if you look to cram lots of stuff into a short stay Hervey Bay will fit the bill but taking it slow & easy is the local tradition, that way your memories & friendships will last a lot longer.
Offered a diversity of cultural, historical and ocean trips to suit all but 'business meetings' types.
Definitely a hire-car destination with many different types of accomodation to suit all budgets.
Apart from the Whale watching and the ferry over to Fraser Island. I found Hervey Bay to be very quiet.
There a some nice boutiques. The beaches were nice and although I found it good they were dog friendly, I am not sure other people would feel the same. I did feel things were spaced far apart and so you need a good level of fitness to get from one end of the esplanade to the other. There were some nice little parks along the way and always places to shelter from the heat.
A string of small beachside villages have all grown into each other along the wide sandy beachfront to make the 'city' of Hervey Bay.
It has a calm, relaxed feel and enjoys good sunny winter weather. It's a bit off the beaten track so spend some time to explore and enjoy the traditional activities renown in Hervey Bay esp whale watching and Fraser Island tours.
Only called here for lunch on way to River Heads to get ferry across to Fraser Island. Appeared lovely, had a good feel about it.
Had a lovely lunch over looking the beach.
Hervey Bay is a family holiday resort with opportunities to visit Fraser Island and Whale Watch The beaches are good and there are plenty of reasonably priced restaurants.
Pialba is very busy but Urangan is quieter.
Enjoyed the beach area, walked the long peir, golf course was very enjoyable,a very reasonable standard, appeared to be well supported.
Obviously boating, fishing & water sports form a large part of the major activities. Plenty of walking bike tiding areas.
Whale watching and Fraiser Island is must-do. I want to go there again someday, especailly Fraiser Island.
Hervey Bay is a pretty coastal town that provides excellent accommodation and sight seeing tours as well as a launch pad to the fantastic Fraser Island beauty and adventure spot, the largest nature sand island in the world with incredible rainforests growing though the sand and beautiful lakes of pristine water to swim in.
It is quiet a relaxed placed. We went to have a romantic break away which we did :) We did find a few of the people around a bit grumpy hence the friendly inhabitants only as a three!! Most people were very friendly anly a few in the service industry were the grumpy ones!!! Whale watching is a great experience, as is travelling to Fraser Island.
Hervey Bay has 13 retirement villages in it, but there is still a good level of younger activties in the whole bay, I would reccommend visiting and staying there :)
Local Heritage Museum. Whale Watching. Fraser Island tours. Fishing from Pier or boat. Beaches Aquatic Park for children.
Easy Esplanade & street bike rides.
Hervey Bay is a town with beautiful clean beaches. Whale watching is one of the best eperiences. It is also the hopping off point to Fraser Island which is also beautiful.
There are many places to eat and enjoy good food