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Travel guide Fraser Coast & Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4128 9611, 1800 671 977 or whales@bigpond.net.au
Quick Cat II is operated by Brian and Jill Perry who founded the industry in 1987. They offer half-day whale watching cruises morning and afternoon during the whale season, which runs from mid July to early November. Quick Cat II was launched in 2003 and upgraded in 2007 and has not only set the standards for whale watching vessels to follow, but has been accredited with Advanced Ecotourism ECO Certification. Quick Cat II guarantees whale sightings.Quick Cat II is a state of the art whale watching vessel boasting the latest in marine technology and electronics allowing you to see and hear the whales that visit the pristine waters of Hervey Bay live. It is a non-smoking vessel.Quick Cat II provides a courtesy pick-up and drop-off from accommodation around Hervey Bay. Complimentary morning a... Read more

Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island
By ATDW Database

Contact: 5536 3644, 1800 072 200 or reservations@ladyelliot.com.au
Lady Elliot is a true coral cay island, located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. The island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in Australia and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life! The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore the reef from the air, the glass bottom boat and the water... all in one day!The combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour is the best way to explore this wonderful underwater world of brilliantly coloured species of marine life including coral, fish, clams, sea stars, turtles, dolphins and manta rays. The Day Trip includes return scenic air flights, free use of snorkel equipment, use of day guest facilities, c... Read more

Bundaberg Ferry Company
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4152 9188 or bundabergferryco@bigpond.com
Relax and enjoy a two and half hour cruise on the beautiful Burnett River aboard the fully restored classic river ferry, the gorgeous Bundy Belle. Tours depart from the Riverside Parklands Ferry Terminal and include full commentary on the river's colourful history.

See the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Bulk Sugar Terminal, the busy Port of Bundaberg, the ocean going yachts moored at the Bundaberg Port Marina and the trawlers unloading at the seafood processing plants.

Enj... Read more

The Fraser Island Company
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4125 3933, 1800 063 933 or tours@fraserislandco.com.au
The Fraser Island Company conduct a variety of advanced eco-accredited touring safaris to magnificent World Heritage Listed Fraser Island with expert commentary on the flora, fauna and history of the island from their experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.Travelling in air conditioned, seat belt equipped, purpose built four wheel drive buses; marvel at the island's many highlights including pristine freshwater lakes and creeks, tranquil rainforests, majestic coloured sands and unique flora and fauna.The Fraser Island Company specialise in small group tours providing passengers the opportunity to explore areas not frequented by other tour companies. Featuring an Exclusive One Day Tour with a German Speaking Tour Guide, Two Day Camping Safaris and an upmarket Three Day Exclusive Camping ... Read more

Tasman Venture Whale Watching
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4124 3222, 1800 620 322 or tasmanventure@bigpond.com
Experience the trip of a life time aboard the new, fast and luxurious whale watching vessel, The Tasman Venture. The three level boat has five clear viewing decks that allow for 360 degree views of the ocean - for your ultimate viewing pleasure. The brand new, specifically designed, viewing platform allows you to be as close to the water's surface as possible for an up close and personal encounter with these gentle giants. The Tasman Venture is the only vessel in the fleet to have this new feature.View the whales live in the comfort of the air-conditioned underwater viewing rooms. The vessel is also equipped with a state of the art Hydrophone which allows you to experience the unique song of the Humpback Whale.The Tasman Venture is noted for its personalised service, stability and superior... Read more

Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4125 5131, 1800 642 544 or spirithb@bigpond.com
From late July to early November the mighty humpback whale reaches the sanctuary of Hervey Bay for some well earned rest, relaxation and fun interaction with whale watchers. The brand new fast Cat "Spirit of Hervey Bay" takes you cruising to view these friendly giants up close and personal in their aquatic playground.Five levels of viewing decks offer you the freedom of walking around the Spirit and discovering the many vantage points to capture the whales antics from every angle. No crowding, so much room to move. Eyeball a humpback through underwater viewing windows, venture beneath the waterline aboardthe Spirit to enjoy a spiritual experience in the whales underwater world. Waterline viewing platform for the extra close up encounters, maybe even get your feet wet. Two 360 degree walk a... Read more

Fraser Island 4x4 Self Drive Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4124 4433, 1800 062 275 or info@aussietrax.com.au
Aussie Trax 4X4 Rentals is Hervey Bay's leading and largest established Four Wheel Drive operator for Fraser Island self drive tours. With a wide range of vehicles from two seaters right up to nine seaters, Aussie Trax is the obvious choice when selecting an award winning hire company.

Aussie Trax not only supplies the 4WDs, but also books all ferry transfers, organise National Park permits and has a wide range of camping and accommodated options to any guests wishing to package together... Read more

Kiddy Hire
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4124 7475, 4194 2796 or info@kiddyhire.com.au
Kiddy Hire (located in Hervey Bay) hires a range of children’s equipment which will provide your little ones with all the comforts of home. Their extensive range of equipment includes portable cots, high chairs, jogger prams, strollers, car seats, indoor toys, beach toys and more.

The team at Kiddy Hire will be pleased to provide you with friendly, professional service and they deliver your equipment to the airport, resort, holiday accommodation, or to your home seven days a week.. www.k... Read more

Town of 1770, Fraser Coast, Queensland
By Penny Parsons

The closest point north of Brisbane to the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, the Town of 1770 is a haven for exploring the magnificent Queensland coastline and surfing its most northern surf beaches. 1770 is also an ideal place to escape the winter chills of more southern points in Australia. The Town of 1770 was named after the year that James Cook landed on nearby shores. As a result, it is claimed as being the 'Birthplace' of Queensland. Things to Do and See Surfing Agnes Water, 6 km to the south of 1770 is home to the northern-most surf beach in Queensland. Both surfboards and bodyboards are available for hire and there's even a surf school to accommodate beginners. Fishing Both estuary and reef fishing are possible in the area, either in Round Hill Creek or on the ... Read more

Bargara Beach
By Bargara Tourist Information Centre

Tidy Towns Winner 2004 (Litter prevention Award) Clean Beach Challenge Winner 2005 Bargara is Bundaberg Region’s premier beachside resort, just 13kms – a short 10 minute drive – from Bundaberg city and only 4 hours from Brisbane.  Bargara has a picturesque, newly-developed esplanade, complete with BBQ facilities and a playground featuring a giant turtle for the kids to go wild in! It has excellent shopping facilities, both luxury resort accommodation and caravan parks, first-class golf courses and a range of choices for the angler, diver or swimmer. Just offshore, Woongarra Marine Park marks the beginning of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and offers numerous choice dive sites, such as Barolin Rocks, Hoffman’s Rocks and Double Rock. 4.5 kilometres out you wi... Read more

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