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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.