There are many reasons to visit Queensland’s coastal town of Hervey Bay. Come July, it is the ultimate whale watching destination. It’s also the gateway to the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island. But most importantly, there’s the rich indigenous history of the Butchulla people that binds together this incredible place.
All that history is waiting to be discovered with Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours. They have a range of land and ocean-based tours to choose from, all of which are run by a local Butchulla guide.
The Djinang Cultural Walking Tour highlights many significant local sites to the Butchulla people. Your guide, Dingka Dingka will help you gain a deeper understanding of this beautiful place, share cultural stories and teach you about bush tucker.
But the Butchulla stories don’t end on land. There are many more to discover onboard the ‘Milbi’. The Milbi Sunset Cruise leads you to Weenandan or Round Island, just 15 minutes from the mainland. Here you’ll hear the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo while the sun sinks below the horizon. There really is only one word for it, magic.
There has never been a better time to experience the magic of Hervey Bay as 2020 marks the Year of Indigenous Tourism in Queensland.