About Us

Hervey Bay Tourist Centre

Whale Watch Booking Office - Whale Watch Tourist Centre Hervey Bay

The Hervey Bay Whale Watch Tourist Centre is the place to get all your Hervey Bay tourist information and is located 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.

Some tours are seasonal in nature so regular updates will be made 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 Hobbelen - Owner of Hervey Bay Whale Watch Tourist CentreWith 20 years experience as the owner and operator of the Hervey Bay Tourist Centre, Bill is a genuine Aussie character. Bill has a vast knowledge of Fraser Island, Whale Watching in Hervey Bay and Lady Elliot Island.

Bill has a passion for the Fraser Coast region and its tourism industry. 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 been the agent for the National Parks for 18 years, Bill has a wealth of knowledge about Fraser Island camping, accommodation, 4WDing and sightseeing.

As the proud owner of the award winning Whale Watch Tourist Centre, Bill works closely with Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island tours and Lady Elliot Island as 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.