Hervey Bay

Situated 3 and a half hours drive north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a natural bay between the mainland and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Renowned for its visiting humpback whales, and the close and intimate Whale Watching experiences that the local fleet can offer, Hervey Bay is a popular playground for tourists all year round because of its mild climate.

Hervey Bay’s golden beaches stretch for approximately 14 kilometers along the Bay’s foreshore offering families a safe haven to swim or to just enjoy the sand. Directly opposite the esplanade, all beaches are close to services and facilities.

Sheltered by Fraser Island, the beach side town of Hervey Bay is a friendly and relaxing place to visit!

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Our Top Things To Do

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Visit Fraser Island

From freshwater lakes and creeks, to rugged bush track, lush rainforests and the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Mckenzie, the world’s largest sand island also known as K’gari is a must see! Hervey Bay is the gateway to Fraser Island offering a number of touring and transport options by land, sea or air.

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Experience Australia’s best whale watching

See spectacular displays from the thousands of majestic humpback whales that visit Hervey Bay between July – November every year. Renowned for their curiosity, encounters in Hervey Bay are an extremely intimate experience and why it’s been dubbed the whale watch capital of the world!

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Dive the ex-HMAS Tobruk

Australia’s newest dive wreck, the ex-HMAS Tobruk rests on the seabed just north of Hervey Bay. The placement of this wreck offers excellent access for divers with a full swim-through experience. The wreck is teeming with marine life and can be accessed by booking a tour or with a dive permit for those with their own boat and equipment.

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Walk along the iconic Urangan Pier

Hervey Bay’s iconic Urangan Pier is more than one hundred years old and is one of the longest piers in Australia, stretching nearly one kilometeres out to sea! The walk to the end will be well worth it when you’re treated to stunning views of Hervey Bay and great opportunities to see the local marine life. Top tip: It’s also one of the region’s supreme fishing spots for anglers looking to throw in a line.

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Jump on a watersports adventure

Whether you’re the ultimate adrenalin seeker or looking to sit back and enjoy the ride, Hervey Bay has a water sports adventure for you to jump into. From dolphin and sunset tours to jet skiing and windsurfing, the coastal lifestyle in Hervey Bay can be offer an experience for everyone.

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Relax on secluded beaches

Experience coastal paradise without the crowds along the 13 kilometere stretch of esplanade in Hervey Bay. From the family friendly hub of Pialba to the fishers delight in Urangan, you’ll find plenty of spots that offer incredible beachside views complete with safe swimming, plenty of BBQ areas and no crowds. Click here to find the perfect beach spot.

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Best Western Plus Quarterdecks Retreat
Quarterdecks Retreat

An exclusive retreat located within the Boat Harbour precinct of Hervey Bay, The Quarterdecks Retreat…

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Villa Cavour Hervey Bay

Villa Cavour is a charming character home in beautiful Hervey Bay with an Aussie-Italian-beachy vibe….

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Charlton Apartments

Charlton Apartments is a four star rated, fully self-contained apartment resort offering some of the…

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Fraser Coast RV Park
Fraser Coast RV Park

75 acres for all types of camping at the gateway to Fraser Island at River…

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Woolshed Backpackers
Woolshed Eco Lodge

Woolshed Eco Lodge is a sustainable, clean and friendly accommodation for the budget minded traveller…

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White Crest Apartments

White Crest Apartments accommodation is in a prime position along the Esplanade in Torquay, Hervey…

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Windmill Caravan Park

Windmill Caravan Park is centrally located in Hervey Bay close to the beach, Urangan Pier,…

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Grand Mercure Allegra Apartments

Grand Mercure Allegra Apartments is one of Hervey Bay’s finest apartment accommodation options, perfect for…

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The Beach Motel

Located in tropical gardens on the Esplanade across from the glorious Shelly Beach, the motel…

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Comfort Inn On Main, Hervey Bay

Affordable, clean and comfortable accommodation in the vibrant heart of Hervey Bay. Situated in the…

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Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is a unique holiday destination like no other in Hervey Bay….

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Main Street Motel Hervey Bay

They are a small motel in the heart of Hervey Bay, a two minute walk…

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The Palms Hervey Bay

The Palms boutique caravan park is only 400 metres from beautiful Torquay Beach and Charlton…

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The Bay Apartments Hervey Bay

The Bay Apartments Holiday Resort is situated directly opposite one of Hervey Bay’s best beaches,…

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Pier Caravan Park Hervey Bay

Ideally located at Hervey Bay’s iconic Urangan Pier, the Pier Caravan Park is fresh and…

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Shelly Bay Resort

Water views from every apartment at Shelly Bay Resort. Their three storey property enjoys a…

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Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park
Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park

Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park is a pleasant and friendly caravan park with ample shade trees,…

