Hervey Bay

Experience unbeatable encounters with humpback whales and access Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island – from Hervey Bay, three-and-a-half hours’ drive north of Brisbane.

Up close and personal

  • Witness migratory whales playfully salute with their flippers and nurture their young calves in the calm protected waters from July to October every year. Hervey Bay is the only place in the world where whales stop and take time to play, giving you the closest encounters possible.
  • Look the gentle giants straight in the eye from the platform of a whale watching tour boat or from below the surface while snorkelling.
  • Learn about the history of the humpbacks and Great Sandy Biosphere then hit the water for kitesurfing or stand-up-paddle boarding.

Feed the soul

  • Buy wild-caught seafood straight from the trawler or fish from Urangan’s historic 800-metre pier. 
  • Hire a bike and cruise the 14-kilometre long esplanade, stopping to shop or explore markets, alfresco cafes and restaurants.
  • Combine your trip with one of the region’s cultural celebrations of seafood and wine.

Plan your holiday

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Discovery Parks - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$37 - 200
The world's largest sand island awaits you at beautiful Hervey Bay. Your accommodation at Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay is minutes away from the departure point to World Heritage listed Fraser Island - long uninterrupted white beaches, sand cliffs, over 100 freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests.

The Beach Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$77.00 - 290.00
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay is surrounded by tropical gardens offering clean, simple and value for money accommodation situated on the Esplanade. There is a range of comfortable accommodation on offer, from standard motel rooms to larger self-contained apartments all with brand new ensemble beds, air-conditioning and most include a kitchenette.

Shelly Bay Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$89 - 220
Water views are guaranteed from every apartment at Shelly Bay Resort. Their three storey property enjoys a beautiful beachfront position at the best beach in Hervey Bay where swimming is wonderful on all tides.

Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$34 - 55
The Pialba Beachfront Tourist Park, with absolute beachfront frontage, is the perfect family and holiday retreat. The Park offers an ideal holiday experience for the family, independent backpacker or anyone looking for a quiet getaway by the sea.

BIG4 Point Vernon Holiday Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$36 - 160
Paul and Jacinta invite you to the Big4 Point Vernon Holiday Park. With its lush surrounds and majestic palms, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind, from which to explore all that Hervey Bay has to offer.

Woolshed Backpackers

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$25 - 120
Clean, quiet, friendly, family run hostel. A unique escape from the hostel party circuit on one acre of tropical gardens, right in the centre of Hervey Bay and only five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and pubs.

Windmill Caravan Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 185
Windmill Caravan Park is centrally located in Hervey Bay close to the beach, Urangan Pier, botanical gardens, shopping centre, restaurants, hotel and club facilities. The park is set in a quiet tropical atmosphere with swimming pool, games room, camp kitchen and powered sites.

Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$80 - 140
The Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge is located in the peaceful Pialba region of Hervey Bay and offers impeccably presented accommodations hidden within two acres of natural rainforest and landscaped gardens.

Beachside Motor Inn

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$99 - 190
The Beachside Motor Inn is situated on the Esplanade in Pialba, Hervey Bay, directly opposite the beach. With the central business district, Returned Services League (RSL) Club, shops and restaurants only 200 metres behind the motel, it makes for a great stay.

The Palms Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 129
The Palms is one of Hervey Bay’s leading destinations offering modern accommodation in the heart of Hervey Bay, Queensland. The relaxed atmosphere of The Palms is only 300 metres from the Charlton Esplanade, beach front – the hub of Hervey Bay’s wide variety of restaurants, cafe’s and shops and, the beautiful Torquay Beach, where the warm, clear and pristine waters of Hervey Bay offer safe swimming all year round.
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