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Enjoy whale watching in Hervey Bay, Australia

The whale watching capital of Australia, Hervey Bay is not your typical tourist destination, but it is a must visit if you want to watch whales frolicking in the water. It is also an access point to Fraser Island, a World Heritage site.

Located in Queensland, Hervey Bay exudes a small seaside village atmosphere rather than a city. It is the home of about 80,000, covers a total area of 909.7 square miles, and blessed with a mild climate. It was in 1984 that Hervey Bay officially became a city with a number of small seaside villages and communities becoming its suburbs. The city’s economy relies heavily on tourism being the perfect home base if you want to go whale watching, visit Fraser Island, and enjoy a number of outdoor and water activities. Hervey Bay is about 4 to 5 hours from Brisbane by car. You can also fly into Harvey Bay Airport which is about ten kilometers from the heart of the city. It is served by Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Excited to watch the whales? The best time to watch the whales is from mid-July to the end of October. This is the time when the whales travel through Hervey Bay on their seasonal sojourn to the Southern Ocean. You can join a whale watching cruise offered by a number of your operators such as Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise, Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, Freedom Whale Watch, Whalesong Cruises, Tasman Venture - Day Tours, and That's Awesome Dusk Patrol Whale Watching, just to name a few. The cruise will bring you off Hervey Bay so you can watch the whales frolic and play in the water. You can also enjoy being up close and personal with the whales. You will also learn more about whales and their habitat through expert guides who will be with your during the trip. The cruise usually takes about 4 hours. Aside from whale watching, you can enjoy a lot of outdoor and water activities including hiking, biking, fishing, waterskiing, jetskiing, paragliding, parasailing, horseback riding, and so much more! 

What are you waiting for? Consult your travel agent so you can start planning a trip to Hervey Bay. 

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