Our Neighbourhood

A scenic 3½ hours drive north of Brisbane, hervey bay is an easily accessible holiday destination. Hervey Bay has a subtropical climate with temperatures averaging around 30°c in summer and 22°c in winter. With a current population of approximately 63,000 residents, forecasts predict the population of hervey bay will increase to 102,000 by 2026.

Hervey Bay began as a dispersed community spread over numerous small, seaside villages. As the area grew, these communities amalgamated and became suburbs of the new city. The current city includes Dundowran, Dundowran Beach, Eli Waters, Kawungan, Nikenbah, Pialba, Point Vernon, Scarness, Takura, Torquay, Urangan, Urraween, Walligan and Wondunna. Townships outside the Hervey Bay city limits include: Booral, Burrum Heads, Craignish, River Heads, and Toogoom.

The city is served by the Hervey Bay Airport, with direct flights from Brisbane and Sydney. Hervey Bay can also be accessed by the high-speed tilt train, which has connections from Maryborough.

Hervey bay has 14 schools, including 6 state primary schools & 2 state high schools plus 5 private schools and a state government special school. Tertiary education is also catered for with two higher education institutes, a campus of the University of Southern Queensland and the wide Bay Institute of TAFE.

Shopping in Hervey Hay is a breeze with several shopping precincts, including the newly extended & refurbished Stocklands hervey bay which is located in the suburb of urraween. There is also pialba place shopping centre and urangan central shopping centre, plus an abundance of shops, cafes and restaurants all along the esplanade.

Hervey Bay is one of Queensland’s best natural holiday destinations offering unparalleled encounters with the whales as well as easy access to world heritage listed fraser island and lady Elliott Island.

Known as the whale watching capital of Australia, humpback whales migrate along the coast between April and October every year. Research suggests that the bay is an important social hub for humpback whales. A resting place for mum’s and calves, as they come to rest and build up energy for their long travels back to Antarctica, while the adults come to play and socialise. The whales are known to be very relaxed in the company of the whale watching vessels which make for a wonderful opportunity to observe these natural beauties.