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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. Arrange your visit to Esplanade and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hervey Bay using our Hervey Bay itinerary builder.
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  • There is something like 13 kilometres of paved walkways along Hervey Bay's coastline and a lot of it is shaded with gym equipment, cafes and jetty's along the way. It's a shared pathway with bikes so ...  more »
  • Shady, easy walk even on a hot day. Probably the best walk to enjoy the ambience of Harvey Bay with plenty of places to stop along the way.  more »
  • No longer a hidden treasure, the Esplanade has become quite the tourist mecca for both locals and visitors. The best swimming is towards the pier end around Shelly Beach. Some interesting shops and oc...  more »