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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

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Hervey Bay isn't a particularly interesting place in it's own right - but it is a particularly useful jumping off point for two big attractions:

  • Whale Watching tours and;
  • Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island

The presence of these 2 nearby backpacker attractions has led to a range of budget accommodation options being available. The official YHA option, Colonial Village, is a safe bet and is particularly close to the port.



Getting There

By Train

Two trains stop in Hervey Bay:





Aussie Woolshed181 Torquay RoadHostel83
Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park21 Denmans Camp Road ScarnessHOSTEL-
Fraser Roving412 The EsplanadeHostel-
Mango Tourist Hostel110 Torquay Rd ScarnessHostel77
Next BackpackersPo Box 5676 Torquay 10 Bideford St TorquayHostel-
Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay184 Torquay Rd Hervey BayHostel-
Susan River Homestead Adventure ResortHervey Bay Road, (PO BOX 516 Maryborough)Guesthouse-
The Friendly Hostel182 Torquay RdHostel81
Alexander Lakeside Bed & Breakfast29 Lido Place UranganGUESTHOUSE-
Colonial Village YHA820 Boat Harbour Drive UranganHostel77
Akama Resort625 EsplanadeApartment-
Kingfisher Court374 The Esplanade ScarnessApartment-
Flashpackers Hervey Bay195 Torquay Terrace TorquayHostel84
Australiana Top Yourist Park295 Boat Harbour DriveCampsite-
Coconut Palms on the Bay335 The EsplanadeHotel-
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay475 Esplanade TorquayHotel-



Keep Connected


Internet caf├ęs are very common in the larger Australian cities and popular tourist destinations. However, once you leave the major population centres, you might have trouble finding somewhere to log on. Free wifi is getting more and more common (either with or without a code) in places like restaurants, some bars and coffee places and hotels. Sometimes a fee is required.


See also: International Telephone Calls

Australia is on a GSM 900/1800 network, so if you have an unlocked phone that works on those frequencies, you will be able to buy a prepaid SIM-card and stick into your phone when you're in Australia. You will receive a new Australian phone number with the SIM-card.

To dial out of Australia use the prefix 0011, followed by the calling code of the country you are trying to reach, followed by the area code of the city/town (without the 0!) and finally the phone number.

Within Australia, it is necessary to add an area code to the phone numbers if you are calling from outside the area. Below are Australia's area codes:

  • 02 - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (Sydney, Canberra)
  • 03 - Victoria & Tasmania (Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 07 - Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 08 - Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.


Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. Opening times are mostly from around 8:00 or 9:00am to 5:00pm though larger ones keep longer hours sometimes. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.60. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.[1]. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail. You can also use use private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL as they are competitive and reliable.


  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013

Quick Facts


  • Latitude: -25.287661
  • Longitude: 152.838257

Accommodation in Hervey Bay

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