Hervey Bay is a city on the southeast coast of Queensland, Australia. It is located in a bay facing Fraser Island, about 290 km (180 mi) to the north of Brisbane, the state capital. Hervey Bay has a population of 77,000 people (2012 estimate).
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Hervey Bay, Queensland
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More on Hervey BayAs with most of the coastal sites in Queensland, Hervey Bay was first sighted by Captain James Cook when he sailed up the east coast of Australia in 1770. He was heading for Bundaberg when he arrived at the bay, and he named it after the 3rd Earl of Bristol, Augustus John Hervey.
Today the economy of Hervey Bay is supported mainly by tourism. It is the gateway to Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island, and is also a popular spot for whale watching trips.
Visiting Hervey BayHervey Bay can be reached by road from Brisbane, on the National Highway A1 (Bruce Highway). Journey takes about four hours. The city also has an airport that receives flights from Brisbane and Sydney.
Lady Elliot Island, Queensland
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Places of Interest in Hervey Bay