Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, a coastal city in southern Queensland with a population of some 60,000 and covering 93.2 km² is widely known as the premium location for observing the beautiful humpback whales. Whale-watching vessels operate during the July to November migration season. It's also a destination hub for a variety of tours to nearby Fraser Island, which has pristine white beaches and features a rainforest habitat for dingoes and other unique wildlife. The city has a marvelous waterfront esplanade linking the city's Urangan marina with beaches offering calm waters for swimmers of all ages.