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Find the Hervey Bay climate diagram. January is the warmest month in Hervey Bay with average maximum temperatures of 30°. On the contrary, the coolest month is July. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is July.
Enjoy the Wonders of Nature with Hervey Bay Holiday Cottages
The coastal city of Hervey Bay in southern Queensland has earned nicknames such as ‘the jewel in Queensland’s crown’ and ‘whale-watching capital of the world’. These monikers are an indication of the many wonders the city is home to and why it draws plenty of travellers throughout the year.
When not on a whale-watching tour, try the various outdoor activities on offer, such as sea kayaking, diving and fishing. For art-and-culture lovers, there are several art galleries and museums to visit in Hervey Bay. And when you simply want to relax, the serene beaches here proffer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sun, sand and surf.
There are several vintage Queensland-style houses in Hervey Bay, with architectural designs from various periods, including early colonial and post-war. Holiday cottages in Hervey Bay, which usually feature large verandas or balconies, are ideal for enjoying the mild climate and make for an excellent vacation.
Food to try in Hervey Bay
Fresh produce and seafood are common ingredients in Hervey Bay's local cuisine. However, as it's a traveller-oriented destination, Hervey Bay is also home to plenty of restaurants offering international cuisine. No matter what you're craving, you'll find it in Hervey Bay.
For a satisfying brekkie experience, head to Eat at Dan & Steph’s at the Esplanade. The homemade sausage spaghetti and Tim Adams coffee are hot favourites. Plus, the all-day menu lets you indulge in a sumptuous meal whenever you feel like it.
If you want fine wines, the Vinyard is just the place for you. The restaurant's menu features the world's best wines coupled with delicious modern cuisine. Enjoy a premium dining experience while you take in sweeping views of the stunning bay.
Art and culture-related attractions
With more than 12,000 exhibits housed in 27 historic buildings, the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum is a major draw for visitors. Learn about the region’s early history via artefacts and interactive demonstrations that display what life was like for early settlers. Visit this triple award-winning museum on Sundays to see volunteers demonstrate old-time crafts.
The Hervey Bay Regional Gallery located in the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre is an excellent place to view the impressive talent of regional and visiting artists. There are frequent touring exhibitions hosted at the gallery. From craft exhibitions to collage artworks and plenty of workshops for children and adults, there is something here for all guests.
The Woody Island Lighthouses, state heritage treasures, are among the earliest constructed in Queensland. Built in 1866, these lighthouses on Big Woody Island seem straight out of a storybook. Named Middle Bluff and North Bluff, the historic structures are undergoing restoration by local architects to keep their charm alive.
Child-friendly activities in Hervey Bay
This water lover’s paradise offers interesting activities for children. A memorable way to explore the beauty of the region is on horseback. Take the whole family for a horse-riding tour, which usually lasts a couple of hours and includes refreshments for a stress-free experience.
Whale watching, which tops the list of things to do in Hervey Bay, is particularly fun for children. There are plenty of tours to choose from, with half- and full-day options. Watching the region's magnificent humpback whales come out to play in the clear waters is truly an unforgettable experience.
The WetSide Water Park is a great place for a fun summer day out for the whole family. This eco-friendly aquatic centre has a splash pad, exciting water slides and a fountain light show that will keep children of all ages enthralled. Moreover, it educates visitors on the sustainable use of water. However, the park may be closed from May to August for annual maintenance.
Destinations to visit near Hervey Bay
With fishing charters, skydiving and a host of recreational activities, Hervey Bay has entertainment options for visitors of varying ages. And if you have time to spare, there is a range of things to see and do in the areas surrounding the city, too.
Fraser Island is the most popular destination close by. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's the world’s largest sand island. Freshwater Lake McKenzie, sand dunes, and the SS Maheno, which dates from 1905, are some of the island's attractions.
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