Not long to go until the Hervey Bay Whale Festival 2022 kicks off! Hervey Bay is widely recognised as the whale watching capital of Australia, a reputation reinforced by the 2019 announcement by the World Cetacean Alliance that named Hervey Bay as one of only two Whale Heritage Sites in the world.

So, come and join all the action, as the Hervey Bay Whale Festival swings into action this winter!

Plan Your Visit to the Hervey Bay Whale Festival 

Whale season in Hervey Bay runs between July and November. During this time, thousands of whales travel along the humpback highway, with many of them stopping off in the calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay. As you can imagine, whale season brings an influx of visitors to the area, so planning your visit is essential!

Key dates for the Hervey Bay Whale Festival 2022 include: 

  • 29 July 2022 – Blessing of the Fleet
  • 31 July 2022 – Paddle Out for Whales
  • 31 July 2022 – Whale Concert and Family Parade
  • 13 Aug 2022 – Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

Keep your eye on socials and the official Hervey Bay Whale Festival website for updates and more announcements

Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

Check out this incredible footage from a whale-watching cruise Sydney Weekender took with Tasman Venture.

Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park offers a free whale watching tour booking service. We can help you choose the right cruise for your family and your budget so you have a fantastic day out on the water! Get in touch to find out more or to reserve your accommodation and tours in advance.