Esplanade, Hervey Bay

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Gaze at two spectacular sights from the Esplanade: outer space and Sydney Harbour. The stately stone building with copper domes houses two telescopes, providing views of constellations, the Moon, planets, and nebulae on clear nights. Take an interactive astronomy lesson in the 3-D space theater and enter the planetarium for entertaining education about the universe. And, of course, don't forget to admire the view you'll have over the harbor from the top of the observatory. You can visit for free during the day and pay a small fee for a day-tour. If you want to take a tour in the evening, you must book and pay in advance. To visit Esplanade and other attractions in Hervey Bay, use our Hervey Bay planner .
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  • I enjoy walking my Dog along the Esplanade every morning, the locals are friendly and often say good morning. I recommend stopping at the cute bakery Kelz in Urangan to pick up a bacon and egg burger ...  more »
  • The Esplanade is fantastic.lots of history info all the way along the bike & walking path. Awesome views all along the water front. Approximately 15klms long.I walk about 10klms and aiming to do the 1...  more »
  • Lovely walk knowing that you can be safe from cars on this windy promenade by the sea side. Lots of things to read along the way - better than driving if you have the time to have a walk.  more »

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Where to stay in Hervey Bay

From one end of town to the other, Hervey Bay is dotted with places to stay, ranging from luxurious hotels and apartments to cozy guesthouses and hostels. Many of these put you right next to the beach, or just a couple of blocks inland with easy access to the coast. The town also features a selection of RV parks fully equipped with all the facilities you might need. There are also several camping areas in town, but if you prefer to spend your vacation surrounded by verdant nature, a much better choice is to hop on a ferry and head to nearby Fraser Island.
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