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If you make plans to visit Hervey Bay, you have made plans to visit what some call the jewel in the Crown of Queensland. There is so much to recommend this beautiful place, with an unparallel sub-tropical climate (voted one of the top 3 .Best Climates in the World,.) you almost forget the biggest draw of Hervey Bay is, arguably, the most amazing whale-watching experience anywhere. As a matter of fact, Hervey Bay has often been called the jewel in Queensland.s crown.
From Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a scenic ride via car hire, or a 45-minute flight from the Brisbane Airport. Located on the shore of the South Pacific, in close proximity to Fraser Island. No matter how you get to this amazing place, however, you will be glad you made the trip.
The Bay was named by Captain Cook, when he passed the bay in 1770. The bay was named after Cook.s navel officer, Augustus Hervey. Beyond the historical signifcance of the Hervey Bay name, the most memorable attraction of Hevery Bay, by far is opportunity between July and November every year to view and follow the Humback Whales. A short drive, via car hire.
Humpback Whales, however, are not the only marine wildlife available to vistors of Hervey Bay. From Minkes, to Dolphins, to Dugongs, there is wildlife to be found in the waters of the bay. Beyond the wildlife, there is a plethora of attractions within the geography of Hervey Bay. Torquay Bay, The Botanical Gardeans, or the Boat Harbor are just a few, and all available via care hire. Hervey Bay is an amazng destination for people from Whale watchers to world travelers. Pick your attaction and plan your visit!