Do you want to spend a holiday vacation watching whales playing and breaching with each other? That is not a typical vacation idea, but it surely is one that will keep you awed and really amused. That is the main attraction of Hervey Bay. During the months of August to November, domestic and international tourists come over to Hervey Bay to enjoy aquamarine adventures and sights, spearheaded by whale watching. Amazingly, you could just watch those whales play near the shore or you could take a cruise to do so.
Hervey Bay is a popular tourist-flocked city located in the southeastern portion of Queensland state in Australia. Geographically, Hervey Bay touches the ocean. It is located on the South Pacific Ocean shores. The city is just a few meters away from the tourist popular Fraser Island, which is the biggest sand island in the globe. From Hervey Bay, vacationers can also easily get to the Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef’s pristine resort island. The strategic geographical feature plus the whale watching attraction makes Hervey Bay reliant on heavy tourism. Statistics has it that Hervey Bay regularly attracts up to 600,000 vacationers annually.
Tourists are usually lured into doing many different recreational and sports activities in Hervey Bay. Aside from whale watching and beaching, tourists can fully and conveniently enjoy kayaking, water skiing, wind surfing, diving, yachting, jet skiing and snorkeling. There is also a sufficiently sized estuary that facilitates good fishing and boating. Game fishing tours in the beach, reef and jetty are also available for further enjoyment of vacationers.
Other attractions include the Bjelke–Petersen Dam, the Seven Mile Diggings, the Apex Park and Lookout and the Emu Creek State Forest Park. The local government is also organizing regular and annual events to further convince prospective tourists to come over. These yearly events include the Easter Esplanade Party, the Hervey Bay family fishing competition and the Bay to Bay Trailable Yacht Race. The Fraser Coast Toy and Tucker Run held at the nearby Fraser Island also brings in several hundreds of vacationers.
Climate is a major attraction of Hervey Bay as well. Hervey Bay is loved for its sub-tropical climate usually margining warm temperatures. During summer months of December to February, temperatures can go as high as 30 degrees Celsius. Rain is also more frequent in summer. The winter season is more ideal, as temperatures reach 21 degrees Celsius with a low of just about 10 degrees Celsius, still ideal for outdoor recreational activities.
Your holiday vacation will surely be more worthwhile and fun if you will decide to spend it in Hervey Bay. There are just so many towns and cities that can lure you across Queensland. But for sure, Hervey Bay has its own set of features and attractions that will make your visit one you can always remember and long for.
Some regions of interest in Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast include: Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef (southern most tip). Towns near to Hervey Bay include: Maryborough, Childers, Bundaberg.