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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Lisianna Holiday Apartments

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$98 - 150
Lisianna Holiday Apartments are spacious self-contained two bedroom units all with sea views, opposite the beach and jetty in the centre of the Bay. The apartments are located close to shops and restaurants and tour bookings to Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Islands can be made on site at the tour desk.

Discovery Parks - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 175
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.

Riviera Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$80 - 240
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.

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.

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.

Villa Cavour Bed and Breakfast

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$165 - 180
Villa Cavour Bed and Breakfast is located on the Hervey Bay promontory of Point Vernon only 50 metres from the Esplanade. This new built modern Queenslander home is surrounded by gum and mango trees, populated by little birds that entertain the guests with their singing.

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.

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.

White Crest Luxury Apartments

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$90 - 360
White Crest Luxury Apartment accommodation is in a prime position along the Esplanade in Torquay, Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast. With a beautiful stretch of pristine beach directly opposite and a short stroll to many fine restaurants, nightclubs and shops this Hervey Bay accommodation is in the perfect location.

Alexander Beachfront Apartments

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$120 - 200
Alexander Beachfront Apartments is an ideal place to unwind, relax, recharge the batteries and enjoy one of Australia's best holiday destinations. This prime beachfront security complex provides visitors to Hervey Bay with comfortable fully self contained accommodation.
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