Hervey Bay:

Population: 76,403(2011) (29)
Density: 22.17/km  (57.4/sq mi)
Area: 2356 km (909.7 sq mi)
Time zone: AEST (UTC+10)
Location:
  • 292 km (181 mi) from Brisbane
  • 113 km (70 mi) from Bundaberg
  • Local Government Area: Fraser Coast Region
    Region: Wide Bay-Burnett
    State District: Hervey Bay
    Federal Division: Hinkler
    Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
    26.2 °C 16.6 °C 1,061.6 mm

    Hervey Bay is a city in Queensland, Australia. The city is situated approximately 290 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane, and lies on the coast of a natural bay between the Queensland mainland and nearby Fraser Island. The local economy relies on tourism, for which whale watching, Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island and Hervey Bay's calm beaches are the major drawcards. In 2008, Hervey Bay was the fastest growing statistical division in the country.

    Fraser Island Sailing Adventure Cruise and Dolphin Watching from Hervey Bay more_vert
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    Enjoy this half-day dolphin watching tour from Hervey Bay allowing guests to see, experience and learn about the variety of wild dolphins that exist in the waters surrounding Hervey Bay, the Great Sandy Strait and Fraser Island. You'll also enjoy small passenger numbers, expert commentary and free Wi-Fi on-board. During the warmer months you'll have the chance to swim, go boom netting test your balance on the AquaMat or swim to the shore of Fraser Island. Morning tea is also provided.

    The waters of Great Sandy Strait are home to two species of dolphins, dugongs and turtles. The tour operates between October and July of each year departing the marina in Hervey Bay at 8:30am and returning at approximately at 12:30pm.

    Start your day with a free courtesy pick up and drop off for traveling guests and enjoy a a morning tea on-board.

    During your cruise, you will also have the opportunity to stop for a swim at the pristine Pelican Banks off the west coast of Fraser Island or at the beaches of Fraser Island itself. For those a little more adventurous there is also a boom net to be tried.

    The two resident species are the bottlenose dolphins and the lesser known Australian humpback dolphins. The tour has a 95% success rate of having a dolphin encounter. As a sailing vessel the 11.6-meter vessel can provide an exhilarating experience under sail with the advent of good winds.

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    Blue Dolphin Small-Group Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise more_vert
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    This seasonal whale watching tour takes you aboard a 24-passenger sailing catamaran from Hervey Bay to Platypus Bay at Frasier Island. An immersive platform lets you observe a humpback whale underwater while you listen to sound waves by hydrophone. Morning and afternoon tea are served along with a buffet lunch and beverage during the full-day tour.

    After hotel pickup in the morning, board the Blue Dolphin, a 38-foot (11.6-meter) eco-friendly catamaran departing Great Sandy Straits Marina at Hervey Bay. This modern and luxurious sailing vessel is well-appointed with plenty of shaded seating areas and wide, flat decks — perfectly suited for up to 24 passengers. 

    This long-running and award-winning whale watching tour heads out to Platypus Bay, situated on the western side of Fraser Island. Marine life abounds in the region, from the little-known Australian humpback dolphins to the well-known humpback whales that visit during the winter months.

    Throughout the day you will be offered the opportunity to see the whales, including from an immersive platform. An informative talk is given by your skipper, who shares more than 30 years of experience working with marine mammals. Your guide's knowledge of the animals and the marine environment ensures a unique experience. Reference material is also available along with a hydrophone on board to hear the migratory mammals underwater. 

    You're served a buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea including an antipasto platter and baked goods. Alcoholic drinks are available to purchase on board and you can share your photos via free Wi-Fi. 

    After spending several hours in the company of whales, you will head back to the marina at Hervey Bay, with hotel drop-off in the afternoon.

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    Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail more_vert
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    Pink Queensland skies, crystal clear azure waters of Hervey Bay, and a cold glass of bubbles in your hand – it doesn’t get much better than this!The Champagne Sunset Sail on Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ luxury yacht offers a relaxing 90 minute sail of the Great Sandy Strait. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold as the warm night invites the stars out to play.Enjoy the all-inclusive drinks and delicious finger food platter, and simply sit back, relax and unwind.

    A tropical paradise? You bet! Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ Champagne Sunset Sail provides the perfect setting for a magical sunset.
    Enjoy the all-inclusive drinks and delicious finger food platter, and simply sit back, relax and unwind.

