Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area

The Fraser Coast offers a great range of birdwatching opportunities with over 250 species identified.

Every year thousands of migratory shorebirds visit Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Strait from destinations as far away as Japan, Alaska and Siberia. The sand and mudflats are important feeding grounds for nearly 20 different species of long distance flyers.

The range of habitats within close proximity of Hervey Bay will ensure that even the keenest birdwatcher will be amazed at the variety of bird life in the area.

Their waterways are home to many species, from the striking black and white jabiru, and the graceful silver-grey brolga, to the distinctive brahminy kite with its deep chestnut wings and white head, neck and breast of the amazing comb-crested jacana that seemingly walks on water thanks to its incredibly long toes.

The undergrowth below trees can be protection for so many of those little jewels of nature that live on insects, small fruit and grass-seeds, and are always an enjoyment to observe.

Those who visit Hervey Bay are indeed fortunate to experience such diverse habitats suitable for a range of different bird species.

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262 Urraween Road
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
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Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
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The Fraser Coast offers a great range of birdwatching opportunities with over 250 species identified. Every year thousands of migratory shorebirds visit Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Strait from destinations as far away as Japan, Alaska and Siberia.

Whale Watching

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
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When it comes to soul-stirring, up close interactions with Humpback Whales, there's no place like Hervey Bay. The stunning intimacy of these gentle giants will truly take your breath away, leaving you with amazing memories and even better pictures.

Pialba

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Pialba is the shopping, cultural and sporting heart of Hervey Bay with a Water Park, golf course, art gallery, interpretive discovery centre and a range of shopping, from major centres to boutiques. Make a splash at WetSide, a zero-depth Water Park on the seafront at Pialba that both educates and thrills with water spouts, a giant bucket, fountains, slides, surfing as well as interpretive and hands-on displays.

Scarness

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Get active on the water at Scarness, Hervey Bay - with its calm, stinger-free waters ideals for swimming and water sports including jet skiing, sailing and kayaking. Go fishing from the Scarness Jetty or from the beach.

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
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There is nothing quite like seeing a humpback whale jump out of the ocean a few metres away - and that's the experience you are guaranteed to have if you travel to Hervey Bay during whale season. Each year thousands of these gentle giants rest, play and nurture their young in the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay.
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