A Hervey Bay holiday will provide a relaxing beachfront atmosphere with a multitude of holiday activities thrown in for good measure. The City of Hervey Bay, situated about three hours drive north of Brisbane, has grown continually, both in population and in popularity as a great place to live or spend a few days on holiday. The Esplanade is 16 kilometers long and there is the only north-facing beach on the east coast of Australia. Hervey Bay’s waters are clear and mostly calm as they are protected from the ocean swells by Fraser Island, which lies just offshore.
Hervey Bays Esplanade is now lined with plenty of new apartment-style resorts which provide fantastic family accommodation. Hervey Bay is well known as the whale-watching capital of the world and every year thousands of humpback whales come to visit its protected waters. It is the only place in the world, where you can go whale watching in calm water and the only place where the whales come to play, not migrate.
It is a special place and some of the most exciting whale activities can be seen here. There is an excellent fleet of whale-watching boats so you can take your pick about how long you stay. Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and is world heritage listed. It is famous for its magnificent beaches, its pristine lakes, and fantastic rainforests. It is the only place in the world where rainforests grow in sand. Day tours are available from Hervey Bay, every day. Extended tours and camping tours can also be arranged.
Hervey Bay now has a brand new water park called “Wet Side” which has recently been constructed at a price of around 12 million dollars. It is situated on the oceanfront at Pialba and provides a fantastic place to entertain the kids on a hot day. The park has lots of different activities and also includes a wave pool.
No Holiday is complete without plenty of holiday accommodation. There is a huge range to choose from with plenty of apartments and family-orientated resorts. Hervey Bay is very popular as a holiday destination for families with kids as the calm water beach and the water park combined with the excitement of whale watching provide all the activities that most families are looking for. If you haven’t been to Hervey Bay yet, then now is the time to check out the specials and plan and book your Hervey Bay holidays.