Hervey Bay | Self-Drive Holiday

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Hervey Bay | Self-Drive Holiday


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Hervey Bay | Self-Drive Holiday

Set off for Hervey Bay with our 3 night Hervey Bay Self-Drive Holiday.

This coastal city is well known for being one of the best locations to observe Humpback Whales, something you won't miss out on on this trip!

Take a stroll along the beach, enjoy a coffee at a local cafe and more. Escape away for a few nights to the blissful ocean side and let your worries float away.


  • 3 nights accommodation at Ramada Hervey Bay (twin share)

*Prices subject to change and availability. Prices based on two people, twin share.

Tour Plan


Day 1

Set off for Hervey Bay, an easy drive from Moreton Bay it'll take you between 2.5-3 hours to get there. If you're looking for somewhere to stop along the way, the Sunshine Coast is a great spot to stop for a bite to eat. Enjoy some seaside sun before getting back on the road and continuing North. To make the most of your day, we suggest leaving in the morning, enjoying breakfast on the Sunshine Coast and arriving in Hervey Bay by lunch time.

You'll pass through Gympie and Maryborough before reaching your final destination, Hervey Bay.

Park the car and go for a walk along the waterfront before stopping in at a local restaurant, cafe or pub for lunch.

Check into your accommodation at Ramada Hervey Bay and enjoy the rest of your day.


Day 2

If you decide to visit Hervey Bay during whale watching season we highly recommend you book a tour. With several options to choose from including morning, afternoon and 3/4 day tours we are happy to help you book the best experience possible.

If you are looking for something to fill in the day before or after your tour or as an alternative, visit the Urangan Pier. Enjoy a slow walk down the pier soaking in the sun.

Grab some fish and chips and head down to the waterfront for lunch if you're on land and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the ocean.

If you're looking for something slightly more adventurous and memorable to do, book in a Hervey Bay Adventure Flight! See Hervey Bay from above with a scenic flight over the beautiful seaside town.


Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at a local cafe before stopping by the Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens admiring the charming landscapes that surround you.

If you love markets why not visit the Pier Park Family Markets. Depending on what day you decide to go there are several other markets around the area you can also visit.

  • Pier Park Family Market is on every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 7am – 2pm, in Pier Park
  • Torquay Beachside Market is on every 2nd and 4th Saturday, from 8am – 1pm, Torquay Esplanade
  • Nikenbah Market is on every 1st and 3rd Sunday, from 6am – 12pm, Nikenbah-Dundowran Road
  • Creative Showcase Artisan Market is on every 3rd Sunday at the Hervey Bay Community Centre
  • Koala Market is on every 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month, from 6am – 12pm at Kruger Court
  • Maryborough Heritage City Markets is on every Thursday from 8am – 1:30pm at Adelaide and Ellena Streets

If you're looking for something special to do this evening, think about booking a Sunset Sailing Cruise.


Day 4

Spend your last day relaxing. Sleep in before checking out of your accommodation and heading to a local cafe for brunch.

Visit Torquay Beach and walk along the boardwalks or hire some bikes and go for a bike ride along the promenade. Check out Cooper Boardwalk for a beautiful scenic stroll.

Enjoy lunch at the local boat club before hopping in the car and beginning your drive home.

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