10 reasons for senior travellers to head to Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is a relaxing travel destination surrounded by natural beauty and attractions such as the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island, it is also known for the enchanting humpback whales that can be seen each year during migration season.

Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay is set alongside the Torquay Lakes and is an ideal location to escape the chill of the southern states during the cooler months.

Whale Watching

Hervey Bay is famous for the majestic humpbacks who frolic in the waters off the coast each year during their migration along the east coast from July to November. The Fraser Coast is used as a stopover point during the whales’ migration making it the perfect place to get to see these magnificent creatures.

Hervey Bay is a fantastic destination for whale watching

Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

An impressive twelve metre high whale sculpture will greet you as your arrive at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Learn about the fascinating biodiversity of the region through interactive displays and activities, plus see marine life up-close in the aquarium and Touch Tank. You can soak up some culture with a stroll through the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, which displays a range of local and touring exhibitions.

Shop at the markets

The Pier Park Community Markets are located right near the iconic Urangan Pier, overlooking the water in Hervey Bay. The markets operate from 7am to 1pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and feature at over 100 stalls including fresh local fruit and vegies, homemade sweets, arts and crafts.

Sunrise at the Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay

Perfect your golf swing

The Hervey Bay Golf Club has been a popular place to play a round since the first 9 holes opened back in 1945. Today it is an 18 hole championship course that combines bunkered greens and fun yet challenging holes with a beautiful natural setting. The Clubhouse has had a recent spruce up and is a great place for a bite to eat or kicking back with a cold drink.

Fraser Island

The spectacular World Heritage Listed Fraser Island is a unique and beautiful place that has to be experienced in person. There are a range of tours that take visitors to the island where you can take 4WD tours of the sandy beaches, join walking tours to discover the unique ecology of the island or take a dip in the crystal clear lakes.

See the sunset on Fraser Island

Reefworld Aquarium

Reefworld Aquarium is a great place to get up close with a variety of colourful tropical fish, coral displays, sharks, turtles and crabs. The aquarium uses sand filtered sea water and natural sunlight to accommodate the marine creatures in the most natural way possible. If you’re feeling brave you can even take a swim with the sharks.

Hervey Bay Esplanade Trail

Enjoy a waterfront stroll or bike ride along the Hervey Bay Esplanade, stretching over 14km from Urangan Harbour to Gatakers Bay. Drop into the Hervey Bay Information Centre for a map, then take in spectacular views from Point Vernon, Gables Point or Mathew Flinders Lookout, spend some time relaxing in the parks along the way or stop at the popular Scarness Beach for a swim. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way to grab a coffee or snack to refuel.

Take in the view from the Scarness Jetty

Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum

The award winning Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum will give you a glimpse into the past of the region. The village includes 21 historical buildings dating as far back as 1898, and features a wide range of exhibits from blacksmithing and farming equipment to horse drawn buggies and an old school room.

Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens

The Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens are a pretty and peaceful oasis where you can take a wander and stretch out on the grass for a picnic or to soak in the natural surrounds. The gardens are home to a variety of plants and bird life, and include a central lake, formal Chinese Garden, orchid house and more.

Enjoy a stroll through the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens

Lady Elliot Island

Located off the tip of the Fraser Coast, Lady Elliot Island is a island haven filled with natural beauty, abundant bird life and spectacular marine life including turtles, reef sharks and coral reefs. Visitors can soak up the serene and relaxed atmosphere and keep an eye out for the endangered Loggerhead Turtles that nest on the island in the summer months.

Take a trip to the picturesque Lady Elliot Island

Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay is a relaxing home away from home, alongside the picturesque Torquay Lakes. The park offers a range of cabin, caravan and camping accommodation options and is just 400m from the beautiful Shelly Beach.

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