Top things to do in Hervey Bay
Go Whale Watching in “The Whale Watching capital of Australia”. Between July – November each year, the mighty
Humpback Whales and their newborns come to rest, relax and play in our safe protected waters.
Visit Fraser Island – See the pristine waters of Lake McKenzie, 4WD along 75 mile beach, spot a dingo and learn the secrets of the Maheno Shipwreck. Spend the day at Kingfisher Bay Eco Resort – take a ranger guided nature walk, lounge by the lagoon pool or take an aerial tour of this World Heritage listed island. Experience a unique landing on the beach with Air Fraser Island!
Walk along the Urangan Pier – A must see attraction, the historic 100 year old Urangan Pier is one of the longest in Australia and stretches for almost one kilometre into the ocean. It’s a great fishing spot and a perfect place to catch whiting. Walk out to the end!
Visit Lady Elliot Island – Snorkel, dive, take a guided walk or glass bottom boat at majestic Lady Elliot Island situated on the southern-most end of the Great Barrier Reef and only a short scenic flight from Hervey Bay. Home to the manta rays!
Wetside Water Park – Make a splash and learn about sustainable water use. Includes Totside – a special area for under-fives and FlipSide – a Board Rider wave machine. Coffee and takeaway shop on site.
Reel in the Catch of the Day – Whether its deep sea fishing, reef fishing or simply ‘dropping a line’ off the Urangan Pier, Scarness/ Torquay jetties, or along the beach, Hervey Bay accommodates all keen and aspiring anglers. Half and full day charters available.
Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere is an ideal starting point to immerse yourself in the beauty of our region. Discover Hervey Bay’s personal relationship with the majestic humpback whale, be inspired by the uniqueness of World Heritage listed Fraser Island and Great Sandy Straits.
Sail the Great Sandy Straits – Enjoy the abundant wildlife and view of the surrounding islands aboard a magnificent sailing cat or take a morning dolphin cruise and look for Bottlenose Dolphins or the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin. Relax on a Sunset cruise.
Reef World Aquarium & Waterfront Restaurant – View the amazing living coral displays and marine life, touch the turtles and feed the fish. Relax with lunch on the balcony of the absolute waterfront restaurant.
Skydiving – Get your heart pumping with a number of thrill seeking adventures; tandem skydiving at 14000ft, kite surf with the experts or see high above the clouds in a Microlite.
Hervey Bay Go Kart Track – Offers high-octane family fun. The wide track has a good balance of easy and technical sections, which caters to all levels of drivers, with single and tandem go karts available. All karts fitted with rollbars and seatbelts for safety.
Hervey Bay Country Golf Club – Boasts fabulous facilities for members and guests, with the native setting of the challenging 18- hole championship course; it’s well bunkered greens and excellent practice area.
Susan River Homestead – Popular for horse riding, this 1600 acre property caters for all ages and levels of experience, with over 60 gentle mannered horses to choose from. Go water skiing, wake boarding, tube riding or parasailing on the resorts’ own lake.
Ride or Walk along the Esplanade – Cycle the 16km Esplanade bike track from Urangan to Point Vernon taking in the magnificent beach views or get a great workout on the free exercise equipment, or simply take a leisurely stroll along the beach.
Restaurants & Cafes – With some 30 restaurants and several friendly clubs, Hervey Bay is a gourmet’s delight offering a wide range of dining options. Local produce and treasures can be found at Local Markets held weekly in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
Hervey Bay Historical Village – Discover the Bays early days including a 1800s era country house and convenience store stocked with knick-knacks that serve as a reminder of how much things have changed. Visitors have the chance to see various old-world arts and crafts such as blacksmithing and woodturning being demonstrated or learn the art of traditional rope making techniques.
Botanical Gardens and Orchid House – Situated on 26 hectares, the Botanical Garden provide visitors with a chance to explore the local fauna and flora in their natural surroundings. See the orchid display. Level paths provide easy access for everyone.
Jump Park Hervey Bay – A premier indoor trampoline park featuring multiple zones and Olympic trampolines. Great fun to be had!
Stocklands Shopping Centre – With over 100 specialty shops its big city shopping at its coastal best. Something for everyone!
Marine Rescue Hervey Bay – Dedicated to saving lives at Sea – there for your peace of mind while you are on your holidays…