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Known as the ‘Whale Watching Capital of the World,’ Hervey Bay attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year to watch the annual migration of humpback whales along the coast. Aside from whale watching, it also offers prime fishing spots and stunning beaches. Book your Hervey Bay car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel.
Guide to Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay is nestled between Queensland mainland and Fraser Island. The bay opens out to the Coral Sea.
Climate in Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay has a humid subtropical climate. However, due to the trade winds from the southeast, the bay doesn’t experience extreme temperatures. Summers and winters enjoy average temperatures of 30 °C (86 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F), respectively.
Things to do in Hervey Bay
Go whale watching
Hervey Bay sees hundreds of mature female humpback whales stopping over during the migration season (between April and November) every year. More recently, there have been sightings of Southern right whales too. Hop on a certified eco-conscious whale watching vessel for an unforgettable sunset cruise watching the graceful giants swim by.
Go island exploring
Take a ferry or boat out to Fraser Island for a day trip. Swim in the pristine crystal clear waters, hike up to Indian Head for incredible panoramic views, or lounge on the multicoloured sands at Rainbow Beach.
Experience the resplendent marine flora and fauna
Book a glass-bottomed boat tour to take you to see vibrant coral gardens and turtles gently swimming by. If you’re in the mood to make marine friends, put on your snorkelling mark and plunge into the waters to see dolphins, reef sharks and maybe even a dugong.
Eating out in Hervey Bay
For excellent seafood and lunch specials, Bayswater Bar and Bistro should be your first stop. For dishes that look like they belong in a 5-star restaurant - but without the hefty price tag - Enzo’s is a popular haunt among the locals. Those craving classic fish and chips paired with a cold beer would like Maddigan’s Fish and Chips Shop.
The closest airport to Hervey Bay is Hervey Bay Airport (HVB).
Getting around Hervey Bay
The city of Hervey Bay is served by the high-speed Tilt Train which connects to Maryborough West and Howard. You can also drive 4 hours north from Brisbane to reach Hervey Bay. Car hire is also a popular option among visitors to Hervey Bay due to the convenience and flexibility it offers. Some of the popular car hire agencies in Hervey Bay are Hertz, Budget, and Thrifty.
Traffic in Hervey Bay
As a small fishing village, Hervey Bay doesn’t usually experience significant traffic jams. The main road in Hervey Bay is Boat Harbour Drive.