    So sit back and relax on Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ luxury yacht whilst they take you on the cruise of a lifetime on the Champagne Sunset Sail. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold on the Great Sandy Strait as the warm night invites the stars out to play.

     

    Enjoy a 90 minute sail in the calm waters around Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, sample the all-inclusive sparkling wine, beer, wine, soft drinks and delicious finger food platter, and simply sit back, relax and unwind. There can be no better way to start the evening!


    Summer Depart times 5.15 pm to 6.45pm; Winter Depart times 4.30pm to 6.00pm
    CRUISE FEATURES:
    Multi award winning sail vessel

    Low passenger numbers

    Lowest carbon footprint

    Finger food

    Sparkling wine

    Complimentary beverages (beer, wine or soft drink)

    Fully licensed

    Courtesy bus available

    • $65.00
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    Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise more_vert
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    Reward yourself with this premium whale watching tour departing Hervey Bay on-board the Freedom III. There is plenty of time to witness close encounters and stunning behaviors of the majestic humpback whales whilst in the shelter of Fraser Island. Maximum 49 passengers, includes freshly baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch and fruit and cheese platter on the way home.  Expert commentary, friendly and caring crew make this a tour to treasure.

    Courtesy pick-up from hotel accommodation is available. The cruise departs at 9:30am and returning at approximately 3:30pm each day from late July to the end of October. Board Freedom III at Berth A4, Great Sandy Strait Marina. The vessel is a 17.6-meter power catamaran with maximum 49 passenger per day.

    Cruise the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay to the Great Sandy Marine Park which is renowned as the playground for visiting humpback whales as they migrate south to the Antarctic waters.  Expert commentary from your skipper and on board DVD's entertain and educate about the unique aspects of whale watching in Platypus Bay which is formed by Fraser Island and the mainland.

    Morning tea is served on the journey out and consists of hot scones jam and cream and decadent profiteroles. Tea, coffee and filtered water is available all day. After morning tea the search for the playful humpback whales gets into full swing. Look out for splashes, the blow, breaches, shiny black backs or tail slapping.

    Your tropical buffet lunch is served while watching whales play nearby. It consists of warm bread rolls, 2 cold meats, hot chicken wings, 3 salads: coleslaw, potato salad and green salad. Special dietary needs can be accommodated if arranged prior to departure. 

    Several pods of whales will usually be seen as well as dolphins, turtles and sea birds. If you are lucky you may hear the sounds of whale song through the hydrophone. Fabulous views of Fraser Island's western beaches provide a wonderful background to your tour. Afternoon tea of a fresh fruit platter and a cheese platter is served on the return journey. Relax and enjoy the return journey. There may be more whales to see and you can share your photos and whale encounters on social media with our free WIFI.

    If you used the courtesy bus it will be waiting for you once back in the marina. There is also plenty of free car parking off Buccaneer Drive for the Great Sandy Straits Marina guests.

    • $100.00
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    Great Sandy Marine Park Discovery Cruise from Hervey Bay more_vert
    $105.00 AUD Book
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    Your unforgettable marine experience begins here. Situated in the heart of  Queensland, Australia. The Great Sandy Straits Marine Park boasts safe, protected waterways, coral reefs and an abundance of marine and bird life.Your 4 hour fully guided ecotour will take you through the calm, clear waters of the Great Sandy Marine Park. You will be able to view the coral gardens from the comfort of the Milbi, one of Australia’s largest glass bottom boats. Snorkelling equipment is available to enable you the ultimate experience of coming face to face with the infinite wonders of the marine park. You are likely to see fish habitat amongst the coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies, and possibly a reef shark or dugong. Time is set aside to explore Round Island and enjoy a healthy lunch and tropical fruit platter. 

    Your ecotour begins at 10.30am departing from the Great Sandy Straits Marina onboard the "Milbi" a 10 metre glass bottom vessel. You will travel through the spectacular waterways of the Great Sandy Marine Park, with stops at Round Island (Weenandin), Big Woody Island (Tooliewah) and visit coral reefs for snorkelling and viewing through the glass panels.  

    Lunch, tropical fruit platter, water, tea and coffee are all included in your tour.  

