Discover Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay has often been called the jewel in Queensland’s crown. It is also referred to as the Whale Watch Capital of the World. A scenic 3 ½ hours drive north of Brisbane and only 45 minutes by air from Brisbane, Hervey Bay is an easily accessible holiday destination.
Hervey Bay is the place to go to see the magnificent humpback whales come out to play. There is a large range of whale watching tours that the bay has to offer. Read more!
Whale Watching Tours
Things To Do
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 - Hervey Bay really has something for everyone. Read more!
Hervey Bay also has some excellent coral reefs that can be viewed from a glass bottom boat at your leisure which also have viewing platforms which are great to see the surrounding areas of the bay . There is also a vast range of fishing charters throughout the year, a Read more!
Tours and Cruises
Car Rental
Offering low priced 4 Wheel Drive Hire with unlimited kilometres, plus off road liability cover for accidents that can happen when you least expect it. Out door camping equipment and supplies can also be hired if needed.
Hervey Bay has a wide range of dining facilities for all to enjoy. With great menus for adults and children you wont be disappointed at the vast range of different styles of food, whether you are on a budget or want to splurge,The Bay has it all. Read more!
Good Food Guide

Discover Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay's travel, reservations and community guide.

If you want to find out about anything in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia then you have come to the right place. Whether you are an independent traveller or a backpacker thinking of touring the district, or a local looking for one of the many services or businesses in Hervey Bay, this is your site.

For the traveller, Discover Hervey Bay gives you one easy reference point for all of your extensive itinerary planning, including accommodation, tours and cruises, dive trips and car rentals - this service is free with no hidden fees or handling charges.

Hervey Bay has often been called the jewel in Queensland’s crown. It is also referred to as the Whale Watch Capital of the World. A scenic 3 ½ hours drive north of Brisbane and only 45 minutes by air from Brisbane, Hervey Bay is an easily accessible holiday destination.

It has a population of approximately 63,000 residents.To discover more of Hervey Bay, why not rent a car at a great price.

The city has a wonderful subtropical climate. Temperatures range from 14 to 23 degrees Centigrade in winter and 22 to 29 degrees Centigrade in summer.

Rainfall is low and there are more fine days than other Queensland holiday centres.

Discover Hervey Bay's Recommended Accommodation


Urangan Harbour Cottage

Welcome to "Urangan Harbour Cottage" in Urangan, Hervey Bay From $150 based on a 3 night stay for up to 4 people.

This boutique holiday cottage in Hervey Bay is presented to the highest standards, the property offers outstanding value for money. Check prices and availability here

Recent Accommodation Listings On Discover Hervey Bay

Overlooking Fraser Island from your balcony, you can sit back relax and enjoy your breakaway at Akama resort

BreakFree Great Sandy Straits Offers a magnitude of facilities, some of them include not one but two swimming pools for you and the family to enjoy.

Book Accomodation Online with us and Save Lowest Prices + No Booking Fees

Check prices and availability here

Recent Fraser Island Accommodation Listings

Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village is the perfect place to stay when visiting Fraser Island. The resort has won numerous awards over the years, and prides itself on being eco friendly.

Eurong Beach Resort situated on the eastern side of the island, and it's only accessible by 4wd. But, it has accommodation to suite all budgets, and it is very family friendly

Fraser Island Beach Houses The studios are situated amongst 1.3 hectares of Fraser Island beauty, and are located conveniently to most of the features that the island has to offer

Fraser Island Retreat The retreat is right in the center of the township and features a total of nine spacious timber cabins set on the hillside.

Eliza Palms It's situated at Orchid Beach, and it's the perfect spot to enjoy everything that Fraser Island has to offer.

Cathedrals on Fraser your choices of accommodation are varied. They have everything from high classed studio's, all the way down to basic camping areas.

For more Fraser Island Accommodation please check here.



It's the experience of a lifetime, Get up close and personal with the largest creatures in the sea!

8000 whales on their way to Hervey Bay 2019.

Make your introduction!



Welcome to Discover Hervey Bay

2019 World Whale Conference

Coming this year is the 2019 World Whale Conference, brought to you by Fraser Coast Tourism and Events, plus the World Cetacean Alliance.

The World Cetacean Alliance will be in Hervey Bay, in Queensland, Australia from the 7 - 12th October, 2019.

With a 5 day event packed with many speakers, and its theme "Journeys that Inspire Change".

Offering many themed workshops that you can share ideas, Plus learn what are the best practices to protect cetaceans around the Fraser Coast.

What are the Benefits for Attendees over the 5 days?:

  • You will benefit from attending a conference and capacity building workshops on very critical cetacean issues alongside the best national and international speakers and representatives from around the world.
  • Have a great opportunity to show off or showcase your projects or work practices.
  • Plan on having some great excursions, local dinners and cultural activities.
  • With lots of activities to do, all with leaving a lasting legacy for Hervey Bay and it's surrounds.
  • Stay in Hervey Bay for the cultural, economic, social and environmental responsible tourism and whale conservation.
  • Book your World Whale Conference Accommodation here

    Tours Hervey Bay
    Whale Watching Hervey Bay will start from approximately 19/7/2019 and end sometime in November 2019 depending on the exact migration of the whales. Hervey Bay waters offer regular sightings and encounters with humpback whales as well as playful dolphins. Please view our whale watching page for more info. Don't Miss out!

    Hervey Bay Skydiving

    More Things to Do In Hervey Bay

    If you need boat hire in Hervey Bay, we recommend using Blue Sky Boat Hire as they have multiple boat hire options for that keen fisherman.

    We welcome on board Hervey Bay Sport Fishing they offer guided sportfishing on this anglers play ground. Andrew uses his expert knowledge of the area and local conditions to help you catch that trophy fish.

    We welcome Reefworld Aquarium to Discover Hervey Bay , This iconic attraction has been open for well over 30 years and has captivated and amazed locals and visitor's from around the world pay them a vist today!.

    Just added are Hervey Bay Skydiving They offer you the greatest view of the Fraser Coast that you will ever see!

    You will find travel information such as coach timetables, international and domestic airline schedules, and visitor information including local banking, medical and emergency information. We have now added a map of Hervey Bay to the site as well.

    By filling out a simple form you can organise your entire holiday in Hervey Bay from accommodation to which tours you would like to go on or even where you would like to dine using our fine food guide.

    In addition to tourism related information Discover Hervey Bay also has available a comprehensive selection of information that the intending visitor will find useful.

    Although known nationally and internationally for the best humpback whale watching in the world, Hervey Bay has a lot more to offer its visitors.

    Hervey Bay is brimful of history, beauty and attractions centred around sheltered waters and some 14 kilometres of golden beaches safe for children. There is no shortage of things to do and see - from relaxation on unspoilt beaches to water sports for those visitors who are a little more adventurous.Every Friday night at 4pm there is the local craft and produce market held at Urangan Marina. Also you cannot forget the Wetside water Park.

    A distinct and very affordable tourist destination, Hervey Bay offers a colourful concentration of lifestyles and its waters are home to turtles, dolphins and dugongs as well as humpback whales. No matter what your interests, your age group or the season, you can enjoy its experiences, its natural beauty and a choice of activities and attractions.

    All this, and more awaits you in Hervey Bay, the "Whale Watching Capital of the World" and "Gateway to Fraser Island" .Close by to Hervey bay is world famous Noosa renown for it's great surfing beaches.