Hervey Bay Visitor Information
Hervey Bay is one of Queensland’s best natural holiday destinations. Hervey Bay offers convenient access to World heritage listed Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world; and Lady Elliot Island – the first coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Add in the majestic hump back whales, great fishing and the waterways of the Great Sandy Straits – and you will have to go very far to find better!
It is easy to access the area with Hervey Bay being located approximately 300 kilometres North of Brisbane. It is an easy drive along the Bruce Highway with a turnoff via Maryborough to Hervey Bay. The Tilt train also provides rail services to Maryborough with a trainlink connection bus to the Bay. Qantaslink provides direct flight services from Brisbane to Hervey Bay. Virgin Blue provides jet services direct from Sydney. Coach transit is also available via Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Services and other providers.
Hervey Bay qld offers visitors a variety of natural attractions, experiences and activities. Long sandy beaches fringe the Bay’s sheltered waters. Hervey Bay has also gained recognition as the Whale Watching Capital of the World – with the majestic Humpback whales stopping in to relax in the region’s calm waters, on their yearly migration south, from mid July to early November. Approximately 60 000 visitors per annum experience the pure exhilaration of Close Encounter whale watching in calm pristine Hervey Bay waters.
The waters of Hervey Bay provide visitors a perfect, stinger free swimming environment all year round. You have the ability to undertake a variety of water based activities during your stay which include kayaking, yachting, diving, water and jet skiing, wind surfing and snorkelling. Hervey Bay Australia boasts an aquatic environment featuring coral and artificial reefs all teeming with abundant marine life.
The great outdoors is a way of life in Queensland, and with Hervey Bay’s stable, sub tropical climate – summer temperatures averaging 29 degrees Celsius, and a winter average of 21 degrees Celsius – it is the perfect location to join the friendly locals and enjoy this coastal paradise. Hervey Bay Queensland has a great Esplanade, fully equipped with a bike/walk way stretching more than 16 kilometres along the picturesque foreshore. Enjoy the enchanting mix idyllic climate, relaxed pace, modern facilities and country style hospitality available at beautiful Hervey Bay.
Hervey Bay Australia offers a range of options to boating and fishing enthusiasts to enjoy – estuary fishing, freshwater fishing, beach fishing, jetty fishing, offshore – deep sea fishing, reef and game fishing (including Marlin). Guided Fishing and sailing tours are conducted on a regular basis.
UNESCO has recently declared the “Great Sandy Biosphere” – and innovative and demonstrative approach to conservation and sustainable development. The Biosphere is a “living laboratory” for testing and demonstrating integrated management of land, water and biodiversity. The Great Sandy biosphere contains 40% of the world’s perched lakes, the majority of the world’s complex rainforests growing on sand, the largest unconsolidated coastal sand mass in the world, and unique sub tropical patterned fens (swamps), the only ones in the world containing vertebrate lifeforms. The Great Sandy region is a major transitory point for Humpback whales; is recognised as a major feeding and roosting location for migratory birds; supports highly significant dugong populations and seagrass beds; and is a major breeding site for oceanic turtles in the Pacific Ocean.
That is why Hervey Bay is perfectly as nature intended and a major eco tourism destination.