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Sailing in the calm waters of Hervey Bay
Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay
Map of Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
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Description

With whale encounters, Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef on its doorstop, Hervey is Queensland's best nature-based playground.

Hervey Bay is also the perfect beach holiday destination for families, backpackers, couples and grey nomads with it's endless stretches of white, sandy beach and calm, clear waters providing year round swimming, kayaking, boating and fishing.

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Dotted along Hervey Bay's picturesque esplanade are alfresco cafes and restaurants, shops, parks, piers and a vibrant marina - all with stunning views of the Pacific coastline and Fraser Island.

From mid-July to early November every year, Hervey Bay offers the world's most engaging encounters with Humpback Whales, when thousands of whales stop to rest and play in its sheltered waters during their annual migration. A half day or full day cruise allows you to experience the incredible magic of getting so close to a humpback whale the you can almost touch it.

Hervey Bay is the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, with towering ancient rainforests, pure fresh water lakes and creek and coloured sands. Barges depart from the charming coastal hamlet of River Heads, a short scenic drive from Hervey Bay.

Find aquatic action with a range of water sports and at the Wetside Waterpark. At any time of year, take an eco-tour to see dolphins, turtles and other marine creatures and cruise or sail the stunning waters. Go snorkelling or diving off the beach and off Hervey Bay's sheltered artificial reef, the largest man made reef in the Southern Hemisphere.

Discover more about the incredible world of whales and other marine creatures and learn about Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Biosphere at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere.

Hervey Bay is also an access point for Lady Elliot Island, the first of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

Holiday right on the beach with million dollar water views in beachfront tourist parks or choose from a range of options including top end resorts, self-contained units and holiday homes, B & B's, motels and some of Queensland's best backpacker accommodation.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Golfing
    Golfing
  • Shopping
    Shopping
  • Ice Skating/Roller Skating
    Ice Skating/Roller Skating

Other Information

How To Get There

QantasLink operates a number of flights between Hervey Bay and Brisbane daily.
There are daily direct flights between Hervey Bay and Sydney with Virgin Blue and Jetstar.

Queensland Rail operates daily Tiltrain service to Maryborough West Railway Station with connecting TrainLink coach service to Hervey Bay.

Greyhound/Pionner Coach Services operate mutliple services into Hervey Bay per day.


Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Hervey Bay Weather Today - Sunny
Sunny
10 °C 6:27am EST 5:23pm EST

7 Day Forecast

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Forecast Hervey Bay Weather Forecast - Sunny
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Hervey Bay Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Hervey Bay Weather Forecast - Possible shower
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Hervey Bay Weather Forecast - Possible shower
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Hervey Bay Weather Forecast - Possible shower
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Minimum 8°C 8°C 10°C 8°C 8°C 10°C 10°C
Maximum 23°C 24°C 24°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 22°C

Weather last updated at 11:18pm Wednesday, 30 July 2014.


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