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Top 7 adventures you can experience in Hervey Bay – Exploring the best of a great tourist hub

If your long weekend plan includes visiting the Fraser Coast, then heading to Hervey Bay is a must-do. It's a coastal village awaiting to gift you several great experiences and adventures. Let this article provide you with some suggestions for adventures that you can undertake when in Hervey Bay.


Meet the whales

If you have already made plans to spend your June- November holidays in a Hervey Bay resort the likes of Oaks Hervey Bay Resort and Spa, then, Congratulations to you as you are about to see more than 6000 humpback whales during your visit! They migrate here from Antarctica every year, and this is also the season during which Hervey Bay becomes the whale watching capital of the world.


Explore the K'gari

K'gari- that's how the locals call it, and it's none other than the Fraser Island. It's a natural paradise recognized as a World-Heritage to be treasured, and it's also the biggest sand island in the whole world. To entertain you the best, this paradise has all you need including freshwater lakes, rainforests, and especially, white-sand beaches. Needless to say, it's one of the best methods to explore the best of wildlife too.


Visit Maryborough

Located around 30km away from Hervey Bay is Maryborough which is considered a historic town. Among the most significant highlights to be explored are the Town Hall, the Military and Colonial Museum, the Mural Trail, and also the Maryborough Markets where fresh produce is sold by the locals.


Go fishing

The waters here are also great for fishing, and that's why it has become a fishing paradise for those who like to fish. You may hire a kayak and then fish along the Beelbu Creek at Toogoom if you like. And, if it's a guided tour that you want, you may also fish in style with the experts, and here, in this experience, you may also get the chance to know more about the nature of the water and also about the diverse kinds of fish you catch.


Do bird watching

While you holiday in Hervey Bay, you get the chance to spot the giants such as whales, and also the tiniest of all-the birds! The area is great for bird watching, and you may get the chance to spot more than 100 bird species during your time there.


Find the hidden treasures

You must not even have heard of the fact that you may enjoy rock pools while you are holidaying in Hervey Bay. Have you? It's a secret only known by the locals in Fraser Coast. These rock pools are known as 'Utopia Rock Pools' and you need to do a mini-hike through the Mount Walsh National Park to find these hidden treasures.


Enjoy the rural charm

If you have some time left, why not just head to Tiaro- a tiny town in which you can soak up history? The town is located around 60km away from Hervey Bay, and you are sure to fall in love with the rural charm present here in this town.

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