Planning a visit to Hervey Bay?

Known as the Whale Watching capital of Australia, Hervey Bay is situated 350km North of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hervey Bay is accessible by road, train, bus or plane. See a Street Map.

Set along 14 kilometers of pristine beaches Hervey Bay is a water lover’s paradise where you can swim, fish, dive, snorkel, windsurf, kite surf, canoe, kayak, jet ski and sail all year round.  Dotted along the Bay’s Esplanade are cafes, shops, parklands, picnic areas, playgrounds, piers and a vibrant marina.


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10 Reasons to visit Hervey Bay

  • Australia's best Whale Watching - Watch the whales in calm protected waters. Tours are affordable and flexible. (Season from August - November )
  • Beautiful Fraser Island- The worlds largest sand island over 120km long! Hire a 4WD yourself or book one of many 4WD Tours to see Heritage Listed Fraser Island.
  • Relaxing Beaches - 14klms of sandy beaches with warm clear water, you can swim all year around.
  • Amazing Esplanade 14km long - you can ride, walk, jog, scooter and stop at one of many cafe's, ice cream shops, fish and chips or lovely parks.
  • Free Activities and events! There is always something planned in Hervey Bay and usually free or very affordable for those travelling on a tight budget.
  • Warm weather all year round! Join the Aussies from our Southern States and visit during the Winter months (not really winter though!)
  • Truly, relaxed, holiday destination - with a population of 60 000 it's a small seaside town but, not too small still plenty of shops, cafe, bars and entertainment.
  • Delicious local Seafood and award winning restaurants to try with a variety of menu items on offer.
  • Accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes. From 5 star resorts, to stylish Backpacker hostels and many Caravan & Camping grounds there is acommodation to suit everyone.
  • Easy and cheap to get here, you can fly, drive, bus or train it into Hervey Bay. Tick it off your bucket list!
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Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre

Cnr Hervey Bay-Maryborough & Urraween Rds
OPEN daily 9am–5pm ph 1800 811 728
Centre also at Hervey Bay Airport