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Winter Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is a gorgeous seaside city in Queensland that has attracted travellers for well over a century. Boasting a warm climate and stunning waterways, it has a great mix of activities for everyone on both land and water. Hervey Bay is best known as home to the World Heritage listed Fraser Island and often referred to as Whale Watching Capital of Australia

Photo Credit: Joel Fuhrmann

Whale season runs from mid-July to early November, and increasing numbers of visitors have discovered the breathtaking experience of watching the majestic humpback whales. Hervey Bay is a regular stop on their annual route to Antarctica. The humpback calves are relaxed with the whale watching boats which approach gently, respecting the babies playground. 

The Horizon ‘Banksia’_Hervey Bay Photo Credit: Nola Fort

 

With art galleries and theatres, a broad range of eateries, sport and recreational facilities, clubs, botanic gardens, historical townships, major annual events, picnic areas, whale watch cruises, Fraser Island a breath away, magnificent views and endless natural attractions, Hervey Bay really has something for everyone. 

Hervey Bay_’Banksia Bedroom’ window Photo Credit: Nola Fort

There are a range of camping options throughout Hervey Bay and the surrounding Fraser Coast area including several caravan and tourist parks. If you are looking for a more simple experience, more economical experience, you will be pleased with the number of bush camping spots – both north and south of Hervey Bay.  

Sunset_Hervey Bay Photo credit: Nola Fort

Sources: www.discoverherveybay.com.au