January 10, 2013
On The Way to Hervey Bay (from Brisbane)

I always suggest that the best way to get to Hervey Bay is to drive. (See previous post here.) Hervey Bay is an easy 3 ¼ hour drive (290km) from Brisbane, with a LOT of great stop-offs and things to see and do on the way, making it a very rewarding journey. From the north, […]

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December 6, 2012
Lady Elliot Island & Fraser Island Packages

Reef, Rainforest, Sand Dunes (& Salty Air)! (Updated 2019) Hervey Bay gives the visitor the unique opportunity to experience 2 magnificent World Heritage listed natural destinations – Fraser Island & the Great Barrier Reef. Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world (125km x 25km) and boasts ancient and amazing rainforest, perched freshwater […]

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November 14, 2012
Which Fraser Island 1 Day Tour ?

(Updated 2019) As discussed in a previous blog post, Fraser Island is a BIG island, being nearly 125km long and 25km wide. There are no roads on the island, just sand tracks, which can be quite difficult to traverse during periods of extended dry conditions. As such, seeing the island in a single day is […]

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November 1, 2012
Fraser Island Tour or Self-Drive?

Fraser Island is a World Heritage listed destination for a justifiable reason – it is a magical reflection of nature at its best! How to experience all the island has to offer in the best way possible, is the real challenge for a visitor to the region with a limited time and expense budget. With this in […]

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September 28, 2012
Lady Elliot Island – The Southern Great Barrier Reef

Most people don’t realise that some of the best tourist accessible reef on the entire east coast of Australia is sitting just off the top of Fraser Island! You don’t need to fly to Cairns or the Whitsundays to see the Great Barrier Reef! You can see more colourful coral, and more diversity of marine […]

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August 25, 2012
How to get to Hervey Bay - Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

We are often asked what is the easiest / cheapest way to get to Hervey Bay – so here is the inside info and best tips ... access is easy and cheap (if you plan ahead!) ... Hervey Bay is located approx a 2 hour drive north of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, and approx […]

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August 5, 2012
That's Awesome!

Great whales and weather today on the Bay! If you are a bit short on time with your stay in Hervey Bay and you still want to catch the whales - That's Awesome is the answer! That's Awesome runs 3 times a day - allowing you to squeeze in a whale watch on your day […]

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July 31, 2012
August - full month of whales and activities!

This year the Hervey Bay Whale Festival runs the full month of August, with great activities for visitors and families every weekend during the month. Every Friday there will be free family-friendly outdoor movies in Scarness Park, with whale themed films on the agenda for August! (6:15pm every Friday) This Saturday (4th August) the blessing of […]

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July 26, 2012
Which Hervey Bay Whale Watching Experience is right for you?

Well whale watch season has kicked off with a bang, with whales spotted close up and breaching right down at Moon Point today (that’s just a few miles from the marina!). We are expecting about 14,000 whales to pass through the Bay this year with their new-born calves – so it is going to be […]

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