Hervey Bay Orchid Society's 28th Annual Spring Show

The Hervey Bay orchid Society & Council Orchid House will be joined by Bundaberg, Maryborough, Childers and Gympie Orchid Societies, all arranging dazzling displays of colourful and fragrant orchids to be judged in 43 differerent catagories. 

Fraser Coast Bromeliad & Bonsai groups, commercial nurseries and allied traders will also be selling a vast array of horticultural products for all occasions. Come and enjoy the knowledge of an exciting hobby we can all share in our wonderful Sub Tropical region.

Location / Venue
The Great Hall, Hervey Bay High School
Beach Rd, Pialba

Date / Time

1 October - 2 October 2011
8am -4pm Saturday & 8am-1pm Sunday

Adult: $5 pp incl. free Devonshire Tea/coffee 

Fraser Lions Pier Festival

Urangan Pier was built in 1917 to facilitate the export of coal and sugar. It was originally 1107 metres in length stretching far out to reach the deep water channel where ships were loaded with the bagged sugar transported by steam train right to the end of the jetty. The exports ceased in 1960. 

The structure was always a fisherman's paradise and remained so until it was closed in 1985. The authorities started to demolish the structure in 1986.  In spite of a strong public outcry we lost 239 metres of it before demolition was stopped. Today we celebrate the remaining 868 metres of the pier with the Fraser Lions Pier Festival now in it's 26th year.

A family day in the park with a fishing competition on the pier to boot. Entertainment all day with a magician and music for the family. Children's rides and a myriad of stalls selling all kinds of interests. Food - Fishing - Fun - Fabulous....

Sustainable House Day 2011

Sustainable House Day, Sunday 11th September will be celebrating its 10th year, the event will continue to showcase some of Australia’s most sustainable homes to the public as millions of Australians continue to embrace renewable energy, recycling, and other practices suitable to their lifestyles.

Sustainable House Day gives people the chance to get a real-life look inside houses that have been designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind and talk to owners, receiving unbiased advice.

There are 2 open homes available to view: 

  • 15 Treasure Street, Maryborough Eco Queenslander renovated in 2008 for sustainable living
  • 49 Raintree Avenue, Burrum Heads A sustainable home built in 2000