As winter creeps its way back into our lives, it could be time to migrate to the warmer climes of Southern Queensland’s Fraser Coast to experience a hidden gem and one of Australia’s best natural holiday locations.
The jewel in Queensland’s crown, peaceful and picturesque Hervey Bay has attracted holiday makers for over a century, and is the ideal winter break destination for those in the southern states who are in desperate need of some respite from winter.
Not only will you enjoy the warm weather but there are also many things to do in Hervey Bay to keep you busy. Best known as the humpback whale watching capital of the world and the gateway to the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay is a must for any bucket list.
Boasting an idyllic climate, seemingly endless kilometres of beaches, an abundance of water based activities as well as a vast range of tourist attractions and activities for all ages, Hervey Bay truly is a world class destination just waiting to be explored.
The main winter attraction is undoubtedly Hervey Bay’s humpback whale watching. With sightings pretty much guaranteed every day from August until October, it’s the ideal time to catch these gentle giants up close and personal as they enjoy life frolicking in the warmer waters of the Australian east coast.
The calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay provides the most naturally stunning backdrop to one of nature’s most jaw dropping performances as more than 10,000 humpback whales grace the area from August until October. Join a whale watching cruise from Hervey Bay to experience these awesome creatures firsthand or alternatively, grab a pair of binoculars and head for the foreshore in the hope of spotting one of seaside city’s seasonal residents breaching or sky hopping.
From creatures large to small, Hervey Bay is also blessed with some of the finest sea fishing opportunities the east coast of Australia has to offer. Whether it is shore or charter boat fishing, there’s plenty to keep even the most ardent of fishing fans occupied for days on end.
For even more marine action, look no further than Neptune’s Reefworld. Located in Urangan, Reefworld is a natural aquarium which is home to colourful and bright corals, tropical fish, sharks and green sea turtles. It’s the perfect place to let the kids loose to experience and interact with the many facets of marine life present in the aquarium. If you’re looking for a Hervey Bay accommodation that is located minutes away from Neptune’s Reefworld, Econo Lodge Fraser Gateway is the perfect place to stay.
For those of the sporting persuasion in search of some warm weather outdoor activities, there is lots to keep you entertained throughout your stay including golf, go karting, tennis and horse riding as well as a multitude of water based activities including diving and sea kayaking. A leisurely bike ride along the 18 kilometre foreshore is also a must, and a great way to unwind and experience Hervey Bay.
Hervey Bay is a sub-tropical haven to escape the Winter blues. We have a few comfortable accommodation options in this region to choose from. Comfort Inn & Suites Arlia Sands offers stylish apartment-style accommodation and is located just off the Esplanade, 75 metres from the serene Shelley beach.
Comfort Inn Blue Shades lies in the heart of the historic and coastal town of Maryborough QLD. There are rooms to suit all your business, family, group and holiday needs.
And for a blissful sanctuary experience, why not stay at Oceans Resort– An Ascend Collection Member. You can choose from self-contained one, two and three bedroom suites or Penthouses with private balconies with views of Fraser Island.