What’s To Do
Hervey Bay is full of history, natural beauty and fantastic attractions centred around the sheltered bay waters and some 14klms of golden beaches, very safe for even the youngest children. There is no shortage of things to do and see – from relaxation on beaches to water sports for those visitors who are a little more adventurous.
A distinct and very affordable tourist destination, Hervey Bay offers a colourful concentration of lifestyle. It’s waters are home to turtles and dugongs as well as humpback whales. No matter what your interests, your age group or the season, you can enjoy its experiences, it’s natural beauty and a choice of activities and attractions.
Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world’s largest sand island, stretching over 120km. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island’s easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand. It’s a camping and ecotourism destination, with popular beaches and swimming sites at Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and other freshwater pools.
Hervey Bay is a city in Queensland, Australia. The city is situated approximately 290 kilometres or 3½ hours highway drive north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is a natural bay between the Queensland mainland and nearby Fraser Island.
Whale Watching in Queensland is an Australian Tourist must do Attraction. The Humpback Whale season in Queensland is June to early November. One of the best Whale Watching locations is Hervey Bay, staying for a few months during their long migration along the Queensland coast.
Hervey Bay “The Whale Watch Capital of the World”, has 1,000s of Whales visit Hervey Bay between Fraser Island and the Mainland each season.
Anglers in Hervey Bay fish off the the foreshores for the tasty whiting that is very popular in the waters surrounding the bay which are around during spring and summer the local yabbies and worms are the best bait used to fish for these tasty fish. You will also find bream make an appearance around the rocky parts of the bay during the month of winter and are well caught from June onwards, the top of the tide tends to bring in more bream.