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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay (Australia)

Practical information on Hervey Bay

  • Family
  • Relaxation
  • Romantic
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Port
  • Water Sports
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
1.5 hours by car from Brisbane
When to go
All year round but ideal from August to November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Hervey Bay

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

Approximately 100km north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay seems to be hidden by Fraser Island.

My suggestion:
You must come to Hervey Bay between August and November during the humpback whale migration period.
My review

Travellers seeking peace and families will settle down in Hervey Bay. I found that it's an ideal town for a little rest during my trip to Australia.

When I came here I loved the quiet streets and the long, pretty beach. Sheltered by Fraser Island, which is slightly out to sea, Hervey Bay is one of the only Sunshine Coast towns which isn't hit by the waves of the Pacific. That will delight bathers and dishearten surfers.

What's more, the crossing for Fraser Island is from Hervey Bay. I also recommend a sea trip for humpback whale watching.

Sophie Liger Seasoned Traveller
31 written opinions

The town that's the departure point for Fraser Island.

My suggestion:
Don't stay longer than necessary at Hervey Bay. Find a four wheel drive and head straight to Fraser Island!
My review

Hervey Bay is a tiny town where apart from hitting the beach, there's not a lot to do! Most travellers come to Hervey Bay during their holiday as it's the departure point for Fraser Island. The town has several youth hostels where you can stay.

My favourite memory of Hervey Bay was the family of opossums that had decided to set up home in the youth hostel...they would poke their heads out when we were eating or hide in the bin if it wasn't properly closed! And that's also what Australia is about - the chance to get up close to all sorts of animals and insects! In brief, Hervey Bay isn't a particularly interesting town but is an obligatory stop during an Australian holiday ​​​if you want to get to Fraser Island!

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