From a whale watch perspective Hervey Bay is the Whale Watch capitol of Australia. Increasingly Hervey Bay is cementing this tourist opportunity both in Australia and Overseas. For the northern hemisphere tourist Hervey Bay competes with Kaikoura in New Zealand. Hervey Bay has weather in its favour.

Hervey Bay is a town/community that does not have a down town per se and is a new growth centre. There is coast community, the commercial community and the whale/ fishing community.

Hervey Bay relies on tourism, for which whale watching, Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island and Hervey Bay's calm beaches are the major draw cards. Hervey Bay is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, but the sprawl and spread of communities sorts of leaves Hervey Bay a place without a central pulse. Notwithstanding this observation Hervey Bay is a very nice place.

Cook named the bay “Hervey’s Bay” after Augustus John Hervey (1724–1779), later Third Earl of Bristol, a naval officer who became a Lord of the Admiralty the year Endeavour returned”.

The Jetty at Hervey Bay is over 800 mtrs long.

The Hervey Bay War Memorial is located in the new shopping centre area.

The Hervey Bay churches are of the modern era.

The Hervey Bay museum gives an insight into the early growth of the region.

The Hotels in Hervey Bay are of the recent Tavern style.

With the tourist options on offer and assuming you have not been to Rainbow Beach, you will need up to a week to make the most of what is on offer in Hervey Bay



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course