Hot Spots to Visit in the Land Down Under


Parade puts spotlight on protecting Oceania

PROTECTING Oceania is the theme of this year’s Illumination Parade, a highlight of the annual Hervey Bay Whale Festival, and entries are still open. “Protecting our oceans is important for all marine life that calls the Bay home,” Fraser Coast Councillor Darren Everard said. “We hope to spread educational messages and inspire people to practice […]

Mary Poppins Festival on again in Maryborough

COSTUMED characters, children’s rides and  face painting will help transform Maryborough into a magical Mary Poppins experience again today, June 30. It will be a Mary old time at the Mary Poppins Festival in the Park with children’s rides and arty workshops in the Mary River Parklands from 10am – 4pm. Children and adults can […]

Fraser Coast’s natural paradise

IF YOUR idea of a great holiday is really getting away from it all and relaxing in a natural paradise, then salvation is close at hand at Queensland’s Hervey Bay and neighbouring Fraser Island. A three-hour drive or 40-minute flight north of Brisbane transports you into an official stress-free holiday zone, complete with sweeping golden […]

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James Squire Tales and Ales

The popular James Squire Tales and Ales is returning to Relish Food and Wine Fest on Saturday, June 8. The historic Bond Store in Maryborough’s Portside district will once again play host to the perfect food and beer experience. Councillor for Sport Recreation and Events, Darren Everard said the matching sessions were one of the […]

Banyan Bubbly Breakfast

The finer flavours of Relish Fraser Coast will linger on after the event, thanks to the Banyan Bubbly Breakfast to be held in Queens Park on Sunday, June 9. Bayfusion Food Designs and Sexie Coffee have partnered with Sirromet Wines to present a delicious gourmet breakfast under the Banyan tree (pictured) from 8am to 10am. […]

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Conquering the fear of sharks

By Debbie Foale Sharks.  Most of us have some sort of fear of these creatures, probably largely thanks to how Hollywood portrays them.  It’s safe to say that movies such as Jaws have firmly tagged sharks as the bad guy, who cruise the shorelines looking for unwary swimmers.  Regular news reports from Western Australia, where […]

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Relish … the local wineries

They say every wine has a tale to tell … and on Saturday, June 8 visitors to Relish Food and Wine Fest will have a chance to sample some of the finest “stories” the region has to offer. A host of award-winning regional wineries from across the Wide Bay Burnett will offer free tastings as […]

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Frightful fun on Maryborough ghost tour

Maryborough’s resident supernaturals will be out in force on this weekend (May 25) when the Ghost Tours and Tales of Maryborough gets underway from 6pm – 10pm. Tour hosts Mary Widow and Hutton the Hangman have been terrifying tourists and locals alike on the Ghostly Tours for years, and admit some of the supernatural phenomena […]

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My Kitchen Rules stars sign on for Relish

The Fraser Coast’s very own My Kitchen Rules superstars will share their culinary secrets with visitors to this year’s Relish Food and Wine Fest in Maryborough (Saturday, June 8). Hervey Bay couple Dan and Steph Mulheron cooked their way into Australia’s hearts when they were crowned the winners of the hit TV show My Kitchen […]