Hervey Bay is the perfect departure location offering the greatest choice of Fraser Island tours.
Hervey Bay is a relaxed and unpretentious city with a calm and lovable feel. The city has a higher than average median age of 45, but don’t let this fool you. Hervey Bay is buzzing with tourist that are seeking ‘once in a life-time’ experiences and world renowned adventures. Humpback Whales are known to frolick in the protected bay, finding a place to rest on their long journey from Antarctica. The calm waters allow for unique whale watching experience including swimming with whales and being mugged - a term used when whales surround a boat. Hervey Bay also offers a wider variety of tours to Fraser Island. Tours can vary from half day tours to the western side of Fraser Island to exploring all of Fraser Island sights in one day or overnight.
Population: Approx. 49,000 people. Average temperatures: January 22 - 30 Celsius. July 10 - 21 Celsius. Average rainfall: January 12mm. July 12mm. The months with the least amount of rain are August, September & October. Whale Watching Season: June - October Ferry departing to Fraser Island: River Heads Ferry (20 minutes south of Hervey Bay). Most tour companies will pick up from your accommodation. A popular meeting point is at Great Sandy Straits Marina as it has free parking. Bus Terminals: Greyhound - Hervey Bay Transit Centre, located at Stocklands shopping centre. Airport: HVB Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport has direct flights to / from Brisbane & Sydney, Flight time is approximately 45 minutes from Brisbane. Camping: BIG 4 Fraser Lodge Holiday Park, 20 Fraser St, Torquay (07) 4124 9999 BIG 4 Point Vernon Holiday Park, 26 Corser St, Point Vernon (07) 4128 1423 Lazy Acres Caravan Park, 91 Exeter St, Torquay (07) 4125 1840 Colonial Log Cabins YHA, Boat Harbour Dr, Urangan (07) 4125 1844 and many more…See all Tours Departing Hervey Bay →