The Fraser Coast is a paradise for those who love outdoor adventure. Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or as part of a larger group, there is enough here to keep you busy for weeks.

Whale Watching

Whale watching is truly an unforgettable experience, and something everyone should do at least once!

Whale watching season in Hervey Bay starts in early July and runs until the end of October. While there are still whales in the bay in November, the official season ends on the 31st October. So, when is the best time to see whales in Hervey Bay?

If you want to see the extraordinary sight of mother whales playing and bonding with their calves, plan a visit in either August or September.

If you’re interested in booking a whale watching tour during your stay at Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park, come and have a chat to us in the office and take advantage of our free tour booking service. There are several operators in Hervey Bay (all excellent), and we can help you choose the best whale watching cruise to suit you and your family’s needs.

Scuba Diving

The Fraser Coast offers divers a choice of 18 sites including the world-renowned Lady Elliot Island and the ex-HMAS Tobruk. With warm and sunny weather year-round, and comfortable ocean temperatures, diving in Hervey Bay is always a pleasure. 

Diving the Tobruk is one of the most popular dives in the area. Decommissioned in 2015, the Tobruk rests at a depth of between12 and 30 metres and is suitable for divers of all abilities. Expect to see rays, turtles, wobbegong sharks, giant grouper, cod, octopus, Maori wrasse, giant clams, pufferfish as well as an abundance of coral.

There are a number of other wreck dives in the Roy Rufus Artificial Reef including Goori Wreck, The Snapper Grounds and Duck Island (Shallow Drift Dive).

Fraser Island Tour

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and the traditional land of the Butchulla Aboriginal people. It was listed as a World Heritage Area in 1992 and has been renamed K’gari (meaning paradise) in recognition of its traditional owners. With crystal clear water, pristine rainforest and golden beaches, there is heaps to see and do on the island including:

  • 4WDriving along Seventy-Five Mile Beach
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Wildlife spotting (including dingoes)

Take a guided tour of Fraser Island for a local and personalised experience or explore at your own leisure. 

More Things to Do in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is full of things to do, even if you’re on a shoestring budget. Explore the Marina shops and cafes, go for a stroll on Coopers boardwalk, walk or cycle the Esplanade, visit the Discovery Sphere, fish from Urangan Pier, pack a picnic and head down to Arkarra Lagoon or visit the Botanic Gardens. Kids will love Wet Side Water Park, and the regular Wednesday and Saturday Urangan Pier Park Markets are wonderful for a leisurely wander. 

And if you can’t decide, why not grab a coffee or a drink at the Hervey Bay Boat Club and watch the world go by while you think about what to do next!