Things to Do in Hervey Bay With Kids

Things to Do in Hervey Bay With Kids

Have you ever heard your friend or someone uttering those words and is hesitant about traveling with kids? 

Have you also said them yourself? Yes, traveling with kids can be difficult at times.

However, traveling is a life-changing experience. Escaping from the daily grind and being adventurous makes people come alive.

You do not need to wait until your little ones get old to explore the world or the neighbouring city. Start by bringing them to a place inside the country, like the Queensland’s whale-watching capital, Hervey Bay, if you are based in Australia.

Hervey Bay is the perfect entrance to the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. It is the perfect sanctuary for whale watching and other fun activities that the little ones will surely enjoy!


Here is a list of activities to do in Hervey Bay with your kids that you should not miss:

Go Whale Watching

Hervey Bay is an amazing place for viewing migrating humpback whales that you can witness from July to November each year.

The young ones will surely be jumping with excitement as the humpback whales jump out of the water and play close to the boat. Organised Hervey Bay tours are the best way to get a close encounter with these giant marine creatures.


Get Wet at Wetside Water Park

Your children will certainly flip when they get to see this water park. You will also love this place because Hervey Bay’s water park does not only provide great fun but it’s for FREE as well!

With slides, water jets, and a huge bucket that pours water over excited individuals every few minutes, the water park will surely give you the experience to remember.


Jetty Fishing

Hervey Bay offers one pier and two jetties which are excellent locations to go fishing with the kids. Take your children to catch fish at the end of Urangan Pier or along Hervey Bay Esplanade, where you can catch Trevally, Bream, or Whiting.

Even if you don’t catch anything in, your children will certainly have a great fishing experience.


Explore Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo

Take your children in this exciting and inexpensive reptile park that will certainly make them ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at the exciting display of a variety of animals.

Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo is not the largest zoo, but it is already a huge size with a significant range of animals. Your little ones will surely love to get the chance to hold a baby saltwater crocodile or a slithering python!


Go For Green

If you want to have a change of scenery from the beach, you can visit the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, pick a shady place at the lagoon, grab a picnic blanket, and unwind while the kids spot ducks, dragonflies, fish and turtles. Explore the peaceful garden walkways and then take a glimpse in the Orchid House.


Speed Up at Hervey Bay Go Kart

Hervey Bay Go Kart offers a real thrill for visitors, particularly those with kids, and it is perfect for all ages! You can race around the track then relax for a few hours and slip-slide your way down the waterslide. Younger kids could enjoy the 120-meter waterslide if they got restricted in the karting track. A fun-filled few hours here are worth the visit.



Hervey Bay is not only known for its stunning whale watching tours, but also with a lot more on-land activities that the entire family can get on. You can go fishing at the jetties, go whale watching, or get wet at the water park.

There’s no such perfect timing when it comes to traveling with your kids. It’s all about making memories together. Sure, traveling doesn’t come for free, but the learning opportunities and the memories that they will remember is beyond priceless.