Whale Watching

Posted on 3rd Sep 2014 by ian under Attractions | No Comments »

Whale watching season is well under way in Hervey Bay (July through to November). This year is the first time tourists can swim with the whales. Hervey Bay is a resting place for whales as they migrate up the coast. Whale watching cruises leave the Urangan boat harbour on half day and full day tours to the normally calm waters of Platypus Bay. With accessibility in mind for travellers with mobility issues we recommend The Quick Cat 11 as this vessel has wheelchair access to all levels.


If you are staying in Hervey Bay you will find wheel chair friendly mobility corridors that stretch along the foreshore from Point Vernon To Urangan. Hervey Bay is 3.5 hours  north of Brisbane. The city has calm beaches, plenty of accommodation which is mostly along the Esplanade, along with numerous caravan parks and restaurants dotted along the foreshore. In winter these are overflowing with Victorians migrating North for the winter. Hervey Bay is the staging point for tours to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. Day Tours leave from Urangan and River Heads and arrive at Kingfisher bay on the West coast of Fraser Island where 4 wheel drive buses take you across the island visiting Lake Mckenzie followed by a drive along the eastern beach to Eli Creek and the Maheno. This is well worth the experience while staying in Hervey Bay.