Things To Do

There is plenty to do here on the Fraser Coast!

Our friendly staff can arrange local tours and activities for you throughout your stay; here are just a few ideas and major attractions.

Whale Watching

From late July to early November is whale watching season in Hervey Bay and each year thousands of tourists flock to the region to join whale watching tours. An experience like no other, get up close and personal with the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration from the Antarctic to warmer waters.

Fraser Island

World Heritage listed Fraser Island is just across the water and it’s an easy thirty-five minute flight by seaplane to the southern beaches of the Great Barrier Reef.

The largest sand island in the world and one of the rare places where rainforest grows on sand, Fraser Island is abundant in pristine freshwater lakes and crystal clear creeks, scenic 4WD circuits, walking tracks, cool and peaceful rainforests, swampy wetlands and heathlands full of wild flowers.

Dining Out

Fraser Coast is quickly gaining a reputation for admirable food and wonderful restaurants and cafes. Alfresco dining, ideally suited to the Fraser Coast’s temperate climate, is very popular, and Hervey Bay’s Esplanade and marina areas are home to a wide range of quality dining experiences, with the stunning backdrop of the water.

Fishing

Fish in the bay are plentiful — the mangrove-lined creeks and sheltered turquoise waters can yield an amazing catch, including bream, whiting, flathead, mackerel, tailor and mangrove jack. You can opt to fish from the shore, launch your tinnie from the boat ramps, take a charter and try your hand at sports fishing, or just cruise the Great Sandy Strait and drop a line over the side.

Culture

The region’s cultural heart beats loud and strong. The Hervey Bay Regional Gallery features works by local artists and regularly hosts Australian and international travelling exhibitions. On any weekend you’re sure to find a bustling market brimming with locally-produced wares, produce and plants. Wander through the stalls, chat with the locals and take home a bargain or two.

Shopping

From national brand name stores to family-owned boutiques, you’ll find contemporary and traditional shops across the region. The area features air-conditioned shopping malls, fascinating arcades, corner stores and country villages that will take you back to your childhood memories.

Time Out For Kids

Kids love our water activities such as swimming, fishing, paddle boats, kayaks and windsurfers, as well as wildlife and nature activities such as glass-bottom boat rides and bird parks. They can also try mini-golf, go-karting or the new WetSide Water Education Park!

Golfing on the Coast

Are you a weekend hacker or a serious handicapper? Hervey Bay has a range of golf courses including a rural course with sand greens and wandering wildlife. Many of the golf courses have country club facilities, making the 19th hole the most refreshing hole of the round.

Adventure Activities

You could easily spend a week enjoying adventure activities, whether it is a physical challenge or adrenalin rush. From acrobatic aircraft to go-karts, sky diving to exhilarating thrill rides across the calm Hervey Bay waters, you’ll find the rush you are after.

Relax & Unwind

Hervey Bay has one of the safest swimming beaches in Queensland…no stingers, mild temperatures, and calm waters protected by Fraser Island. Or take a Sunset Champagne Cruise – sit back and sip fine wine as the sun sets over the waters of the Great Sandy Strait. What a great way to wind down after a day of exploring!

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