Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay has often been called the jewel in Queensland's crown. It is also referred to as the Whale Watch Capital of the World. A scenic 3 ½ hours drive north of Brisbane and only 45 minutes by air from Brisbane, Hervey Bay is an easily accessible holiday destination.

Named after an English Casanova, it's no wonder that Hervey Bay's seductive charms are difficult to resist. Its warm subtropical climate, long sandy beaches, calm blue ocean and a relaxed, unpretentious local community lure all sorts of travellers to its shores – from backpackers to families and retirees. Throw in the chance to see majestic humpback whales frolicking in the water and the town's convenient access to the World Heritage–listed Fraser Island, and it's easy to understand how Hervey Bay has become an unflashy, yet undeniably appealing, tourist hotspot.

Fraser Island shelters Hervey Bay from the ocean surf and the sea here is shallow and completely flat – perfect for kiddies and postcardy summer-holiday pics.

Trains that take you there

Arrive on-time, Arrive refreshed, 24 Services a week. The Tilt Train travels from Brisbane to Bundaberg and Rockhampton, with RailBus Coach Connections to Hervey Bay.
RouteRoute:Brisbane to Rockhampton
DurationDuration:7 hrs 30 mins
Connecting Queensland the new way. The Spirit of Queensland travels from Brisbane to Cairns and return four times a week, with RailBus Coach Connections to Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach.
RouteRoute:Brisbane to Cairns
DurationDuration:25 hrs
The heart and soul of Queensland's Outback. The Spirit of the Outback travels from Brisbane to Longreach twice a week, with RailBus Coach Connections to Winton.
RouteRoute: Brisbane to Longreach
DurationDuration: 26 hrs
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Hervey Bay see and do
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Scuba divers should head to Wolf Rock and the wreck dives at the Roy Rufus Artificial Reef, the largest artificial reef in the southern hemisphere. The waters of the Great Sandy Strait are also one of the best places in Australia to go fishing, attracting professionals and amateurs from around the world. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy estuary, beach, jetty, reef and game fishing. Join a charter tour or hire your own vessel
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