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Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

166 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4197 4206
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Great Photo op

Fun to see the sculptures up close. The area is great for families & children too. Always great to... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Melanie_OZ1
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Sydney, Australia
Intriguing and entertaining

Great little place. The exhibits were wonderful. So much to see and learn about. Good to pass some... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Kim C
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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 4197 4206
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Fun to see the sculptures up close. The area is great for families & children too. Always great to be able to walk around this area when I come to visit family in Hervey Bay.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Great little place. The exhibits were wonderful. So much to see and learn about. Good to pass some time away and even had a little craft section for young kids to engage in.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We stopped in to visit the Discover Sphere, after seeing 'the big whale'. It was a great exhibit and had very informative facts. The kids loved the puzzle area and viewing objects under magnifying glass. The cinema area with bean bags was also great to...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

really great!! what more is there to say!! great exhibits right outside and so much inside! well worth a visit

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Well worth the $2 entry. Loved the whale bit as you go into the exhibition. Lots of information and things to see. Well worth a visit. The art exhibition that was on at the time we were there was not to my liking as I...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Our family went there for a visit one week day afternoon and the experience was simply wonderful. It is good to visit this place and see what they have.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

On a recent trip to Hervey Bay to see the Whales we came across this whale replica in the park. While we were photographing this huge replica a local told us that the tail section is at the roundabout at the end of the road....More

Thank The_Brew_Master364
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

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.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 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

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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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