Hervey Bay is located some 275km north of Brisbane. This holiday haven boasts beautiful calm beaches and is the gateway to Fraser Island. The fabulous coastline, warm climate and bustling holiday atmosphere attracts thousands of tourists each year.
The town's popular esplanade stretches from Point Vernon to Urangan. Point Vernon is a less frequented beach away from the busy shores of the town centre. The quiet peaceful location has a foreshore park with barbeque and picnic facilities, amenities and children’s playground.
Scarness Beach is the main swimming beach in the heart of town. This is a fabulous beach with clear calm water, jetty, foreshore facilities and is close to shops and eateries.
A walkway stretches along the esplanade foreshore and is always busy. Fishermen try their luck at the rock wall or off the Urangan Pier. The Urangan Beach is just gorgeous and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants close by as well as barbeque shelters on the foreshore.
Pet owners can take their dogs to Dayman Point, south of the Urangan Pier where they are allowed off the lead after 4pm. Dayman Park foreshore has barbeque and picnic facilities, toilets and plenty of shade.
A popular attraction on the Esplanade is the Water Education Park. Located on the corner of Main St the park is full of free fun for the family, with plenty of fountains and other water activities. The water park is open daily during school holidays and between 10am and 5pm Wednesday to Sunday non-school holidays.
Fraser Island and Whale Watching Tours depart from Boat Harbour at the Marina on Miller St. Look out for the giant whale and you’ll find the tour booking office, plenty of shops and waterfront cafes. Tours depart daily.
The vehicular ferry to Fraser Island also departs daily from the Marina and arrives at Moon Point on the island’s central west coast. Fraser Island barge bookings and enquiries can be made by calling 1800 249 122.
Hervey Bay is a beach lover’s paradise with a scenic coastline, foreshore bars and restaurants, fantastic shopping, accommodation galore and easy access to the Fraser Island adventure.
There is definitely plenty of accommodation
available here to suit all needs and budgets and there are several caravan parks close to the town centre, some pet friendly. If you’re looking for a quieter location to set up camp and still have the attractions of Hervey Bay at your fingertips then Burrum Heads
might be the perfect place for you. Burrum Heads is located about 5km northwest of town. The small beachside community is a quiet, peaceful location and coastal getaway from the busy nearby tourist destination. Burrum Heads has some lovely beaches and a good boat launching pad for the keen fishermen to try their luck in the bay. Accommodation in the community includes holiday units and two caravan parks, Burrum Heads Tourist Park and a Council Caravan Park. There are basic shopping facilities, a pub and bowling club.
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