Krystal Klear is a 40 foot glass-bottom coral viewing boat, that runs half-day tours.
This five hour tour provides coral viewing and reef snorkeling in the safe waters of Hervey Bay. Enjoy feeding the fish, turtle viewing and the occasional dolphin sighting.
Swim in the cool, calm waters of Round Island. A lovely barbecue lunch is included.
Well, I am not sure this is really a 'Must See Activity'.. I mean, what are the chances of coming across something like this in your travels. lol..
But, chances are you could see this in Hervey Bay, as we have a good population of green frogs here.. and that has to be a good sign.
When I found this adorable couple on my front porch, I just knew I had to share it with you all.. There was no way this little guy was going to let go.. ;-)
Hervey Bay Library opened its doors on the 1st. of March 1997. This new facility housed the first joint use community/University Library Collection in Australia.
The library also established the first regional public art gallery in the Wide-Bay area within this facility.
The Hervey Bay City Council and University of Southern Queensland partnership has enabled a quality academic and community library service to be made available in a regional centre.
The library boasts a wide range of services including...
Children's storytelling and holiday activities
Word processing/typewriting facilities
USQ 24 hour computer laboratory
Inter Library Loans service
Community Access to the University Collection
Local and Family History Collection
Reference research facilities
2 branch libraries
public use photocopier and laminating.
There are lots of boats to choose from. We didn't pre book, instead we wandered down to the marina early morning and checked them out first. There are some very large boats with lots of people on them, we chose a medium size one. The crew were fantastic. Lots of info given on the whales.
I can recommend QUICK CAT 11.
If your in Hervey Bay around July to November make sure you go on a whale watching cruise. We went on a smaller boat called the "Eclipse", because it was a bit cheaper and I think it was a bit more personal with less people. Lunch and drinks were provided. If you are lucky enough like we were, the whales will come right up to the boat and go underneath. There were alot of great photo opportunities. It was awesome !!
See more of my photos on my Hervey Bay intro.
on the beach, gazing sunsets and sunrise, down by Urangan Pier or Ferry Docks to Frazer Island. enjoy the quiet and natures gift.
but of course Hervey Bay has much more to offer.considering the place as Whale Watch Capital of the World and the Gateway to the magnificent Frazer Island.
Hervey Bay is a very popular holiday destination, with its safe beaches, relaxed lifestyle and ideal climate and wildlife galore.
Round Island is the closest of all the Islands. It is quite small, and people often go and have a picnic or bbq there.
It is also a good fishing spot, for those who like to throw in the occasional line.
Krystal Clear Coral viewing and snorkling tours, also stop here for their bbq lunches, which makes for a really nice day.
Hervey Bay is a paradise for birds. They are everywhere. Many different varieties.
Some are actually eager for human contact, as these were when I was taking photos.
Didn't seem to mind at all that I was getting closer and closer.. ;-)
Relax while the sun disappears beyond the horizon, or behind the swaying palm trees. A lovely time to be by the beach, or pretty much anywhere else in Hervey Bay.. Ofcoarse, it's always nicer if you share this with someone special..
As you drive into Hervey Bay, you will be greeted by lovely gardens on the roadside of Boat Harbour Drive.. This road goes from one end of Hervey Bay, to the other, it is a very long road, that comes to an end at the Marina. It also runs parallel with the esplanade for a good part of the way..
For as long as I can remember, Hervey Bay has always had a large colony of fruit bats. You can see them hanging from the trees, in one particular area.. during daylight.
When the sun begins to set, the sky is absolutey full with these creatures, flying to their regular feeding grounds.
I am still amazed by these creatures, and even more so by the number of them that live here.
The beaches in Hervey Bay are rarely overcrowded. Many find it a great place to do their daily 'keep fit' activities, so mornings and evenings take on a atmosphere all it's own.. the evenings are especially beautiful, with the setting sun lending it's incredible colors over the water.
Three Islands can be seen from Hervey Bay.. Round Island, which is very small, and the the closest to the mainland..
Woody Island, which is much bigger, and located a little further out.. and Frazer Island, a little further on from there.
The Shell Museum has a large collection of many different types of shells.. Interesting displays are on show, as well as many available for purchase. There are also other items for sale.. Souvenirs, Jewellry, and Gemstones.
There is also a cafe, where you can spend some time relaxing and enjoying the scenery.
Other than joining one of the cruises, there are several other attractions around Hervey Bay. If you enjoy fishing then head to Urangan Pier which is a great spot to wet a line.
Or just go down there for a walk, It's one of the longest piers I have ever seen.