What can be said about the Esplanade in Hervey Bay other then it’s Fantastic! Its one of the most talked-about highlights when coming to Hervey Bay because it has so much to offer for all ages.
Its a hub for all visitors and travellers alike, whether it be for camping, fishing, boating, walking track, biking and more. Stretching over 17 kilometres of walking track it would take a few days to experience all there is on offer.
On the esplanade, you will find four camping and caravan parks located in Torquay, Scarness, Urangan, and Pialba. These parks all give you a fantastic view of the many beaches surrounding Hervey Bay, with great parks nearby.
Not to mention the cafes, restaurants, Wetside Waterpark, BBQ facilities and many other things to do around Hervey Bay. There is more than enough seating along the Esplanade to rest your legs or take in the many views.
Along the 17 Kilometre stretch, you will find 12 Parks, 10 Separate BBQ areas, 5 Cafes located along the trail itself, Multiple Areas with Exercise equipment for free, and Tennis courts for rent, as well as biking and walking/jogging track.
Its no wonder people don’t miss out on the opportunity to travel along the Esplanade Road.
One of the areas people like to check out and is hidden away from the busyness of the centre of the Esplanade, yet still being apart of the track, is Paraweena Park and Blackstump Park, located in Point Vernon.
With BBQ’s and toilet facilities at Blackstump Park and great little paths for kids to go scooting or practice riding a bike, it’s a great little location for a picnic. Whereas Paraweena Park is a great opportunity to see Sting Rays, Kangaroos, and Secrets nesting atop the tall gum trees.
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At Paraweena you will also find a lovely boardwalk that runs along the sands of the beach.
Some of the more popular lookouts to sit and relax or enjoy the sunrise and sunsets that won’t disappoint are:
- Shelly Beach
- Dayman Park
- The Jetty’s at Torquay Sailing Club, and Across from Beach House Hotel and Uragan across from Margaret St
- The Urangan Pier
- Black stump Park
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When biking or walking along the Esplanade it is a courtesy to keep in mind that pedestrians do have right of way on the path, but as a courtesy, if you’re biking along the track, a friendly two rings of the bell can let walkers know that you’re coming up behind them to allow them time to move aside.
When travelling on the path its is similar to driving on the road always stay to the left whether going North or South. If you are walking with dogs, there is a lovely dog beach located to the Right-hand side of the Urangan Pier across from Margaret St.
So why not check out all the Esplanade has to offer on your next visit to Beautiful Hervey Bay. For a list of more things to do, or a list of Accommodation click here. With so much to offer Hervey Bay is the perfect place for your next vacation.