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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...
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...
Hervey Bay Hostel - Colonial Village YHA
Hervey Bay Town
"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...
Palace Backpackers - Hervey Bay
"Palace Backpackers - Hervey Bay is average. It serves backpackers going to or coming from Fraser Island, many of which stay here for a night or two. The atmosphere is quiet during daytime because most of the people are on Fraser Island but the hostel comes to life every night at 6 p.m. when a new batch of travelers arrive. Palace Backpackers is a part of Palace Adventures which organises tours to Fraser Island and the Whitsundays. The...
Mango Eco Tourist Hostel
"What a great place to stay!!! The owners really care about their guests and make it a great Aussie experience because as locals they share their favorite places and want you to get to know the real thing. I really enjoyed staying at this place and hopefully I'll be back soon." … "The Mango-hostel is the smallest hostel I've ever seen -- and it's so great! Phil and Ilona are so helpful. I really felt like home, especially because there...
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
"… 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 rope adventures The McLean family and all of their friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to Susan River Homestead … we know that once you've...
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!!!" … "Best Hostel I've Ever Been To! (and I've been to a lot!) - Brand new hostel. Beautiful clean rooms, amazing bathrooms, and kitchen. Felt like I was at a...
Nomads Hervey Bay Backpackers
Hervey Bay Town
"Happy - The hostel isn't bad at all, there's a lot to do. The staff are awesome they really do make the effort to show you a good time. Mat who works at reception was so friendly and hardworking; he really did go out his way to make you feel welcome. Adam the barman was excellent in creating a great atmosphere and getting people to party. Tho not all you do is that There's a lot else to do as well. Relaxing by the pool, hanging in the TV...
"Kondari Resort is set on 20 acres of tropical landscape. With a fauna sanctuary lake on site as well as a restaurant, TAB Bar, Gaming Lounge, Swimming Pool and Bottle shop all at your finger tips. Come enjoy your holiday with Kondari Resort" … "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...
Hervey Bay Beachfront Tourist Parks
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"… outlets per apartment and free Austar. Full size concertina glass doors open the width of the living area bringing the outside in. Large market umbrellas and sun lounges fringe the beautiful heated sparkling pool and spa, the large bbq area has tables and chairs under-cover with male and female toilets and showers. Our higher levels and penthouse apartments have uninterrupted views across the Great Sandy Straits to Fraser...
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
"… is only 6 kilometres away & has flights direct from Sydney and Brisbane. Hervey Bay has beautiful beaches and calm stinger-free waters. Enjoy an experience you will never forget and visit World Heritage listed Fraser Island any time of the year. Delight in close encounters with the majestic Humpback whales from late July to early November with tours available seasonally every year. Take a 35 minute scenic flight to...
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...
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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