Hervey Bay & Lady Elliot Island, Australia
Hervey Bay Main Street.
Hervey Bay, gateway to Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island
Hervey Bay is a pleasant town tho’ not exactly lively and packed with interest, but it sports a decent beach mostly free of marine nasties and a good selection of places to stay, most of them still unlisted in popular travel guides so don’t panic about finding accommodation.
If you have no transport, try to find a home not too far from the Esplanade intersection with Main St. or you’re looking at a lot of walking to find food, drink or entertainment.
Hervey’s long and sandy Pialba beach is just south of the Great Barrier Reef and so usually free of toxic jellies that prevent sea swimming further north, while the shady esplanade provides an attractive fringe, but the town centre is still young and lacks a hard core or the buzz that Cairns and Airlie Beach thrive on.