    Be intrigued by the history spanning thousands of years, through the eyes of local Aboriginal guide, a direct decendant from the Butchulla tribe - the custodians of K'Gari (Fraser Island). Take a walk in the Butchulla footsteps and discover the deep connection the Aboriginal people share with the land and sea.

    • $105.00
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    Fraser Island 1 Day Fly Drive Package more_vert
    $250.00 AUD Book
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    See beautiful Fraser Island by air and car at your leisure.   Commence your day with a spectacular scenic flight to Fraser Island from Hervey Bay.

    On arrival, collect your late model four wheel drive car and spend your time exploring Fraser Island at your own pace. Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie, marveling at the soft white sand and relish the beautiful drive through the Island’s ancient rainforest.

    Visit Central Station, taking a stroll along the pretty boardwalk and experience the exhilaration of driving along world famous 75 Mile Beach stopping for a refreshing swim at Eli Creek.

    End your day with a return scenic flight, taking in the stunning marine life of the Great Sandy Strait.

    Your day commences when you make your own way to Air Fraser Island's office near the Hervey Bay Airport for check in before departing on a scenic flight to Fraser Island.  

    Be on the look out for dolphins, turtles, ray, dugongs and migratory humpback whales as you enjoy in a memorable scenic flight over the majestic Great Sandy Strait. Soar over Fraser Island’s stunning lakes and rainforest before an exhilarating landing on 75 Mile Beach.

    On arrival, collect your late model air conditioned four wheel drive car and spend your time exploring Fraser Island at your own pace. Suggested itineraries and a briefing on current island conditions are provided.

    Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie, marveling at the soft white sand and relish the beautiful drive through the Island’s ancient rainforest. Visit Central Station, taking a stroll along the pretty boardwalk and experience the exhilaration of driving along world famous 75 Mile Beach, stopping for a refreshing swim at Eli Creek and admiring the relic of the Maheno Shipwreck.

    Bring your own picnic or stop at Eurong Beach or Happy Valley for a substantial lunch. This experience allows you to beat the crowds to the Island’s most iconic locations and relax, fish or walk or your own leisure.

    At the end of the day, sit back and relax on your return flight from Fraser Island.

    • $250.00
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    Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch more_vert
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    Come and experience an up-close, personal whale encounter with strictly limited numbers (max 12). Includes whale swim encounter when possible.

    Hervey Bay Dive Centre operates the regions only dedicated whale swim experience between July and August (from September onward our tour moves to a whale watch focus due to the number of calves which we cannot swim with).

    This exclusive experience is an incredibly special opportunity to watch & swim with one of nature's most majestic mammals, the Humpback whale, a curious, gentle and trusting creature.

    Guest numbers are strictly limited (max 12) making for a personal and fun day on the water.

    Each sighting is different and every whale swim unique and personal. People that have swam with whales often describe the experience as "life changing".

    Our peak swim period is July through August and our cruise maximises your opportunity to immerse with the whales.

    For the whales comfort we only snorkel with them as they're not keen on bubbles.

    Swimming with the whales is conditions dependant and we only do so with the right whales and on their terms.

    We provide you with a wetsuit, snorkeling, safety equipment and experienced dive guides.

    Even of we cannot swim our tour offers a unique and personal whale watch encounter in the best whale watching destination in the world, Hervey Bay!

    We depart from the Dive Centre office located on the Boat Club Marina. Our vessel, the M.V. Utopia, is crewed by an experienced local skipper and friendly qualified dive crew.

    With the smallest guest numbers in the bay you’ll feel like part of the family and we look forward to welcoming you aboard.

    Swim (Peak) / Watch (Low) Season

    From mid-July to early September is the best time to immerse with the whales. During this time the tour will focus on maximising your opportunity to swim with the whales. This is our peak season.

    From September more calves start arriving in the bay. As a requirement of our Marine Park Permit we are not able to swim with calves. This makes finding suitable adult whales to swim with more challenging. Therefore, from September, to the end of the season in late October, our tour focuses on more of a unique watch experience. This is our low season. If the opportunity arises to swim during this period we will aim to get you in the water.

