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!
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).
"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."