Hervey Bay is more than just another beachside city in Australia’s Queensland region. In recent years, it has played host to visitors who long for a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. With a population of a little over 50,000, the city offers some of the best spots for whale watching.
The season for whale watching starts in July and goes all the way through to November, which is the busiest period in the city. Hervey Bay apartments, hotels, motels, and other forms of accommodation are booked solid during these months. It would be a great idea to make your reservations early to make sure that you are assured of a sweet spot during your visit.
Hervey Bay is famous for being a gateway to the southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef as well as Fraser Island. Hervey Bay is not really a town in the strictest sense of the word as it is more of a collection of seaside towns merged into one. Each of these mini-towns has their own set of parks, play areas, restaurants, and many other attractions.
So what’s waiting for you at Hervey Bay you ask? Well you can start with a ferry ride to the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island. Try one of the glass bottom boat tours to view corals or to view the bottlenose dolphins as well as the indopacific humpback dolphins.
The wide range of sandy beaches in Hervey Bay only means that water fun is limitless. Swim, surf, sail, water ski, and fish all you like. You can even enjoy a beachside barbecue with the family. Hervey Bay is where Antarctic humpback whales converge before migrating north, so while they may pass through several coasts along Queensland and New South Wales, they stick around for a while at Hervey Bay making this part of Australia the best spot for whale watching.
Apart from all that water fun, there are other fun activities to engage in such as golf, horseback riding, and bowling. If you are bringing the whole family along, there are water parks that children can enjoy. At the centre of town are world class cuisines, cafes, boutique stores for shoppers.