    • $150.00
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    Hervey Bay Ultimate Whale Watching Cruise more_vert
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    Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Pacific Whale Foundation on the only whalewatch based on 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay. Aboard the small group (38 passengers maximum) vessel, Ocean Defender, with forward facing seats, plenty of room and shade, you’ll have a panoramic water-level “whale’s eye” view of all of the action from the humpback whales that migrate here every year to mate and give birth. From mothers and calves interacting to males competing for females, the certified Marine Naturalists will provide expert commentary and interpretation of the various behaviors exhibited throughout your approximately 3 hour  adventure. You can even interact with the onboard whale researcher who’s there to record imprtant data on the sightings, or listen to live whale songs on the underwater hyrdophone.  It’s an experience unlike any other. Highlights including an onboard Junior Naturalist Programme and activity booklet for children and a free full colour whalewatch guide

    Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you depart on your approximately 3 hour adventure from Great Sandy Straits Marina out into the waters of Hervey Bay in search of the humpback whales that migrate here every year.  You'll have a water-level "whale's eye" view of all the action, from mothers interacting with calves to competition pods of males competing for females.  You can witness a multitude of behaviors throughout your excursion (breaches, tail and pectoral slaps, etc.). Each excursion is a new adventure as you never what you'll see.  But there are certified Marine Naturalist onboard to provide expert commentary and interpretation of the various behaviors being exhibited, as well as a whale Researchewr gathering important sightings data for use in ongoing research.

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    Hervey Bay Swim-With-Whales Impact Study more_vert
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    Do you want to be in the water alongside humpback whales? Would you like to contribute to important research aimed at protecting these magnificent mammals? If you said YES! then Pacific Whale Foundation has a special opportunity for you in Hervey Bay.

    The purpose of the Swim-With-Whales Impact Study is to assess the impact of immersive whalewatching (or swim-with-whales tourism) on humpback whales in Hervey Bay by monitoring and recording behaviours and behavioural changes before, during and after in-water encounters.

    Our objectives are to (1) better understand if humpback whales change their behavior due to in-water interactions with humans, (2) identify factors which may influence behaviour change, and (3) provide recommendations to governing authorities, resource managers, and tour operators to ensure that Hervey Bay’s humpback whales are not negatively impacted by swim-with-whales tourism.

    Our Hervey Bay Swim-With-Whales Impact Study is specially designed to allow our passengers to enter the water as part of our research on how immersive (in-water) activities in Hervey Bay affect humpback whales. Here are some main points to note:

    •  This is an exclusive opportunity for a maximum of nine swimmers per trip, departing on select days at 7:00am (6:15am check-in) from Urangan Harbour. Due to restrictions about entering the water with whale calves, the trips will most likely be offered only until early September. 
    •  This is not a regular whalewatch. The priority will be on finding suitable whale subjects and weather conditions to obtain the necessary research data. Swimming with whales is not guaranteed. We do guarantee whale sightings – or you get to go again on another trip, or an Ultimate Whalewatch ecotour (good for up to one year). Plus, book a whalewatch before or after this trip and get a 35% off discount.
    •  This is not a free-swim activity. You must hold on to a “mermaid line” (a rope extended from the vessel) and passengers cannot enter the water if whales have already approached the vessel within the legally mandated 100-metres. You must also stay in the water for the duration of the in-water activity, even if whales leave the area and/or visibility in the bay is low.
    • Non-swimming passengers cannot enter the water and may only book this trip if accompanying a participating passenger who has agreed to comply with the rules and requirements of the research study.

    When a suitable pod (group) of whales is identified, the vessel will stop or follow the pod at no-wake speed. The onboard researcher will conduct observational surveys and record whale behaviours at 15-minute intervals before, during and after the immersive period. Other factors to be recorded include group size, age-class, weather conditions, date and location. After the passengers have exited the water, the vessel will remain stationary or follow the pod at no-wake speed. Time with any group of whales will be limited to 60 minutes; or 30 minutes with any group containing mothers and calves.

    Additional regulations surrounding swim-with activities are:

    •      The vessel will not approach within 100 metres of the animals.
    •      A 20-metre mermaid line will be set from the bow of the vessel.
    •      Passengers will not enter the water closer than 100 metres from a whale.
    •      Persons in the water within this 100 metre area will not move towards a whale.
    •      One hand must be kept on the mermaid line at all times (no free-swimming).
    •      Any cameras or equipment must be attached to the person.
    •      No flash photography or underwater lights are allowed.