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Ramada Hervey Bay

Ramada Hervey Bay Resort provides the ideal location from which to enjoy all the natural…

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Akama Resort

Akama Resorts offers spacious self-catering one, two, three-bedroom and penthouse apartments with an open plan…

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Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park

The Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park, with absolute beachfront frontage, is the perfect family and holiday…

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Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park

Multi award winning, Fraser Coast Tourist Park, offers excellent facilities and unrivaled guest service. With…

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BreakFree Great Sandy Straits

The only absolute waterfront resort in Hervey Bay, BreakFree Great Sandy Straits is the perfect…

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Tasman Holiday Parks – Fraser Coast

Enjoy the best of all worlds at their relaxed and welcoming holiday park, perched in…

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Oaks Hervey Bay Resort and Spa

Oaks Resort and Spa Hervey Bay offers apartment style accommodation opposite the Urangan Beach Pier….

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Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort

Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort opened its doors in 1978 to the traveller and adventure…

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Colonial Village Cabins, Camping and Tours

Colonial Village is only 50 metres from Urangan beach and 300 metres from the Marina/Harbour…

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Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay

If you like your beach holidays packed with coastal charm, Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay has…

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The Grange Resort Hervey Bay

No illusion surrounds The Grange Resort with its relaxed friendliness in a private world of…

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Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge

The Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge is located in the peaceful Pialba region of Hervey Bay…

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Sunlodge Tourist Park

SunLodge Tourist Park is located in Mant Street, Point Vernon, the quieter end of Hervey…

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Tasman Holiday Parks – Hervey Bay

The world’s largest sand island awaits you at beautiful Hervey Bay. Your accommodation at Tasman…

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Scarness Beachfront Tourist Park

Scarness Beachfront Tourist Park in Hervey Bay has absolute beachfront sites; there are no roads…

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BIG4 Point Vernon Holiday Park

Paul and Jacinta invite you to the Big4 Point Vernon Holiday Park. With its lush…

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Riviera Resort

All of Riviera’s one, two and three bedroom apartments are fully self-contained and feature large…

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Urangan Motor Inn
Urangan Motor Inn

Urangan Motor Inn is situated at the quieter end of the Esplanade, on the beach…

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Mantra Hervey Bay

Mantra Hervey Bay, located amidst the natural beauty of the Fraser Coast is the perfect…

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Discovery Parks- Fraser Street, Hervey Bay
Discovery Parks- Fraser Street, Hervey Bay

Set on eight acres of subtropical gardens, Discovery Parks – Fraser Street, Hervey Bay (formerly…

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Arlia Sands Apartments

Just off the Esplanade at Torquay, Arlia Sands is the perfect location for a quiet…

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Things to Do in Hervey Bay

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Remote Fraser Island Experience and Whale Watch Encounter – Tasman Venture
Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience – Tasman Venture

Experience the unique and untouched remote west coast of Fraser Island (K’gari) and enjoy up…

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Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery (HBRG) is a public gallery located on Butchulla Country in the…

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Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum
Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum

The Multi Award Winning Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum features 27 historical buildings housing…

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Brilliant Fraser Getaway – The Boat Club
Brilliant Fraser Getaway – The Boat Club

The Boat Clubs Brilliant Fraser Getaway cruise is a three-hour tour from Hervey Bay along…

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Sandy Straits Scenic & Wildlife Cruise – The Boat Club
Sandy Straits Scenic & Wildlife Cruise – The Boat Club

A unique five-hour cruise into the heart of the internationally protected Great Sandy Marine Park….

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Sweet Escape Yacht Charters
Sweet Escape Yacht Charters

Sweet Escape Yacht Charters offers luxury, affordable boating holiday experiences, cruising idyllic destinations like world…

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Fraser Island Boat Charters
Fraser Island Boat Charters

Explore the remote western coast of K’gari Fraser Island with a unique sailing holiday onboard…

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Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Encounter
Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Encounter

Be one of the few, not the many, to experience their award-winning Exclusive Full Day…

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CaCh Tours and Events
CaCh Tours and Events

CaCh Tours and Events is a small local tour operator running food and wine tours…

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Fraser Dingo Four Wheel Drive Adventures
Fraser Dingo Four Wheel Drive Adventures

Fraser Dingo Four Wheel Drive Adventures cater for groups and families of up to five…

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EAT at Dan & Steph’s
EAT at Dan & Steph’s

EAT at Dan and Steph’s is a family-owned eatery created by Dan and Steph -…

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Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters
Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters

Freedom III is a 17 metre Power Cat perfectly suited to luxury whale watching in…

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Hervey Bay Dive Centre
Hervey Bay Dive Centre

The Hervey Bay Dive Centre is Hervey Bay’s premier marine and dive tour operator. -Tourism…

