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Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

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Address: 166 Old Maryborough Road | Pialba, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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The Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere provides the ideal starting point for...

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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Kids loved it.

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Mountains, NC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 shop had several interesting things and some different children's books. The ladies there were very... More 

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Bli Bli, Australia
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This building must have had a lot of grant money. It is quite difficult to identify its purpose. You will need to be very accommodating to be excited by this.

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Mannering Park
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My husband and I spent two days in Hervey Bay and had a great visit to the Discovery Sphere. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibits were interesting. Note that this is a fairly small attraction and likely won't take more than an hour to get through.

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Thank Katie O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The staff were absoltuely lovely, for a gold coin donation the kids get a little fact sheet to fill out from the information found in the displays. There were some interactive exhibits and puzzles to solve. A film to watch and a couple of live displays. It's probably better for younger children but you could easily spend an hour here.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

There is a couple of nice shops to look at, one being local made craft items. I enjoy looking at the boats it feels nice and calm there, you can have a coffee or even a meal nice and relaxing.

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Thank kpurnell57
Hervey Bay, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was looking forward to the visit, but was disappointed. It is not expensive and was semi-interesting, but not great.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Quick stop in on our way through and was a lovely place to learn more about the arean and wildlife. Thank you

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Found this place completely by chance by stopping for a photo opportunity of the Nala Sculpture! Anne Frank exhibit, youth art was amazing and the Whales displays were all interesting and would have liked longer to spend more time there

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice exhibits and friendly staff members. Kids will enjoy touching starfishes in the open aquarium. The best part is the theatre with bean bags to watch a 10-minute movie about the aboriginal legend on the evolution of Fraser Island. We bought tickets (i think it was $7 per person) but now the admission price is just a gold coin donation.... More 

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