    • $89.00
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    Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise more_vert
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    Join a whale watching cruise in Hervey Bay. Sit back and relax enjoying the breathtaking sights as you cruise past the beautiful white sandy beaches of Fraser Island and venture into the whales' playground.  Cruise in superior comfort and style aboard this first class fast cat cruiser and spend more time with the whales.  Choose  between a morning or afternoon tour which includes morning or afternoon tea and a souvenir whale DVD to take home with you.  Get the most from your once in a lifetime experience.

    Cruise the sheltered waters of Platypus Bay and feel the excitement and anticipation as the boat gets closer to the whales sanctuary, scanning the horizon for our first splash or blow from a mighty humpback whale. Loud tail and pec slaps, spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and close encounters are just some of the antics the whales display to keep you captivated. Join the friendly crew on a magical tour surrounded by nature.

    Your boat is equipped with 6 levels of uncrowded viewing decks, underwater viewing rooms (yes you are below the waterline), waterline viewing platform (maybe touch a whale), a hydrophone to listen to the whales singing.  It is the biggest boat in the fleet with superior stability and comfort and Free WIFI available on board. You will also receive a complimentary souvenir DVD.

    Choose between a morning tour 8.30am to 1.00pm or an afternoon tour 1.30pm to 5.30pm

    • $100.00
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    Whale Watch half-day more_vert
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    Kids cruise FREE with Boat Club Whale Watch - the BEST VALUE in Hervey Bay! Jump aboard the Boat Club's M.V. Amaroo and experience why Hervey Bay is the best whale watching destination in the world.

    Join us for a magical 4hr whale watch cruise aboard the modern and stable M.V. Amaroo - our purpose built whale watching vessel.

    Cruises depart daily from mid-July to late October. Morning cruise: 8:30am - 12:30pm. Afternoon cruise: 1:30pm - 5:30pm.

    Your cruise includes:

    • Courtesy bus from accommodation
    • Morning/Afternoon tea served aboard
    • Departure lounge located within the Boat Club
    • Expert commentary on the whales and features of Fraser Island
    • Guaranteed sightings (conditions apply)

    Our vessel features:

    • Fast, comfortable and stable
    • 3 viewing decks
    • Hydrophone and underwater camera
    • Air conditioned
    • Fully licensed

    What to bring:

    • Sunglasses, hat & sunscreen
    • Camera
    • Jacket

    Departs from:

    The Hervey Bay Boat Club - 8:30am & 1:30pm


    Captained and crewed by our experienced team with many years of local whale watch experience you're in for a great day.

    Scan the seas for a flash or a splash, signalling the start of your awe-inspiring experience.

    Watch the gentle giants of the sea spy-hop, tail slap and breach. Hold your breath while courting adults ‘boat’ around the vessel playing hide and seek as they are attracted to the Amaroos bright colours.

    Experience an up close and personal mugging as they move in to watch you, watching them. You won’t miss a minute of the action as they lurch from the waves before your eyes. A 40-tonne migrating humpback whale just metres away from you is breathtaking!

    Whale watching from Hervey Bay is second to none, it truly is like no other place. Experience whale watching at its best from the whale watching capitol of world.

    Booking info: * One free child (under 14) per paying adult.
    • $95.00
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    Fraser Island Jetski Tours and Safaris more_vert
    $265.00 AUD Book
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    What better way to explore the UNESCO-listed paradise of Fraser Island than on a Jet Ski? Ride solo or with a friend and zip past white sand beaches, shimmering coastal lagoons and lush rainforest, with a chance to spot sea turtles, dolphins and dugongs. Choose from a 1.5, 2.5 or 3.5 hour guided tour, taking in highlights like the Great Sandy Straits and Moon Point, or stopping to swim or snorkel at Pelican Banks. Best of all, full instruction and all equipment is included, so even beginners can join in the fun.

    Named K’Gari — paradise — by the local Aboriginal people, Fraser Island was formed over the millennia by sand that drifted from mainland Australia. It boasts miles of pristine beaches, coastal mangrove forests, sheltered coves and the world’s only rainforest that grows in sand.

    Your guided Jet Ski tour to Fraser Island starts with a thorough safety briefing and lesson on operating the Jet Ski. You’ll be riding top-quality Yamaha VX Deluxe Wave Runners powered by 1,100 cc engines that provide a comfortable, smooth ride. You can ride solo, or partner up with a friend and ride double. Groups are limited to eight people in order to provide a more personalised experience.

