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Peaceful and picturesque!


We know you will love Queensland’s beautiful Fraser Coast region, in particular Hervey Bay. A peaceful and picturesque seaside town, that has become a favourite holiday destination for families and retirees – all year round.

Hervey Bay is located 300kms north of Brisbane, with regular flights from Brisbane and Sydney to the local airport.

Renowned for whale watching during late July to October and the World renown Heritage-listed – Fraser Island, is worth a visit any time of the year.

The API Hervey Bay Apartments are conveniently located in Urangan, directly across from the beach. Making it a great place to stay if you love to drop a line or looking for some peace and tranquillity! Urangan is a long sandy beach, fringed by trees, bike paths, and many picnic and barbecue areas. Not far, is the east end of the bay where you’ll find the marina; the departure point for whale watching cruises and the ferry to Fraser Island.

Things to do on the Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay's climate and idyllic waterways have led to an abundance of water sports activity in the area and the beaches are ideal for all ages for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, sea kayaking and canoeing.
Beach picnics
Visit the many seaside villages in the area and their beaches, including the peaceful and tranquil Dundowran Beach.
On your bike
Hire a bike and experience the 14 km broad nature strip and bike path that winds among the trees, that trace the entire stretch of Sandy Beach from the Urangan Pier to the picturesque Point Vernon.
Local attractions
Visit one of the many local attractions such as Reefworld Aquarium at Urangan, an all-natural aquarium, using only sand filtered sea water and natural sunlight. There are very few all-natural aquariums in the world, making Reefworld quite unique. If you are after a truly different experience, take in a Ghost Tour in historic Maryborough. Plenty to be scared about on these trips, as Maryborough was the only town in Australia to have an outbreak of the deadly pneumonic plague.
Market treats
Hervey Bay is well-known for its local markets, spread throughout the region. Only a few minutes’ walk from the API Holiday Apartments, are the community led, Urangan Pier Park Markets. Held every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am - 1pm, they feature fresh produce stalls, organic beef, fresh fish, local arts and craft, fashion, toys, flowers, jewelry, wood products, live entertainment, and children's activities.
Whale watching - jump onboard!
Whales start arriving in the waters out from Hervey Bay in July and head back down the coast in November. If you jump onboard one of the many whale watching vessels, you will be able to see whales up close as they frolic in the warm waters. Off season, take advantage of the many tours and cruises operating out of Hervey Bay that boast a range of activities including fishing charters and scuba diving, to peaceful cruises around the bay. Before you go, book your day on the water with Experience Oz on the API website, and save 10%.
On the doorstep
Hervey Bay is neighboured by towns such as Maryborough, Bundaberg (the home of Bundaberg Rum), Woodgate and Childers - all within no more than one and a half hours away, so don’t miss paying a visit to these great towns during your stay.
Fraser Island Day trip from Hervey Bay
Experience the largest sand island in the world. Take a 4-wheel drive tour of the island or let someone else do the driving, by booking a day trip to discover the remote side of Fraser. Other activities you can enjoy are bush walking, swimming in the many lakes, snorkeling, kayaking, or just lie on the beach and take in the beautiful scenery. Before you go, book your day out with Experience Oz on the API website, and save 10%.
Explore Hervey Bay’s History and Culture
If you are a history buff there is plenty to explore at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum, where you will find out how Captain Cook first came across the region in 1770. For those who love a bit of culture there are many local art galleries and craft cottages to explore.

More to enjoy on the Fraser Coast!