Sunday, 21 May 2017

Hervey Bay, Queensland.

From Rockhampton we ventured down to Hervey Bay to stop for several days Winter 2016.

Harvey Bay, Queensland, a coastal city in southern Queensland, is widely known as a site for observing humpback whales. Whale-watching boats operate during the July to November migration season. It's also a hub for tours to nearby Fraser Island, which has beaches and features a rainforest habitat for dingoes and other wildlife. A waterfront esplanade links the city's marina with beaches offering calm waters for swimming.
Wikipedia

Urangan Pier is 868 meters long original length was 1124 meters was used to export Steam, Sugar and Coal in 1917.  In the 1980's all exports stopped from this pier.  The pier was threatened with demolition but it was saved! The pier was leased to the Harvey Bay Council for protection.




Many people we saw walking their dogs along the beach.
Photo below is of Terry Summers born in 1929 in England and is singing The Fisherman's Song.. a statue of him 'Duet' it's called.  
Have no idea who Terry Summers was as I can't find any history about him.



Opposite the pier is a lovely lawned area and Cafe.
Hervey Bay has certainly been cleaned up since our last visit.




A Resort across the road from the sea.

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  1. I'm glad the pier was saved. It looks like a lovely place.
    Enjoy your weekend, M-w:)

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  2. It is very scenic, especially the resort. Have a nice weekend.

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  3. The tourist industry should be very grateful to you---- You make us want to visit.

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  4. That is one loooooong pier.
    Glad it was saved.

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  5. Breathtaking scenery. Thank you for letting us tag along and the info about Urangan Pier.

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  6. It's a nice looking beach and how fortunate that the pier was saved and not given a concrete deck.

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    1. There are several beaches that are good there in Hervey Bay - great thing the pier was saved.

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  7. Such a love;y place.. I am glad that the pier was saved..

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    1. 'Tis lovely, many holiday makers there in our winter.

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  8. Hervey Bay looks great............plenty of ex-"Colonials" from PNG post Independence days settled in the Hervey Bay area.
    I think that the dingo problem on Fraser Island is being carefully monitored by rangers these days. Tourists don't read signs and feed the animals, resulting in attacks. Ah dear why can't people observe signage????
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. That's interesting about the PNG settlers, would have thought it a bit cool there having lived in PNG.
      Lot's of people don't read signs - B doesn't :)

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  9. I'm glad they saved the pier. The resort looks nice, I could sit on one of those balconies and look at the ocean all day, unless I was out on a whale watch tour.

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    1. As I understand it anyone can go and have a meal or coffee there at that resort.
      Well lots of whale watching going on around that area of Hervey Bay and boats/ferries to Fraser Island where many sand dunes are.

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  10. That must be one of the longest piers in Australia - or at least the original length.

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    1. Busselton Jetty in WA is the longest wooden pier in the world at 2km long!

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  11. that is long pier! Must be a good place to watch the sea

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  12. Lovely photos, I like the pier a lot, it's so long.

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    1. It is yet Busselton in Western Austraiia has the longest wooden pier in the world, at 2km long.

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  13. Hello Margaret,
    No bad places. Nice that long walk bridge.
    A wonderful hotel at your last shot.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. The hotel is made for the view of the sea for it's guests staying there - nice though.
      Thanks

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  14. I like Terry Summers and the singing fish. :)

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  15. Ein langer Pier und schön der Strand und das Meer.

    Noke

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  16. Very good beaches and great view of the bridge.

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  17. Great selection of photographs.
    I do like the sculpture of Terry Summers ...

    All the best Jan

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