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What are the best things to do in Hervey Bay?

Humpback whale watches

Travel on Hervey Bay accommodation and flight packages between July and October for the opportunity to see humpback whales. They make their annual migration past the Queensland Fraser Coast at this time. You can sometimes spot whales from land, but the best way to see them is in their natural habitat out at sea. Half- and full-day whale watching tours depart from Hervey Bay mainland and allow visitors an up-close look at these magical mammals.

Visit Fraser Island

Hervey Bay is the main jump-off point for visiting Fraser Island. It is the largest sand island in the world, stretching 22 kilometres across and 123 kilometres in length. There’s a great offering of things to do while visiting Fraser Island on Hervey Bay holiday packages. You can book onto a tour or do a self-guided 4WD tour of the island. Can’t-miss spots include 75 Mile Beach, Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, and the view from Indian Head. Travellers holidaying on Hervey Bay packages can also spot a variety of wildlife around Fraser Island – dingoes and dolphins are regularly spotted, and you may see humpback whales during migration season.

Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum

Take a step back in time by visiting the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum. It showcases the history of the region from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Visitors holidaying on Hervey Bay packages can learn about what everyday life was like during this period through a series of historic buildings and a collection of more than 12,000 artefacts. Head to the Historical Village and Museum on Sundays to see all the normal displays along with interactive demonstrations of trades like rope making and blacksmithing.

What is the cost of visiting Hervey Bay?

The average price of a hotel and accommodation in Hervey Bay comes in at around $150 AUD per night. However, booking your trip as a package deal will save you extra cash by bundling your airfare alongside your hotel and accommodation in Hervey Bay. Once you’ve booked your Hervey Bay packages, you can also hire a car with Webjet. Prices start from about $35 AUD per day. Hervey Bay is about a three-hour drive north of Brisbane

Taking a tour of Fraser Island is at the top of the list for many travellers who book Hervey Bay holiday packages. A full-day 4WD tour of the island costs around $250 to $300 AUD per person. Going on a whale watch is another fun activity to consider if you book Hervey Bay holiday packages in winter or spring. Prices vary by tour operator, but typically cost between $90 and $125 AUD for a half-day tour.

Entrance to the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum costs $10 AUD for adults and $3 AUD for children. The Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere is another fun and informative attraction. Visitors holidaying on Hervey Bay packages can visit for free, but a gold coin donation is recommended.

When is the best time to visit Hervey Bay?

Hervey Bay benefits from a mild subtropical climate, so travellers booking Hervey Bay holiday packages can look forward to nice weather all year. Whether you plan to travel on Hervey Bay accommodation and flight packages in the summer or the winter, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities on the mainland and on Fraser Island.

Plan for hot and humid weather if you book Hervey Bay holiday packages for a summer trip. Daytime temperatures reach about 30°C, and there’s a bit of rain. The rain continues into autumn, but temperatures cool down to about 24° to 29°C.

Winter and spring are the peak seasons to travel on Hervey Bay accommodation and flight packages. Daytime temperatures hit between 25° and 28°C in spring and about 22°C in the winter. Both seasons enjoy very little rain, and they also coincide with whale watching season which lasts from July to November. Since these are the most popular times to travel on Hervey Bay packages, some hotels increase their rates during this time. Book your hotel and accommodation in Hervey Bay early to secure the best deal.