Things to do and see in Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay is a peaceful and picturesque seaside city that has attracted holiday makers for over a century. It has plenty to offer for just about everyone, on the water and on the land. Hervey Bay is best known as the Whale Watch Capital and the home of the World Heritage listed Fraser Island for many Things To Do Fraser Island check out our new page. This haven which began as a number of seaside villages, boasts kilometers of beaches and offers a vast range of tourist attractions and activities for all ages. Hervey Bay's climate and idyllic waterways have led to an abundance of water sports activity in the area. A broad nature strip with a bike path meandering among the trees traces the entire stretch of sandy beach from the Urangan Pier to the last of the grand old beach houses at Point Vernon. For more information of events and whats on, see our what's on page.
The beach is ideal for all ages and swimming, sailing, fishing, diving, sea kayaking and skiing are all readily available for the visitor's recreation. As well as an abundance of water based activities, Hervey Bay offers a wide variety of attractions and activities with something to suit all ages and interests.
With art galleries and theatres, a broad range of eateries, sport and recreational facilities, clubs, botanic gardens, historical townships, major annual events, picnic areas, whale watch cruises, and Fraser Island only a breath away, magnificent views, natural attractions and a wide choice of accommodation - Hervey Bay really has something for everyone. Hervey bay has numerous night venues for the late night people such as The Viper Niteclub on the Esplanade at Torquay which is a glass free venue.
Visitors to Hervey Bay can enjoy a range of attractions. You can fish from the shore or take advantage of the fishing charters on offer. An up close and personal wildlife park, Reefworld, mini golf, model railway through to the natural attractions of safe golden beaches. Don't forget the markets at the Whale Watch terminal located at the Urangan Marina held every Friday night 4-8 pm.Cruising the Bay is also very popular.A great chance to see the acclaimed water life of Hervey Bay.
You might also like to take advantage of the many tours & cruises operating out of Hervey Bay. You don't even have to spend any money there are also many free things to do 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 Hervey Bay skydiving, or sea kayaking. Why not take a bicycle ride along the 14 kilometer foreshore cycle track.
Discover Hervey Bay's Recommended Attractions
Explore the Hervey Bay esplanade with one of these!
Hervey Bay Skydiving
They offer you the greatest view of the Fraser Coast that you will ever see!
On the beach Dayman Park, Cnr Kent & Pulgul St, Urangan, Hervey Bay 4655
Ph: (07) 41289828
Fax: (07) 4125 2531
Discount group bookings available..
Travel the stunning surrounds of Hervey Bay and beyond upon their magical custom made trikes!
Ph: 07 4191 4302 or Ph: 0447 776 972 Annual Gem and Jewellery Expo - Hosted by the Hervery bay Gem and Mineral Club Inc.
Date: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July, 2016
Location: 'Star of the Sea' Catholic Primary School
33-49 Hughes St (S off Boundary Rd), Hervey Bay, Queensland
(FREE Parking in Hughes St, or in the parking lot off Washington Street)
Hours of Show: Saturday 9AM - 4PM; Sunday 9AM - 3PM
(Children under 12 FREE and receive FREE Treasure Bag)
Something of interest for everyone
*Gemstones, Findings & Jewellery for sale
*Minerals & fossils
*Great Gift ideas
*Traders Auction Saturday at 1:30 PM
*Canteen with hot & cold food/drinks
*Door Prizes, Raffles (Saturday & Sunday)
*Major Raffle Draw (Sunday) (see photo below)
*A large number of dealers and tailgaters will be in attendance at the show
For more information
Postal: Hervey Bay Gem & Mineral Club
Attn: Gem Show Co-ordinator
PO Box 3007, Pialba, Qld 4655
Phone: 0429 490 773 (8:30AM - 12 noon Monday to Thursday)
Markets at the Urangan Marina Check us out every Friday night and it's held where the boats leave for Whale watch. Contact Janice Jenner on 41249820 and John Stone on 41254067.
Hervey Bay Go Kart Track
Scrub Hill Rd, Pialba
Ph: (07) 4128 1180
Go Kart hire. 20 karts rounding 650m long & 8m wide sealed hot mix track. Viewing deck. Cold drinks & chips available. Free parking. Min driver height 1.5m. Full track supervision. Fun for all.
Boating Jet Ski and SCUBA Training.
Learn To SCUBA Dive.
With a Master SCUBA Instructor over 30 years of experience
Also we have Advanced and Leadership Courses
Dive trips for very small groups.
We also offer Boat and Jet Ski Courses Most Weekends
Mid week Courses may also be available
Phone 0741258175 Mobile 0409472629
E mail is boatanddivecourses at gmail.com
website : http://www.boatdivecoursesherveybay.com/
Free Things to do in Hervey Bay
- WETSIDE WATER PARK
Located between Pialba Caravan Park and Seafront Oval.
Phone: 0406 451 472
- Walk or ride the Esplanade(this is about 18 km).
- Feed the Lorikeets at the Botanical Gardens.
- Visit the Regional Art Gallery at 161 Old Maryborough Road,Pialba.www.herveybayregionalgallery.org.au
- Visit Australia's FIRST Immigration and Family Wall of Honour.
- Visit Hervey Bays "MARKETS" held every Sunday with Arts, Crafts, everything you might need and a lot you won't.
- A scenic drive to Toogoom or Burrum Heads.
- Visit Torquay Beachside Markets at Torquay esplanade, near tennis courts and Aquavue Cafe every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8 am to 2pm.
- Fish off one of the small jetties along the Esplanade or walk out to the end of the long jetty (approx. 1 km long). Drop a fishing line into a deep shipping channel where they catch all sorts of fish like garfish, whiting, bream, flathead up to big fish like "Golden Trevally".
- Feed the Pelicans.
- Have a BBQ on the foreshore. There are gas BBQ's all along the Esplanade.
- Take a bicycle ride along the 14 kilometer foreshore cycle track.
- Markets at the Urangan Marina Complex every Friday night with a free jumping castle. They start at 4pm till 8pm.