Hervey Bay

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. The season runs from mid-July to early November and there are many whale watching vessels that head out daily and offer the chance to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures.

With a range of accommodation from backpacker hostels to five-star resorts, Hervey Bay is a popular holiday destination particularly for those on their way to Fraser Island or Lady Elliot Island. The town is a great place for water activities like fishing, sailing, swimming and kayaking. Take an eco-tour to see dolphins, turtles and other marine life - or go diving at Hervey Bay's sheltered artificial reef, the largest man made reef in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Glenwood Annual Swap Meet

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19 August 2017
Gather at the Glenwood Recreation Park for a car and bike focus swap meet and show, variety concert, car/bike parts, memorabilia, collectibles, model cars, toys and stalls. The event has been running for over 13 years now and attracts around 3000 people.

Bauple Nut Bash

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2 September 2017
This festival at Bauple Recreation Grounds has the world nut cracking championships, tug-o-war, home-grown ware and festivities, celebrating the town as the home of the macadamia nut, locally known as the Bauple (or bopple) nut.

Bauple Markets

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Free Entry
11 March 2017
Bauple Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of every month from 7.00.am at the Bauple Band Hall Green. Stalls have fresh local produce, arts and crafts, books and lots of tasty treats.
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