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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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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Woolshed Eco Lodge

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

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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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Windmill Caravan Park

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

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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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Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

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

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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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BreakFree Great Sandy Straits

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

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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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Main Street Motel Hervey Bay

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

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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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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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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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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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The Palms Hervey Bay

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

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Best Western Plus Quarterdecks Retreat

An exclusive retreat located within the Boat Harbour precinct of Hervey Bay; Best Western Plus…

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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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The Grange Resort Hervey Bay

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

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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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Shelly Bay Resort

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

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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 Bay Apartments Hervey Bay

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

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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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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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Riviera Resort

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

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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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Arlia Sands Apartments

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

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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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White Crest Apartments

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

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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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BIG4 Point Vernon Holiday Park

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

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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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Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park

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

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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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