Wondering where to go for your next holiday adventure? If you are, why don’t you head to Hervey Bay and discover its amazing natural beauty, its range of restaurants and cafes, interesting attractions and relaxing atmosphere. There is no shortage of fun things to do in Hervey Bay; here are just five of them.


See the beautiful neighbouring Fraser Island from above on a skydiving adventure. The experience is indeed an adrenaline rush, plus the gorgeous views of the beach below will surely make your skydive a very memorable one! Skydive Hervey Bay has a range of experiences to choose from including Tandems and skydiving courses.

Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum

Skydiving not your thing? If you’d rather stay on the ground and explore the history of the area, then make your way to the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum in Scarness. Located along Zephyr Street, the historic village is home to century-old buildings and themed memorabilia that will give you a new insight and knowledge about the region’s history.

Esplanade Area

Winding its way along the beachfront, the 17 km-long Esplanade provides visitors with the opportunity to dine and shop to their heart’s content. There is also a scenic cycle route, free exercise equipment, public barbeques and toilets, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing picnic.

A visit to Fraser Island

Make sure you don’t leave Hervey Bay without visiting Fraser Island. Located 30km off the shore of Hervey Bay, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. It is a World Heritage site featuring sprawling dunes, freshwater lakes, and forested area. It is also known for its rich biodiversity. Perhaps the most fascinating thing about Fraser Island is that it remains relatively untouched despite being a popular tourist destination. If you want to see eco-tourism at its finest, spending some time in Fraser Island should be included in your to-do list.

Go Whale Watching

If there’s one thing Hervey Bay is most famous for, it’s whale watching. Whale watching in Hervey Bay is a very popular activity, attracting hundreds of tourists every year. From April to October, humpback whales use the local coastal berths as their resting place. If you want to get up close and personal with these gentle giants and see them play, this activity is something you shouldn’t miss. Apart from boat tours, there are clear and spacious viewing decks in the area to give you the best viewing experience.

Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park has a FREE Fraser Island and Whale Watching tour booking service and can also advise you on other things to see and do in the local area. Our caravan park is also a fabulous place to base yourself while you explore Hervey Bay! Find out more about our accommodation or Contact Us with any enquiries