Hervey Bay has beautiful beaches, calm stinger-free waters and, from late July to early November, the best whale-watching experience found anywhere in the Australia. Bordered by 40 kilometres of pristine beaches, Hervey Bay offers access to islands, adventure, wildlife and a beautiful safe aquatic playground for visitors to the Fraser Coast.
Hervey Bay City, boasting one of the fastest growing populations in Australia, is renowned for its Whale Watching and as the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The foreshore of the City offers fourteen kilometres of shared pedestrian, wheelchair and bicycle pathways.
Whale Watching: late July to early November and dolphin spotting all year
The Esplanade: hire a bicycle and ride part of the 16km Esplanade or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, cafes and internet cafes along the Esplanade
Urangan Pier: walk the length of the historic pier for a wider view of the bay
Botanic Gardens: visit their beautiful orchid display
Local Attractions: historic museum, shell museum, art gallery, aquarium, craft shops
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. Just a taste of this World Heritage listed paradise will leave you feeling charmed and captivated. Fraser Island is a unique natural environment - the largest sand island in the world and the only place on the planet where rainforest grows on sand. Fraser Island's abundant pristine fresh water lakes and crystal clear creeks are great spots to view unique flora and fauna and also provide a welcome oasis on hot summer days.
Scenic four wheel drive circuits and walking tracks take in some of the largest of the lakes, cool and peaceful rainforests of towering satinay and brush box trees, some over a thousand years old, contrast with swampy wetlands, heath lands full of wild flowers and coastal stands of Pandanus palms.