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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  • lovely nature walk next to beach with lots of water points and the surf club cafe is along the esplanade.  more »
  • We stayed in a unit on the Esplanade at Urangan , It had a beautiful view of the bay and the pier . We enjoyed sitting on our balcony taking in the cool breeze with a cocktail in hand watching the wor...  more »
  • The esplanade has a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Lots of parking but a shortage of suitable disability parking spots for people in wheelchairs. The most wheelchair friendly spot was at the Urangan Pier...  more »

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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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