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Hervey Bay  is a city located on the east coast of the Australian state of Queensland. The town (population approximately 50,000 and growing fast) is a noted centre for whale watching, amongst other activities, as well as serving as the gateway to Fraser Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef. It has fantastic weather and consequently draws 'sea-changers', backpackers and those who don't like living in houses. Its offshore protection provides beaches almost free from waves.
Most tourists passing through Hervey Bay will go and see Fraser Island (considered the world's largest sand island). One should also explore Urungan Jetty (980m long), if only for its "pier rats" and their local dialect.
Vic Hislop's Shark Show is an educational museum about dangerous sharks. The show features an eighteen foot six Great White Shark frozen in a large freezer, as well as numerous documentaries, articles, pictures and displays. Entry is only $15 for adults, $12 for concessions, $7 for children, five and under free. Situated at 553 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay. You can't miss the gigantic shark mouth entry. Phone: (07) 4128 9137.
Some of Hervey Bay's pubs on the Esplanade (the 'Nade) include the Torquay Hotel, Hoolihan's, and the Beach House, all of which are across the road from the beach and hence perfect people-watching locations.
There are other pubs on Boat Harbour Drive, but one of them had a round pool table and the other one smelt like cabbage.
Morocco's is Hervey Bay's answer to night clubbing, the weak sort of answer you might give as someone crushed your manhood. Seven also exists.
For the older generation, Hervey Bay RSL and the Boat Club are the go.
The Pepper's chain of resorts has just opened one on the 'Nade. Fancy! There are numerous backpacker's hostels in the Bay.