Hervey Bay is one of Australia’s premier natural holiday destinations. Bordered by 40km’s of pristine beaches and waterways, Hervey Bay is internationally recognized for its spectacular whale watching and as the gateway to the world heritage listed Fraser Island.

Hervey Bay offers an incredible number of things to see and do – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

  • Go whale watching from June – November;
  • Enjoy the Whale Festival held for 2 weeks every August;
  • Visit Fraser Island
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef from Lady Elliot Island
  • Jet skiing, waterskiing, winds surfing, diving, fishing… the list of water sports is endless;
  • Make a splash at ‘WETSIDE’ waterpark, visit the Historical Museum, & Neptune’s Reefworld
  • Be amazed at Vic Hislop’s Shark Show;
  • Hire bike and tour Hervey Bay, making sure you don’t miss the famous Esplanade and Botanical Gardens, relaxing on the way at one of many cafes at the Urangan Boat Harbour.


Hervey Bay’s climate is sub-tropical with long warm summers and mild winters.
Summer temperature range from 22-30 degrees Celsius.
Winter temperatures range from 10-21 degrees Celsius.


Hervey Bay is internationally recognized as one of the best places to view the annual whale migration. Between June and November humpback whales migrate north, leaving the freezing waters of the far south to bask, breed and give birth in Queensland’s tropical waters.

The secure waters of the bay between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island is the perfect place to see the newborn whales as they gain their strength for the migration back down south.


The world Heritage Listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world measuring 123km in length and 22km at the widest point.

There is an abundance of natural attractions to discover on the island which boasts over 100 freshwater lakes, rainforests, long stretching sandy beaches, The Coloured Sands and The Maheno Shipwreck.


The diversity that Hervey Bay has to offer anglers is unbeatable. Whether you’re estuary, beach, reef, or game fishing or throwing a line off the jetty, you’re a sure chance of a world-class catch!