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Hervey Bay Boat Club
Hervey Bay Boat Club

The Hervey Bay Boat Club is a unique group of hospitality and tourism facilities. Guests…

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Blue Dolphin Champagne Sunset Sail

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is Hervey Bay’s longest running and only award winning sailing tour…

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Dayman Park

Dayman Park offers barbeque and picnic facilities, a playground with climbing net in the lower…

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The Bayswater Bar and Grill

The Bayswater Bar and Grill is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy…

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Koala Markets

Run by the Koala Social Club, previously held at Kondari Resort, the Koala Markets are…

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Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens and Orchid House

Situated on 26-hectares in Elizabeth Street, Urangan, the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens display plants of…

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Sea Breeze Cafe

Sea Breeze Cafe is located at Shop 2, 363 Charlton Esplanade, Scarness, Hervey Bay. This…

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Planet 72 Icecreamery

Planet 72 Icecreamery has been serving up delicious tasting Ice Creams and Gelato’s to Hervey…

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Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing operates in the unique fishery of Hervey Bay, which is…

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HMAS Tobruk Dive

A new diving attraction to the Fraser Coast. The 127 metre heavy-lift former navy ship…

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19XO Wine & Cocktail

19XO is Hervey Bays best Cocktail and Wine Bar serving Premium Cocktails, Quality Wine, Gourmet…

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Boat Club Cinema

The Boat Club Cinema is Hervey Bay’s quality movie theatre conveniently located within the Hervey…

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Fisho’s Tackle World Hervey Bay

Fisho’s Tackle World Hervey Bay is a Hervey Bay icon that has been operating for…

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Nikenbah Markets

The Nikenbah Markets are held at the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge on the first, third…

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Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island from Hervey Bay

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia’s iconic…

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Air Fraser Island
Air Fraser Island

A relaxing and stress free way to explore Fraser Island on your own terms in…

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Great Ocean Helicopters Hervey Bay

Great Ocean Helicopters Hervey Bay offer private transfers and personally tailored scenic helicopter flights throughout…

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Pacific Whale Foundation Eco Adventures Australia
Pacific Whale Foundation Eco Adventures Australia

An international NGO and world ecotourism leader, Pacific Whale Foundation has been working to save…

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Boat Club Adventure Cruises
Boat Club Whale Watch Hervey Bay

Boat Club Whale Watch and Adventure Cruises provide excellent value whale watching and day tours,…

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Zero Alpha Paintball

Zero Alpha Paintball are the new paintball business on the Fraser Coast. They offer new…

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The Clubhouse Hervey Bay

The Best little club in the bay. Located at the picturesque Hervey Bay Golf Club,…

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Enzo’s On The Beach

Welcome to the newly refurbished restaurant and bar, Enzo’s On The Beach. Step away from…

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The Bear – Hervey Bay

Once upon a time, an Aussie lumberjack with a love of all things timber and…

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Whalesong Cruises – Fraser Island Beach and Barbecue Cruise

From November to May, Whalesong runs their ‘Taste of K’gari’ on their Fraser Island Beach…

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Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

Spirit of Hervey Bay is your best choice for a first rate whale watching experience….

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Remote Fraser Island Tour – Tasman Venture
Remote Fraser Island Tour – Tasman Venture

Be one of the few to see the untouched and unique side of this stunning…

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Hervey Bay RSL

The best club in Hervey Bay, with great food, atmosphere and entertainment. Located centrally with…

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Wetside Water Park

Wetside Water Park is located on the foreshore at the junction of Main Street and…

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Cafe Balaena

Cafe Balaena is a sought after Cafe by day and Restaurant by night. Their dining…

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Reefworld Aquarium Hervey Bay

Located right on the beautiful foreshores of Hervey Bay you will find Reefworld Aquarium in…

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Bay Central Tavern

Bay Central Tavern offers a relaxing atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining available. Their extensive…

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Roy Rufus Artificial Reef Dive Site

The most popular dive site in Hervey Bay is the Roy Rufus Artificial Reef. Located…

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Torquay Hotel Hervey Bay

Hotel and bistro located on The Esplanade in Torquay. Their beer garden has a beautiful…

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Aquavue Cafe Restaurant

Aquavue Cafe Restaurant (formerly Cafe Watersports) is located on the beautiful beachfront in Hervey Bay,…

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Blue Dolphin Fraser Island Eco Adventure Sail

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is Hervey Bay’s leading eco-tour operator. Whales, Dolphins and Sunset Sails…

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Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast

The Fraser Coast offers a great range of birdwatching opportunities with over 250 species identified….

