Whale Watching Hervey Bay

Whale Watching in Hervey Bay guest post by Ashley Whiteside.


Hervey Bay is known to have the best Whale watching experience anywhere in the world, and it did not disappoint. 

Filled with anticipation I boarded Whalesong Cruises, little did I know it would be one of the best experiences I have ever had.

The weather was great! The sun was shining and the air was crisp; fresh air mixed with the smell of saltwater what a great way to clear my senses and prepare myself for the magical time ahead. 

Whalesong the boat was spacious and had plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy the sun. I sat on the front deck of the boat and had a great view on the short trip to the whale’s playground. This was my first time whale watching and I was so excited. 

Whalesong mum & calf


We were told some very interesting facts about the majestic Humpback Whales by the very knowledgeable crew, some facts I was totally surprised about. The crew told us how big an adult Humpback can get, I didn’t realise how big this actually was until I saw one burst out of the water right in front of us. As big as a car plus some. 

We were fed a delicious buffet lunch and were offered morning and afternoon tea as well.  There was also a fully licensed bar and plenty of snacks available.

The whales never stopped entertaining us though, if they weren’t breaching out of the water, the adults where playing with their young. The teenage whales were the most curious and came right up to the boat, which gave us the best view. The whole time I had a blast. The whales were magnificent and watching them was so exciting & emotional.


The whole time the crew helped cater for everyone’s needs, from commentating about the whales behaviour to ensuring everyone was comfortable.

On the way back in from Platypus Bay, I was over the moon with what I had just experienced and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

whalesong mugging

Whale watching in Hervey Bay is truly a magical experience and I can’t wait for next season!


Ashley lives in Hervey Bay & worked at Alexander Lakeside Bed and Breakfast for 2014 to complete her school based studies in Business Certificate 3.

Whalesong is one of our recommended half day cruises stay tuned for information on other boats & their offerings.



December 2013 – Christmas in Hervey Bay

 Tis the season to be jolly!

What better way to celebrate Christmas then having a great time right here in Hervey bay.   

Christmas light tour

Christmas Lights Hervey Bay

 Start to get in the spirit of the season with a family Christmas light tour? You can hop on one of Wide Bay Transit Bus Tours and check out all the lights without the hassle of driving or trying to find a park. The first tours start on the 17th of December. There will be buses running both in Hervey Bay and Maryborough and on the 18th of December there will be buses running from Maryborough to Hervey Bay and from Hervey Bay to Maryborough so you’ll be able to experience the best the Fraser Coast has to offer.

Christmas Lunch

Tired of stressing about the big Christmas lunch? Well then the team at Kingfisher Bay Resort want to help you with that big Christmas day lunch. Forget the North Pole, the North White Cliffs on Fraser Island is the place to be. The team at Kingfisher Bay Resort would love to have you.  Let them do the work for you, simply turn up and relax in comfort.

Christmas Shopping at Calliope Markets

Wide Bay Transit is holding a tour to one of Queensland’s biggest markets in Calliope. This gives you the chance to grab a bargain for your pre-Christmas shopping. With a stop at Tannum Sands for lunch the price of only $91 is great value.

Christmas Carols

Carols in the Village is a charity fundraiser for the Hervey Bay Special School held at the Historical Village by the Historical Soceity.  Pre show entertainment from Jon Vea-Vea on stage from 4.45pm with the Carols program to include Fraser Coast Choruses and Mansong will start from 6pm.  BYO Blanket or chair with wet weather alterative venue at the Hervey Bay PCYC. Hot and cold food and drinks will be available for sale as well as battery operated candles and glowstix. This event is fun for all the family and will be on Saturday, 7th of December.

Giving back in the Spirit of Christmas

There is nothing like great Christmas Spirit other than helping out the less fortunate. Picnic at the pines is a community event where people who can’t afford Christmas can go and have a Christmas lunch. Also people who just want company on this wonderful day are welcome to come down. This is a family friendly event that is smoke free and alcohol free. Everyone is welcome. Volunteers and donations are highly appreciated.

We hope everyone enjoys the magic of Christmas and has the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones. We wish you a wonderful Merry Christmas from all of the team here at Alexander Lakeside BnB.


Australian Christmas

November 2013, Super Boats & more this month in Hervey Bay

Australian Offshore Super boat Championships

November 2013 is set to be a busy and action packed month. With so many exciting things happening on the Fraser Coast you will not want to miss out.

The Australian Offshore Super boat Championships will be held on the 9th & 10th of November. Some of the World’s best drivers take to the calm waters off Hervey Bay for the sixth and final round of the Australian Series and will do battle for the coveted title of Australia’s best. The boats get up to 200 MPH and everyone is invited to watch! The best viewing area are along the beach between the Scarness and Torquay Jetty’s. Enjoy the fun with your family and friends and watch who will be crowned champion


Hervey Bay State High School Swap Meet

The Super boats aren’t the only thing happening this November. You can catch all of our fabulous and quirky markets that are on every week. For all you bargain hunters out there this month, the annual Hervey Bay State High School Swap Meet is on! The school P&C Association spends all year preparing for this big event.The Swap Meet is held on the 2nd of November and gates open from 6am, with a $2 entry fee.

High Tea Fundraiser.

Every Wednesday night the Hervey Bay Neighborhood Centre’s Comfort Kitchen provides meals for approximately 100 homeless and disadvantaged people in our community. The meals are prepared by a group of volunteers who manage it all in a small kitchen with only one very small oven. My Kitchen Rules winners Dan and Steph have recognized the need for better cooking facilities for the volunteers and the High Tea Fundraiser was born. The theme is ‘White’ so come along dressed in white and black attire, feeling elegant and ready for an evening of scrumptious food, entertainment and a great auction. All proceeds from the High Tea will purchase new commercial ovens for the Hervey Bay Community Centre. The event is $50.00 per person (adult) at the Hervey Bay Community Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba, on Friday the 8th of November at 5pm.