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Hervey Bay is located in Queensland Australia.Hervey Bay (pronounced Harvey Bay) is a coastal city 300km North of Brisbane. It boasts two very important tourist attractions, first it is the main entry point for Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, and second it is one of the best places in Australia to view humpback whales.

Other than those two highlights, Hervey Bay is known as a quiet suburban town made up of five suburbs, Point Vernon, Pialba, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan. The Suburbs are situated along 10km stretch of coastline, which allows for swimming, fishing and other water activities.

Urangan Boat Harbour is Hervey Bay's meeting location for many different aquatic activities, including the whale watching vessels, passenger ferries, the barge to Fraser Island, and fishing charters. You can also find restaurants and cafes in this area.

The Esplanade takes in the picturesque foreshore and has great walking and cycle paths as well as picnic and play areas, a bustling marina and entry point to the botanical gardens.

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The area enjoys a mild, sub-tropical climate with an average temperature of 30C in summer and 23C in winter. It rarely gets too hot although the record high for the city is 38.4C on January 22, 1987. Winters in Hervey Bay are mild and pleasant. Daytime temperatures can reach as high 23C and at night drop to as low as 10C. Days are dry and sunny and the region sees thousands of visitors - all eager to get on boats to go whale watching. read more about the weather in Hervey Bay

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A day in Hervey Bay
Do you find that you spend a lot of your time rushing around, working too hard and not taking the time to soak up and enjoy every moment? A Hervey Bay getaway is the perfect antidote to melt away even the most ardent stress levels and provide a deeply relaxing holiday. The bay is probably most famous for the Hervey Bay whale watching cruises that operate between July and November. If visiting the area during the season, this is a must to catch sight of the gentle giants of the sea closer than you ever thought possible. There is more marine animal action to be had in the area too on a dolphin tour. These tours typically leave in the morning and cruise along the Great Sandy Strait glimpsing plenty of both Bottlenose and Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat and the occasional dugong and sea turtle too.

Once you have experienced the bay from the sea, why not see it from another perspective by taking a microlite tour over the region? These tours by air take you on an unforgettable 45 minute flight over the Great Sandy Strait, Moon Point and Coongul Creek on Fraser Island. Flying over the island you will get a totally different perspective and see exactly why it is considered the world’s largest sand island.

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Speaking of Fraser Island, this is an absolute must while staying in Hervey Bay. There are day tours that leave each morning to discover the natural delights on the island and bring you back to your accommodation in the late afternoon. When visiting the island, swimming in the crystalline waters of Lake Mackenzie in the centre of the island should be a priority. This is quite possibly one of the world’s most beautiful lakes set on dazzlingly white sand with warm turquoise waters. Eli Creek is another freshwater swimming delight with refreshingly cool waters and other sites include Central Station, where you can see enormous UNESCO World Heritage Satinay rainforest trees, the coloured sands, the Maheno Wreck, Wanggoolba Creek, Lake Birrabong and Lake Boomanjin, which is the world’s largest perched lake.

There are water sports galore to enjoy during your holiday at heavenly Hervey Bay – you can hire sea kayaks, snorkel, scuba dive, swim, Jet Ski, go sailing on rented catamarans and cast out a line and reel in a fresh fish to barbecue up on the beach. If you want to see some of the local marine life close up, then a trip to the Reefworld Aquarium is in order. You can take part in feeding sessions as well as seeing reef sharks, turtles, tropical fish and corals. If you dare, you can take a thrilling swim with the sharks and live to tell the tale. Perhaps sighting sharks at a distance is more up your alley. If so, then you can see plenty at Vic Hislop’s Shark Centre with Vic considered the shark equivalent of the Crocodile Hunter. has a wide range of cheap holiday deals worldwide.


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