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Beach Safaris

Shop 1, 564 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

At Beach Safaris, we have lots of things for you and your family to do whilst holidaying here in Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast.

We have a fleet of Beach Bikes for Hire. Hire from one hour to half a day. Two styles of bikes are available depending on the size of your group. See our Beach Bikes page for further details..... We rent push bikes. The latest 18 speed push bikes for Men, Ladies and Children. You can rent a push bike for an hour, half a day or a full day.

"The Surrey" and "The Limousine"

  • The Surrey has padded seats for 3 adults and 2 small children.
  • The Limousine has padded seats for 6 adults and 2 small children.
  • The kids sit in the same comfort as mum and dad
  • Safety straps on the front child seat keeps the kids where you put them
  • Drink holders
  • Front basket for storage of personal items
  • Sun canopy
  • 'Wide Track' front wheel base provides a safer ride
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Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

166 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

Engage.  Connect.  Be Amazed.  Then head off to the real thing..

The fraser coast is a stunning tapestry of nature’s wonders. As part of the Great Sandy Biosphere, our diverse natural attractions are officially recognised in the same class as the Galapagos Islands and Central Amazon!

The discovery sphere provides the ideal starting point to immerse yourself in the beauty of our region.

  • Discover Hervey Bay’s personal relationship with the majestic humpback whale;
  • be inspired by the uniqueness of World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Strait;
  • explore the fragile and fascinating Mary River Ecosystem;
  • uncover the rare and endangered species that seek sanctuary in our local environment;
  • enjoy a stunning theatre experience
  • and learn from the legends and traditions of the Butchulla People – traditional Indigenous owners and caretakers of this land.

Children can meet our loveable Harvey the Whale and get hands-on with interactive challenges and activities. Have your photo taken alongside the magnificent twelve metre high sculpture of Hervey Bay’s iconic whale, Nala, and soak up some culture at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

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Whale Watching

Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

From mid July to early November, Hervey Bay has become famous as the playground of the majestic humpback whales on their return to the Antarctic. Hervey Bay is preferred for its calm and safe whale watching conditions, where the whales put on a spectacular display for their admirers. A variety of vessels offer whale watching trips during the season and visitors can choose from either a dawn, morning, afternoon or full-day cruise. Celebrating the return of the humpback whales each year; Hervey Bay stages a Whale Festival each year including an aquatic carnival, an illuminated procession of floats and the Blessing of the Fleet are highlights of this fun filled week. The Bay's calm waters provide shelter for humpback whales and their calves as they pass through Hervey Bay on their migration to Antarctica, after giving birth in the waters of northern Queensland. Humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales and are renowned for their 'singing'. They are the fifth largest of all whales, growing up to 15 metres and weighing up to 40 tonnes. Each year, whale watchers are regularly treated to magnificent displays of tail and pectoral slapping as well as breaching. Many thousands of people have possibly the best opportunity in the world of seeing this magnificent creature in its natural environment. Other marine life such as dolphins, turtles and dugongs are also sighted regularly. More than 12 operators offer whale watching tours with vessels departing the Hervey Bay Boat Harbour daily. Of course, tour operators adhere to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service guidelines, which ensure the whales are protected and keep returning to Hervey Bay. The fleet offers half-day, three-quarter-day, full-day and dawn tours on a variety of vessels, each hosted by professional and experienced crew members, who provide an informative commentary.

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Urangan Pier

The Esplanade, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

A must see attraction at Queensland's Fraser Coast is Hervey Bay's famous and historic Urangan Pier - it's one of the longest in Australia and stretches for almost one kilometre into the ocean. A walk to the end will reward with spectacular views of Hervey Bay and the chance to see schools of fish, stingrays or pods of dolphin just metres out to sea. Another must do is fishing off the Pier. It is one of the best fishing experiences around for people of all ages, and is the perfect spot to catch whiting; one of Hervey Bay's most sought after fish. Picnic or enjoy fish and chips by the beach in the parkland around the pier and explore the Urangan precinct with its boutique shops, alfresco dining, resorts and clubs. Pier Park is a starting point for the links corridor, a landscaped environmental walk and cycle corridor along the former rail line which once connected the Pier with Pialba's Central Business District. The water next to the pier is one of the Bay's best locations for windsurfing or kite surfing with surfing conditions suitable for beginners to experts.

