April 12, 2013
Things to do in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is best known for its access to Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island (Great Barrier Reef), and for its renowned status as the “Whale Watching Capital of the World”. There is also a lot to recommend Hervey Bay as a destination in itself, with so much to see and do in Hervey Bay and […]

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March 15, 2013
Fraser Island 4wd Self Drive

(Updated 2019) Fraser Island is an amazing World Heritage listed destination, and a “must-see” on any Australian east coast itinerary. At 125km long and 25km wide, the island is the biggest  sand island in the world, with almost the entire 1840km2 a protected National Park. The island is a nature lovers wonderland, with pristine freshwater […]

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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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