Things to See & Do

Hervey Bay is the whale watching capital of Australia.
Each year, large numbers of Humpback Whales visit The Hervey Bay Marine Park on their Southern Migration from July to about the middle of November.
There are many whale watching tours available, with the choice cruise boats & sailing boats.

It is also the hub for tours to nearby Fraser Island,
Fraser Island is a must visit, drive across on the barge. Fraser Island is famous for it’s beaches, the Maheno Shipwreck, the pristine McKenzie Lake & crystal clear Eli Creek. Stop in an spend some time at King Fisher Bay Resort. Fraser Island also features it’s dingos, rain forests with an abundance of wildlife.

The Resort is directly across The Esplanade from Torquay Beach on Hervey Bay with long sandy beaches & calm water for family water activities, like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing and fishing.

Stay and play golf with us.  If you love golf then you will enjoy Hervey Bay Golf Course. We can help you organise your game, hiring of carts and if needed the hiring of golf clubs.
There are also a few course around the surround are of Hervey Bay.  They are all fun and great to play on.
Just ask us we are golfers and are ready to help.

Discover Maryborough’s heritage at Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum
Unlock the past in the charming old port city of Maryborough and you’ll discover an experience like no other. From the mid 1800s to Federation, Maryborough was a thriving port town– second only to Sydney as Australia’s main immigration point for thousands of new settlers who flocked to the new colony.

We are walking distance to;

From Arlia Sands you can take a walk along the beautiful Torquay Beach on Hervey Bay. Have a coffee at one of the many coffee shops. Or dine at one of the local restaurants or visit Hoolihans Irish Pub.

Many local restaurants are dine in and take-a-way, while some offer delivery to your room. The local restaurants cuisine ranging from, fish & chips, Chinese, Thai, French, Indian, Japanese, Mexican & Italian. Arlia Sands is conveniently located to many clubs including the Hervey Bay Sailing Club, Surf Club, Golf Club & Boat Club were you can dine on the waterfront.

We are about 70 metres from the beach. Torquay Beach is a very calm sandy beach. Idle for the family for all those water sports from swimming, fishing, snorkeling. The Aquavue Jetski Tours, Kayak Hire & Stand Up Paddle Boards are walking distance along the beach or Esplanade.

Visit the Local Markets
Nikenbah Markets – 1st & 3rd Sunday of month 7am-12noon
Koala Markets – 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of month Kruger Court
Maryborough Heritage Markets – Held every Thursday, in the Maryborough City Centre from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm
Burrum Heads Markets – 2nd Saturday of month Cnr. Burrum Heads Rd & Howard St

All of these wonderful attractions are easily accessed from Arlia Sands Apartments your Fraser Coast 3.5 Star Accommodation provider.

Fraser Island (6.01)

A short video of a plane trip taken while up in the air over Fraser Island.

Hervey Bay Golf

Stay with us and play at Hervey Bay Golf Course.  Just give us a ring and we can help you  if you need to hire clubs and or carts

Whales (2.40)

Some beautiful video of Whales in Hervey Bay

Lady Elliott Island (1.28)

Lady Elliott Island is just a short plane trip from Hervey Bay. Swim with the rays and other stunning sea life.

Whales Jumping out of Water

Whale Watching tours can be done on cruise or sail boats.

Tourism & Events Queensland  supplied many of the Fraser Coast images on this website