The Pier

The Pier, Hervey Bay: Address, Phone Number, The Pier Reviews: 4.5/5

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MelE06
Brisbane, Australia163 contributions
My favourite place when visiting Hervey Bay! Just walk along the pier at different times of the day, you will be met with varying views due to the different tides. Additionally, there are many people fishing there where you can see the variety of fish around the region. I have seen squid, sting rays, mackerel, herring and even dolphins coming in during the day and sunset! Fabulous place to watch the sunset! A must visit in Hervey Bay!
Written August 10, 2022
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mccorquinn
Gold Coast, Australia975 contributions
This is not the first pier to be built on this spot: the first was in the mid-1860s to take traffic and cargo to/from Brisbane on coastal steamers, necessitating a pier long enough to allow safe berthage in the relatively shallow waters of Hervey Bay. The pier at its longest was 1100 metres but is now a relative "minnow" at 880 metres. It is built entirely of wood, on piers similar to the one you see at Huntington Beach in California [remember the 60s hit "Under the Boardwalk"?]. Parking along the Esplanade at its southernmost point is easy, and it's a free exercise to walk the length of the pier above the pristine waters of Hervey Bay. Great exercise and even better views!
Written March 28, 2021
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Melinda C
Caboolture, Australia350 contributions
Family
If you can, walk the pier on low and high tide, it is so different each time. We were lucky to have amazing weather, and walked the pier during the day and at night, low and high tide. There are many people and families fishing at all times of the day.
Written February 4, 2020
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Niccers16
Bundaberg, Australia297 contributions
Couples
Went for an afternoon stroll along the pier. Beautiful scenery and abundant bird life seen. Locals were out fishing and catching some decent sized fish. Views of the coastline and Fraser Island are spectacular!!
Pier surface is slightly uneven as made from wooden sleepers, so not suitable for those instead on their feet.
Written October 28, 2020
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444Larry
Adelaide, Australia110 contributions
At 0.8km long this is a long pier but a good way to exercise and enjoy the sea without getting your feet wet. During my walk to the end of the pier I saw a large turtle wallowing below the surface and on the other side a couple of dolphins playing, you don';t see that everyday, maybe this was my luck day. Plenty of fishermen at the end of the pier hoping to catch Giant trevally but with not much luck. Interestingly, at low tide the pier has no water under it at certain points, just sand, if caught at the right time you can walk under the pier at its mid point, such is the tide movement in Hervey Bay. Very enjoyable walk and if you go there on Market Days you can have a stroll around the market and take in the atmosphere of Urangan
Written October 30, 2020
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Tony M
Hervey Bay, Australia11 contributions
It has been a standing joke here in Hervey Bay to tell any tourist who asked about the history of the pier that it was supposed to be a bridge to Fraser Island but the government changed and they ran out of money. If fact it used to be a major commercial jetty allowing large ships to deliver fuel and other heavy goods but the ships got bigger and the bay did not so they could not fit any more. The storage sheds and railway lines are long gone but the jetty remains allowing people to fish without boats and just wander out to sea a few hundred metres. It is quite interesting especially for kids as they don't get to see things like this very often. Grab a coffee or softdrink and maybe some fish and chips or burgers from one of the shops near the jetty and wander out to take a look and have a quiet meal.
Of if you like to fish there are a number of tackle shops close by and even if you have no idea they will help you get started. There are usually whiting about so you may catch diner.
All in all if you are visiting Hervey Bay it is worth looking at as it is free and easy.
Written March 5, 2020
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peterwV975TL
Malaga, Spain907 contributions
Couples
Walking out along the pier on our first morning in Hervey Bay and there flying alongside us were a pair of beautiful Brahminy Kites. Chestnut Brown backs and wings with a white chest and head, two truely beautiful birds.

The pier is also the home to a number of Pelicans who sit by the fishermen hoping for a free lunch. Cested Terns and Brown Boobys hunt for fish in the shallows along with the odd Gannet and numerous Silver Gulls feeding off scraps from the fishermen.

We were fortunate to see a Dolphin on several of our " walks along the pier" and a nealy a kilometer long its a great walk at any time of the day.

Recommended.

Written June 13, 2020
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Gary & Teresa
Innisfail, Australia30 contributions
I only stayed here for a short transition, but I treated myself to a walk on this Hervey Bay wonder. The pier is approximately 900 metres long, and constructed of mostly timber and concrete. Fisher people of all ages gather along its length, to hopefully catch a feed of fresh seafood, or joggers seen running its length for exercise, I simply just enjoyed the majesty of this wonderful icon, and talked face to face with a couple of inquisitive pelicans (The large sea birds). These two large birds were just sitting on the railings, hoping for a piece of bait or scrap fish to appear before their eyes. See this pier if you are visiting the Hervey Bay region, you owe it to yourself to take a walk on history.
Written March 17, 2020
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Coach Ken
3 contributions
Friends
Walking along this pier with many children families fishing from the pier. Children as young as 7 years old . Great to see. Not much caught but they thoroughly enjoyed the time as a family. Bikes wheel chairs prams etc can access the pier very easy. Numerous fish can be caught such as flathead, trevally,salmon and many more species. Live bait the best with prawns, squid the next best.
Written January 1, 2020
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lpl51
Sunshine Coast, Australia270 contributions
Pleasant walk along the pier, viewing the ocean sights and many fish & stingrays in the clear water. Many friendly people fishing – quite willing to show you their catch. A few bench seats scattered along the pier for those needing to rest a while. Interesting history of the pier displayed at the start of the pier, near the Duet statue – a young boy and a fish singing Happy Fishermans song 2006.
Written October 11, 2020
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