Things To Do In Hervey Bay

Visitors to Hervey Bay can enjoy a range of attractions from a wildlife park, oceanarium, shark show and shell display, mini golf, model railway through to the natural attractions of safe golden beaches. You might also like to take advantage of the many tours and cruises operating out of Hervey Bay. There is also a host of free and inexpensive activities in Hervey Bay.

There is a huge range of sporting activities for visitors who prefer land based fun. Golf, lawn bowls, go karting, tennis, horse riding and skating plus many more are all part of the Hervey Bay lifestyle. If you feel very adventurous why not try skydiving, sea kayaking or for a relaxing day go dolphin watching

Located at the southern tip of Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef, this charming city enjoys fresh clean air, wonderful beaches and parks. Some 240 hectares of coral may be viewed and explored just off shore from the Urangan Harbour.

Hervey Bay’s urban areas stretch from Gataker’s Bay in the north to River Heads in the south east, encompassing the suburbs of Point Vernon, Pialba, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan. One of Australia’s fastest growing regions, in the 20 years from 1986 population has grown from 18,960 to 54,391 (2006 census).

The townships of Howard, Torbanlea, Burrum Heads, Dundowran, Craignish, Toogoom, Nikenbah, Aldershot and Booral are also within the Hervey Bay area.

Just to the east of Hervey Bay lies Fraser Island which enjoys World Heritage Listing for its environmental significance and the natural beauty of its beaches, rainforests and lakes. Brisbane is the international and interstate gateway for mainline air traffic to and from Hervey Bay. Sunstate and Flight West airlines operate several daily flights between the two cities, connecting to Australia wide and worldwide air services.



Hervey Bay is ideally located as your gateway to a relaxed, fun holiday.

Visit the Botanic Gardens that feature a lake with island, lagoon, native wildlife, native trees, Aboriginal Bush Tucker Garden and Cultural Trail, walking tracks through native coastal bushland. Free entry.

Boating, golfing, go karting, horse riding, lawn bowling, jet skiing, sailing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, skating, skydiving, snorkeling, tennis, water skiing, wind surfing, yachting

Bicycle along the 14 km foreshore cycle track which provides easy access to all Hervey Bay beaches. Dine in or takeaway from the numerous restaurants and cafes along the Esplanade.

Whale Watching – July to November – The humpback whales migrate from the Antarctic in winter to the warm coastal waters for calving, staying until November. Several whale watching cruises are available.

Dolphin Watching – can often be seen swimming from the beach or Urangan Pier. Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphins can be seen all year; Bottlenose Dolphin can bee seen all year. These two species are permanent residents and can best be seen from December to July. The Common Dolphins can be seen from June to September.

Turtle Watching – the most common turtles seen in the bay are Green Turtles and Loggerhead Turtles. Flatback Turtle, Hawkesdale Turtles and Leatherback Turtles can also be seen less frequently

Dugong Watching – The Dugong (sea cow) is a protected species in Australian waters. It is estimated 800 Dugong live in Hervey Bay waters. The Dugong lives their life in the water but surfaces to breathe (they breathe with their lungs) air once every 15 minutes.

Bird Watching – Every year thousands of birds visit Hervey Bay on their migratory path with over 250 species identified.

Fishing, one of Hervey Bays greatest attractions, offers beach fishing, continental shelf fishing, deep sea fishing, fresh water fishing, game fishing, jetty fishing, reef fishing, rock fishing.

Leisurely walk Urangan Pier, a 70 year old pier that stretches 1.4 km out into the sea.

Explore the World Heritage listed Fraser Island (world’s largest sand island with unique sand formation and rainforest). Ferry service daily from Hervey Bay for self 4WD tours and escorted tours.

Fly to Lady Elliot Island (the first coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef). Scheduled daily flights from Hervey Bay.

Day trip to Bundaberg , known as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the home of Bundaberg Rum, know as Bundy.

Neptune’s Reefworld – wildlife park featuring reef aquarium, shark show, coral display, fish, sharks, turtles and rays.

Golf ‘n’ Games Waterslide featuring giant waterslide, mini golf, bbq and picnic area. Visit Vic Hislop’s Shark Show – Vic Hislop, a famous Australian shark catcher, displays some of his catches plus educational entertainment.

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