About Us - "Happy Hervey"
Welcome to Hervey Bay or as our fifth-generation local family have always called it “Happy Hervey”.
Natural beauty and its friendliness are at the heart of everything you’ll love about Hervey Bay. The pristine beaches and waters of the bay are calm, safe, clear and rival any top-listed beaches of the world. When you arrive at the 16 km long Esplanade and are gazing at the unbelievable aqua sea and white sand, your breath will slow and your body will relax. What an amazing place.
Hervey Bay is also the gateway to World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island) and Lady Elliot Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. It is also uniquely home to the world’s first Whale Heritage Site – the only place where thousands of Humpback Whales stop during their migration between July and October to rest, socialise and play with their calves in the warm shallow waters off Hervey Bay and K’gari (Fraser Island). Hervey Bay truly is Australia’s capital for Whale Watching.
Experience Hervey Bay is here to help share this amazing destination with you, whether you are visiting for leisure, business, or a special event. You’ll be left transformed by the experiences, natural surroundings and wonderful tourism operators who strive to make your visit special. As well as the many bucket list adventures and must do’s, Hervey Bay also offers a multitude of dining experiences, water activities and cruises to enjoy.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
From Andrew and Susan, the local family behind Experience Hervey Bay.
We are so glad you are interested in experiencing beautiful Happy Hervey (Hervey Bay).
We are the passionate local operators of Experience Hervey Bay and are ready to help you dream, plan and book your holiday, short visit, bucket list adventure, wedding, group tour or business convention to Hervey Bay, K’gari (Fraser Island) and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Andrew is a passionate fifth-generation local who has experienced everything “Happy Hervey” has to offer. His childhood was spent exploring and 4WDriving on K’gari, boating, fishing and diving in the Great Sandy Strait, and having family fun days at Torquay Beach in Hervey Bay. His love for this paradise was shared with his wife Susan when he proposed marriage to her in Lake McKenzie on K'gari back in 2005.
Susan originally hails from Far North Queensland and thought no where else could beat its reef and rainforest. However, when Andrew guided her around his paradise she was overcome with the uniqueness, variety and natural beauty of the area. Whilst Susan has been an avid global traveller, her favourite destination and home will always be Hervey Bay & K'gari.
"We took our Mum to see the whales to tick off an experience she has always longed for. Mum is almost 90 and in a wheelchair. The staff on Quick Cat were absolutely amazing and attentive making sure she had a wonderful time. Thank you so much loved every minute."
"Expert and passionate knowledge of Hervey Bay and its surroundings. Highly recommended."
"It was so easy to plan our trip and book online. We hired a 4WD and drove from Noosa to Fraser Island along the beach, it was the best thing I have ever done."
Matt & Jen
"We travelled through the Sunshine Coast and onto Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. I loved the hinterland and beaches, most beautiful place to hike & ride. Thank you “Nature Coast Australia”, can’t wait to visit again."
"It was so easy to see all the whale watching tours in one place and choose the right one for us. No where beats Hervey Bay for whale watching!"
"I have always wanted to go to Fraser Island and the day tour we booked was perfect, we want to come back for longer!"
Nick & Michelle
"My favourite tour was the remote west coast of Fraser Island. It was amazing and such a surprise how beautiful it is. Hervey Bay has some wonderful beaches & tours."
"I loved the Sunshine Coast Hinterland especially the quaint village of Maleny, lovely shops & food. The view to the Glasshouse Mountains is spectacular, next time I will hike them."
"We loved our trip to Lady Elliot Island, the reef is healthy and there are heaps of large turtles, manta rays and lots of fish to see when snorkelling, we didn't want to leave."