    All tours depart from Hervey Bay and cross the Great Sandy Strait to Fraser Island. Once you reach the island, your guide leads you to pretty bays and inlets, remote white-sand beaches, and great snorkeling spots. On the water, you might spot marine wildlife such as sea turtles, dolphins, sea birds, or even a large dugong (akin to the manatee) if you’re lucky. Your guide shares informative and entertaining commentary throughout the tour, and can offer tips to improve your Jet Ski technique. Enjoy breaks for photo ops, snorkeling, swimming, and, on longer tours, a visit to a beachside resort for refreshments (own expense).

    Please see below for more details on each tour.

    Moon Point Scenic Tour (1.5 hours):
    Leave Hervey Bay and cross Great Sandy Strait, taking in spectacular scenery as you zip over to Fraser Island. Travel down the west coast of the island to Moon Point where your guide leads you through the shallow waters of this scenic point before returning to Hervey Bay. This option is suitable for both beginner and experienced jet skiers, and people who prefer a shorter tour.

    Fraser Island Jetski Safari (2.5 hours): 
    As above, this tour heads to Fraser Island, but before going to Moon Point you stop at Kingfisher Bay Resort. There you can purchase a refreshment from the beachside cafe and soak up amazing views of the Great Sandy Strait before continuing along the stunning west coast of Fraser Island to Moon Point. Explore Moon Point by Jet Ski, and stop at Pelican Banks to snorkel or swim, before you make your way back to Hervey Bay.

    Exclusive Jetski Adventure (3.5 hours):
    Maximize your time exploring Fraser Island on this Jet Ski experience that includes a morning tea and lunch. Head towards the west coast of Fraser Island and make a stop at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Then hop back on your Jet Ski to travel along the coast to Moon Point. Explore shallow inlets and pristine white-sand beaches around Moon Point before continuing to Pelican Banks to swim and snorkel. After splashing around Pelican Banks, make your way back to your starting point in Hervey Bay for a delicious lunch and a cup of coffee at Aquavue Cafe Watersports.

    • $265.00
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    Morning or Afternoon Whale Watching Tour on the MV Whalesong more_vert
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    Go on a half-day adventure with the whale and dolphin specialists aboard the MV Whalesong - Hervey Bay's premium mid-sized whale watching and charter boat, with a strong focus on ecological practices and sustainability.

    Experience amazingly close whale encounters, otherwise known as a "mugging". This is when the whales are so close to the boat that they turn off the engines. The whales choose to come right up to the side of the vessel. Newest in the fleet, this boat was built specifically for amazing whale and dolphin viewing. Low passenger numbers mean that everyone has a chance to get a great view of the action from both inside and outside the vessel.

    Your crew are whale and dolphin watching specialists, and the sheltered waters between the World Heritage listed Fraser Island and the mainland provides the best place in Australia to experience a humpback whale or dolphin close encounter like no other. Put the two together and expect to have a great time out on the water with guaranteed whale sightings.

    The marine life love the attention and may come within meters of the boat just to interact with the people. This is known as a "mugging" and the boat engines will shut down until they decide to move away. Some of the wildlife that has been spotted on cruises include: several varieties of dolphins, turtles, fish, and birds, the shy and bashful, yet endangered dugong, otherwise known as the sea cow, and 5 different species of whales.

    The MV Whalesong is an environmentally friendly, low carbon impact vessel and designed to allow guests to cruise in comfort. Featuring open-air viewing on two levels, a water level viewing area, and extra-wide decks, the MV Whalesong provides the ultimate in viewing comfort and seating space. There is no shortage of space to find the best viewing point or to just sit back and enjoy the day.

    On the morning cruise you will enjoy a breakfast of a freshly-made tropical fruit platter and cake, and a buffet lunch as the boat cruises back from the whale watching area.

    If you choose the afternoon cruise option, a lunch of sub style-sandwiches is served on the way out and a savory platter on the way back as the sun sets. Other refreshments and drinks can be purchased on board. Pickup service is available from Hervey Bay accommodation.

