Hervey Bay is located 3 hrs north of Brisbane and is home to a wide variety of attractions and activities. Whale Watch Capital of Australia and Gateway to Fraser Island are just 2 of Hervey Bay’s other well known titles. Boasting miles of golden beaches and calm warm waters, sheltered by Fraser Island, Hervey Bay is the perfect holiday destination by the sea.
Water sports are a popular pastime in Hervey Bay, with ample facilities provided for swimming, fishing, diving, sailing and boating of all sorts. Other popular features include the boat harbour and marina, an extensive foreshore bike path, a local flying fox colony, an ideal fishing pier, the botanical gardens, a number of fine dining restaurants, and a host of entertaining attractions and activities.
Hervey Bay also offers many beautiful and historic outlying townships, including Burrum Heads, Toogoom, Howard, Torbanlea and River Heads.
Just across the bay is the unique wilderness area of Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage Listed Island offers visitors an eco experience not found anywhere else in the world. Beautiful beaches, spectacular coloured sand cliffs, dense rainforest, crystal clear lakes and shifting sand dunes are just some of the magnificent features Fraser Island has on offer. The island also supports a variety of some of the purest Australian wildlife the country has to offer.
Fraser Island is known for the pureness of its sand-filtered lakes and creeks, which support a variety of beautiful vegetation. The beaches are also a popular fishing venue. The island is accessible only by water or air. Island transport is exclusively four-wheel drive, with hire vehicles and tours readily available.
Due to its growing popularity, the Hervey Bay is a hive of activity and offers year round attractions and events with something to suit all interests. The beauty of the Fraser Coast is that it still offers the intimacy and friendliness that many larger destinations seem to have lost but with all the conveniences of a modern city.