Hervey Bay

Golden sands, whale watching and the spectacular Fraser Island await.

Hervey Bay

Near the southern limits of the Great Barrier Reef, Hervey Bay is a natural paradise about three hours’ drive from Brisbane. Visitors can enjoy golden sands and calm, pristine waters that are perfect for swimming. The Grand Mercure Allegra Hervey Bay hotel offers the ultimate escape. It overlooks the beachfront and serves as the gateway to neighbouring Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This spectacular island is the only place in the world where a subtropical rainforest grows in sand. Other attractions include Lady Elliott Island, Lake Mackenzie and amazing whale-watching opportunities.