Things To Do

Whether you just want to unwind and relax, be adventurous and active, or shop & socialise,
Hervey Bay is a friendly and welcoming eco-destination with a laid-back lifestyle
and plenty of Things To Do for everyone.

Take a look at our guide for the best eating + drinking + shopping + relaxing in Hervey Bay.
Also check out What's On & Free Activities to find your perfect experience.
Or book an amazing experience with our may available tours.

Twice a year, we publish a free visitor guide to help you
Experience the best of Hervey Bay's local eating, drinking, shopping and relaxing!

We love to share with you our best local restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shopping and
relaxation options so you can explore and enjoy your time in Happy Hervey!

Keep up-to-date with our events calendar for What's On
in Hervey Bay including gigs, festivals, concerts, markets, exhibitions and events.


Free Activities

Beaches - Take a relaxing walk or swim at the beautiful calm shelly beaches of Torquay and Scarness.

Sunset - Grab your camera & find the perfect vantage point for a vibrant sunset over the water.

Cycle - Enjoy the 16km leafy Esplanade as it winds its way along the pristine beaches.


Picnic - Pack a picnic, cook a beachside BBQ, or enjoy fresh fish and chips at the many picnic tables and decks along the Esplanade.

Fishing - Grab your fishing line & bait and head to the iconic 868m long Urangan Pier. Many kids learn to fish during family holidays at Hervey Bay.


Wetside Water Park - Located on the Esplanade at Pialba, this award-winning fun family activity has a giant tipping water bucket, shooting water jets & fountains, and shaded places to relax.

Galleries - If art and culture are your style there's always something interesting on exhibition at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. Keep an eye on What's On for other local exhibitions and art events.

Botanical Gardens - Walk through the beautifully landscaped Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens and Orchid House and discover a rich, natural ecology which reflects our proximity to World Heritage listed K’gari (Fraser Island).


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