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Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

166 Old Maryborough Road | Pialba, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4191 2610
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Well worth a visit

A chance to learn more of the region, presented in a friendly way. Learn more about Fraser Island... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
enjoytraveladelaide
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Cooroy, Australia
History / natural history museum rolled into one

Great place to stop and spend some time. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff, particularly the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Howarth S
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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The Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere provides the ideal starting point for exploring the outstanding natural wonders of the Fraser Coast, Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Biosphere.Discover Hervey Bay’s personal relationship with the majestic humpback whale, the uniqueness of World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Strait, the legends and traditions of the Butchulla People – traditional Indigenous owners and caretakers of the area, as well as much more.Engage, connect, and be inspired!
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166 Old Maryborough Road | Pialba, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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+61 7 4191 2610
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A chance to learn more of the region, presented in a friendly way. Learn more about Fraser Island, the forests, the lakes and the animals and birds.

Thank enjoytraveladelaide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop and spend some time. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff, particularly the chap who told us where to go to spot soldier crabs and explained about the live lungfish that they have in a tank. Art gallery next door. Gold coin ($2)...More

Thank Howarth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on the Discovery Sphere when we had an afternoon to spare in Hervey Bay. It's worth a visit just to see the magnificent whale sculpture outside! It is only a small museum and you may only stay there for an hour or so...More

Thank Skullclaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this centre by accident whilst driving out of Hervey Bay to return home. The stunning huge whale sculpture out the front caught our eye from the roadside so we pulled up. Boy, were we glad! The sculpture is beautiful, and not only that...More

Thank Irene I
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The unique relationship between the Fraser Coast and the annual migration of the Humpback Whales is featured at the Discovery Centre. The walls are an interesting history of these gentle giants who delight tourists with their antics out in the safety of the bay. The...More

Thank rosc56
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We discovered this place from the tourist brochures. All very interesting and shows the history of the local people and their arts. A lot of detail about Fraser Island and what it is like. This made us go on a scenic flight to see it...More

Thank Bill318
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Lucky for the video in the theatre room as that was about all it had for the young children. Lucky it is only a gold coin donation because I certainly wouldn't pay more than that. It was worth going and the gold coin donation though.

Thank Chantelle P
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Place very interesting and informative. Showcases indigenous arts and some local artists. Nice to know some information regarding frasercoast region.

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Informative and fun for the kids as well as adults. Very helpful staff. Could do with some more exhibits, but generally a great little place to give the kids a taste of marine life and history of the area.

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We got out of the heat for an hour and enjoyed this small museum in Hervey Bay. It is very small and is geared more for children, but for the price of a gold coin, we enjoyed it! Actually learned things about whales. The gift...More

Thank Heatonclan
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Colacube9
10 October 2016|
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Response from Andrew E | Property representative |
No replicas are available, the piece is a 'one of a kind' designed and built by a local Hervey Bay artist to celebrate the amazing life of "Nala"
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