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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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.

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.

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.

Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$80 - 150
Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is a unique holiday destination like no other in Hervey Bay. Their 36 private individual, lakefront villas are surrounded by 10 acres of lush tropical nature reserve, teeming with wildlife.

Palace Hostel Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$22 - 70
Having recently undergone major renovations, Palace Hostel Hervey Bay is a short three minute walk from Hervey Bay's stunning beaches, cafes and shopping precincts. Set within tropical gardens, Palace Hostel offers dormitory, double or twin rooms in self-contained apartments.

Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$115 - 190
Stay at this centrally located Hervey Bay motel situated in front of a lovely sandy beach, and a short stroll from the major shopping precinct and several tourist attractions. Located directly opposite the beach, the Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge is the most ideally situated Hervey Bay accommodation.

Oceans Resort and Spa Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$150 - 700
Oceans Resort and Spa Hervey Bay offers apartment style accommodation opposite the Urangan Beach Pier. Located on the waterfront, it features two lagoon pools and a cafe and bistro. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and unlimited access to hundreds of complimentary in-room movies.

Riviera Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$160 - 260
All of Riviera's one, two and three bedroom apartments are fully self-contained and feature large private north facing balconies, secure parking and free WiFi. Situated on the Esplanade of Hervey Bay, the resort offers arguably the best lagoon style heated pool in the area, as well as spa, sauna, three barbecue areas and a full size tennis court.

Bay Apartments, The

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$205 - 375
The 4.5 Star AAA rated Bay Apartments Holiday Resort is situated directly opposite one of Hervey Bay’s best beaches, right on the Esplanade with an array of restaurants, cafes and shops all within a short few minute stroll.

Torquay Terrace Bed and Breakfast

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$125 - 165
Torquay Terrace, one of Hervey Bay's newest Bed and Breakfasts, encompasses "comfort and style". Within seven minutes walking distance to pristine beaches and restaurants, this property is designed with "you" in mind.
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