Pronounced ‘Harvey’ or ‘Harvy’, the name Hervey is
frequently mis-spelled. A favourite destination for backpackers, it
is a popular aquatic playground and year-round holiday destination.
With a sub-tropical climate, Hervey Bay’s natural assets includes
the Great Sandy Strait, World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the Bay
and the wetlands. There are a series of parks that line the
foreshore, as well as a great botanical garden. Other attractions
include the Urangan sea wall murals, harbour activity, Yag’ubi
multicultural festival (held once a year) and much more. The waters
around Hervey Bay are a fisherman’s paradise, with plenty of fishing
options and trips to choose from.
With an estimated 600,000
visitors each year, it is definitely worth a visit and all within
easy reach of Brisbane, Gold Coast,
Sunshine Coast and central
have a 24 hr full time community-focused radio station serving them:
Fraser Coast Community Radio broadcasting on FM 107.5
Check out our listing of
Fraser Coast Region
accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.