All within easy reach of Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Fraser Island and Central Queensland.
The city of Hervey Bay is located a comfortable 3.5 hours drive, or 45 minutes flight north of Brisbane, and 2 hours drive from the Sunshine Coast, Australia, and is world-famous for its natural experiences.
It has a great sub-tropical climate, with summer (January) temperatures averaging 29 degrees Celsius and a winter (July) average of 21 degrees Celsius. Hervey Bay's abundance of natural assets includes the Great Sandy Strait, World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the Wide Bay and the wetlands. It boasts a quality of life that balances work and pleasure, and is a clean, safe city that has a desire to become Queensland's most accessible city.
The Fraser Coast region is a destination rich in personal natural encounters and one of the main access points for whale watching in Australia's only nursery and calf playground in the period late July to early November, to seeing all of the "Great 8" mega marine fauna at Lady Elliot Island (the start of the Great Barrier Reef) or spotting a dingo on Fraser, a dolphin in the Great Sandy Straits, or many others in the hinterland and rivers.
The sheltered waters and golden beaches of Hervey Bay are a haven of or all kinds of aquatic adventures and activities and the quaint coastal and hinterland towns provide a base to explore the Great Sandy Strait an ecosystem of profound international marine significance or the heritage town of Maryborough, one of Queensland's oldest provincial cities.
Lifestyle, it's the reason most people give for moving to the Fraser Coast as well as the reason they give for staying, and it's remarkable how so many different people give that same answer. Young couples, growing families, older couples, establishing small businesses, retirees - all are captivated by Hervey Bay's enchanting mix of natural attractions, idyllic climate, relaxed pace, modern facilities, broad educational opportunities, exciting tourism ventures and friendly people.