When it comes to whale watching underneath sun-streaked skies, the laidback seaside town of Hervey Bay is a firm favourite with travellers from both home and abroad read more...
Soak in the ambiance of a soothing seaside town
Located almost 300 kilometres north of the Queensland state capital Brisbane and a popular starting point for excursions to nearby Fraser Island, the picturesque seaside town of Hervey Bay offers some welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
It also offers much in the way of accommodation, from caravan parks to impressive motels and plenty of self-catered beachside apartments. One of the most popular places to stay in Hervey Bay is the Nomads Hervey Bay Backpackers Hostel, which is renowned for its hospitable welcome and friendly service.
Take some time out in a caravan park
Enjoy a slice of quintessential Australiana with a stay in one of Hervey Bay's well-equipped caravan parks. Like so many coastal Queensland towns, Hervey Bay possesses an array of caravan and cabin accommodation, each with their own unique advantages.
The Hervey Bay Caravan Park enjoys a prime location in the centre of town, while the Fraser Lodge Holiday Park enjoys a fine reputation for its outstanding service. Popular beachside caravan parks include the Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park and the Point Vernon Holiday Park, with all sites offering a range of non-powered and powered campsites, caravans and cabins.
Stay a stone's throw from Fraser Island
One of Hervey Bay's most attractive features is the fact that the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island, lies barely half an hour's boat ride off the coast. That makes the town a popular destination for drivers heading to Hervey Bay to enjoy Fraser Island and the numerous humpback whales which frolic off its shores.
The The Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge is an award-winning motel located close to the popular Hervey Bay suburb of Pialba. Nearby is the Beachside Motor Inn Hervey Bay, while the Best Western Ambassador Motor Lodge offers stunning views out onto the warm waters of the Coral Sea.