A few facts about Hervey Bay...............

Hervey Bay is a Coastal City 290 kms and a 3 1/2 hour drive North of Brisbane via the Bruce Highway. Upon arrival you will be amazed at the 14 kms of tranquil and calm waters known as The Esplanade. Nearby Fraser Island gives the Bay and the whole area valuable protection from the elements and seldom do you have any rough seas.

The area is 93 square kms with the terrain mostly flat, the temperature is an average of 30 degrees in Summer and averages 22 degrees in Winter. Very seldom does the temperature go above 30 degrees and hardly ever goes below 10 degrees overnight. Average rainfall is 1100 ml annually with December to March the main rainy period and from July to November it is generally dry and sunny. The climate is ideal for outdoor living and outdoor pursuits all year round. The population as at June 2019 is 55,000 people.

Hervey Bay was originally a spread of numerous fishing villages along the foreshore : Urangan, Shelley Beach, Torquay, Scarness, Pialba, Point Vernon to name a few.

Hervey Bay is known as the whale watching Capital of Australia and now you can also swim with the whales. There are numerous whale boat operators with whale season generally from mid July to mid October. The mature females call into the Bay with their calves as part of their migration. The whale population is now estimated to be 33,000 well up from an estimated low of 2,000 in 1992.

The Urangan Pier was completed in 1917, it was originally 1100 metres long and it served as one of Queensland's main ports until 1958 with the main use to export sugar. In 1960 Caltex commenced to import fuel and this ceased in 1985. At that time the Government decided to close the port and demolish it. After some 230 meters had already been removed and following a huge public outcry, rallying and petitions the Pier was handed over to the Hervey Bay Council. The Council undertook to repair and restore the remaining 868 metres, which they have done so and it is now one of the main attractions in the area and is used by many locals and tourists for fishing and take beautiful sunrise and beach photos. 

There are a variety of Public and Private Schools which includes 6 Pre-Schools, 11 Primary and 6 Secondary Schools. There is also a University of Queensland Campus and TAFE.  We are well catered for with a Public and Private Hospital, numerous Medical Centres and a variety of Specialist Doctors.

There are six shopping centres with major stores including : K Mart, Big W, Target, Aldi, Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings, Harvey Norman, Dan Murphys, KFC, McDonalds to name a few. There is an Industrial and Commercial precinct.

Hervey Bay Airport has regular Domestic flights seven days a week. There is a train which travels from nearby Maryborough to Brisbane and also further North and there are a number of bus services to choose from.

Child and family activities include :The beach, Wetside Water Park, Aquatic Centre, Jump Centre, Cinema, Indoor Bowls, Go Carts, Skateboard Park, numerous Playgrounds, Boat Cruises, Fraser Island, Fishing from the Beach, Urangan Pier, various sports, kayaking, to name a few.

For entertaining there are numerous markets through the week and weekends, six family hotels, an abundance of restaurants and a variety of Clubs including RSL Club, Boat Club, several Bowls Clubs, Golf Club, wide variety of Sports Clubs and The Esplanade which has many shelters and free barbecues along the foreshore.

Hervey Bay provides a fantastic lifestyle for the young and old and is the ideal location to live, work and play.