Hervey Bay is often referred to as the jewel in crown of Queensland. It is also very well known both in Australia and internationally as the Whale Watching Capital of the World.
Hervey Bay is a scenic 3 ½ hours drive north of Brisbane and only 45 minutes by air. Hervey Bay is an easily accessible and picturesque holiday destination with a population of approximately 53,000 residents.
The region has a wonderful subtropical climate with temperatures ranging from 14 to 23c in winter and 22 to 29c in summer. Rainfall is low which almost guarantess visitors that there are more fine days for their fun holiday activities.
Although known nationally and internationally for the best humpback whale watching in the world, Hervey Bay has a lot more to offer its visitors.
Hervey Bay has a fascinating history, is an area of great beauty and blessed with many attractions centred around sheltered waters of the bay and some 14 kilometres of golden beaches which are safe for children.
There is no shortage of things to see and do in Hervey Bay, from relaxing on pristine beaches to water sports for the more adventurous visitors. Every Friday night at 4pm there is the local craft and produce market held at Urangan Marina.
Hervey Bay has an abundance of marine species as its waters are home to turtles, dolphins and dugongs as well as humpback whales. No matter what your interests, your age group or the season, you can enjoy many wonderful experiences in Hervey Bay with its natural beauty and a choice of activities and attractions.
The beaches around Hervey Bay are ideal for all ages and swimming, sailing, fishing, diving, sea kayaking and waterskiing within easy reach.
As well as an abundance of water based activities, Hervey Bay offers a range of other attractions such as art galleries and theatres, a broad range of eateries, sport and recreational facilities, clubs, botanic gardens, historical townships, major annual events, picnic areas, whale watch cruises, and Fraser Island is only a stones throw away.
Hervey Bay boasts magnificent views, natural attractions and a wide choice of accommodation - Hervey Bay really has something for everyone. Hervey bay has numerous night time entertainment venues for the night owls too, such as The Viper Niteclub on the Esplanade at Torquay which is a glass free venue.
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