Best Hervey Bay Attractions

Discover the Best Hervey Bay Attractions

Welcome to Hervey Bay, where the laid-back coastal lifestyle meets an array of unforgettable attractions. Whether you’re visiting for a holiday or considering making this vibrant city your home, Hervey Bay offers something for everyone. From thrilling whale watching adventures to exploring the natural wonders of Fraser Island and relaxing on pristine beaches, the options are endless. Join us as we explore the top attractions that make Hervey Bay a must-visit destination.

6 Must Do Hervey Bay Attractions

Hervey Bay QLD Whale Watching

Whale Watching is at the top of our list of Hervey Bay attractions as it is one of the key reasons that tourists visit our wonderful city. It is a seasonal attraction with tours taking place between the months of July till October. Choose from morning, afternoon or a 3/4 day tour which usually includes a buffet lunch. You'll certainly get up close and personal, and some tours also offer swimming with the humpback whales.

K'Gari Fraser Island Tours

There are so many great KGari (Fraser Island) tours from Hervey Bay QLD to choose from including single, multi-day trips or combination tours that include Whale Watching. If you prefer to do your own thing; you can take your own 4WD or even join a tag-along-tour. Various ferry and barge services operate daily from River Heads including travel between River Heads & Wanggoolba Creek and return services to and from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay Resort. There is so much to see and do here: Experience the island's natural beauty, paddle the crystal-clear waters of Lake McKenzie or Eli Creek, explore 75 Mile Beach, inland tracks, lake and much more.

Discover Hervey Bay Beaches

There's nothing quite like relaxing with your family at any of the gorgeous beaches! It's truly priceless and best of all totally free. As a bay, the beaches are very calm, offering safe swimming with no big waves because Fraser Island provides protection. Rips are also rare. The tide goes out a very long way. You'll find plenty of families happily enjoying a day out knowing their children are safe to swim and paddle. You'll also find people out on the water enjoying various water sports as well as many fishing from the shore. Head over to the Urangan Pier and you'll find just how popular fishing is here. Got to love that Hervey Bay QLD Australia lifestyle!

Esplanade Walking & Bike Path

Free Hervey Bay Attractions: The Esplanade walk and bike path is 14km long, stretching east from Urangan Harbour all the way across to Gatakers Bay in the city's west. The stunning tree-lined waterfront pathway is very popular with locals and visitors alike. Children, families and couples are regularly seen enjoying a leisurely stroll, bike ride or some exercise along this shared pathway. Bike hire, playgrounds, picnic tables, barbecue areas and amenities are situated throughout the various foreshore parks that the pathway crosses. There's also plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops lining the street on the opposite side.

Wetside Water Park

WetSide Water Park, one of the many free Hervey Bay attractions is located on the foreshore at the junction of Main Street and the Esplanade, Pialba and is a fun, family friendly public asset designed with something for everyone. The park includes: Waterslides Aqua Ninja adventure course Water play area TotSide for under 5s play Fountain Light Show Saturday nights 7pm Coffee shop, fish and chip shop and restaurant adjacent *Entry into WetSide is free however there is a cost for the Waterslides and Aqua Ninja (see below).

Urangan Pier & Parks

Very popular with tourists, keen anglers and their children, the historic Urangan Pier is definitely a key point of interest. It was built in about 1917, stretching over 1100 meters long. There's even an annual fishing competition and various festivals throughout the year. Walking to the end of the pier is a popular activity for young and old alike, and there are rest spots with seats scattered all along especially for anyone unable to manage the 2km round trip!
It's well worth seeing at both High Tide as well as low with the water receding along way back almost to the end of the pier itself (although not quite as there is a deep channel running through). You may even see some large fish, including sharks reeled in off of the very end of the pier.
Be sure to visit this amazing Landmark! There are also two awesome family parks / playgrounds in this area. *More of the fantastic free Hervey Bay attractions for your family to enjoy!

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Experience Hervey Bay’s Best Attractions Today!

From the majestic whales of Hervey Bay to the tranquil beaches and vibrant Esplanade, there’s so much to explore and enjoy in this beautiful coastal city. Whether you’re planning your next holiday or looking to relocate, Hervey Bay promises unforgettable experiences for all.

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