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About Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay is mainly a backpacker town on the coast, in between travel to or from Cairns and Sydney. It is a short, but not to be missed, stopover in East coast travel.
If you have rented a car or camper van, it is easy to find a Hervey Bay hostel. But if you are taking a bus, it may be harder to reach some of the scattered hostels around the town. If you arrange in advance, several of the hostels offer pick-up from bus stops. The Esplanade is the main beach area along the water, and Torquay is in town. Hervey Bay is the place to stay in if you want to go to the magnificently beautiful sand island, Fraser Island. The other place is Rainbow Island, but Hervey Bay offers a lot more in shops, gorgeous beaches, and good hostels. Your Hervey Bay hostel can organize a trip for you to Fraser Island. A organized tour is recommended as it is required to to have an all-terrain vehicle with 4-wheel drive. Day tours, or 2-3 day tours where you stay on the island in resorts or campsites, are also offered.
Fraser Island is a unique place, and a must see in Australia, as it is the only place where rainforest trees grow out of sand. Also, the purest dingos in Australia run along its shores and rainforests, and they aren't shy, most visitors catch a quick glimpse. Rainbow sands, beautiful lakes with pure silica sand, and an ancient shipwreck are some of the other sights you will see on an organized tour.
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Beaches Backpackers - Hervey Bay
"Beaches Backpacker Resort is not exactly located on the waterfront as it's name suggests, but it's close to the Hervey Bay beach and shops. It's a long way from the bus station, so don't think of getting there on foot. Fortunately they have a pick up and drop off service when you arrive and depart. But you must ring ahead to give them the time. And you can jump in other days for a lift as well. The accommodations are nice, arranged in...
Colonial Village Cabins, Camping & Tours
"Like all the hostels in Hervey Bay, HI - Hervey Bay - Colonial Village YHA Hostel is located about an hour's walk away from the bus drop-off, however there is a hostel-provided, free shuttle bus service, which is very useful! The hostel has quite a relaxed feel and the staff are very welcoming -- you even get free muffins and juice on arrival! The Location The hostel is quite a distance from the bus dropoff and the main shopping area of...
Aussie Woolshed Backpackers
"Aussie Woolshed Backpackers offers a very relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff who try to help you wherever they can. Entering the garden area, you have a beautiful maintained but "wild" garden which makes you feel like at home immediately. It contains a little lake, many sitting areas, and hanging mats near the BBQ area to chill out with your friends or meet the other travelers. The Location The hostel is located no more than ten...
"Set amongst 20 acres of lush tropical gardens, Kondari offers 4 star Single/Twin/Double/Quad share accommodation. Facilities include, 1 swimming pools, onsite restaurant, BBQ areas,onsite bottleshop, Public bar area with TAB/Sky Channel facilities. Courtesy transfers to and from your point of arrival into Hervey Bay**." … "… whale watching or skydiving, Kondari Backpackers Resort is the place to be for the ultimate holiday...
Mango Eco Tourist Hostel
"Feels like home! - Stayed at this hostel for four nights. The prices are great and the hostel is very clean. You can tell that the owners take pride in keeping the place clean and comfortable. Phil is a Hervey Bay local and has great knowledge about activities in Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, and Town of 1770." … "I had a great time in Hervey Bay and on Fraser Island. The people at the Mango Hostel were really helpful with suggestions to...
"If you visit Hervey Bay, this is the place to go! - It is a very clean and friendly hostel. Clean kitchen, very clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, and good washing facilities. Not much to do in Hervey Bay in the evening, but sitting around in the wonderful TV-room (excellent and loads of DVDs to choose from) or have a (cheap) drink inside the hostel. Staff is always friendly, especially the manager. He was a tourguide on Fraser for several...
The Friendly Hostel
"Hervey Bay may not have much going for it (Fraser Island aside), but staying at the Friendly Hostel will certainly remedy that. The hostel is centrally located in the Scarness area of Hervey Bay. It's a good ten- to fifteen-minute walk to any decent shop and the beachfront, so a little isolated. Although the hostel is not within easy walking distance the hostel will collect you from the Greyhound dropoff point. Oddly enough though, they won't...
Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort
"… laundry facilities; two flood-lit tennis courts; bar & bistro; billiard table; wheelchair accessible; TV & Chill Out Room; volleyball court; olympic size trampoline; outdoor campfires. Optional extras … Two daily 2 ½ hour horse rides catering for all skill levels (morning tea included) Water sports on our own Lake McLean (water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, ride the tube, parasailing) Paintball (Skirmish), abseiling, high...
Flashpackers Hervey Bay
"I highly suggest you to stay at Flashpackers in Hervey Bay because they provide excellent service which includes free internet, free breakfast and all rooms are super clean. The staff is very friendly and polite. It is certainly the best hostel I have been to in Australia!!!" … "Great services and nice spot - nice spot, not far from beach promenade, nice room, wide and comfortable, new shower, new kitchen with all the necessary,...
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Fraser Roving Backpacker Hostel
"A big, well-equipped hostel with a nice bar. You will have no problem finding it, right on the esplanade of Hervey bay. It is quite central, with many stores and tour booking agencies nearby. However, like most places in town, it is not so close to the Urangan Jetty, where all the boats for Fraser island and for whale-watching cruises depart from. However, in most cases, pick-up can be arranged. The hostel is built on a large area, and...
"… toilets and showers. Our higher levels and penthouse apartments have uninterrupted views across the Great Sandy Straits to Fraser Island. The kitchens are stylish and more than well equipped. We believe all the little luxuries count and have included coffee machine and sandwich makers in some apartments, come and see the fish that swim up the side of the building, also along the bottom of the pool. We have free tour bookings...
Campsites & Camping Bungalows
Australiana Top Tourist Park
"Australiana Top Tourist Park has excellent facilities to suit all tastes and budgets. Choose from modern, spacious and well equipped 2 Bedroom, Family, Studio and Ensuite Cabins. All fully self contained, ensuited, immaculately clean and have own balcony to enjoy the peace and serenity our park offers. Site accommodation includes, lush grass, slab and ensuite and we will ‘put your van on-site’ if required. From our Tour Desk we can book any...
Alexander Lakeside Bed & Breakfast
"… retreat accommodation for those wanting a little piece of home when on holidays. Start the morning with a hot tropical breakfast overlooking the lake then participate in our turtle feeding as you watch the abundant bird life. We have beautiful accommodation with two luxuriously appointed rooms & two luxury self-contained suites. All with private ensuite bathrooms. Other guest facilities include wireless internet, fax,...
Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park
"Fraser Escape is the perfect access route to Fraser Island, one of the things to do whilst traveling down the east coast of Oz. We were here in December 2004 for a total of two nights (one before and one after visiting the island). At the time it cost AUS$9 to stay per night (less than £4), so it was ridiculously cheap but you sure didn't get a lot for your money. We stayed in one of the caravan-cum-chalets and it was basic to the extreme but...
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay
"… in town. Shopping and restaurants are all within walking distance with local bus stops directly out front. We can arrange free tour transfers from the motel. Hervey Bay is a wonderful holiday destination for people of all ages in all seasons. The crystal clear waters of the bay are the playground of the magnificent Humpback Whales from mid July - late November.There are daily trips over to the heritage listed Fraser Island. Hervey...
Hervey Bay Travel Tips & Suggestions
We had the best time here -- it was the best part of our entire trip.
— Jenna, Sarah and Kaz..
There's nothing to do in Hervey Bay. Make sure you get on a three-day, two-night 4x4 tour, which actually works out cheaper anyway.
Get a trip out to Fraser Island! Biggest sand island in the world!
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