About Us - "Happy Hervey"
Welcome to Hervey Bay or as our fifth-generation local family have always called it “Happy Hervey”.
Natural beauty and its friendliness are at the heart of everything you’ll love about Hervey Bay. The pristine beaches and waters of the bay are calm, safe, clear and rival any top-listed beaches of the world. When you arrive at the 16 km long Esplanade and are gazing at the unbelievable aqua sea and white sand, your breath will slow and your body will relax. What an amazing place.
Hervey Bay is also the gateway to World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island) and Lady Elliot Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. It is also uniquely home to the world’s first Whale Heritage Site – the only place where thousands of Humpback Whales stop during their migration between July and October to rest, socialise and play with their calves in the warm shallow waters off Hervey Bay and K’gari (Fraser Island). Hervey Bay truly is Australia’s capital for Whale Watching.
Experience Hervey Bay is here to help share this amazing destination with you, whether you are visiting for leisure, business, or a special event. You’ll be left transformed by the experiences, natural surroundings and wonderful tourism operators who strive to make your visit special. As well as the many bucket list adventures and must do’s, Hervey Bay also offers a multitude of dining experiences, water activities and cruises to enjoy.
From Andrew and Susan,
the local family behind Experience Hervey Bay.
We are so glad you are interested in experiencing beautiful Happy Hervey (Hervey Bay).
We are the passionate local operators of Experience Hervey Bay and are ready to help you dream, plan and book your holiday, short visit, bucket list adventure, wedding, group tour or business convention to Hervey Bay, K’gari (Fraser Island) and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Andrew is a passionate fifth-generation local who has experienced everything “Happy Hervey” has to offer. His childhood was spent exploring and 4WDriving on K’gari, boating, fishing and diving in the Great Sandy Strait, and having family fun days at Torquay Beach in Hervey Bay. His love for this paradise was shared with his wife Susan when he proposed marriage to her in Lake McKenzie on K'gari back in 2005.
Susan originally hails from Far North Queensland and didn't expect to fall in love with another paradise. However once Andrew introduced her to this beautiful area she was overcome with the uniqueness, variety and natural beauty of the area. Whilst Susan has been an avid global traveller, her favourite destination will always be K'gari and Hervey Bay is home.
"The jet ski tour was a fantastic day! It is a superb showcase of the marine park and the Hervey Bay waterways. Stuart is an extremely professional guide and ensured every aspect of the trip was a great experience. We all loved it and will be back again."
"I just wanted to let you know I had a great time on the Island. Thank you so much for arranging it for me. Having everything organised for me was definitely the best way to go. I would not have been able to organise all that by myself."
"Thank you so much for all your effort in getting us to K'gari, it was an amazing trip. Thank you especially for offering to drive us to the collection point, thankfully it all worked out but I really appreciate your help! Best regards and a have a wonderful day!"
"We took our Mum to see the whales to tick off an experience she has always longed for. Mum is almost 90 and in a wheelchair. The staff on Quick Cat were absolutely amazing and attentive making sure she had a wonderful time. Thank you so much loved every minute."
"Our favourite tour was the remote west coast of Fraser Island. It was amazing and such a surprise how beautiful it is."
"I have always wanted to see Fraser Island and the day tour we booked here was perfect, we want to come back for longer!"
"It was so easy to see all the whale watching tours in one place and choose the right one for us. Thanks for your help."
"Expert and passionate knowledge of Hervey Bay and its surroundings. Highly recommended."
"Haven't been to Hervey Bay in years. I have been reminded how awesome Hervey Bay is thanks to experienceherveybay.com.au. Trip booked. See you soon Hervey Bay!!"
"Hervey Bay is heaven on earth. Can highly recommend 'Experience Hervey Bay' as the people to meet all your needs and help you to make the most out of your Hervey Bay holiday. The team are so friendly, knowledgeable and go above and beyond to ensure that you have the best time. Thank you, can’t wait to visit again."