Hervey Bay is a gorgeous town just under three hundred kilometres north of Brisbane, and it is growing all of the time. Built around a totally natural bay and with Fraser Island just off the coast, Hervey Bay is becoming more popular with tourists every year. The main attraction that draws so many people there is the whale watching in Platypus Bay, as well as the abundant fishing and boating opportunities – not forgetting the undisturbed and beautiful beaches. Sounds a little bit like paradise? You'd be right, and thousands of others would agree with you.
When to come to Hervey Bay
Easy to get to by car, train, or plane, the best time visit Hervey Bay is September, when hump back whales and their calves stay in the local area for a bit of holiday. This is early spring in September, but temperatures will be pretty mild. By October, the male whales would have moved on, which means that you can still see the mother whales with their calves, but there will be less movement and excitement. You simply cannot come to Hervey Bay without taking a look at these beautiful creatures.
Where to eat
Once you have had your fill of majestic oceanic beasts, it is time to relax. Coast Restaurant and Bar is generally considered to be the number one place to eat in Hervey Bay, and is just as popular with the locals as it is with tourists, giving it a really authentic feel. Goody's on the Beach is another place that many people flock to, probably because of the amazing location: right on the golden sands. But if it views that you are after, then you should make sure to get a reservation for the best Pavilion on the Pier. At night, when the lights reflect on the waters, you simply cannot go ask for better.