Whaled it! FIVE Great Reasons to Visit Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is one of the Sunshine State’s much-loved holiday destinations. With a jam packed range of activities, spanning the world-famous whale watching to 4WDriving and a variety of water sports, the bay is a paradise for any adventure seeker. It's the kind of destination you'll want to visit again and again, purely to sample the abundance of options on offer. To give you a taste, we've compiled a list of our true-blue favourites!

Whale watching

Topping our list of must-do events for Hervey Bay is the world-renowned whale watching experience. This is a non-negotiable if you’re hitting up the bay between mid-July to November. Simply jump on a vessel and let the whale experts whisk you away to Platypus Bay, where you will find yourself up-close to one of Australia’s favourite deep sea creatures. A truly breath-taking experience; watch as they breach, fin-slap and play. A hot-tip, if you’ve not mastered your sea legs, we recommend packing some sea sickness tablets in your backpack for the trip!

Lady Elliot Island

Picture crisp white sand and a crystal clear ocean, cradled by a stunning coral reef. A nature seeker's paradise, Lady Elliot Island is home to some 1,200 species of Great Barrier Reef marine life; and a popular home for majestic manta rays. This highly protected ‘Green Zone’ is known to be one of the best snorkelling destinations off the East Coast. It's a day-trip you won’t regret!  


[Photo credit: Ian Cochrane - Flickr] 

Botanical Gardens

Boasting 26 hectares of beautifully curated gardens, birds and aquatic life; this is the perfect oasis to get back to nature. Take your favourite book and nestle under a tree, gather your friends for a lavish picnic or BBQ, or simply soak up the relaxing surroundings with a stroll through the grounds. 
 

Day Trip to Fraser Island

The great sandy park of Fraser Island is a true aussie favourite and it’s not hard to understand why! With activities from 4WDriving to surfing, floating down the crystal clear waters of Eli creek, exploring the many shipwrecks that feature on land and underwater, or simply laying on the beach soaking up the remaining balmy days; this is an explorers oasis.


[Photo credit: Vicent Lee - Flickr] 

Stroll or ride along the esplanade

Spanning a whopping 17km along the Hervey Bay coastline, the esplanade is a true feast of sights and sounds, with never-ending views of the ocean. Slow down and take a stroll along this picturesque walkway, stop in for an ice-cream, check out the local shops or cool off with a quick dip in the ocean. For you fitness folks, the esplanade is perfect for running, riding or making the most of the FREE fitness equipment scattered along the walk; not to mention being super easy on the eyes!

 

Accommodation

Located in the heart of the Bay, just a short 400m walk from the beach, Ingenia Holiays Hervey Bay has everything you need and more. With an array of accommodation facilities, ranging from superior cabins, to caravan sites and camping; the park caters for families, city slickers and the savvy traveller. All sites have access to resort park facilities, including pool, bbq area, playground, camp kitchen, laundry, shop and for the competitive type, there's even a giant chess board! 

 

 

 

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