The beautiful, secluded Hervey Bay is located 290 km north of the Queensland capital Brisbane and just across the water from World Heritage Fraser Island.
Renowned for its calm beauty and relaxed atmosphere Hervey Bay’s magic is no secret to its most famous annual visitors - the migrating humpback whales, who visit the bay to from July to October.
However, it is not only for the whales that it is worth a trip to Hervey Bay. The bay is also best located for cruises to Fraser Island and up the Mary River. And also includes other exciting sea life such as dolphins, dugongs and turtles among many more.
Getting to Hervey Bay
The easy drive from Brisbane/south QLD to Hervey Bay is a beautiful journey and will take about 3.5 hours. You should leave Brisbane on the Bruce Highway following it until you reach Maryborough. Then simply follow the signs for Hervey Bay.
If you're travelling to Hervey Bay from the North just meet the Bruce Highway and follow it south until you see signs directing you to Hervey Bay.
Hervey Bay airport is serviced daily with direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane - ideal for international passengers arriving directly into Sydney or Brisbane International Airports.
Passengers flying from Sydney should check out the reliable Virgin Blue service.
Passengers flying from Brisbane can rely on Qantas Link to get you to Hervey Bay.
If wish to fly in from elsewhere you will need to meet a flight in either Sydney or Brisbane first.
You can get the train to Hervey Bay from Brisbane with Queensland Railways. The popular route (make sure to book) runs via coach transfer at Maryborough due to the fact that the Hervey Bay railway line was closed 21 years ago!
Greyhound and Premier both run a number of coach trips daily from Brisbane through Hervey Bay. For timetables check their websites (Greyhound / Premier).
Please note; not all services are direct to Hervey Bay - unless you want to take the scenic route check the timetables for which buses run directly.