Situated around 300 km north of Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a lively and modern regional centre with a welcoming atmosphere and relaxed lifestyle. The town has a permanent population of around 55,000. Tourism swells this number, particularly come whale season from July to November.

Hervey Bay is famous as the whale watching capital of Australia, and is a popular gateway to the largest sand island in the world and heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island). As a tourism hub, Hervey Bay offers a wealth of services and attractions.

Hervey Bay’s neighbour city is the historical town of Maryborough, with a population of 27,000.  Together they form part of the area known as the Fraser Coast.

The traditional custodians of the region are the Butchulla People.

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