Referred to as the “Whale Watching Capital of the World,” Hervey Bay is blessed with tranquil beaches and a mild sub-tropical climate that make it a delight to visit year round.

It’s a relaxed and charming city that is popular with tourists who come to whale watch, swim, fish and explore the surrounding countryside including catching the ferry to Fraser Island.

There are plenty of activities for the whole family in Hervey Bay especially on those calm blue waters that are perfect for sailing, jet skiing, fishing and diving. There are plenty of activities inland as well such as golf, horse riding and sky diving. During the winter months from August to October there are the whales who use Hervey Bay as their winter playground.

Practical Info

Hervey Bay is 3.5 hours drive from Brisbane or under 1 hour by airplane. Plenty of bus companies pass through Hervey Bay and there is also a high-speed tilt train from Maryborough. If you're traveling to Fraser Island, you can catch the ferry or book a tour from here.

Tours & Tickets

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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Hervey Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Location: Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $122.62

2-Day Fraser Island Tour from Hervey Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Location: Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 2 days

From USD $230.82

Fraser Island Day Trip from Hervey Bay

Location: Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $119.02

Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Location: Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $82.95

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