Make a holiday rental in Hervey Bay, Australia your home away from home
Hervey Bay holiday rentals are found on a beautiful natural bay in the Fraser Coast Region of Queensland north of Brisbane and south east of Maryborough close to Fraser Island. The whole stretch of coast is made up of small townships and seaside villages linked by huge stretches of glorious beach.
Things to do in Hervey Bay Area, Australia
The whole length of the Hervey Bay area is characterised by long stretches of sandy beach perfect for swimming and lazing. If you enjoy fishing then a self-catering holiday villa in Hervey Bay is the place to be; there’s beach fishing, rock fishing, shelf fishing and deep sea fishing with fish ranging from garfish to marlin. Sticking with the water there is whale watching, coral reefs, shark shows and more. On terra firma there’s horse riding, cycling along the 18 kilometre waterfront cycleway, hiking and golf at the Hervey Bay Golf Country Club.
No stay in a Hervey Bay rental home would be complete without a trip to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is a place of exceptional beauty with white sand beaches backed by amazingly coloured sand cliffs. There are more than a hundred freshwater lakes, all with white sand beaches, as well as ancient rainforest on the banks of the crystal clear creeks. If you enjoy bird-watching, Fraser Island has more than 300 species, some very rare, in fact the flora and fauna are part of the attraction of the island with dingoes, possums, wallabies, flying foxes and hump-back whales.
Places to visit on Hervey Bay, Australia
Maryborough, established in 1847, is a beautifully preserved city that was once a major port for immigrants coming to Australia from all over the world. Situated on the Mary River, this is a town worth visiting during your stay in self catering accommodation in Hervey Bay; especially if you coincide you visit with one of the regular heritage markets. Maryborough is a pleasant town with a number of heritage buildings, interesting river walks and a good range of restaurants, bars and cafes.
Weather on Hervey Bay, Australia
The region of Hervey Bay holiday homes and villas enjoys a mild sub tropical climate with a pleasant cooling breeze from the south east trade winds. The area is protected from extreme wind and weather by Fraser Island itself.
Cheap flights to Hervey Bay, Australia
The nearest airport to Hervey Bay self-catering villas is Hervey Bay (HVB) which is well served by flights from Sydney (SYD). UK Airports with direct flights to Sydney include London-Heathrow (LHR) while flights with a stop-over include Manchester (MAN), Glasgow and Newcastleamong others. Airlines include Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Singapore airlines, Qantas, Jetstar International, Air France and a great many more.