Hervey Bay

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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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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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