Hervey Bay attractions things to do & see on holiday.
North of the chic and cosmopolitan Sunshine Coast, Queensland's true carefree temperament comes to life in the beachside towns of the Fraser Coast. Offering rolling surf, charming beach life and spectacular natural wonders, the Fraser Coast is a holiday destination perfect for those in search of both relaxation and a little adventure. Your perfect getaway can also be easier and more affordable than you think; with the help of the extensive collection of amazing deals on Fraser Coast holidays available from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.
Mellow Hervey Bay is the major stopover on the Fraser Coast and for good reason; the town is a good whale-watching spot from July to October as well as for swimming, fishing and other water-related activities. Many travellers use Hervey Bay as a means to reach Fraser Island, but during your holiday be sure to explore what this town has to offer itself; enjoy one of the many beach suburbs including Point Vernon, Piabla, Scarness, Torquay or Urangan. Hervey Bay also offers fun attractions such as the Shell Museum, Neptune's Reefworld and Thrillseeker's Amusement Park
Rainbow Beach, on the base of the Inskip Peninsula, is another Fraser Island jumping-off point to enjoy on your Fraser Coast holiday. Though it is a relatively undiscovered seaside town, Rainbow Beach is a great stopover offering rolling surf, spectacular multi-coloured sand cliffs, a relaxed atmosphere and convenient access to Fraser Island. Other Fraser Coast towns may be worth visiting on your holiday as well; Gympie features the Woodworks Forestry and Timber Museum, the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum and a few quality dining stops. Maryborough is one of Queensland's oldest towns and this is reflected in the beautifully restored colonial-era buildings; visit the Heritage Centre to trance your roots with the aid of colonial immigration records from ships' logs.
Accessible by barge from the Fraser Coast, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is not only one of the most interactive nature experiences in the world, but it's also the world's largest sand island. Spend your holiday experiencing the Island's unique ecosystem, vibrant colours, the heart-racing thrill of driving a 4WD across a shifting tidal sandbar, or bushwalking to a luminous blue lake.
Boasting safe, protected waters, white sandy beaches, amazing wildlife and the beautiful Fraser Island just offshore, Hervey Bay is an amazing holiday destination, and yours to enjoy when you book a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Hervey Bay Holiday Package. Choose a package that combines flights and the accommodation of your choice to enjoy your holiday- be it a romantic couples retreat, a fun family vacation or an adventurous wildlife experience. It is now easier than ever to have the holiday you always wanted to take- all you have to do is choose the dates.
For a well-deserved family holiday, browse online for Hervey Bay Family Packages that combine discounted flights and accommodation for a great savings package, so you have more to spend on enjoying yourselves. Build sandcastles on the beach or swim in the safe protected waters of the bay, and perhaps fire up a BBQ on the esplanade near Torquay Beach for a relaxing lunch down by the water. The kids will love exploring the amazing Fraser Island- the largest sand Island in the world, a tropical paradise of rainforests, endless beaches and exotic animals. Try to spot dingoes, turtles, dugongs and dolphins as well as rare migratory birds. By booking with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA you can afford to extend your trip, and really get to know this amazing place.
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Every year, Hervey Bay is visited by families of majestic Humpback Whales, who use the sheltered waters to mate and give birth to their young, and the area has been described as the 'whale-watching capital of the world'. If you are keen to experience these amazing animals up close, book your DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Hervey Bay Wildlife Package for between July and November, and book in a not-to-be-missed whale-watching boat tour. Just make sure you pack your camera before you leave.
If the idea of a tropical holiday appeals but you just can't face giving up the gastronomic delights of home, a Hervey Bay Holiday Package is for you. A range of international restaurants and caf?s, ranging from Indian to French, Chinese to modern-Australian, are available, so you can rest assured you will never go hungry. If you prefer to enjoy a home-cooked meal, check out the wide range of holiday packages that include self-contained accommodation. The lush tropical bounty of Hervey Bay is yours to enjoy- let your imagination go wild as you dream up delicious tropical feasts.
Newly-wed honeymooners looking for a romantic and private getaway can take advantage of the DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Hervey Bay Luxury Packages available online, and enjoy an indulgent retreat in one of Australia's most beautiful places. Browse online and choose a package that includes luxurious, private accommodation, and treat your significant other to a romantic escape- perhaps charter a yatch for the day and cruise the peaceful waters, glide high above the sweeping bay on a scenic flight or simply retreat to your accommodation and let the world go by.
On the other hand, if wiling away days with a fishing rod is your idea of a perfect holiday, book a Hervey Bay Fishing Package with included flights and accommodation, and try your luck in the bountiful Queensland waters. Perhaps choose self-contained accommodation, so after you have landed a huge snapper or golden trevalley off the jetty, you can cook it up just how you like it. If the kids enjoy fishing too, book your Holiday Package for the Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic, but just remember to freeze what you don't eat so you can enjoy a taste of Hervey Bay long after you return home.
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