Hervey Bay Australia

Hervey Bay Australia is in southern Queensland. 

Hervey Bay is not a very touristy town except that it is the main gateway to Fraser Island.

But there are a few things to see and do in town. It has got the 10km long Esplanade with a great walking/bicycle path along the whole beach (walk it if you have time - it's great!). The Esplanade is also the liveliest street with travellers, and this is where you find many restaurants, shops, internet cafes, accomodation and other things for travellers.
Early Light on Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Urangan Pier. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

The Famous Landmark of Hervey Bay Australia

In the easternmost end of the esplanade is Hervey Bay's most famous landmark - the Urangan Pier.

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It is one of the longest piers in Australia (longer than 1km), and has got a great deal of history. There are even a few events devoted to the pier, such as the Pier Festival and the Pier to Pub swim.

Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast, Queensland, Australia
Urangan Pier. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Things to Do in Hervey Bay Australia

Other things to see and do in town are Hervey bay Natureworld (the usual arrangement of Australian native and introduced fauna), Neptune's Reef World (a pretty average aquarium by Australian standards), and Hervey Bay Historical Museum.

Sunrise and Pelicans by Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Urangan Pier. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy.

Hervey Bay Whale watch
But the main thing Hervey Bay is famous for (apart from Fraser Island), is, of course, whale watching. The season is between August and late October, and there are numerous companies that take you out to half day or full day whale watching tours.

They include Hervey Bay Whale Watch, Blue Dolphin Tours, Spirit of Hervey Bay, Whalesong, Shayla Cruises, Freedom and Mikat. Outside the season, the companies typically do dolphin watching tours.

Humpback Whale Statue at Boat Harbour, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Hervey Bay Accommodation

Places to stay include Places to stay include holiday apartments such as Bayshores Holiday Apartments, Charlton Luxury Apartments, Hervey Bay Waterfront ApartmentsThe Bay Apartments and White Crest Luxury Apartments; resorts such as Akama ResortBay Hideaway Resort, Boat Harbour Resort, BreakFree Great Sandy Straits ResortThe Ramada Resort and Whale Cove Resort and Apartments, hotels such as Comfort Inn Suites Arlia Sands, Comfort Inn Fraser GatewaySantalina on Hervey Bay and Watermark Hervey Bay; motels such as Bay View MotelHervey Bay MotelSundowner Green Motel, Sunseeker Motel, Tower Court Motel and Urangan Motor Inn; backpackers hostels such as Beaches Backpackers, Fraser Coast Backpackers, Nomads Backpackers and Palace Backpackers; and caravan parks such as Australiana Top Tourist Park, Sunlodge Oceanfront Tourist Park and Windmill Caravan Park.

See the full list of Hervey Bay Accommodation

Boat Harbor, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Here's a Hervey Bay map, where I have tagged the places that I mentioned on this web page. You can click on the tags to see what places they are, and double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.

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