Hervey Bay Whale Festival

Community Event

25 Jul 2020 to 9 Aug 2020

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 this region.

The festival kicks off on July 27 with a calendar of colourful events that includes seafood, conservation, live concerts and more.


Disabled access available

Event Times

25 Jul 2020 to 9 Aug 2020

Annual Event


Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, 4655

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