Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is located about 300 km north of Brisbane on the coast and has a quiet small town character with about 57,000 inhabitants. Apart from tourism the inhabitants of the region live mainly from sugar trade with large sugar cane plantations.

Very close is Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world with spectacular sand dunes up to 250 m altitude, long white sandy beaches and beautiful lakes in the interior of the island with crystal clear fresh water, a rain forest and streams. Fraser Island is on the list of World Heritage Park. It is a camping and fishing paradise. Among other things you will find about 230 different species of birds here. Day trips and camping trips are offered, and together with friends you will have much fun there.

Hervey Bay is a popular holiday resort and you meet here backpackers from all over the world .

Hervey Bay is famous for “whale watching”. The whales migrate each year from the waters of Antarctica to the warmer waters of Australia to give birth to their young. Between July and October they raise their young in the shallow bayin front of Hervey Bay. One can observe this from boats.

Hervey Bay is famous for “whale watching”. The whales migrate each year from the waters of Antarctica to the warmer waters of Australia to give birth to their young. Between July and October they raise their young in the shallow bay in front of Hervey Bay. One can observe this from boats.

More information can be found on the pages of “Discover Hervey Bay”

What you can do in your free time:

  • swimming
  • camping
  • Boating
  • fishing
  • Fraser Island

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Fraser Coast Anglican College: -25.319124, 152.853298
Urangan SHS: -25.299687, 152.878146

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