Queensland Backpackers explore Hervey Bay
Situated about 290 kilometers north of Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a natural bay between Queensland and Fraser Island. If you’re looking for a picturesque place to kick back and relax, this is the place. With calm waters, long, sandy beaches, and a subtropical climate, Hervey Bay is a traveller’s mecca. Don’t miss out on the best that Hervey Bay has to offer.
Whale watching: Hervey Bay is an excellent jumping off point for whale watching adventures. Hervey Bay is actually known as the whale watching capitol of Australia. Remember, the official whale-watching season in bay begins every year in early July. Hundreds upon hundreds of whales flock to the region over the course of the next weeks,
Check out the colorful fish at Reef World: Reef World Aquarium is one of the world’s few all-natural aquarium and uses only sand filtered seawater and natural sunlight. Its home to an amazing array of tropical fish, sharks, sea turtles, tube worms, and crabs. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a swim with non-predatory sharks.
Spend a day at WetSide Park: WetSide is one of Australia’s best water parks with hundreds of fountains, jets, water slides, tipping buckets, and interactive play equipment. It’s the perfect place to play and unwind.
Go fishing: Hervey Bay is a fisherman’s paradise, home to a number of different species of fish including Garfish, whiting, marlin, mangrove jack, red emperor, barramundi, and trevally. The main pier is over a kilometer long, so you can easily perch your fishing pole off the end and wait for a good catch. There are also ample opportunities for deep-sea fishing, continental fishing, beach fishing, and rock fishing. You’re also free to fish in the many creeks and rivers near the bay. Of course if you don’t have your own boat or gear you can easily charter a vessel.
Go bird watching: If you have a love of birds then Hervey Bay is the perfect vacation spot for you. It is home to vast variety of birds, including the infamous Rainbow Lorikeet and Rosella Parrots. Over 250 species of birds have been identified in the area.