    • $115.00
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    Whalesong Fraser and Whale Watch SuperTicket more_vert
    $325.00 AUD Book
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    Combining the One Day Fraser Explorer Tour with a Morning Whale Watch Cruises with Whalesong.

    Combining the One Day Fraser Experience Tour with a Half Day Whale Watch Cruises with Whalesong.

    FRASER TOUR INCLUSIONS

    ·         Pick up and drop off from accommodation in Hervey Bay
    ·         Morning tea with tea, coffee, cookies and fruit.
    ·         Lunch:  Picnic Lunch with wraps, cold cut meats & salads.
    ·         Afternoon Tea (Fresh Fruit).
    ·         All non –alcoholic beverages including – bottled water, juice, soft drink, tea & coffee.           
    ·         National Park Permits.
    ·         Air Conditioned 4X4 Tour Bus with Panoramic windows.
    ·         Experienced and friendly guides
    ·         Air conditioned 4WD tour bus  with panoramic windows

     BRING – DAY PACK, SWIMWEAR, BEACH TOWEL, SUNSCREEN, CAMERA, COMFORTABLE SHOES & CLOTHES, INSECT REPELLENT.

     TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    ·         Beautiful Lake Mackenzie
    ·         Eli Creek
    ·         The Maheno Shipwreck
    ·         Central Station rainforest
    ·         75 Mile Beach
    ·         The Coloured sands

    WHALESONGS HALF DAY WHALE WATCH                                      

    Departs Urangan Boat Harbour Daily at 8.00am returning 1:00pm 

      Guaranteed Sightings.
      Water Level Viewing Area. 
      Low Passenger Numbers: - Maximum of 60 passengers. - Vessel capable of carrying 90 passengers.
     
    On the Morning Cruise a Quality, Substantial Morning Tea of Tropical Fruit Platter, Cake & Buffet Lunch.

      Vegetarians & Special Dietary requirements catered for on request.
      Complementary Tea, Coffee & Milo for the kids or big kids throughout Cruise.
      Snacks and Souvenirs Available for Purchase.
      Fully Licensed Bar.
      Kids activity sheets and toddler toys.
      Wheelchair access which also means wide stable decks.
      Courtesy Bus Pick Up Available in Hervey Bay.

    • $325.00
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    Fraser Island West Coast BBQ Lunch Cruise from Hervey Bay Including Kayaking and Swimming more_vert
    $90.00 AUD Book
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    For a great day out on the pristine waters between Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast, join this 5-hour cruise. Be as active as you want on your supplied kayaks, have a go at fishing or chill out on a secluded beach as you experience a taste of the incredible Fraser Island.

    Departing at 9am and returning at 2pm, you'll get a fantastic experience both on and off shore; heading out from Hervey Bay, enjoy morning tea as you keep your eyes open for plenty of wildlife both in and out of the water - dolphins, turtles, fish and marine birds can all be seen from the vessel on the way from the mainland to the island, so be sure to bring your camera.

    Once reaching Fraser Island, your smaller tender boat will transfer you to the island where you'll have 1.5 – 2 hours to enjoy the western beaches of the world's largest sand island, with opportunities for both exploration and adventure or simple relaxation available - go for a swim, traipse along the sand, go kayaking, play beach soccer, have a bit of a snorkel or fun fish, or simply take it easy and soak in the QLD sunshine!

    Once back on board the boat, kick back and enjoy a freshly-prepared Aussie style BBQ lunch including delicious Hervey Bay prawns, juicy steak and sausages, salads and fresh bread.

    Some of the features include free equipment hire, courtesy pick up from Hervey Bay accommodation, plus a fully-stocked licensed bar with water, soft drinks, juices and alcoholic beverages, however you choose to enjoy this Hervey Bay to Fraser Island cruise, you'll be sure to come away with some memories of a great day out.

    • $90.00
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    Hervey Bay Sunset Dinner Cruise more_vert
    $70.00 AUD Book
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    Start your night on the Queensland coast with a 2-hour sunset dinner cruise. Watch the glow of the setting sun on Hervey Bay while gliding along the waterways between Fraser Island and the mainland, and admire the lights of the city, pier, and harbor precinct. On board, enjoy fresh Hervey Bay seafood as well as non-seafood items, and sip a provided welcome drink (more are available for purchase). When booking, you have the ability to select a family option.

