Fishing is an extremely popular holiday activity and can be practised from the beach, jetty, estuary or offshore on a charter fishing expedition. The long stretches of sand are also ideal for long walks and idle days spent beachcombing.

Whale watching is a major activity in Hervey Bay with the migration season running from July to November. The amazing animals can be sighted from the beach or on scenic whale watching cruises, which depart from the town's marina. Aerial whale watching flights are also available and allow visitors remarkable views of these breathtaking creatures - add it to your list of things to do in Hervey Bay.

The Urangan Jetty is one of Hervey Bay's major landmarks and fills daily with sightseers and anglers. Foreshore areas near Torquay offer idyllic spots for picnics and barbecues, while beachfront paths are great for walking, running and bike rides. Waterfront restaurants and cafes offer visitors sparkling views and delicious meals. The Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens are a tropical oasis with the Orchid House one of the main attractions of the park. Kids will also love the Hervey Bay Go Kart Track and Neptune's Reefworld.

Hervey Bay is also known as the gateway to Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island and a World Heritage listed wilderness area. Home to the famous 75 Mile Beach, hidden pockets of subtropical rainforest and crystal freshwater lakes, Fraser Island lures many visitors and makes a great destination for a day-trip or longer getaway. Ferries and scenic cruises depart regularly for Fraser Island from Hervey Bay's marina.

Hervey Bay is also a popular base from which to explore Lady Elliot Island, which is the first coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Flights and cruises depart regularly from Hervey Bay and allow visitors to explore the magic of the southernmost part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Holiday accommodation in Hervey Bay features a range of options suitable for every type of visitor. Holiday apartments in Urangan and Torquay offer close proximity to beaches, shops and pubs. Holiday homes in Scarness and Urangan are often well-appointed and have plenty of room for the entire family. Holiday rentals in Point Vernon, Toogoom and Burrum Heads also make great bases for a stay in the region.

Hervey Bay is accessible from Brisbane via the Bruce Highway, with the drive taking around three hours. Hervey Bay Airport is serviced by flights from Brisbane and Sydney by the major carriers. Rail and coach services also connect the region with Brisbane.

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- The famous Uragan Jetty is very picturesque!


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