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janeyee Hervey Bay - A travel report by Jane
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Hervey Bay,  Australia - flag Australia -  Queensland
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Whale Watching!!!

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The main purpose of the trip to Hervey Bay is whale watching. The humpback whales visit hervey Bay to mate and give birth in the warm waters from August to October each year. I was told Hervey Bay residents rely heavily on tourism. This place offered more than what I thought and expected. The beautiful sandy beaches especially. I remembered arriving at Hervey Bay at dusk, so I managed to see the beautiful sunset!!

Favourite spots:
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Urangan Boat Harbour, the boat parking at the harbour with their shadows on the water is a real beautiful scene. Urangan Pier, 800 meters in length is a great place to take stroll out to the sea. You'll see lots of people fishing on the pier. This pier was originally 1.107km.

What's really great:
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Whale Watching !!!!!!!!! It was just so amazing to see the whales with my own eyes. I've always saw them on TV. You just can't believe that they are right in front of you !!! We saw a few of them though it's towards the end of october. The mama whale are with their cubs all the time, swimming side by side. Real touching scene. They leave huge footprints!
Tips: DO NOT CHANGE YOUR CAMERA BATTERY OR FILM WHEN YOU SPOT A WHALE, you never know when one will show you the acrobatic jump. I MISSED THE ONLY ONE TIME !!!!! ARRGGHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sights:
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Hervey Bay is very near to Fraser Island, world largest sand island. Great for 4 wheel drive. I didn't make it there though. Next trip!!

The sunrise and sunset in Hervey Bay is beautiful.

Accommodations:
My friends and I stayed at the Boomerang Beach House Backpackers. Great place! Clean, well equiped, very reasonable price. You can cook in the kitchen, there's a big refrigerator and all utensils are available. Good for family too.

BOOMERANG BEACH HOUSE BACKPACKERS
335 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay
Free Call No from anywhere in Australia: 1800 243 970
e-mail: boomerangbackpackers@yahoo.com

Other recommendations:
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I went whale watching with this company.
It's the oldest in Hervey Bay and these guys really know where the whales are!

Enquiries: 07 4128 9611
Fax : 07 4128 9611
Bookings : 1800 671 977
Website : www.herverybaywhalewatch.com.au
Address : Lot 7, Urangan St, Hervey Bay Qld, Australia.

There are several caravan parks with BBQ pits and other facilities readily available in Hervey Bay. Very convenient!!

Published on Sunday November 23th, 2003


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Sun, Feb 26 2006 - 01:57 PM rating by ehs1193

Thanks for that tip. I will never change the battery on my camera while whale watching.

Tue, Oct 19 2004 - 02:54 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

HII JANE
NICE TO READ UR REPORT,I HAVE NEVER SEEN A WHALE IN MY LIFE EXCEPT IN MOVIES AND I WISH ONE DAY I WILL BE THERE.
EXCELLENT REPORT
RAVI

Sun, Nov 23 2003 - 07:19 AM rating by marianne

Jane,
A few years ago we were in Lamalera, this is a whaling village right in the east of Indonesia (east of Flores), this is one of the few villages which are allowed to hunt whales. I suppose they hunt the whales you had been watching.
Marianne

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