Hervey Bay is known for being the whale-watching capital of Australia.

Humpback whales swim into the bay for a relaxing time in the calm waters with their babies before making their way back south.

Things to Do in Hervey Bay

To make the most out of your trip to Hervey Bay, consider stopping off at some of these top Hervey Bay attractions.

Take A Turtle Discovery and Eco Tour

On this tour, you get to explore Queensland’s Great Sandy Straits Marine Park on a glass-bottom boat, meaning you can see the thriving marine life and coral reefs, without disturbing their peace.

Have a Picnic at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens and Orchid House

Nestled on a 6,000 year old foreshore dune, it’s one of the best places to see native plants and fauna from the Wide Bay and Great Sandy regions.

Check Out Torquay Beach

The waters are clean, clear, and refreshing. If you’re looking for a stunning white sand beach on the East Coast near Hervey Bay, this should be it!

Hike the Point Vernon Coastal Walk

It’s known for its bird life, amazing scenery, and green spaces. You can see as far out as Fraser Island (K’Gari) on a clear day.

Take a Day Trip to Fraser Island (K’Gari)

It’s one of the best places to encounter native wildlife such as dingoes, which call the island home, as well as see sharks, whales, and dolphins from the shoreline.

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