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Harvey & the Humpbacks

The Ultimate Venue

Why is Hervey Bay the ultimate venue?

Like any hallowed music theatre or legendary rock arena, Hervey Bay has all the right ingredients for an epic whale encounter, with thousands of humpbacks staying and playing between July and November. It’s no wonder it’s known as the whale watching capital of the world!

Supported by an internationally renowned line-up, including the dolphins, the dugongs and the green turtles, Harvey and the Humpbacks’ live show is a truly life-changing experience. Nearby, two of the world's most precious natural wonders - Fraser Island and Lady Elliott Island located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, will complete a unique experience, leaving you in total awe of nature!

Paddle Out For Whales takes place in Hervey Bay on Saturday July 13 at Enzo’s on the Beach; an event that lets you share your love of whales. Harvey thanks you for showing your support of this pretty cool event.

Don’t Miss the Hervey Bay Whale Festival

After seeing Harvey’s show there’s still a stack of things for you to do in gorgeous Hervey Bay as part of the Whales Festival in August.

Sat 3 Aug Blessing of the Fleet
Sun 4 Aug Sunday in the Park
Sat 10 Aug Ocean of Fun
Sat 17 Aug Illumination (including the annual Illumination Parade)
Sat 24 Aug Whale Aid Concert
Sun 25 Aug Harvey’s Birthday at the Teddy Bears Picnic
Fri 31 Aug Migaloo Starlight Swing (Big Band under the stars)

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Top 10 reasons to visit the Fraser Coast

  • It’s home to the biggest show on earth; Harvey and the Humpbacks of course!
  • And the world’s largest sand island; the spectacular World Heritage listed Fraser Island.
  • You can get your thrills; think kite surfing, wakeboarding, go kart racing and sky diving!
  • Or relax and do as the locals do; cycle along beach front pathways or fish off the historic Urangan Pier.
  • You’re a hop, skip and a jump from Lady Elliot Island; the southernmost tip of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Top nosh is in abundance; feast on fresh Hervey Bay scallops or brush up on your culinary skills at a cooking class.
  • It’s heaven for water babies; explore the crystal clear waters of the Fraser Coast by kayak, sunset sail or even houseboat.
  • The best things in life are free; Kids will go nuts over WetSide Water Education Park - boasting water fountains, slides and even a board-rider machine. Admission is free!
  • You can become a whale researcher; join a six-night live-aboard adventure with The Oceania Project and test out your scientific skills.

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