Have a whale of a weekend at Hervey Bay
While the whales will be in town until the end of October, an ideal time to soak up the excitement of the season is at the Hervey Bay Whale Festival on Saturday 7 August.
Hervey Bay will come alive during the annual festival with 12 hours of non-stop celebrations including the Illuminated Street Parade, McDonalds Kids Festival and the LIVE Whale Aid Concert, all of which can be enjoyed from the relaxed comfort of three ideally located resorts.
Mantra Hervey Bay is offering a great value deal over the festival where guests can relax in stylish surrounds from just $122* per room per night. Offering a selection of hotel rooms and one, two and three bedroom suites, all with a northerly aspect providing picturesque views of the boat harbour and nearby islands, Mantra Hervey Bay is the region's only absolute marina-front property. Phone 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au.
Visitors can also enjoy BreakFree Great Sandy Straits, the only resort in Hervey Bay to offer absolute beach front access, during whale season from just $132* per room per night. The resort features uninterrupted views of the bay and marina, a 25-metre lap pool and tropical style pool, tennis courts, bicycle hire, kids' playground, games room, sauna and more. For bookings phone 132 007 or visit www.breakfree.com.au.
For a dash of extra luxury, be pampered in a one bedroom suite at Peppers Pier Resort from $188* per night in a spacious One Bedroom Suite. Located on the esplanade opposite Urangan Beach, the resort boasts rooms and suites with views of the pool, Great Sandy Strait or Fraser Island, plus a stunning lagoon swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, on-site restaurants and the indulgent Spa Botanica. Phone 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au.
Tourism Queensland's Global Tourism Ambassador, and winner of the 'Best Job in the World' Competition, Ben Southall, will also be spending the day at the event helping launch the 2010 Whale Watching Season.
*Conditions apply. Subject to availability. Minimum two night stay applies.