Reasons why you should go whale watching in Hervey Bay

When it comes to whale watching, Hervey Bay whale watching is world-renowned, and it is not hard to understand why that is the case. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Hervey Bay in South Queensland to watch majestic Humpback whales migrates along its coastal waters. And while there are several other places across the globe where one can go and do whale watching, Hervey Bay is undoubtedly the leading choice of many.

Here are some reasons why you should go and do whale watching in Hervey Bay between July and November.

Hervey Bay is simply a beautiful place one cannot miss out on!

Even if one is not into whale watching, Hervey Bay is still a place along Queensland’s coastline that they cannot miss out on. While there are several beautiful places for one to see along Queensland’s shoreline, Hervey Bay is without a doubt the most attractive destination among them. Around a 3 and half hour ride from Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a very chilled town with just 63,000 residents living in this small town.

Stunning weather and golden sunsets await every traveller to this beautiful location, and one can enjoy long days and enchanting skylines on a beach that is not too crowded. 

Get up and close with the whales.

One of the benefits of going whale watching on Hervey Bay is that you can get an opportunity to get close and personal with Humpback whales. The fewer crowd at the Hervey Bay certainly contributes to that, but the tour operators at the Hervey Bay also knows perfectly well where the whales are going to be at any given time due to their experience interacting with these whales for a long time. They are also highly experienced in interacting with these gentle creatures and would help you experience the same.

These whales are extremely curious and friendly in nature, but you should not approach them alone as you might never what action of yours could tick them off.

A sea of blue

There is only one word that can be used to describe the ocean around Hervey Bay – blue. Not only is the skyline completely blue, so is the ocean you are close to. There is nothing on the horizon but just a vast blue, and you cruising into it. It can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, a beautiful setting, amazing sea creatures. It would definitely feel more like fiction than a scene from real life.

More than just whales

If you go cruising on the Hervey Bay, then it is highly likely that you will be able to interact with whales along your journey. But they are not the only creatures that can be found near the shore of Hervey Bay. There is a very good chance that you will also see dolphins cruising along with you and maybe even jump and play in front of your ship. Turtles and dugong are also easy to spot at Hervey Bay.

No seasickness

Seasickness is a problem faced by many around the globe, and there is not a lot one can do about it but endure it and let it pass. It might also turn away people from the sea, but at Hervey Bay, you can enjoy the ocean to your heart’s content without getting seasick. Hervey Bay is protected by Fraser Island because of which there are hardly any turbulent waves in the ocean, and since the water is smooth most of the time during the day, those who are quite prone to seasickness can enjoy the ride here without worrying about getting sick.


Oh yeah, the cruises and the tour of Hervey Bay are quite affordable for everyone. In fact, one can get a 4-hour cruise with complimentary beverages at just AUD 120, which is pretty cheap when considering the other options available for whale watching enthusiasts worldwide. The stay here is cheap as well, and you can avail yourself of discounts from touring companies if you select a complete package from them.

The local cuisine is something to envy at

Not only the beaches and the scenery at Hervey Bay are marvellous, but the local cuisine is also delicious and something everyone who is visiting Hervey Bay must try at least once. And while one can find restaurants that can cater to their palate, does a vacation really be one if one has not tasted the local delicacies.

A holiday to remember!

Hervey Bay is an experience that one cannot simply shrug aside and forget about it. It is a place where one can easily come with their family and not worry about their pocket too much as it is a budget-friendly place.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get on the next flight to Brisbane to experience this beautiful place.