Welcome to Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay is an unassuming seaside community with an endless beachfront esplanade ideal for extensive lingering – Pialba, Torquay and Scarness all claim a section. Here patrons of beer gardens and cafes dust off their sandy feet after a dip in the warm, gentle waters surrounding the town. Young travellers with an eye on Fraser Island rub shoulders with grey nomads passing languidly through camp sites and serious fisherfolk recharging in pursuit of the one that got away. 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 Hervey Bay has become an unflashy, yet undeniably appealing, tourist hot spot.
Fraser Island shelters Hervey Bay from the ocean surf and the sea here is shallow and completely flat – perfect for kiddies and summer holiday pics.