Introducing Hervey Bay
Named after an English Casanova, it’s no wonder that Hervey Bay’s seductive charms are difficult to resist. Attractive features such as a warm subtropical climate, long sandy beaches, calm blue ocean and a relaxed and unpretentious local community lure all sorts of travellers to its shores– from backpacking travellers to families and sea-changing retirees. Throw in the chance to see majestic humpback whales frolicking in the water and the town’s convenient access to the World Heritage–listed Fraser Island, and it’s easy to understand how this once sleepy fishing village seduces you without even trying.
Don’t bother packing a surfboard, though: Fraser Island shelters Hervey Bay from the ocean surf and the sea here is shallow and completely flat – perfect for kiddies and postcard summer-holiday pics.
Hervey Bay destination guides
Fraser Island and Reef Experience
Island-hop to some of Queensland's most idyllic beaches on this six-day East Coast adventure. From idyllic Hervey Bay to the rainforests, white beaches and lakes of Fraser Island and back again, spend time exploring rugged, untamed landscapes. Enjoy a sojourn to Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel, scuba dive or take a boat tour.
Fraser Island Day Trip from Hervey Bay
Go snorkeling, kayaking and swimming in Fraser Island’s pristine waters on a relaxed day trip from Hervey Bay. See dolphins, dingoes, turtles and sea eagles, go bushwalking on the dunes, and learn about the island’s history and wildlife from your professional guides.