Insider Guide: Hervey Bay

To discover Hervey Bay’s hidden gems, we asked the owner of Coast Restaurant & Bar, Julia Paussa, to dish the dirt on the best spots to…

Watch the world go by
Pull up a spot on the boardwalk at the Marina and watch boats come in and out of the harbour. There are hours of entertainment to be had watching the skilled skippers manoeuvre their way into their berths.

Feed your caffeine addiction
The Bean Beat in Scarness has perfect coffee every time, not to mention loads of yummy homemade treats.

Make a reservation now
At Coast (of course)! Our sharing menu captures the best produce from the Fraser Coast. We are really passionate about using produce from this fantastic region. Come down early to kick off your evening with a cocktail and watch an amazing sunset.

Be social
I love getting a group of friends together for a beachside BBQ. The foreshore has so many fantastic BBQ areas to take advantage of. BYO frisbee.

Feel like a local
Most afternoons you can catch some kiteboarders in action at Urangan Pier – those guys are fearless! If you fancy taking the plunge, Enzo’s on the Beach has kiteboarding lessons.

Spend your last $50
I love going to the local farmers’ markets to check out the local produce. My favourite stall is at the Nikenbah markets where you can buy the most amazing homemade pickles, relishes and jams.

Treat the family
A trip over to Fraser Island will leave you with a lifetime of memories. The island is full of so many amazing sights, you can’t miss out on a trip to Fraser while you are in the Bay.

Cover photo by Flickr/jabneyhastings