Things to See and Do

Fraser Island

1, 2 & 3 Day Guided Tours, Tag-along Tours, self-drive options, scenic flights and hiking tour.

Lady Elliot Island

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.

Whale Watching

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.

Take a road trip around the Fraser Coast region

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.

Sunsets on the beach

Go down to the beach, grab a bottle of wine and watch the beautiful sunset over the bay.

Check out one of our local pubs

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.

The Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

Visit the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and learn all about the local area & history.

Champagne Sunset Sailing Tours

Sail around the beautiful Great Sandy Straits to finish the day with an ocean sunset with some of our touring operators.

Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum

Step back in time and learn all about the rich history of the Fraser Coast region at the Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum.

Local Fruit Bat Colony

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!

Hervey Bay Go-Kart Track

For some fast thrills in Hervey Bay, jump in a go kart and race around the track. 

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery & Public Library

The Hervey Bay Regional Gallery offers a chance to look at artwork from both local and travelling artists.

Reef World Aquarium

Head to Urangan to check out this all-natural aquarium home to Green Sea Turtles, Sharks and Large Reef Fish.

Get in on the fishing action

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.

Discover the bay with FREE bike hire

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.

Enjoy beachfront dining along the Esplanade

The Hervey Bay esplanade is dotted with many cafe's and restaurants with great ocean views ready to be enjoyed.

Browse our local markets

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.

Scarness Beach, Hervey Bay

What Our Guests Have Said

I have stayed multiple times at the Woolshed and think it's one of the best hostels I have stayed in.The lovely couple who run it are always helpful and accommodating and full of suggestions for things to do in the area and tours to book on to. The hostel itself has a bohemian feel, with bright spacious rooms and clean facilities. The garden in the middle is a little oasis of tropical plants and a pond with green tree frogs chirping at night. The garden comes with a bbq area and hammocks! There is a good kitchen with clean utensils for preparing meals too. They even have free bike rental!! If you're coming to Hervey Bay I highly recommend staying at Woolshed Eco Lodge

The staff seemed super friendly and an activity board offered things to do each day. They even offered free sausages on the bbq one night. Bicycles are also free of charge.
Met some cool people here which helped but all in all a quality stay and would strongly recommend.

From travelling the east coast, this hostel has definitely been the nicest place to stay. Everything is very chilled out, yet everything is spotless. The two showers are large and clean plus the kitchen is super tidy - the family atmosphere and warm welcome is fantastic. So much nicer than staying in a ‘traditional backpackers

Comfortable room and quality facilities, friendly staff and a good atmosphere in general. Good kitchen and lounge, TV in the double rooms with ensuite bathroom. Clean and tidy. The proprietors are nice and it’s worth a visit. If you don’t have a proper 4WD then consider taking their tours.

Great ambience and comfortable rooms. Parking space inside. Close to beach and nearby Great hostel! Lovely chilled place with nice clean facilities. Friendly and helpful staff - we booked our tour to Fraser Island with them and they were great. They’ll pick you up from the bus station for free so you don’t have to lug your bags, and there’s free bike hire too. Perfect distance for the beach (5 minute walk!) and some nice restaurants and bars with live entertainment. A great place with lovely character, would definitely recommend!food places

Really loved my stay here. The hostel had a lovely kitchen area and lots of greeness, hammocks and plants in the courtyard. Plus the owner is a genuine and lovely man! Perfect for a relaxed few days.

One of the most beautiful hostels i have ever been. A cosy hostel with a great location and excellent customer service. Friendly staff, free barbeque on friday night and very clean rooms, bathrooms and kitchen. Loved their garden and the whole environment

If you are looking for calm and serenity, you can stop at Woolshed Eco Lodge! Beautiful and clean place with a very good welcome The hostel is a good place near the beach and you can hire a bike to discover easily Hervey Bay.

181 Torquay Road
Hervey Bay, QLD 4655, Australia
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