Hervey Bay, where Whales Play and Nature Comes Alive
There are a huge range of Hervey Bay accommodation options for the traveller and tourist. Whether visiting Hervey Bay to see Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island and the Great Barrier Reef, go Whale Watching, or visit friends, Hervey Bay has a huge range of hotels, motels, backpacker resorts and caravan parks to satisfy all accommodation tastes and budgets. With an average winter temperature of 22 C and summer 29 C, you can enjoy the sites and surrounds of Hervey Bay in comfort all-year round. The coldest months are July and August, the wet season runs from end of December to end of February. Hervey Bay Whale Watching season (high season) runs Aug, Sep and October.
With regard to quality, cleanliness, customer service, personal site inspections, and value for money, the following represent our unbiased "Top" recommendations for Hervey Bay accommodation and Hervey Bay Whale Watching operators.
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The Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge is a multi Tourism Award Winning (2009 - 2012) Eco-Resort located in the peaceful Pialba region of Hervey Bay. Offering modern and impeccably presented self-contained rooms and one bedroom apartments, this family owned and run property is exceptional value.
Peppers Hervey Bay Resort is a luxury 5 Star modern and architecturally designed resort, located on the Esplanade close to Hervey Bay Pier. It features one to three bedroom suites, a bar and restaurant, spa and pools - all you would expect from a 5 Sstar Resort and more.
Located adjacent to Urangan Marina the Mantra offers a great location and a budget choice for resort style Hervey Bay accommodation. This 152 room hotel features 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units as well as hotel rooms for the business traveller.
Akama Resort features one, two and three bedroom apartments with views over the marina and out to Fraser Island. Well regarded in customer reviews, Akama is located at the Urangan end of Hervey Bay, close to the Hervey Bay marina. Highly recommended 5 Star Hervey Bay accommodation.
Spirit of Hervey Bay has 21 years of Whale Watching in Hervey Bay, and launched a brand new, purpose built whale watching boat in 2008. The famous yellow boat has underwater viewing windows, hydrophones to listen to the whales, a waterline viewing platform and cameras in the hulls.
Jason and Virginia Brigden have been operating WhaleSong for 15 years, and have designed and built a new, eco-friendly vessel in 2011. Whalesong is the only half-day Hervey Bay Whale Watching cruise that offers a full meal in the ticket price. Very comfortable boat with max of 70 passengers.
Blue Dolphin offers a full day whale watching cruise with the intamacy of only 24 passengers and the opportunity to get the closest experience with the whales. Peter was a dolphin trainer with Seaworld for 14 years prior to Whale Watching in Hervey Bay so has plenty of knowledge to share with guests.
Freedom offers a 3/4 Day Whale Watching Cruise with a small group of only 45 passengers. Named the "Best Whale Watch Operator" in 2011, this vessel has won multiple awards and is renowned for its high quality customer service and excellent "chef prepared" meals on board (included in ticket price).
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Finalist : QLD Tourism Awards 2012