Hervey Bay, where Whales Play and Nature Comes Alive

Hervey Bay has a lot to offer the holiday-maker and tourist. Obviously the world heritage listed Fraser Island is a must-see for any visitor, and seeing the whales during whale-watch season (August to end October) is an awesome experience.  Lady Elliot Island offers some of the best diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef and is a only a short plane journey from Hervey Bay. Don't forget fishing, diving, golf, kayaking, sky-diving .......
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Mantra Resort

Hervey Bay

Buccaneer Drive, Urangan

The Mantra Hervey Bay is located at the eastern extremity of Hervey Bay, perched alogside the Urangan Marina, where all the Hervey Bay whale watching boats depart during August - October. The Mantra features 152 hotel rooms and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units all with private balcomies overlooking the marina.

This AAA rated 4 1/2 star resort offers a variety of facilities including a heated outdoor pool and sauna, a gym (very small), ourdoor BBQ area and business and conference facilities.


Mantra Hervey Bay offers 4 room types, from "hotel" rooms to 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

The hotel rooms are rather small and of a "city business" quality, most with a king bed, bar fridge and small tv. Some rooms have a spa in the ensuite. These rooms are fine for business travellers or for those that will be out on tour and only there to sleep. I would certainly look at the apartment style rooms for stays of more than 1 night.

The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments offer a lot more space, with separate bedroom, kitchen and dining / lounge area. Be aware that some 1  and 2 bedroom apartments have only a kitchenette, whilst others have a full kitchen, and Mantra cannot guarantee the full kitchen. (When booking ensure you request a full kitchen or ask when you check in.) The 2 bedroom apartments are simply a 1 bedroom apartment interconnecting with a dual key hotel room (which gives you an idea of how big/small the hotel rooms are!).

3 bedroom apartments all feature full kitchen and laundry facilities.


The Mantra is certainly situated in an awesome location, very handy for whale watching during August - October. There are a number of local restaurants around the marina complex within easy walking distance, and also the Boat Club - a registered club with reasonable meals and facilities. The Mantra is about a 15min walk to the pier, and if you wish to explore town and the beaches you will need transport.

This is not a new property, and if you are looking for a luxurious experience then Peppers or Akama (reviewed on this site) are a better choice. That said, if you can pick up a discounted rate (see link below) then the location is fair compensation for an aging complex.


Hotel room rates start at about $120 for a single night stay, with 3 bedroom apartments up to $300 / night for a single night. Lower rates apply for multiple night stays and with the Mantra dynamic pricing model it is best to check the last minute rates on offer for the dates in question to get the best deals.

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