Attractions

Whale Watching in Hervey Bay is considered to be the best place in the world for seeing the humpback Whales. Unlike most other places, the whales do not simply pass by but enter the bay and stay there to rest and play. Being extremely curious, they often approach the whale watching vessels and put up a display of jumps and dives as if they intentionally try to please the human spectators as much as possible!

Take a day trip and explore World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

Alternatively, take a stroll or swim along the 16km’s of Pristine Beaches or Cycle, walk or jog all or part of the 15 kilometre Scenic Walkway along the waterfront.

Shop and enjoy the cafes and restaurants along the esplanade.

For the more adventurous, Skydive and feel the rush of jumping over Hervey Bay from 10,000 feet. Take a Scenic Flight over the Bay and Fraser Island or try a Tiger Moth scenic flight. Enjoy the many Water Sports in Hervey Bay e.g. kayaking, diving & jet skiing.

Or slow down and relax cruising the Great Sandy Straits in a Houseboat trying your hand at some of the local Fishing spots.

Spend time walking through the tropical forests of the beautiful Botanic Gardens or Why not have a picnic there and visit the orchid conservatory ?

Take a drive along the Tourist Drive. Stroll through Arkarra Lagoons a bird watchers delight, and feed the ducks, swans, fish and turtles. Visit the Art Gallery or the many galleries displaying the work of local artists.

Take a walk along the Urangan Pier, stroll along the boardwalk and jetty at Urangan Harbour or visit the Hervey Bay Historical Museum & Pioneer Village.

Watch the pelicans at Point Vernon, Torquay or the boat harbour. Swim and enjoy a barbeque at the many spots along the Esplanade. Try golf, tennis, squash, ten-pin bowling, lawn bowls, croquet, horse riding.

Swim in summer at the Aquatic Centre or the indoor pool during winter. Discover historic Howard and Torbanlea. Visit the Heritage City of Maryborough (market Thursday morning).Visit the many attractions available for families. Take a drive to beautiful Toogoom Beach and feed the pelicans from the boardwalk.

Wander around historic Dayman Park Lookout. Shop the Sunday markets – Elizabeth Street, Urangan 2, 4 & 5 Sunday each month from 6:00am


See the largest collection of genealogical records in regional Australia. Discover the importance of the Butchulla Tribe at the Pialba monument.

Fly to beautiful Lady Elliot Island for a day’s snorkeling. Taste the difference of seafood fresh from local trawlers. Swim, fish, relax and enjoy a barbeque at Lenthals Dam or Wongai Waterholes.

Visit River Heads where the Mary and Susan Rivers run into the Great Sandy Straits.

Collect Shells along the sandy beaches and watch the Sunrise and Sunset over the Water.

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