Forget about Hawaii, Tenerife and Bali. If it’s summer, sun and fun that you are looking for, then you should go to Hervey Bay at Fraser Coast in Australia! It is a favoured place to retire but also for families who want to spend their holidays at the beach. There are many possibilities to go swimming or fishing and having a great view at Fraser Island, which is situated directly in front of the coast and is the world’s largest sand island. Imagine dining in the Pavilion by the Pier Café and Restaurant in the park at Urangan or maybe gathering around the hugely popular variety markets at the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge, where you can find a wide range of different species. Enjoying the sun or seeking for adventure, anything is possible in Hervey Bay!
District of Hervey Bay
The town of Hervey Bay is a well-known suburban town that is divided into five suburbs: Point Vernon, Pialba, Scarness, Torquayn and Urangan.
Things to do in Hervey Bay
If you go to Hervey Bay you shouldn’t miss the occasion to cruise the waters and maybe you will be able to swim with the helper in our hour of need: the dolphins. Experience the most magical moment in your life and watch those magnificent creatures from close up . Keep your eyes peeled and you may also see turtles and other smaller animals.
Whale Watching from Hervey Bay
Of course it wouldn’t be a good idea to go swimming with the whales but still you can go and watch them perform their annual migration. See the whales’ behaviour patterns and enjoy the great view from the decks on the luxury catamaran MV MIKAT. Imagine giant shadows passing beneath the boat. Small blisters notify that those colossi are on their way to reach the water surface. And once they appeared each and every tourist will feel a shiver running down his or her spine. So, don’t miss that spectacular event!
Tour to Fraser Island
The natural wonderland Fraser Island is definitively worth the trip. One part of the island is preserved as World Natural Heritage as a part of the Great Sandy National Park. A lot of hotels around the Fraser Coast offer a tour of the island to discover coloured dune formations or the numerous fresh water lakes. Especially the McKenzie Lake is a very common place to go because of its location near all the main tracks and with its white sand and blue water. So, find a suitable hotel in Hervey Bay and go on to such an amazing trip, too.
Don’t worry if you are interested in a little bit of culture and history. Even a sunny area like Hervey Bay that actually sounds like fun and party offers something educational, too. You can probably visit the Burrum District Museum, Hervey Bay Historical Village or the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.
Tips for a trip to Hervey Bay
Watching the whales costs from 40 AUD per person but if you intend to spend some more time on whale watching then you should calculate an amount from 120 AUD and up. The whale watching season starts in June and ends in October and this amazing and breathtaking event is definitely worth the time and the money!
A trip to Fraser Island takes at least 2 or 3 days if you want to see everything the island has to offer. Therefore you can book a tour where you can stay at the island in a group of 5 to 10 people for camping. And don't you worry about anything since there are all the things and equipments needed. From sanitary facilities to provisions, the entire camping equipment is available. Another option could be a Self Drive Tour which means that you can discover the island on a four wheel driven vehicle and self-direct what you want to see. And if you are a real adventurer you probably want to see the island from high above. Therefore, you can book a scenic flight which will cost from 17 to 100 AUD.
Here are the places that you should have seen on Fraser Island: Lake McKenzie, the Champaign Pools, Dingoes, the Rainforest, Waddy Point, Indian Heads, Maheno Shipwrecks, Eli Creek