Whale Watching

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area

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.

The Fraser Coast is one of the few places in the world that is now also offering an immersive Humpback Whale experience.

20 years of research has recently confirmed that the Fraser Coast is the only genuine stopover along the migration route where up to 10000 whales deviate from their annual journey back to Antarctica.

Unlike Whale Watching in the open ocean, where the whales simply pass by en route north or south, the whales stay for up to 10 days in Hervey Bay, using time to rest, play and socialise.

You can experience the incredible Humpbacks up close and personal from July to November each year.

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Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
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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.

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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.

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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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