Esplanade, Hervey Bay

4.7
#2 of 23 in Parks in Fraser Coast
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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  • August 14, 2017
    As a keen roller skater, I wish I could have skated this long, beautiful walkway. The scenery is amazing and there are rest points along the way, with the Urungan pier a highlight. Great for a short w...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    A stroll along the Esplanade at any time of day is a most enjoyable experience. The views are breathtaking & a lot of the area is shaded with seating for rest stops along the way. A great way to see t...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Our esplanade is great. Just perfect. Love going for rides along the natdy on my bike. Easy to get about. Planty of coffee stops and food places along the way.  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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