

WHERE: The junction of Main St and the Esplanade, Pialba

 

WHEN: 10am - 5pm

 

COST: Free

 

REEFWORLD AQUARIUM

 

Observe the sea life in their natural habitat at Reefworld Aquarium. Home to many different marine animals including colourful tropical fish, sharks and large reef fish, along with tubeworms, crabs and many more. Feed the turtles at 11am or the sharks at 2.30pm daily.

 

WHEN: 9.30am to 4pm seven days a week

 

WHERE: Dayman Park, cnr Kent St and Pulgul St, Urangan

 

COST: $20 Adult $10 Children three to 13 years

 

RUSSELL'S REST TRACK

 

Beginning at the Burrum Point camping area this track meanders through cypress pine and past a large fig to a small picnic area with views over the water. A short 500 metre return-walk totalling 10 minutes.

 

WHERE: Walkers Point Rd, Woodgate

 

WHEN: 24 hours a day

 

COST: Free

 

HERVEY BAY BOTANIC GARDENS

 

Explore the garden walkways of Hervey Bay's 26-hectare botanic gardens. Pack a picnic blanket and find a shady spot, or use one of the many shelters and barbecues available.

 

WHERE: 62-105 Elizabeth St, Urangan

 

WHEN: 6.30am to 8pm seven days a week

 

COST: Free

 

HAND-FEED THE DOLPHINS OF TIN CAN BAY

 

About an hour's drive south of Hervey Bay you can feed the resident humpback dolphins of Tin Can Bay at Barnacles Dolphin Centre and Café. Arrive from 7am for an 8am feeding.

 

WHERE: Norman Point, Tin Can Bay

 

WHEN: 7am to 3pm seven days a week

 

COST: $10