Hervey Bay on the central Queensland coast is a haven for anyone who enjoys boating, fishing, water-skiing or simply soak up the holiday sun. It’s also well-known as Australia’s whale-watching capital so, with this much on offer, it simply has to be part of your travel wishlist.

You can spend time in this remarkable region at Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay, sitting alongside the Torquay Lakes and beautiful Shelly Beach, just 400m away. It’s the perfect spot for a fun-filled getaway.

Here at Ingenia Holidays, we’re compiled this list of things to do while you’re here:

Fraser Island

Visit heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. It’s teeming with marine life, freshwater lakes to swim in, sand dunes and beaches. There’s also rainforest to hike through.

Fishing and more fishing

Hervey Bay has fantastic fishing spots and also offers plenty of chartered fishing trips if you prefer. Boating and fishing enthusiasts can choose from estuary, beach, jetty, reef and game fishing!


Divers love Hervey Bay for its accessible dive sites and snorkelling. There’s a variety of operators who provide scuba diving lessons and tours.

More water sports 

There’s also plenty of opportunities to get wet waterskiing, kayaking, surfing and swimming.


Best from late July to early November. Sign up for a whale-watching cruise and keep your eyes peeled for these awe-inspiring creatures in their natural habitat.

Pedal power

For the bike riders, there’s plenty to enjoy with a bicycle ride along the Hervey Bay foreshore, stopping at  one of the many restaurants and cafes along the Esplanade. Or you can take in the route by walking parts of the 14 kilometre pathway.

A keen golfer

The Hervey Bay Golf Club welcomes visitors to its 18-hole course, set in a natural bush environment.

Stroll the gardens

Visit Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, with its 26 hectares including the orchid house, with around 20,000 orchids.

Step back in time

Explore Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum. There’s a collection of 12,000 items to discover, leading visitors through what life was like for people who settled in the area.

Whether it’s for the whale-watching season or any other time of the year, we look forward to helping you discover Hervey Bay soon!

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