Located on a natural bay between the mainland and Fraser Island, often referred to as the jewel in Queensland’s crown, is the city of Hervey Bay. It was named after Augustus John Hervey, a naval officer whom James Cook knew.
Often considered one of Queensland’s best natural holiday destinations, the city is popular with visitors of all kinds. It provides easy access to Fraser Island, offers pristine beaches and is a nature-lover’s dream location.
The region is better known as the “Whale Watch Capital” and is the main reason that many visitors choose motel accommodation in Hervey Bay. Humpback whales arrive in the bay from late July and remain until November (when they begin their return to the southern oceans). There are around 20 operators currently providing whale-watching tours, but be sure to get in early!
Other visitors choose budget motels in Hervey Bay because it provides temperatures that are conducive to year round swimming, diving, sailing, fishing and other water sports. There are a number of gorgeous beaches in the area, from sheltered ones that provide calm waters to open ones that are a surfer’s delight. Freshwater and deep-sea fishing is also a popular pastime.
Choose from a variety of motels and hotels in Hervey Bay, ensuring that your choice of accommodation is perfectly suited to your needs. Whether you’re travelling with children, friends or alone, we can help!
ARRA Hotels can provide a hotel in Hervey Bay that is suitable for those who are just passing through or that you can call home for the next couple of weeks. No matter your needs, we are sure to have accommodation to suit.
We can even assist those who are travelling to the region on business. Many people choose the bay as the ideal location for conferences, retreats and other business-related meetings – so let us handle the accommodation for you!
The bay is within easy driving distance of Brisbane – in fact, it will only take you around 3 and a half hours if you follow the Bruce Highway. Many visitors find the trip takes much longer, as they cannot resist stopping to take in the view!
It is also possible to arrive at motels in Hervey Bay via plane – direct services operate between the city and Brisbane (around 40 minutes) or Sydney (around 90 minutes). Visitors can also fly into these capitals and take a connecting flight.
Several coach services operate from Brisbane and Cairns to the area each day, whilst local bus services can take you to some of the surrounding towns. Queensland Rail also offers regular services from Brisbane to Maryborough West with a coach transfer to take you the rest of the way.
Once you’ve chosen your hotel in Hervey Bay, it’s time to choose how you will spend your time upon arriving! There are a number of attractions available that will suit visitors of all ages, young and old alike.
There are plenty of historical sites in the area for those history buffs, including: Achiever’s Walk, Brooweena Historical Village & Museum, Burrum & District Mining Museum, the Cenotaph & Memorial Gates, Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, Kilkivan Shire Museum and the Portside Heritage Getaway.
Fraser Island is one of the most popular attractions of the bay – it would take you days to explore everything the island has to offer. Bushwalking, boating, fishing swimming, four wheel driving and sightseeing are popular activities.
Want to keep the kids amused for hours? Cheap accommodation in Hervey Bay puts you in close proximity to the Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo, Mary Poppins’ statue, Mary Ann Steam Engine, Maheno Shipwreck (avoid going at high tide for the best look), Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Discovery Sphere.
Art is also quite important to the region. The Ellena Street Pavement Art & Sculpture and the Maryborough Bollards are worth a look. Visit the Alpha31 Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden or the Old Warehouse Gallery to see local works.
Whilst most hotels in Hervey Bay will provide some cooking facilities, we understand that it’s nice to go out for a meal every now and then. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious restaurants and cafes to choose from!