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Island Escapes Private Charter – Tasman Venture

Looking for an unforgettable group holiday on the stunning Fraser Coast and Southern Great Barrier…

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El Puerto

El Puerto’s Brazilian Barbecue is an unlimited degustation dining experience at the Hervey Bay Boat…

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Fraser Experience Tours Pty Ltd

Award-winning Fraser Experience Tours specialise in providing one day and custom guided tours of World…

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Fraserjet – Jetski Tours

Fraserjet is located on the beautiful beachfront at Torquay and is the premier destination on…

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Arkarra Lagoons and Tea Gardens

The name Arkarra – meaning “place of many ducks”, was given to the lagoons by…

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Salt Cafe Urangan

A modern relaxed beachside cafe with spectacular views of Hervey Bays pristine waters and Iconic…

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Tasman Venture Whale Watching Hervey Bay
Tasman Venture Whale Watching Hervey Bay

Experience the trip of a lifetime aboard the luxurious and fast 20 metre catamaran, Tasman…

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Fraser Island Hiking

Fraser Island Hiking is Fraser Islands only supported hiking company, with permits to support hikers…

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Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours

Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours is located on the beautiful Fraser Coast region and their…

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Bayaroma Cafe Hervey Bay

Bayaroma is a lovely Esplanade Cafe across from beautiful Torquay beach. They offer a vast…

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Whale Watching

When it comes to soul-stirring, up close interactions with Humpback Whales, there’s no place like…

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Hervey Bay Boat Tours

Hervey Bay Boat Tours offer guided sightseeing tours of Hervey Bay and the remote western…

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Freedom Park

Freedom Park is in the historical heart of Hervey Bay. The Pialba War Memorial, unveiled…

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Whalesong Cruises – Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise

Whalesong is a modern, environmentally friendly and multi-functional boat, providing tours out of Hervey Bay…

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Beach House Hotel

Situated on the Esplanade in Scarness, overlooking the pristine waters of Hervey bay, Scarness Park…

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Fraser Coast Jetski Tours

Your adventure awaits! Join Fraser Coast Jetski Tours on the adventure of a lifetime to…

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The Dock Hervey Bay

The Dock Bar and Restaurant is Hervey Bay’s iconic urban industrial themed tapas bar that…

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Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II

Quick Cat II was operated by Brian and Jill Perry for 30 years who founded…

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Urangan Pier

A must see attraction at Queensland’s Fraser Coast is Hervey Bay’s famous and historic Urangan…

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Twilight Bay Cruise – The Boat Club

A tranquil two-hour evening cruise through the pristine waters of the Sandy Straits at twilight…

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Whalesong Cruises – Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
Whalesong Cruises – Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay’s premium mid-sized whale watching and cruise boat, with a strong focus on ecological…

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Odyssey Bistro

Odyssey Bistro: The complete dining experience Simplicity | Quality | Creativity As you enter their…

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Salty Squid licensed seafood Bistro

Salty Squid is one of those places that only locals know about, but if you…

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Hervey Bay Recreation Pathways

Walk, cycle, skateboard, scoot or rollerblade along Hervey Bays Recreation Pathways along either 15 kilometres…

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Australiana Cottage Crafts and Herbs

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading Arts and Crafts Galleries, you are sure to be…

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Banksia Seafood and Grill

Banksia Seafood and Grill is Hervey Bays premium seafood and grill restaurant. They strive to…

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Goody’s on the Beach

Goody on the Beach is a Toogoom favourite overlooking the mouth of Beelbi Creek opens…

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Driving Holiday Itineraries

Naturally Delicious – Great Beach Drive
Naturally Delicious – Great Beach Drive

This journey offers travellers the opportunity to sample some amazing tastes as they explore the…

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Naturally Luxurious – Great Beach Drive

This journey offers the chance to see outstanding natural beauty in absolute comfort. You may…

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Brisbane to Fraser Island Adventure Drive

The majority of the roads are sealed which means it’s an adventure suitable for cars…

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Great Beach Drive – 7 day Itinerary

The Great Beach Drive, located in Queensland’s stunning Australia’s Nature Coast, provides a road trip…

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Naturally Adventurous – Great Beach Drive

The Great Beach Drive, located in Queensland’s stunning Australia’s Nature Coast, provides a road trip…

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Burrum Coast Discovery Trail

To discover some of the most peaceful and picturesque seaside villages the Fraser Coast has…

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Naturally Eco – Great Beach Drive

The Naturally Eco Great Beach Drive is for those who value nature based and educational…

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The Great Fraser Trail
The Great Fraser Trail

Located on the Fraser Coast in Queensland, the Fraser Island Gateway Drive offers the best…

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Great Beach Drive – 3 Day Itinerary

The Great Beach Drive, located in Queensland’s stunning Australia’s Nature Coast, provides a road trip…

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Great Beach Drive – 5 day Itinerary

The Great Beach Drive, located in Queensland’s stunning Australia’s Nature Coast, provides a road trip…

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