Experience what to do in Hervey Bay with our selection of great experiences! Hervey Bay is best known as the Whale Watch Capital and is the gateway to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Whale Watching season begins each year from late July up until early November. These magnificent creatures start to flock to this region from late July to early November.
Visitors to Hervey Bay can also enjoy a range of attractions including water sports, tours of adjacent world heritage Fraser Island, fishing trips, coral viewing trips, diving, scenic flights, whale watching (August to October), or just relaxing, Hervey Bay is ideally situated to provide these services. Hervey Bay has plenty to offer for just about everyone, on the water and on the land - so, Experience Oz TODAY!
In addition, if you're looking for information on what to do in Queensland as a whole, be sure to check out our state page!
Useful Information for visiting Hervey Bay
- Emergency (Police, Fire & Ambulance): 000
- International dialing code: +61
Hervey Bay is popular for it sunny tropical feel and its weather is one of its biggest attractions.
- Spring (September to November): 13-27c
- Summer (December to February): 20-30c
- Autumn (March to May): 14-28c
- Winter (June to August): 10-23c
Surf and Sun Safety
Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world so it can be tempting to throw caution to the wind. Always play it safe by swimming between the red and yellow flags in beaches that are patrolled by lifeguards. Protect your skin from sun damage by following the simple Slip, Slop and Slap rule- Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen and Slap on a hat.
ATMs can be found throughout the city. The most commonly accepted credit cards are American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa. While most of the big restaurants and shopping centre’s will accept credit card, the smaller places may only accept cash.
Banks can also be found to change currency and for a variety of other money related matters.
- Bank of Queensland
Address: 1 Central Avenue, Hervey Bay
Ph: (07) 4125 9620
Address: 139 Boat Harbour Dr, Urraween
Ph: 13 22 65
- Bendigo Bank 9/55 Main Street, Hervey Bay Ph:(07) 4124 6201
- Westpac Bank 5/139 Boat Harbour Dr, UrraweenPh:13 20 32
A 10% Goods and Services Tax is added to most items that you purchase and is included in the display price. Visitors to Australia may be issued a refund at the airport for the GST of goods over $300 purchased within 30 days of leaving Australia.
For more details, consult the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Ph: 1 300 363 263
Tipping is not expected in Australia. However, if you experience really good service and want to show your appreciation, 10% of the bill is an acceptable amount for a tip.
The Standard time zone on the Sunshine Coast is GMT + 10 hours
The minimum age for the purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. Minors will not be permitted to enter a bar if not accompanied by an adult.
Smoking is prohibited at indoor public places and cigarettes will not be sold to minors.
Hervey Bay Hospital Address: Urraween Road, PialbaPh:(07) 4325 6666
Hervey Bay Surgical Centre Address: Cnr O'Rourke St & Boat Harbour Drv, Hervey BayPh: (07) 4194 4000
Terry White Chemists Address: 6 Central Avenue, Hervey Bay Ph: (07) 4124 3337
Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre (Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm) Address: 227 Maryborough/Hervey Bay Rd, Hervey Bay Ph: 1800 811 728