Hervey bay is located 3 to 4 hours drive north of Brisbane. This is a brief tour of Hervey Bay's beach areas and the Great Sandy Straits Marina Resort. Hervey Bay is beautiful coastal community hosting the gateway to Fraser Island and the ever popular whale watching tours. The resort is conveniently located next to the harbour. You can also take a tandem bike ride along the 13km path that runs all the way along the beach front. The resort not only has spectacular views, but also has many other facilities such as pools and tennis courts.