Hervey Bay is a city located approximately 290km north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. It’s warm sub-tropical climate, long sandy beaches, calm blue waters and laidback holiday atmosphere, has transformed it from a sleepy little fishing village to vibrant tourist hotspot.
The World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island with giant dunes, thick rainforests, luminous lakes and amazing wildlife. It shelters Hervey Bay from the might of the ocean and its shallow and flat seabed makes it a great place for swimming and snorkelling.
Hervey Bay is also one of the top-rated whale watching regions in the world where you can catch the majestic Humpback whales showing off their mighty prowess with their flips, fluke dives and breaches – an absolutely breathtaking experience!Places of Interest
- Fraser Island
- Hervey Bay Historical Village
- Hervey Bay Go Kart Track
- Lady Elliot Island
- Whale watching tours
- Dolphin watching tours
- Bird watching on Fraser Coast
- Remote Fraser Island Explorer Tours
- Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens
- Hervey Bay Historic Village and Museum Tour
Hervey Bay is a 3.5-hour drive or a 45-minute flight from Brisbane. With the extension of the Hervey Bay Airport in 2005, it has improved connectivity with daily direct flights operating from/to Brisbane and Sydney.
You can avail the airport shuttle bus service that will drop and pick you from your accommodation. The regular Hervey Bay bus service is well connected to most parts of the city and caters to tourists staying near the beach. Bike, scooter and car rentals are dime a dozen and they are a great option to get around and see sights at leisure.Environment
Hervey Bay has a great sub-tropical climate, with summer temperatures averaging a maximum of 29 degrees celsius and winter temperatures a maximum average of 22 degrees celsius.
With an abundance nature’s gifts that includes the Great Sandy Strait, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the Bay and the wetlands, the Hervey Bay city council is committed to protecting its assets and maintaining a clean, safe city.
Fraser Island is listed as a World Heritage site thanks to its exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic value. It also has complex coastal dune formations that represent major stages of earth’s history and they are still evolving. Fraser Island is also home to unique rainforests growing on tall sand dunes and numerous unique species of flora and fauna.Demographics
The Hervey Bay Region of Queensland is home to about 52,220 people and is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Statistical trends indicate that the population will double by 2026. The three largest ancestries in Hervey Bay in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.
Hervey Bay’s economic growth almost matches its population growth with a spurt of activity particularly in tourism, service industries, retail and light industries.