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About Hervey Bay

Our Town...

The city of Hervey Bay is located a comfortable three and a half hour drive or 45 minute flight north of Brisbane, Queensland's capital city.  

Hervey Bay has a great sub-tropical climate, with summer (January) maximum average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius and a winter (July) maximum average of 22 degrees Celsius. Hervey Bay's abundance of natural assets includes the Great Sandy Strait, World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the Bay and the wetlands. It boasts a quality of life that balances work and pleasure, and is a clean, safe city that has a goal of being Queensland's most accessible city.

Hervey Bay is renowned as a "must do" destination for backpackers and is the main access point to Fraser Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Recognised as the Whale Watch Capital of the World, Hervey Bay is home to majestic humpback whales from July to early November.  Approximately 1.4 million overnight visitors come to this region each year.

Lifestyle. It's the reason most people give for coming to Hervey Bay and the reason they give for staying. And it's remarkable how so many different people give that same answer. Young couples, growing families, older couples establishing small businesses, retirees - all are captivated by Hervey Bay's enchanting mix of natural attractions, idyllic climate, relaxed pace, modern facilities, first class educational opportunities, exciting tourism ventures and friendly people. All of this is within easy reach of Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Fraser Island and Central Queensland.

Hervey Bay has come of age, maintaining its youthful, natural good looks but offering the attractions of a mature, established city. Continued strong growth has seen Hervey Bay's population skyrocket from only 30,000 in 1991 to over 50,000 people today. Trends show this growth rate - one of Australia's highest - will continue. Fraser Coast Regional Council has focused on planning for growth, with intensive commercial development, expanding residential estates, exciting urban designs and the upgrading of essential infrastructure.

The future of Hervey Bay is ours for the making!

We Love Living In Hervey Bay




We love living in Hervey Bay!  Where the Mary River flows into the Bay. We have Fraser Island the largest sand island on the planet at our front door.


Hervey Bay’s beautiful beaches run for kilometers and fringe the esplanade is fringed with shopping hotspots, and plenty of magical spots for a picnic by the beach, or dine al fresco by the marina on our fabulous local seafood. The botanic gardens and a world class marina are just minutes from the city heart.


Hervey Bay has often been called the jewel in Queensland’s crown. It is also referred to as the Whale Watch Capital of the World. Home of the majestic Humpback Whales and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world.


A scenic 3.5 hour’s drive north of Brisbane and only 45 minutes by air from Brisbane, Hervey Bay is an easily accessible holiday destination.


The city has a wonderful subtropical climate. Temperatures range from 14 to 23 degrees Centigrade in winter and 22 to 29 degrees Centigrade in summer. Rainfall is low and there are more fine days than other Queensland holiday centres.


So come and invest in the fantastic coastal city of Hervey Bay on the beautiful Fraser Coast Qld, It is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. It has a population of approximately 63,000 residents come join us. You will come to love Hervey Bay as well!