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Top-rated holiday rentals in Hervey Bay

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Home in Urangan
Pier Quaint Cottage Beach, Pier, WORK from home!
Quaint spacious 1 b/r 1930's cottage, modernised for comfort! Private and quiet. Easy stroll to beach, Pier, cafes, Botanical Gardens, supermarket, shops and Marina A/C, Frig/freezer, Microwave/oven/griller. Dishwasher, Pod/coffee machine. Outdoor Patio BBQ area plus rear garden. 2 TV’s. Laundry, NEW bathroom, Electric SIT/STAND DESK! NBN WiFi, NETFLIX Private BBQ area and back garden. Access to POOL. 2 Bikes/helmets available on request. Fur babies - Yes! Please see house rules.
12 – 19 Oct
4.78 out of 5 average rating, 421 reviews
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Guest suite in Urangan
"Blue Bay" Studio - Queen Bed - Hervey Bay
Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking extra precautions of disinfecting all touched surfaces. My place is close to Airport, Marina, Beach, Ferry to Fraser Island, whale watching trips and Shopping Centre. You’ll love my place because Its nestled away in a quiet area, with tropical gardens. Your fully self contained Studio has one queen size bed and a kitchen for you to cook, Separate Lounge Room and your own private bathroom right next door and your own patio area. . Maximum of 2 Guests
3 – 10 July
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 543 reviews
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Apartment in Urangan
Relax by the Beach
This bright and airy apartment it is situated close to all amenities but away from the main business area so very quiet. It is only a leisurely 5 min stroll to the beach, cafes, and a 10 min stroll to the Urangan Pier. This is an older unit with modern furnishings consists of 2 Bedrooms both Airconditioned, fully self-contained Kitchen, Lounge and Dining Room, Bathroom, Toilet, Laundry and Back Deck. Pets are not accepted.
4 – 11 Dec
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 547 reviews

Popular amenities for Hervey Bay holiday rentals

Stay near Hervey Bay's top sights

Urangan Pier55 locals recommend
Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens43 locals recommend
Stockland Hervey Bay Shopping Centre34 locals recommend
Reef World Aquarium20 locals recommend
Eli Waters Shopping Centre10 locals recommend
Enzo's on the Beach62 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Hervey Bay

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Guesthouse in Scarness
Tropical reflections. Tiny home in Hervey Bay
24 Apr – 1 May
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 251 reviews
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Home in Point Vernon
Adrift in Hervey Bay
13 – 20 Oct
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 468 reviews
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Home in Urangan
BayDream Luxury Private Villa/House.
17 – 24 Nov
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 352 reviews
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Cottage in Torquay
Bach 23 - Torquay Beach House
11 – 18 Feb
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews
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Home in Great Sandy Strait
Great Sandy Straits - Home with an Amazing View
5 – 12 Oct
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 284 reviews
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Apartment in Scarness
Beach front apartment
23 – 30 June
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 312 reviews
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Apartment in Torquay
5-star Resort Spacious Beachside Apt. Heated Pool
29 May – 5 June
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 280 reviews
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Guesthouse in Dundowran Beach
Private Self-Contained Guesthouse
7 – 14 June
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 109 reviews
Guesthouse in Urangan
Simple Pleasures Studio - A Tropical Sanctuary
19 – 26 Mar
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 276 reviews
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Guesthouse in Urangan
Watch the sunset on the beach.
31 July – 7 Aug
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 402 reviews
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Guesthouse in Kawungan
Palm View with a magnesium mineral pool Hervey Bay
16 – 23 May
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 178 reviews
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Home in Granville
Riverview Getaway
5 – 12 Aug
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 148 reviews

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Hervey Bay

Total rentals

530 properties

Rentals with a pool

220 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

130 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

370 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

28K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$15 AUD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Hervey Bay

Welcome to Hervey Bay

One of the world’s premier spots for whale watching, Hervey Bay is roughly halfway between Brisbane and Rockhampton on Queensland’s Fraser Coast. The bay sits on what’s known as the “humpback highway,” the annual procession of Southern Hemisphere humpback whales migrating from the Antarctic along the east coast of Australia to the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef for winter. Hervey Bay is the whales’ preferred stopover on their way north, as the waters here are sheltered from the open ocean by nearby Fraser Island.

On the return journey to the Antarctic, the calm waters of Hervey Bay serve as a nursery for calves and their mothers as well as juvenile humpbacks. These whales may linger for many days to gain strength before continuing south. The town of Hervey Bay is also a great base for forays into the rainforests, rainwater lakes, and long beaches of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and the surrounding Great Sandy Marine Park.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Hervey Bay

In subtropical Hervey Bay, late spring, summer, and most of autumn are hot and humid, with more rainy days from December to March than at other times of the year. The driest months are June and July, when you’ll enjoy warm winter days and brisk nights. While humpback whales stop in at Hervey Bay from early July, on their way north, and return south until November, the peak season for encountering whales in the bay is early August to late September. The Hervey Bay Whale Festival kicks off with a blessing of the fleet in late July, followed by the Hervey Bay Seafood Festival and the Whale Parade and Concert in early August.

Top things to do in Hervey Bay

Whale watching

Hervey Bay was named the world’s first Whale Heritage Site not only for its concentration of humpback whales (and pilot whales, pygmy sperm whales, false killer whales, and dolphins), but because tour operators here are committed to responsible, sustainable whale watching. You’ll have a wide choice of whale-watching expeditions, from large cruisers to smaller boats, including a sailing catamaran. Whichever option you choose, your skipper must passively wait for curious and often playful whales to approach the vessel.

Woody Island

This long, narrow island in the waters between the mainland and Fraser Island is known as Big Woody to locals. A haven for shorebirds and reef fish, it’s around 25 minutes by boat from the marinas at Urangan. Take a tour boat from Hervey Bay to the island’s Jeffries Beach; from here there are hiking tracks along the shoreline to two abandoned 19th-century lighthouses.

Fraser Island

The largest sand island in the world is a short boat or barge ride from Hervey Bay. There are plenty of tour operators offering day trip options, from boat tours departing the marina and vehicle barges to scenic flights from Hervey Bay Airport.

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