Hervey Bay - The forgotten Town

Hervey Bay

Wazzup anyone…?

Just came back from Fraser Island and returned in Hervey Bay.  Hervey Bay is a city in Queensland, Australia. The city is situated approximately 290km or 3½ hours highway drive north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is a natural bay between the Queensland mainland and nearby Fraser Island. At the 2011 Australian Census the city recorded a population of 76,403.

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Hervey Bay has one of the oldest and largest piers in Australia. It is a former deep-water, cargo-handling facility originally built to facilitate the export of sugar, timber and coal. It was built between 1913 and 1917, originally to a length of 1107 m. The pier was closed in 1985, and 239 m of it was demolished. However, due to public outcry, 868 m of the pier was left.

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On the pier itself were lots of fishermen and a massiv bird…He seemed to be pretty hungry tough.

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Besides the pier and the beach there is actually not much to see in Hervey Bay. However, there is a small botanic garden with two lakes…and apparently half of the Australian turtle population seemed to be based in Hervey Bay. I could easily glance 25 turtles in the lake…

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So how to spend two days in a forgotten town with it’s lonely roads better than to do sports?

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So bye bye Hervey Bay…next Stop Airlie Beach :)

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