Hervey Bay is perfectly situated on a north-facing shore that serves as the gateway to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Located just 300km, or a 3-and-a-half hour drive, north of Brisbane, Hervey Bay is also easily accessed by air – a 45 minute flight from Brisbane and a 90 minute flight from Sydney.
The climate here is balmy and outdoor-friendly with average temperatures ranging between 22 C and 29 C.
It’s no surprise then that all forms of boating and water-based pursuits are so popular here. Combine this with a laidback, easy-going lifestyle and it’s also little wonder that Hervey Bay is booming.
The whales are on their way to the Fraser Coast and you should be too! Not to be overly confident, but when it comes to soul-stirring, up close whale watching, there’s no place like Hervey Bay. The stunning intimacy of these gentle giants will truly take your breath away, leaving you with amazing pictures and even better memories.
Explore World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, with ancient rainforests, freshwater lakes and flowing streams, just some of Mother Nature’s treats on the world’s largest sand island. Head to Seventy Five Mile Beach, where you will discover a registered beach highway, complete with landing strip and a shipwreck to explore.
Visit Fraser Island to be dwarfed by the ancient, gravity defying rainforests growing out of only sand and to explore the freshwater lakes and spectacularsand formations of one of the most incredible islands on earth.
World Heritage-listed Fraser Island has the absolute best that one island can offer – cool towering rainforests to walk through; over 100 freshwater lakes to swim including the iconic Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby, huge sand blows to climb, and an amazing 120km beach highway, complete with the Maheno shipwreck and cliffs of stunning coloured sands.
Unforgettable island eco-adventures include cruises to discover the untouched beauty of the remote western side and guided or self-drive tours.
Though surrounded by untamed wilderness and rugged terrain, Fraser Island boasts luxurious, relaxing and natural accommodation experiences.
Hervey Bay, Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Straits offers some of the best fishing experiences in the world, and provides options for young novice anglers and seasoned fishing professionals.
Be it fishing off 75 Mile Beach on the eastern side of Fraser Island, at Sandy Cape, Indian Head or off the Kingfisher Bay Resort jetty, Fraser Island offers a diverse range of fish species that are available all year. Whiting, dart, tailor and jewfish are all common catches off the beaches and jetties.