Midway between Maryborough and Childers, the small Bruce Highway town of Torbanlea is strategically placed at the crossroads to some of the region’s top tourist attractions. Hervey Bay, prime whale-watching centre and launching point for Fraser Island safaris, is just 37km to the east, while Burrum Heads and the fascinating Burrum River National Park are just a few kilometres to the north. Childers and Maryborough, of course, are steeped in Queensland history and are especially worth a visit to see their fine examples of preserved colonial homes and buildings. If you'd rather investigate the sea, why not combine some whale-spotting in the August to October period with some serious fishing or diving. The only problem facing boaties and fishing enthusiasts who make the spring-time migration to Hervey Bay will be to divide their time between diving, water and jet-skiing, sailboarding and snorkelling or whether to fish estuary, reef, beach or from the jetty.