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The A To Z Guide To Hervey Bay
hervey bayA - Accommodation

Accommodation is something that Hervey Bay does extremely well! With something to suit every need and budget, from seaside holiday houses and apartments to caravan and tourist parks, everyone is sure to find something!

B - Burrum Heads

Burrum Heads is positioned, as the name suggests, at the head of the Burrum River. This pleasant holiday destination is located just a short drive up the road from Hervey Bay and is a great place for fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating and kayaking.

C - Climate

Hervey Bay enjoys a subtropical climate all year round, making it one of the most pleasant destinations in Queensland, all year round.

D - Drive

Ideal for a driving holiday, Hervey Bay is conveniently located just off the Bruce Highway. The turn-off sign is easy to recognise as it is situated right near Maryborough. Travelling by car is the easiest and most relaxing way to get here as it also allows you to soak up your beautiful surrounds on the way.

E - Esplanade

The Esplanade is right in the central hub of Hervey Bay and is a must-do while in town. Walk, cycle or drive along it, while absorbing the abundance of picturesque water views, local cafes and entertainment in the seaside shops.

F - Fraser Island

Known as the gateway to the Heritage listed Fraser Island, Hervey Bay offers the perfect entry point. The unique formation of sand and rainforest make this island an adventure playground. Easily accessible by Ferry from Hervey Bay, its ideal location makes it the perfect destination for every kind of holiday imaginable.

G - Gatakers Bay

Reef fish abound here, making it an ideal destination for keen fishers.

H - Howard

Nestled in the hinterland of Hervey Bay, this quaint town is steeped in history and is the perfect stop off place along the way here.

I - Immigration and Family Wall of Honour

Hervey Bay is home to Australia's first Immigration and Family Wall of Honour, allowing visitors to get a true sense of Australia's history!

J - Jamaica Blue

Arguably one of the best coffee cafe's around, Jamaica Blue can be found at Bay Central Shopping Centre, is is the perfect place to relax after a day of shopping up a storm!

K - Kayaking

Kayak on the pristine waters of Hervey Bay or take the short drive up to Burrum Heads.

L - Lawn Bowls

Fun for the whole family, the Bowls Club is situated right by the sea and is a relaxing sport suitable for all ages.

M - Markets

Markets are a specialty of Hervey Bay and the most popular oens would have to be the Nikenbah Markets. These are held on the first Sunday of every month and offer clever handcrafts, gifts and produce, as well as countless bargains waiting to be picked up by you.

N - North of Brisbane

Hervey Bay is positioned just 3 and a half hours North of Brisbane, Queensland's capital. This is a perfect distance for those wishing to escape for the weekend and get away from the city buzz. and enjoy pristine beaches, the subtropical climate and the laid back atmosphere.

O - O'Rileys Pancake, Pizza and Pasta Parlour

Located on the Esplanade, Torquay, O'Rileys is the local maker of fantastic pancakes, pizza and pasta!

P - Pialba

Pialba is the main shopping hub in Hervey Bay and is packed full to the brim with shopping centres, boutiques and surf shops.

Q - Queensland

Sometimes called the jewel of Queensland's crown, Hervey Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Queensland. This trendy getaway destination is perfect for weekends!

R - Reefworld

Reefworld can be found in Urangan and is an aquarium that is home to colourful and bright corals, tropical fish, sharks and green sea turtles. Ideal for the kids, this attraction will open up your minds to the many facets of marine life.

S- Scarness

Most of Hervey Bay's accommodation and eateries are situated in Scarness, making it the hub of excitement and activity in the bay!

T - Torquay

Nestled on the esplanade right in the heart of Hervey Bay, Torquay is buzzing with activity in the form of shops, art galleries and alfresco cafes.

U - Urangan

The Urangan Pier stretches out into the ocean and is ideal for walking along, for a spot of fishing or catching a glimpse of thr frolicking whales.

V - Point Vernon

Point Vernon is positioned in a northerly direction to the Esplanade and offers stunning views of the Bay as well as many great hot spots for fishing.

W - Whale Watching

Highly regarded as the Whale Watching Capital of the World, Hervey Bay frequently boasts humpback whale sightings. Choose to take a Whale Watching Tour, which will take you up close to these kings of the sea, or take a walk down the pier in the hope of spotting one in the distance.

X - eXplore from the air

Book a scenic flight over Hervey Bay and surrounding areas and you will be blessed with stunning views of the bay, Fraser Island and Maryborough.

Y - Youth

Youths love Hervey Bay, essentially because it offers so many exciting things for them. With a never-ending variety of water based and land activities to take part in, they will never run out of things to do!

Z - Zoo

Hervey Bay is home to the Nature World Zoo. This is a great place for a family day out, packed full of neverendng fun and excitement. Cuddle the koalas and get to close to the snakes as you explore the native animals and friendly atmosphere that make this park so attractive.

Christine Barton

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