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Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

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Address: 166 Old Maryborough Road | Pialba, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4191 2610
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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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Lovely new facility

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank rahrah1
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Thiru Murugan P
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Well worth the visit, very informative.Learn about the area and history. Very helpful staff, great shop as well.

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Thank Lisa R
Hervey Bay, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

what an experience to see the art work on display and the history of Hervey Bay good for the children to learn about the area with the electronic displays.Admire the work of the whale outside in the grass area,

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Thank bev218
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The sphere is a great place to have a look at the local history etc of the area. Gold coin donation is good for entry. Great for kids, not overcrowded (YET!!)

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Thank Tabitha A
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The centre was really good and they had an exhibition on of Anne Frank which was really interesting. Loved the whale sculpture out front.

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Thank Rebecca L
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Some great props here to make interesting photos, Lovey place to have breakfast or lunch, great choices and most cater to vegetarians too.

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Thank Morgana G
Whyalla, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We recently stopped in to the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere for a look, gold coin donation and we had a look through the art gallery & the Discovery Centre, took us about 1-2 hours. Great photo opportunity with "Nala" the whale that stands about 8 metres tall out the front of the building. "Nala" is without doubt the highlight of... More 

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