About Us

Hervey Bay Tourist Centre


We are situated in the heart of the Boat Harbour in Whale Bay Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay.

Our staff have over 35 years of combined involvement and experience in local tourism so you can be assured of the right advice on our region and what it offers.

As some tours are seasonal updates will be added to the tour pages as they commence.

From romantic sunset cruises, adventure flights, glass bottom boat tours, whale watching, fraser island tours or trips to Queensland’s own wonder of the world – the Great Barrier Reef Lady Elliot Island, we cater for locals, interstate and international visitors alike.

Tailor-making your individual or group bookings is our speciality.

Please feel free to contact us via email info@herveybaytouristcentre.com.au

Free call 1800 358 595 or visit us in person.

We are open 7 days a week except Christmas Day.

Our Staff

Bill Hobbelen

Bill-HobWith 20 years experience as the owner operator of Whale Watch Tourist Centre, Bill is a genuine Aussie character with a vast knowledge of Fraser Island, Hervey Bay’s Whale Watch and Lady Elliot Island.

Bill’s passion for the Fraser Coast region and its tourism industry is clear through his heavy involvement in the development of Hervey Bay as an excellent tourist destination for local and international visitors.  His innovative vision has been a platform for enhancing tourism and moving Hervey Bay away from the once sleepy fishing village into the new millennium with world class tourist facilities and experiences.

World Heritage Listed Fraser Island is an alluring place to see while visiting Hervey Bay.  Having had been the agent for the National Parks for 18 years, Bill has a wealth of knowledge about Fraser Island camping, accommodation, 4WDing and sight seeing.

As the proud owner of the award wining Whale Watch Tourist Centre, home of the online booking office of Hervey Bay Tourist Centre, Bill works closely with Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island tours and Lady Elliot Island is one of their key providers of tour bookings.  Bill certainly knows how to help you meet your needs in line with your  budget and time commitments.

As a previous operator of one of Hervey Bay’s whale vessels, Bill is the man to talk to if you want great local knowledge that is unbiased and will help you make the most of your stay in our fantastic region.