Things to Do in Hervey Bay

Your Gateway to K'gari (Fraser Island)

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Whether you’re looking for thrilling day trips, serene nature cruises, or exciting whale-watching tours, we have the perfect Hervey Bay experience for you. Explore the best tours Hervey Bay has to offer and make unforgettable memories.


Our Team’s Top Picks for Hervey Bay

Want to experience the best of Hervey Bay? Our expert team has curated a list of top activities and tours that showcase the highlights of this beautiful coastal town. Dive in and book your next adventure with Backpacker Deals today!

Whale Watching Tours:

Set out on an unforgettable whale-watching adventure and experience a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close with these gentle giants of the ocean. Located right by the Southeast coast of Australia, Hervey Bay’s calm ocean waters are the perfect place to see humpback whales as they make their long journey up north with their young. Witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and book a whale-watching tour from Hervey Bay today!

K’gari Day Trips:

Discover the beauty of K’gari (formerly known as Fraser Island) with an action-packed day tour from Hervey Bay! Traverse sandy tracks, visit the iconic Maheno Shipwreck, swim in crystal-clear lakes, and soak up the stunning views before heading back to the mainland after a day of excitement. These day tours are the perfect choice for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike!

Cruising and Sailing:

Add a touch of luxury to your visit to Hervey Bay with a luxury cruising or sailing trip across the tranquil ocean waters. Take in breathtaking views of K’gari in the distance, keep an eye out for dolphins and turtles, and sip on your favourite glass of bubbly as you unwind on the water. With so many cruises and sailing adventures to choose from, these trips promise the perfect day of relaxation and serene coastal beauty.

Wildlife Adventures:

Explore the natural wonders of Australia on an exciting wildlife adventure from Hervey Bay! Encounter curious sea creatures on an ocean adventure, spot dingos on a trip to the nearby island of K’gari, and learn all about the local ecosystem from knowledgeable guides. With so many diverse and wonderful creatures to discover, you’re sure to have the trip of a lifetime no matter which wildlife adventure you choose!

Top Bucket List Activities to Do in Hervey Bay in 2024

1. K’gari (Fraser Island) Full Day Tour

Explore the stunning landscapes of K’gari on this full-day adventure and discover pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and crystal-clear lakes.

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2. Hervey Bay Ultimate Whale Watch

Experience the thrill of whale watching and get up close and personal with majestic marine giants on this incredible Hervey Bay adventure.

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3. Champagne Sunset Sail

Enjoy a luxurious sunset sail with champagne and canapes and spend a perfect evening relaxing on the water.

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4. Nature Cruise

Discover the natural beauty of Hervey Bay with a peaceful nature cruise encountering local wildlife and enjoying the serene surroundings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Hervey Bay?

Hervey Bay is a fantastic destination year-round, but the best time to visit is from July to November, during the whale-watching season. The weather is also pleasant during this period, making it perfect for outdoor activities.
 

Absolutely! The calm waters of Hervey Bay are perfect for swimming, with many safe beaches to choose from. Always be mindful of local advice and swim between the flags for safety.
 

We recommend spending at least three days in Hervey Bay to fully enjoy its attractions, including whale watching, Fraser Island tours, and relaxing beach time.
 

K’gari is a top day trip from Hervey Bay, offering unique landscapes and outdoor adventures. Additionally, you can explore the Great Sandy Strait and nearby coastal towns for more fun activities.