    After pickup from Hervey Bay accommodations, your dinner cruise departs from Great Sandy Straits Marina.

    Travel along the pristine waterways between Fraser Island and mainland Queensland, watching for dolphins and turtles as you admire the sunset over Hervey Bay. Dine on fresh seafood and non-seafood dishes, which include hot and cold finger foods served on the deck so you don’t miss any of the views. Items may include Hervey Bay king prawns, mixed gourmet pastries, fresh half-shell oysters, half-shell Hervey Bay scallops, a mixed sushi platter, kebabs, and crumbed or tempura fish bites (other items may be substituted or added). 

    As the evening continues, take in the twinkle of the city lights along the 8 miles (13 km) of beachfront that is the Charlton Esplanade. Cruise past Urangan Pier, and admire the glow of the harbor precinct as the sky darkens. Specific destinations are determined by tides and weather conditions. One drink is included—a beer or glass of wine, sparkling wine, or soft drink; a wide variety of other drinks are available for purchase on board.

    When you return to the marina, you are free to continue your night independently at a number of establishments in Hervey Bay, or head back to your accommodation.

    • $70.00
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    Fraser Island Jet Ski Tour from Hervey Bay more_vert
    $132.50 AUD Book
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    Discover the pristine beaches and forest-clad coastline of Fraser Island on a guided Jet Ski tour from Hervey Bay. Cross the warm turquoise waters of the Great Sandy Strait to reach the World Heritage-listed island, then head west to explore shallow inlets around Moon Point. Along the way, look for wildlife, snorkel in gorgeous locations, and enjoy a fun ride with informative commentary provided by your expert guide. Choose from three different tours, which all include the option to ride solo or double up with a friend.

    Named K’Gari — paradise — by the local Aboriginal people, Fraser Island was formed over the millennia by sand that drifted from mainland Australia. It boasts miles of pristine beaches, coastal mangrove forests, sheltered coves and the world’s only rainforest that grows in sand.

    Your guided Jet Ski tour to Fraser Island starts with a thorough safety briefing and lesson on operating the Jet Ski. You’ll be riding top-quality Yamaha VX Deluxe Wave Runners powered by 1,100 cc engines that provide a comfortable, smooth ride. You can ride solo, or partner up with a friend and ride double. Groups are limited to eight people in order to provide a more personalized experience.

    All tours depart from Hervey Bay and cross the Great Sandy Strait to Fraser Island. Once you reach the island, your guide leads you to pretty bays and inlets, remote white-sand beaches, and great snorkeling spots. On the water, you might spot marine wildlife such as sea turtles, dolphins, sea birds, or even a large dugong (akin to the manatee) if you’re lucky. Your guide shares informative and entertaining commentary throughout the tour, and can offer tips to improve your Jet Ski technique. Enjoy breaks for photo ops, snorkeling, swimming, and, on longer tours, a visit to a beachside resort for refreshments (own expense).

    Please see below for more details on each tour.

    Moon Tour (1.5 hours):
    Leave Hervey Bay and cross Great Sandy Strait, taking in spectacular scenery as you zip over to Fraser Island. Travel down the west coast of the island to Moon Point where your guide leads you through the shallow waters of this scenic point before returning to Hervey Bay. This option is suitable for both beginner and experienced jet skiers, and people who prefer a shorter tour.

    Safari Tour (2.5 hours):
    As above, this tour heads to Fraser Island, but before going to Moon Point you stop at Kingfisher Bay Resort. There you can purchase a refreshment from the beachside cafe and soak up amazing views of the Great Sandy Strait before continuing along the stunning west coast of Fraser Island to Moon Point. Explore Moon Point by Jet Ski, and stop at Pelican Banks to snorkel or swim, before you make your way back to Hervey Bay.

    Ultimate Tour (4 hours):
    Maximize your time exploring Fraser Island on this Jet Ski experience that includes a morning tea and lunch. Head towards the west coast of Fraser Island and make a stop at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Then hop back on your Jet Ski to travel along the coast to Moon Point. Explore shallow inlets and pristine white-sand beaches around Moon Point before continuing to Pelican Banks to swim and snorkel. After splashing around Pelican Banks, make your way back to your starting point in Hervey Bay for a delicious lunch at Aquavue Cafe Watersports.

    • $132.50
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    • flight_takeoff Hervey Bay
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