Whales Ahoy!

Want a sub-tropical escape where sea-breezes blow… and whales play?

You’ve got it at Riviera Resort in Hervey Bay – Queensland’s unofficial capital for Humpback whale watching.

Set in stunning tropical gardens, Riviera Resort sits across from The Esplanade and sheltered Torquay Beach.

You have the choice of one, two and three-bedroom apartments – complemented by great resort facilities like a heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, tennis court and outdoor barbecues.

Not up to wielding a pair of tongs while on holiday? We don’t blame you.  The happy alternative is to dine at the resort’s on-site restaurant – the exotically named Palavas Les Flots.

Taste cuisine from around the globe at this stylish international venue – with the European chic of white tablecloths and impressive artwork adorning on the walls.

While it may be tempting to stay put in your luxury holiday digs, how can you resist the call of those magnificent creatures of the deep?

During whale watching season, the Spirit of Hervey Bay takes guests on an ocean-going odyssey to encounter mighty Humpbacks who use Hervey Bay as a pitstop on their annual migration to and from Antarctica.

See whales frolicking from one of 6 separate decks, set across 6 levels – then scoot below to catch their underwater antics through two amazing viewing windows.  There’s even a hydrophone on board so you can listen to whale song.

Spirit of Hervey Bay has been offering whale encounters for more than 30 years – and you can choose from half day or full day tours.

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