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Hervey Bay Boat Club

Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

Hervey Bay Boat Club is an absolute harbourside, modern Club featuring The Coffee Shop and Sinbad's Bistro with views and menu to die for. Open for lunch and dinner seven days, their experienced and professional functions team can cater to every function from three to 300. Enjoy state of the art gaming and ultra modern Sports Bar facilities for racing and sporting enthusiasts of every genre. Free courtesy bus with disability access. Free live entertainment in the Main Lounge six days, Tuesday to Sunday; and five nights, Wednesday to Sunday, every week. 10 sporting Intra-clubs offer something for every enthusiast. You can enjoy Outrigging, Game Fishing, Fishing, Power Boating, Sailing, Dragon Boating, Diving or play Pool, Indoor Bowls and Darts with their Intra-clubs. The Boat Club is more than a club, it's a lifestyle.

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Birdwatching on the Fraser Coast

262 Urraween Road, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

Hervey Bay and its environs offer abundant and diverse birdwatching opportunities with over 250 species identified. Every year thousands of migratory shorebirds visit Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Strait from destinations as far away as Japan, Alaska and Siberia. The sand and mudflats are important feeding grounds for nearly twenty different species of long distance fliers. In fact, the Great Sandy Strait is recognised as a Wetland of International Important (Ramsar site). The range of habitats within close proximity of Hervey Bay will ensure that even the keenest birdwatcher will be amazed at the variety of bird life in the area. Their waterways are home to many species, from the striking black and white jabiru, and the graceful silver-grey brolga, to the distinctive brahminy kite with its deep chestnut wings and white head, neck and breast of the amazing comb-crested jacana that seemingly walks on water thanks to its incredibly long toes. While the shrieking of the rainbow lorikeet as it feeds in the eucalypts and flowering street trees may be commonplace to Hervey Bay residents, our international visitors are bewitched with its vivid blue, green and orange-red plumage. The crazy antics of the galah with its pale grey and rose pink colouring are sure to illustrate the origin of that common Australian expression 'the silly galah'. The undergrowth below trees can be protection for so many of those little jewels of nature that live on insects, small fruit and grass-seeds, and are always an enjoyment to observe. The people of Hervey Bay are indeed fortunate to have such diverse habitats suitable for different bird species in their locality.

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Nikenbah Markets

Hervey Bay - Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay Animal Refuge, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

The Nikenbah Markets are held at the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge on the first and third Sundays of each month. Items for sale at these very popular Markets include arts and crafts, fresh produce, trash and treasure, cakes and jams and much more. The Nikenbah Markets are held to raise much need funds to care for the animals at the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge.

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Arkarra Lagoons and Tea Gardens

Sempfs Road, Corner of Panorama Drive, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

Arkarra is an aboriginal word meaning "place of many ducks" and was so named by the local Aboriginal tribe of the Fraser Coast Region. Arkarra's melaleuca wetlands, covering a substantial part of the original 200 acre freehold property, were first identified as "swamp" in 1880. Owned by Hervey Bay pioneer Lars Jacobsen, the property was sold and became a sugar cane, pineapple and small crops with some dairy and beef cattle. During the 1960s with Hervey Bay growing, sand was extracted and sold and used in the laying of waster mains and sewer pipes. Over several years a considerable amount of sand was extracted and huge lagoons dotted with islands were subsequently formed as the excavation holes filled with water. A levee bank was built to prevent surrounding areas draining the lagoons of its precious water, the tracks were raised and today it is a great place to picnic and visit. There are numerous signed tracks and is home to over 170 species of birds, goannas, echidnas, wallabies, and in the water ducks, turtles, eels and fish species survive.

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M & K Model Railways

50 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay QLD 4655

Lights, Sound and Action will guarantee to delight the young and young-at-heart at M & K Model Railways. You follow the travels of model trains past cities of replica German buildings, through to the 'dom' in Hamburg, a fairground wonderland of carnival rides, dodgem cars, revolving tea cups, ice skaters and much more. Cable cars, waterfalls and windmills are but a few of the attractions to delight the visitor. Church bells, fire engines, sawmill in operation, a cuckoo bird calling, are just some of the sounds that add to the realism. A truly unique experience full of surprises - visitors are encouraged to find the escaped mountain goats, the lady hanging out her washing, men surrounded by wolves, a vehicle accident complete with police and ambulance, a cow trying to get out of the paddock and even a cat on the roof. During Hervey Bay's Christmas Lights celebration and through to January, spectacular lighting effects will enchant night visitors to this magical fairyland. Welcome Aboard! Bring your camera!