YHA Hervey Bay

YHA Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay backpacker hostel is the closest point to the most sought after locations on Fraser Island. See the world's largest sand island from the air on a scenic flight or take a day tour or overnight 4WD trip. Other highlights include world renowned whale watching (July-Nov), the beautiful esplanade and stunning beaches. 

For activities on a budget, visit the nearby Botanical Gardens or join a guided Indigenous bush tucker walk.

The hostel features a bar and eatery on site. Other nightlife in town is located close by for backpackers' convenience. 

Free hostel activities

Tennis courts, basketball, table tennis, swimming, darts

HerveyBay YHA Cost: $0.00

Free pool tournaments

Pool/Billiards knock out tournaments to win a prize

Most Evenings
Bar & Bistro

Things to do in Hervey Bay

  1. Visit Riverheads and watch the dolphins in their natural habitat as they play in the leaving tides.
  2. See an East coast sunset over and into the sea from Point Vernon peninsula.
  3. See the spectacular 12-metre-high sculpture of ‘Nala’ the Humpback Whale; Hervey Bay's iconic whale located right outside the discovery sphere.
  4. Walk one of Australia’s top 7 longest piers (868 metres in length). 
  5. Take a drive and a picnic to Lake Lenthall or take your 4WD vehicle to Mount Walsh National Park near Biggenden for beautiful fish filled billabongs at Eel creek, or alternatively some radical 4WD action.
  6. Visit Maryborough’s ‘Mary Poppins’ festival. Maryborough was the birthplace of Pamela Lyndon Travers author of children's classic ‘Mary Poppins’.
  7. Watch bands at Hoolihans Irish bar or the Beach Hotel.
  8. Pack your lunch and take a stroll through the nearby Botanical Gardens.


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