During the winter months from August to October there are the whales who use Hervey Bay as their winter playground. Built around 1917, the Urangan pier actually used to be 1107 metres in length! That means you can relax on your private balcony or by the outdoor heated lagoon pool and simply watch as the life sails past you. In order get into the real action while fishing Hervey Bay, you really need to hire a professional guide involved with one of the several fishing charter companies. All of a sudden the baby starts breaching! Snapper can range into the 20-kilogram class. You see Hervey Bay is protected from the big surf that rolls in on the beaches on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts by Fraser Island so we have no big breakers and rips are almost unheard of. Humpback whales become sexually mature between the ages of five and nine.
After the breaching, the crew put a special microphone under the water and we hear the beautiful haunting sounds of whale singing. For someone who gets seriously seasick, stability is important and I am pleased to say I never got sea sick! Originally from South Africa, now living in Australia, Jolene is a wife and a mother to three beautiful daughters. Ph: 07 4191 4302 or Ph: 0447 776 972 Annual Gem and Jewellery Expo - Hosted by the Hervery bay Gem and Mineral Club Inc. The most abundant fish of Hervey Bay are whiting. Make sure you visit this Hervey Bay Landmark! On Sundays from 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm you can see a variety of demonstrations from woodturning, blacksmithing to log sawing. Get up close and personal with the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration, explore Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, immerse yourself in culture at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery or wind down on a Sunset Champagne Cruise and watch the sun set over the Great Sandy Strait. A tropical buffet lunch is served while watching the whales.
She wants to share her stories in the hope to inspire you to chase your own dreams! They offer you the greatest view of the Fraser Coast that you will ever see! Species include striped, blue and black marlin. The professional crew are experts in their field and have been lovers of the waters of the Bay for many years, and have experienced some of the great catches that have been made over time. Enjoy your stay in a Hervey Bay hotel room with a private balcony to breathe in the fresh sea air over the marina, where you can indulge with your own spa bath in the ensuite on request. Everything has been described as clearly that anyone can imagine the fun and the excitement. From the Sandy Straits Marina, we depart at 9. Travel the stunning surrounds of Hervey Bay and beyond upon their magical custom made trikes! And since then we have travelled to a multitude of countries and destinations in a desire to see more, explore more and discover more! The whales do not depart from the Antarctic en masse but flow in different groups. If there are no sightings on tours outside those dates, then a free return cruise is offered.
Whether it's a sailing trip or whale watching vessel you're boarding, you won't miss the boat when it comes to spending one of the most memorable days of your life out on the sea for the thrill of witnessing these majestic creatures with their newborn calves frolicking on their way back from Antarctic waters. You will have the opportunity to both prepare and serve food and beverages to paying customers. At least 10 different pods from baby calves to full-grown adults. You will find various Hervey Bay activities to suit each person. For the ultimate water lovers, some ground floor accommodation features private swim up pool decks. The whales were everywhere, and they are so curious that they come really close to the boat and play with us. With modern one, two, and three-bedroom suites, spacious lounge and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, separate laundry and a balcony or private patio, you'll have all you need for the perfect holiday.
You will find no surf and big waves here, as the beach at Hervey Bay is protected by Fraser Island. After some free thing to do at Hervey Bay? If the event moderator can't help by giving you mass email abilities straight up to get around that obvious catch-22 of having to have 20 people sign up before you can advertise it, then the best bet is probably to make a dummy event. With a kitchenette or full kitchen for convenience, perhaps cook up a meal or order room service and dine at the setting outside under the stars on your private balcony, with spectacular marina or ocean views. Smaller boats also need more time to get out to the bay and back. Hanging upside down, with her tail erect she spends about 15 minutes feeding her baby milk. Thank you very much, I highly recommend this cruise, really the best value. Our whale watching boat Freedom is in the background.
This superb location really gives you a taste of the Fraser Coast lifestyle right on our doorstep. To access Fraser Island from Hervey Bay, you can get the ferry at River Heads, 20 minutes south of the town, bringing you to Kingfisher Resort on Fraser Island. Baby whales show off, whales mug our boat, blue oceans, perfect weather, a room with a view, mouth-watering food and tropical cocktails on the harbour equals a fantastic weekend of whale watching in Hervey Bay. Fishing can be be done by putting your boat in at the Harbor and setting out for the deep waters, casting a line in from the sandy fore shores or taking a walk along the 868 metre Pier where people enjoy fishing the deep waters on high tide with the advantage of not having to put their boats in for a great catch. They swim a little way out and mum stops and feeds the baby! See the or the page for details. After an introduction to the crew and a safety brief, we steam out through the waters of the Great Sandy Marine Park towards the whale sanctuary of Platypus Bay.
If you are new to Hervey Bay and have not yet experienced the great waters and the excellent fishing conditions yet, there are plenty of great catches to be made. V Getaway, which is a 50 foot catamaran that has been custom built for professional fishing. Yes, Hervey Bay does have a beach … a very long one … that just happens to be one of the safest swimming beaches in Australia. We offer a range of guided tours and day trips to Fraser Island. For guests wishing to self-cater in their rooms or cook up a meal at the lagoon pool barbeque area, the Hervey Bay Marina's seafood market is an ideal spot to shop. Bundaberg, to the north, is considered the gateway to the South Great Barrier Reef. Hervey Bay is a town located on the Fraser Coast and is one of the main launch points for Fraser Island.
A common size is 10 kilograms, but some grow to over 30 kilograms. We enjoyed strolling around the Pier Park Family Markets and found this awesome stall that sells the most ingenious handmade skirts! The view over the Hervey Bay Marina simply adds to the atmosphere! The tours will show you all of the magic that is Fraser Island and you will be dropped back at your accommodation after a day that you will never forget. The nearby Cooloola Coast, just south is a beautiful and natural region of coast rainforests, lush hinterlands and golden white sandy beaches. You can even hire a houseboat to explore the calm waters of the the west side of Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Strait. Hervey Bay Accommodation Boasting the only absolute marina frontage in Hervey Bay, this hotel offers resort accommodation overlooking the famous waters where every year migrating humpback whales frolic with their newborns. Take advantage of incredible climate and a backdrop of picturesque views as you exchange vows by the resort's lagoon-style pool.