Hervey Bay is a small town in Queensland, it is also known as the whale watching capital of the world. It is the best destination to see the humpback whales. The whales stay here for a long period. The whales relax and play with the whale watching vessels. Whale watching and accommodation are available in Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.
The experience of watching the whales is magical, it has grown in popularity over the last decade and whale watching tours are now available from whale watch provider Spirit of Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is special because you can have a direct and personal experience watching the whales.
In other destinations, the whales are taking part in their Antarctica annual migration in Hervey Bay. The whales usually stop over for several days. Hervey Bay waters are protected by World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Whether you have passion for whale watching or just want to experience a new thing on holiday, you’ll love it.
There are available deals and packages to cater for your need. The deals will enable you to go for a lifetime trip without spending a lot. There are many services available like underwater viewing rooms, waterline viewing services and hydrophones to listen to the whales singing.
There is so much beauty in close, personalised with the largest yet most beautiful creatures on earth. The coastline of Queensland makes for memorable family holiday. It is said in the waters of the Antarctic that Queensland is a destination that is best enjoyed like a mulled line, in the cooler months.
Humpback whales use the calm, protected waters around Frasier Island as a calf kindergarten to teach their young ones adulating. The whales time their visit each winter from the month of July into November. The whales are everywhere resting and playing in the calm waters sheltered by World Heritage listed Frasier Island; this is the best time for you to visit.
There is always a celebration to welcome the arrival of the wales in Hervey Bay; this is one of the events under the annual oceans festival umbrella. During Paddle Out for Whales, many people float into the bay on kayaks, surfboards, bright inflatables and SPUs to raise awareness on whale welfare and the conservation of marine environment.
Whale parade and concert, Hervey Bay Sea Food Festival and the blessing of the feet are some of the big festivals that make up the oceans festival in August. You can choose to stay on the mainland or on the Island side for a whale watching weekend. Humpback highway cuts through the Fraser Coast real estate.
If you choose to stay on the mainland, Ramada Hervey Bay, Mantra Hervey Bay and BreakFree Great Sandy Strait are the nice places to stay. On the island side, the Kingfisher Bay Island Resort is another good place to stay.
There is also an option for camping in the 45 camping areas on Frasier Island if you do not mind the early start because you will have to cross over to the other side.