City Guide Hervey Bay, Australia

Visiting Hervey Bay

Consisting of five suburbs, this town four hours drive north of Brisbane is one of Queensland’s largest. Its two major draw cards are Fraser Island (the majority of ferries heading for Fraser depart from here) and whale watching. Over 3000 humpback whales enter the waters around Hervey Bay each year. If you are doing neither, it is still a nice town to relax for a couple of days.

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Hervey Bay City Reviews

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    Hervey Bay

    Great location for trips to Fraser Island, however we found little to do in Hervey Bay itself, apart from some lovely restaurants!

    Insider Tip:Brilliant burger bar

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    Hervey Bay

    There isn't much to do except go to the beach or cinema or bar. Unfortunately it's just a stop over to Fraser Island so for backpackers it isn't ideal to stay for more than a couple of days.

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    Feed the Turtles and sharks in the aquarium

    Nothing much to do in Hervey Bay unless your going to Fraser Island. I visited the Aquarium I had missed the feeding time but the guy was nice enough to let me and my friend feed the turtles on our own. We then c e back for the shark feeding. It was a definite highlight :)

    Insider Tip:The aquarium is hidden away at the end of Hervey Bay - it took me an hour and a half to get there but I really enjoyed it

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    Relaxed hervey bay

    Hervey bay is a great gateway to fraser island. Good to stay for the night before and after fraser. nice small town with cheap meals and a nice beach to chill out on. if ur inclined to do a skydive whilst in oz do it here, u can see out to fraser island, the view is stunning

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    Hervey Bay Review

    Hervery bay is a great wee town...probably do-able in a day! Its really quiet despite all the backpackers using it as a base for Fraser Island! The beach is beautiful. Wouldn't want to stay for too long with limited time in Oz, but worth stopping over

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