Budget under $100

Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre

Boundary Rd Torquay
Prices Vary
Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 5:30am-7pm Tues 5:30am-6:00pm Sat 8am-5pm (Apr-Sept

Open every month of the year the Aquatic Centre is a great place to spend the day. With a 50m lap pool and 25m heated pool with ramp access as well as a huge childrens recreational pool with waterslides and play equipment, there is something for everyone. They have covered BBQ areas and grassed areas so you can bring along your picnic rugs and chairs and have a very cheap day out.

Reefworld Aquarium & Waterfront Restaurant

Access via Dayman Park, Pulgul St Urangan

Located directly on the beach and at high tide with the water lapping at it’s walls the waterfront restaurant is a gorgeous place to sit and enjoy the view over breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a coffee. The other half of the building contains the Aquarium which houses numerous tanks and a huge pool at the rear of the building with turtles that can be hand fed and if you’re daring enough a swim with the sharks!

Hervey Bay Go Karts & Waterslide

Maryborough-HerveyBay Rd Urraween
(Opening times vary please call to check)

For a fun day out for all family members, you must give the Go Karts a go, with over 650m of track! With a giant 120m waterslide on the grounds as well, you can cool off after all that hard work racing. Check out their website for more details.


Z-PAC Theatre

Zephyr St Pialba
Openings vary depending on shows (check first)

Locally operated , small but quaint theatre with local performers -a  night out at Z-PAC can be very entertaining! Tickets range in price but are usually around $20.

Big Screen Movies

128 Boat Harbour Drive Pialba

Open everyday of the year click here to see what’s showing. Recently refurbished and located in a shopping precinct you can explore the local shopping strip whilst you’re there.

Hire Kayak/Catamarans/Jet Ski

Aquavue, (opposite post office) Esplanade Torquay
Open 7am – 5pm everyday

With the best spot on the beach at Torquay you can start the day off with brekky and spend the day trying all sort of water sports!The spot to do this is Aquavue so check them out on your visit.

Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum

Zephyr St Scarness
Friday & Saturday 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Sunday 10:30am – 4:30pm
Adults $7  Students (over 13) $2  Students (primary) $1

The Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum is an enchanting place to visit for everyone.  Taken back in time you will see over 3000 displays from the early years in the Wide Bay area. On Sundays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm you can see wood turning, blacksmithing, log sawing and other demonstrations. Checkout their website for more info www.herveybaymuseum.com.au

Fraser Island Day Away Trip

Departing from River Heads Terminal, River Heads Rd
9:00am or 12:30pm returning 2:00pm or 5:00pm
$65 Adult $35 Child (4-14 years old)

If you dont have a 4WD or boat and would like to visit Fraser Island explore Kingfisher Bay resort, this Day Away package is ideal. After a leisurely boat trip across the bay you are welcomed by a resort ranger who guides you to the Sand Bar Bistro where you are served Morning Tea and where you will return for your lunch. With access to the pools and other resort facilites as well as the beautiful waters surrounding Fraser Island , this Day Away doesn’t last long enough and simply whets your appetite to see more of this World Heritage-listed Island!!

Fraser Island Dinner Cruise

Departing from Hervey Bay Marina
Buccaneer Drive Urangan
$75 Adult $35 Child

Starting off with a cruise across the Great Sandy Strait to Kingfisher Bay Resort, you’re welcomed at Maheno Restaurant for one of many buffet dinner themes that vary throughout the week, ranging from seafood to Australiana.  This is a lovely evening followed by a cruise back or if you prefer a stay overnight in a hotel room.

Bike Hire

564 Esplanade Urangan

For a fun day exploring the Esplanade a different way, why not hire a ‘Surrey Beach Bike’ and ride along the 20km bike path whilst checking out the parks and beaches and cafe’s along the way. Check out their website for more details www.beachsafaris.com.au