Hervey Bay is one of Queensland’s best natural holiday destinations. The area offers convenient access to World heritage listed Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world; and Lady Elliot Island – the first coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Add in the majestic humpback whales, great fishing and the waterways of the Great Sandy Straits – and you will have to go very far to find better!
It is easy to access the area with the Fraser Coast being located approximately 300 kilometres North of Brisbane. It is an easy drive along the Bruce Highway with a turnoff via Maryborough to Hervey Bay. The Tilt train also provides rail services to Maryborough with a trainlink connection bus. Qantaslink provides direct flight services from Brisbane. Virgin Blue provide jet services direct from Sydney. Coach transit is also available with Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Services and other providers.
Hervey Bay qld offers visitors a variety of natural attractions, experiences and activities. Long sandy beaches fringe the area’s sheltered waters. Hervey Bay has also gained recognition as the Whale Watching Capital of the World – with the majestic Humpback whales stopping in to relax in the region’s calm waters, on their yearly migration south, from mid July to early November. Approximately 60 000 visitors per annum experience the pure exhilaration of Close Encounter whale watching in calm pristine Hervey Bay waters.
The waters of Hervey Bay provide visitors a perfect, stinger free swimming environment all year round. You have the ability to undertake a variety of water based activities during your stay which include kayaking, yachting, diving, water and jet skiing, wind surfing and snorkelling. The area boasts an aquatic environment featuring coral and artificial reefs all teeming with abundant marine life.
The great outdoors is a way of life in Queensland, and with a stable, sub tropical climate – summer temperatures averaging 29 degrees Celsius, and a winter average of 21 degrees Celsius – it is the perfect location to join the friendly locals and enjoy this coastal paradise.
Hervey Bay Queensland has a great Esplanade, fully equipped with a bike/walk way stretching more than 16 kilometres along the picturesque foreshore. Enjoy the enchanting mix idyllic climate, relaxed pace, modern facilities and country style hospitality available.
Hervey Bay Australia offers a range of options to boating and fishing enthusiasts to enjoy – estuary fishing, freshwater fishing, beach fishing, jetty fishing, offshore – deep sea fishing, reef and game fishing (including Marlin). Guided Fishing and sailing tours are conducted on a regular basis.