Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay: Where Whales Steal the Show

Hervey Bay: Where Whales Steal the Show

Welcome to Hervey Bay, a charming coastal town in Queensland, Australia, renowned for its exceptional whale-watching experiences. Nestled on the stunning Fraser Coast, this picturesque destination offers an unforgettable encounter with majestic humpback whales during their annual migration. Join me on a virtual journey as I recount my recent long weekend adventure with my friends in Hervey Bay, filled with awe-inspiring encounters and breathtaking natural beauty.

Arriving in Hervey Bay After a pleasant drive from Brisbane, my friends and I arrived there eager to immerse ourselves in its unique whale-watching culture. The town's laid-back atmosphere and friendly locals set the perfect tone for a relaxing getaway. As evening approached, we strolled along the picturesque Urangan Pier, watching the sun dip below the horizon, painting the sky with vibrant hues of orange and pink.


Whale watching in Hervey Bay typically occurs from mid-July to late October. During their annual migration, the waters of Hervey Bay, located in Queensland, Australia, became a popular feeding and resting ground for humpback whales. The calm and sheltered bay provides an ideal environment for these majestic creatures. It offers excellent opportunities for whale-watching tours and experiences. 

It's important to note that exact dates and sightings can vary yearly, so it's advisable to check with local tour operators or visitor centres for the most up-to-date information on whale watching season and availability. We booked our tour through Viator; tours generally range from $100 to $185, depending on the duration.


Whether you're a nature enthusiast, wildlife lover, or simply seeking an escape into a world of natural wonders, Hervey Bay is a must-visit destination. Prepare to be captivated as these gentle giants steal the show and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Farewell, Hervey Bay As my long weekend drew close, we bid farewell to Hervey Bay with a heavy heart. The memories of our extraordinary encounters with humpback whales will forever be etched in our minds. Hervey Bay's warmth, hospitality, and breathtaking natural beauty left an indelible mark on my soul, making it a destination I long to revisit.