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Top Things to Do in Hervey Bay

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A 3.5 hours drive north of Brisbane will have you arrive at the beautiful Hervey Bay. Located along the coastline of Queensland, this picturesque laid back destination has been a family favourite among locals for a long time.

The waters here are home to a myriad of marine creatures that come in all colours and sizes. Each year, thousands of whales migrate from the Antarctica to the calm and pristine water of Hervey Bay to rest, play and nurture their young. Whale watching is truly a sight to behold and definitely a must if you're in the area during whale season from July through to October. Tick off a bucketlist moment and get up close and personal with these amazing creatures as they approach the boat curiously to inspect you and the boat!

World Heritage listed Fraser Island is just at the doorstep of Hervey Bay. Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island and has a wide selection of fun and exciting things to see and do. Walk in the wilderness of Fraser Island exploring rainforests, freshwater streams and swim in crystal clear waters and beautiful lakes. Drive a 4-wheeled drive on the beach or join a full day guided tour to experience the unique and hidden parts of Fraser Island. Alternatively, jump on a camping adventure to experience this natural wonder and get an authentic taste of the Australia's east coast.

Another beautiful location located right next door is the Lady Musgrave Island. Take a day tour to the island and discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef yourself. Think snorkelling the lagoon, swimming with turtles, and exploring the colourful reef and marine lifes... it truly is a once in a lifetime experience. Prefer to take in the beauty without getting wet? The glass bottom boat tour allows you to still have a full reef experience and view the underwater world.