What to do in Hervey Bay, Queensland

Say hello to Hervey Bay, where you can soak up the sun and sink your toes into the soft sand at safe swimming beaches, sheltered by Fraser Island. Walk the historic Urangan Pier or stroll the flat pathways of the beachfront esplanade, dotted with seaside cafes and picnic spots, while enjoying stunning views.

Cast a line into the crystal-clear waters  which lap nearby jetties and host an incredible variety of fish. Dine at the water's edge on succulent fresh seafood or across the road at the Bay's many quality restaurants. If you prefer a steak, there are loads of family-friendly hotels or clubs to choose from.

Don't forget! Hervey Bay is renowned as the best place in Australia, if not the world, for whale watching encounters. If you're visiting us between July and November you can't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.

Plan your trip with these great deals

Tasman Venture Whale Watching Hervey Bay

SAVE $60* and experience a Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience + Whale Watching Encounter Package

Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

Best value whale watch + 10% off!

Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters

Enjoy more time with the whales and great food PLUS 10% off

Akama Resort

Stay 4+ nights and save $10 per night!

Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II

20% OFF! 1/2 day whale watch cruise aboard Quick Cat II - only $88 per adult.

Mantra Hervey Bay

Stay 3 nights or more and save up to 25%*. Choose from a Hotel Room, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bedroom Spa or 2 Bedroom Dual Key Apartment.

Our top Hervey Bay adventures

  • Get up close and personal with the humpbacks in the whale watching capital of the world or if you want to get even closer, jump in the water and have a swim with them!
  • Go for a stand-up paddle board in the calm and protected waters along the beaches of Hervey Bay.
  • Get immersed in learning all about the history of flora and fauna of Hervey Bay at the Fraser Coast Discovery Centre.


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