The Big Peanut Kingaroy

The Big Peanut in Kingaroy

The biggest peanut city in Australia is Kingaroy but it was without a big thing until November 2021 when the Big Peanut was revealed. It had been over 4 years since I last travelled through Kingaroy on a brown sign hunting trip. Big things were not something I was collecting at the time, but I … Read more

South Burnett Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre

Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre

The visitor centre in Kingaroy is called the South Burnett Visitor Information Centre. Address: 128 Haly St, Kingaroy, Queensland. Website: Phone: 07 4189 9555 Email: Nearby Brown Signs Bora Ring – The Coolabunia Bora Ring is one of two raised embankment rings used in Aboriginal boyhood to manhood ceremonies Gordonbrook Dam – the water … Read more

The Big Whale

The Big Whale breaching, made of red ironbark timber and stainless steel

The Big Whale in Hervey Bay is a wood and stainless teel sculpture of a blue whale, breaching out of the ground. The 22-tonne sculpture, taking 400 hours of carving, is made from 10 tonnes of local red ironback to create the main body. A further 12 tonnes of marine grade stainless steel forms the … Read more

Fraser Island Barge

Vehicle going onto a barge, Kingfisher Bay at the Fraser Island Barge ramp

The Fraser Island Barge at River Heads is one of two locations to catch a vehicle barge across to Fraser Island. River Heads is between Hervey Bay and Maryborough and is across from the western coast of Fraser Island. The barge heads to the jetty at Kingfisher Bay where the western resort is located.

Maryborough Visitor Information Centre

Maryborough Visitor Information Centre

Maryborough Visitor Information Centre is located at Maryborough’s Town Hall. Information about Maryborough, the local area, and the Fraser Coast region can be found and provided by the helpful staff. Address: 388 Kent St, Maryborough, Queensland. Website: Phone: 1800 214 789 Email: Nearby Brown Signs Cherry Tree Lane – a bronze statue of Pamela … Read more

Big Fighting Whiting

The Big Fighting Whiting outside the Historical Complex in Hervey Bay

The Big Fighting Whiting is a promotional big thing at the Historical Village in Hervey Bay. It was donated to Hervey Bay in 1974 when the town was known as the Town of the Fighting Whiting. In 1995, the Fighting Whiting became the subject of a prank. The big whiting was completely covered with Colmalco … Read more

Gatakers Bay

Gatakers Bay boat ramp and cleaning table shelter

Gatakers Bay is on Point Vernon in Hervey Bay and is the northern end of the Hervey Bay Esplanade Trail. The Hervey Bay Esplanade Trail is a 16km walk following the coastline between Gatakers Bay and Dayman Park at Urangan Harbour. The walk can be extended 1km further continuing west on to Parraweena Park. Fishermen … Read more

Black Stump Park

Black stump and playground paths and green space behind it, taken at Point Vernon in Hervey Bay

Black Stump Park is on Point Vernon in Hervey Bay, near to one of the best sunset spots in the area. Less than 200m from Gataker’s Bay where there is a boat ramp, it is the spot to come to if you want facilities while family is boating or after coming back from boating. The … Read more

Esa Park

Playground at Esa Park in Hervey Bay

Esa Park is a great park away from the hustle and bustle of other Hervey Bay foreshore parks. The park is somewhat simple yet it boasts all the facilities and features to ensure a wonderful family day. There are several sheltered picnic areas and free BBQs. The playground has a climbing spider-web, swings, and spring … Read more

The Gables

Sheltered picnic table and BBQ in a park, taken at The Gables at Point Vernon in Hervey Bay

The Gables is a small park on the western side of Point Vernon in Hervey Bay with picnic tables, BBQs and toilets. It is a lovely and quite location for relaxing and enjoying the sea breeze. There is sand at the beach, however, the coastline at this part of Hervey Bay is rocky. The sand … Read more