Whatever your holiday style there’s plenty of water and land-based activities to add to your Hervey Bay itinerary. Nature enthusiasts can catch a ferry to Fraser Island and spend the day exploring sand dunes, rainforest and freshwater lakes - or stay a while in one of the resorts and lap up paradise on the largest sand island in the world. If its whale watching you’re here for, time your visit to celebrate the beginning of the whale season at the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival held annually in August, featuring concerts, food, events and a parade.
Golf fans will love the Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club, offering 28 holes in a picturesque native bush setting - or walk the 16 kilometre esplanade from Urangan Pier to Gatakers Bay past protected beaches, cafes and boutique stores. Families will love to swim in the crystal clear protected bays, play with an abundance of water sports or visit Reefworld aquarium on the Urangan foreshore.
For dinner with a view, you can’t beat fish and chips on the esplanade at Torquay - or treat yourself to Fraser Coast-style fine dining at the casual yet classy Coast Restaurant and The Vinyard.