Bordered by 40 kilometres of pristine beaches, Hervey Bay Australia is a peaceful picturesque seaside city most famously known as the gateway to the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island and one of the best places in Australia to embark on the Hervey Bay whale watching tours.
A three and a half hour drive from Brisbane and only two hours from the Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay has attracted holiday makers for over a century.
Hervey Bay’s climate and idyllic waterways present an abundance of aquatic activities including swimming, fishing, sailing, diving and skiing.
Starting late July and through to early November is whale watching season in Hervey Bay. Each year thousands of tourists flock to the region to board whale watching tours where they will view the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration from the freezing Antarctic waters to the warm coastal waters of western and eastern Australia and then return south again.
The Urangan Boat Harbour is the local meeting location for many different aquatic activities including Hervey Bay fishing while The Esplanade and the city centre offers a plethora of land attractions and activities such as Hervey Bay 4WD adventures.
The foreshore offers 14 kilometres of shared pedestrian paths and in town there is a range of art galleries, theatres, eateries, botanic gardens and sport and recreational facilities. Golf, lawn bowls, horse riding and skating are all on offer and the region is also home to a range of major annual events.