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.

Have a whale of a time

A visit to Hervey Bay is not complete without witnessing migratory whales playfully salute with their flippers and nurture their young calves in the calm protected waters from July to October every year. This is the only place in the world where whales stop and take time to play, giving you the closest encounters possible - so close you can look the gentle gaints straight in the eye from the platform of a whale watching tour boat or from below the surface while snorkelling. Once you've learnt about the history of the humpbacks, hit the water for kite surfing or stand-up-paddle boarding.

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WetSide Light Show Spectacular

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 7 December 2019
Now showing every Saturday night at 7pm during their operational season (last show the first Saturday in May 2019 - next season commences 4 September). Why not make an evening of it and have dinner (Fish n Chips and Italian restaurant on site)!

New Years Eve by the Beach

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
31 December 2019
Fraser Coast Tourism and Events Presents New Years Eve by the beach. Come and join them to celebrate at Bill Fraser Park, on the Torquay Foreshore from 4pm to 8pm. With live entertainment, food and craft stores.

Food n Groove Fridays

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 3 January 2020
Food ‘n’ Groove Fridays is coming back to the Fraser Coast in 2019/20! Set to bring City Park, adjacent to the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre in Pialba alive. Come and celebrate the Fraser Coast’s diversity and vibrant lifestyle through food and entertainment under the stars.

Art After Dark

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 7 February 2020
Art, Music, Drinks. Be inspired. Listen to free live music and enjoy some drinks while you peruse the latest exhibitions at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery exhibition opening night. Free entertainment, live music, nibbles and a cash bar is available.

Hervey Bay Whale Festival

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
25 July – 9 August 2020
There is no other place in the world that compares to the awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, up-close whale watching encounters that you will find in Hervey Bay. Between July and November, thousands of humpback whales travel the ‘humpback highway’ and arrive in the calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay.

Barge2Beach

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$50 - 50
14 November 2020
Barge2Beach is a two kilometre Open Water swimming event with a difference! Get dropped off of a Kingfisher Bay Resort vehicle barge two kilometres offshore from Scarness beach in the middle of the crystal clear waters of Hervey Bay.

Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
14 – 15 November 2020
The Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100 is a long course triathlon consisting of a two kilometre swim, 80 kilometre bike and 18 kilometre run. It takes place along the beautiful foreshore of the protected waters of Hervey Bay and is run by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club.
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