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Hervey Bay - Gateway to Fraser Island \ About

Around & About Hervey Bay

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.  With the extension of the Hervey Bay Airport completed, Jetstar and Virgin Blue now fly directly to Hervey Bay from Sydney.

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. The average annual rainfall is 900mm. 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 Lady Elliot Island on 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 1.23 million overnight visitors come to this region each year, including 194,300 international visitors. Another 1.4 million daytrippers visit Hervey Bay annually. 

 

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  How to get to Hervey Bay

How to get to Hervey Bay

 

The Hervey Bay leisure and services precinct is in Queensland´s south eastern region . It is well served by 2 major Australian airlines local transport, known to taxi drivers and quite accessible by car.

       
 
 
  Academic & Educational

Academic & Educational

 

The education system in Australia is open to all people. It offers an opportunity for all age groups and levels of ability.

       
 
 
  Medical Services

Medical Services

 

Hervey Bay Hospital showcases what is possible to the world through complex medical and surgical care and by bringing more and more employment to the local respondents of Hervey Bay.

       
 
 
  Things to do at Hervey Bay

Things to do at Hervey Bay

 

There are lots of Free Things to do in Hervey Bay. These range from leisurely strolls to team sports, with something guaranteed to appeal to everybody.

 

       
 

 

 

 

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