Whale Watching at Hervey Bay
Three of Hervey Bay’s most popular resorts – Peppers Pier Resort, Mantra Hervey Bay and BreakFree Great Sandy Straits – are offering fantastic whale watching deals to get the whole family up close with these majestic creatures.
August is a particularly wonderful month to visit the region with the Hervey Bay Whale Festival taking place for the entire month. Enjoy free events incorporating live music, markets, workshops, an illumination parade, lectures, aquatic events, arts, sculpture, carnival rides and fireworks, including a Whale Aid Concert on 24 August at the Seafront Oval.
Valid for sale until 31 October 2013 and for travel from 1 August 2013 to 31 October 2013. There is a minimum two night stay and block-out dates apply.
There’s no need to splash out big dollars on a memorable family escape with special rates from BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, the only resort to offer absolute beachfront access and boasting uninterrupted views of the bay and marina, a 25-metre lap pool, tropical style pool, tennis courts, bicycle hire, kids playground, games room, sauna and more. Experience the whales’ jaw-dropping performances with a two night stay at the resort from AU$254 in a One Bedroom Apartment (AU$127 per night) or from AU$362 in a Two Bedroom Apartment (AU$181 per night) and receive a 5% discount on any whale watching tours booked with reception. www.breakfree.com.au.
Relax in style and see the whales with a stay at Peppers Pier Resort. Located opposite the famous pier on Urangan Beach, the resort’s self-contained accommodation provides a lavish vantage point for whale watching with views of Great Sandy Strait or Fraser Island from each suite’s private balcony. Enjoy a two night stay at Peppers Pier Resort from AU$358 in a One Bedroom Suite (AU$179 per night) or from AU$498 in a Two Bedroom Suite (AU$249 per night), and enjoy unlimited access to a variety of new release in-room movies and unlimited in-room internet access, a 10% discount off any whale watching tour booked at the resort’s reception and complimentary entry to Hervey Bay’s new Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s lagoon swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, onsite restaurants and Spa Botanica. www.peppers.com.au.
Or, have a whale of a time at the region’s only absolute marina-front property, Mantra Hervey Bay, within walking distance from the Urangan Boat Harbour and surrounded by the marina precinct’s assortment of restaurants and shopping. Stay two nights over the whale watching season from AU$260 in a Hotel Room (AU$130 per night) or AU$458 in a Two Bedroom Apartment (AU$229 per night), and guests will also receive two bottles of wine, a Hervey Bay souvenir pack and 10% off all whale watching tours booked through Mantra Hervey Bay’s reception. Resort facilities include a heated outdoor pool, sauna and exercise room. www.mantra.com.au.