Explore the Great Barrier Reef at its best on the most southern tip of the reef at Lady Elliot Island. Lady Elliot Island is just a 40 minute flight from Hervey Bay.
From July through to November every year, you can experience the best whale watching on the planet in Hervey Bay. You can head out on the calm, protected waters in the bay to see these underwater creatures on a number of touring options.
Jump on a Jetski, sail the waters of the Great Sandy Straits, hire a stand up paddleboard, experience some kite boarding and more.
Hire a car for the day and visit a number of attractions in the further Fraser Coast and surrounds region including Snakes Down Under, a number of vineyards in the Childers area, historic Maryborough, the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, the beachside town of Burrum Heads and more.
Go down to the beach, grab a bottle of wine and watch the beautiful sunset over the bay.
Have a night out at one of the local pubs with two of the best within stumbling distance! Great live music. Check in at the Woolshed reception for more info.
Visit the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and learn all about the local area & history.
Sail around the beautiful Great Sandy Straits to finish the day with an ocean sunset with some of our touring operators.
Step back in time and learn all about the rich history of the Fraser Coast region at the Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum.
Grab a bottle of wine, some fish and chips and head down the beach towards Tooan Tooan Creek at dusk to watch the local Fruit Bat colony take off for the night. Very impressive and free!
For some fast thrills in Hervey Bay, jump in a go kart and race around the track.
The Hervey Bay Regional Gallery offers a chance to look at artwork from both local and travelling artists.
Head to Urangan to check out this all-natural aquarium home to Green Sea Turtles, Sharks and Large Reef Fish.
Hervey Bay showcases a great variety of fishing action from beach fishing to rivers and deep ocean adventures. The easiest way to experience this is to grab a rod and head to the Urangan Pier, a favourite local hot spot.
Woolshed Eco Lodge offers free bike hire to our guests which is a fantastic way to explore Hervey Bay. Available through the 'Hostels Australia' app.
The Hervey Bay esplanade is dotted with many cafe's and restaurants with great ocean views ready to be enjoyed.
There are a number of local markets happening around the Fraser Coast including the Sunday Country Markets at Nikenbah & Koala and Wednesday & Saturday Beach Markets at Torquay and Urangan. Drop us an email, give us a call or come into Reception for more information.