Fraser Coast Regional Council, Media Release, 21 July 2021
There is no other place in the world that compares to the awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, up-close whale watching encounters that you will find in Hervey Bay.
Between July and November, thousands of humpback whales travel the ‘humpback highway’ and arrive in the calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay.
Unlike any other place along the ‘humpback highway’, the whales will stop and spend up to 10 days resting, socialising and playing before continuing their trip back to the Antarctic for the summer months.
This unique relationship gives reason to celebrate each year with the Hervey Bay Whale Festival. An eclectic event to recognise the importance of the ocean to Hervey Bay and promote the conservation of the marine environment and animals that are unique and important to our region.
- Song to the Ocean – Thursday 29 July and Friday 30 July, Seafront Oval
- Blessing of the Fleet – 31 July 2021, Hervey Bay Marina
- Whale Parade and Family Day – Sunday 1 August 2021, Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay
- Paddle Out for Whales – Saturday 7 August 2021, Torquay Pier, Hervey Bay
- Hervey Bay Seafood Festival – Sunday 8 August 2021, Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay
- Creating Waves – Saturday 7 August 2021, USC, Hervey Bay