Whale watching deals from Peppers, Mantra & BreakFree Hotels
by Shamoli Dutt


Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree Hotels are offering a range of accommodation and whale watching deals for visitors at Hervey Bay, Queensland this winter and spring.

This coastal haven has all the ingredients for an epic whale encounter, with thousands of humpbacks staying and playing between July and November when they take time out from their annual migration in the calm waters of Hervey Bay.

The Peppers Pier Resort is located opposite the famous pier on Urangan Beach, the resort’s self-contained accommodation provides a lavish vantage point for whale watching with views of Great Sandy Strait or Fraser Island from each suite’s private balcony.

A two night stay at Peppers Pier Resort is from $358 in a one bedroom suite ($179 per night) or from $498 in a two bedroom suite ($249 per night).

The deals include unlimited access to a variety of new release in-room movies and unlimited in-room internet access, a 10 per cent discount on any whale watching tour booked at the resort’s reception and complimentary entry to Hervey Bay’s new Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s lagoon swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, onsite restaurants and Spa Botanica. Call 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au.

The region's only absolute marina-front property, Mantra Hervey Bay, is within walking distance from the Urangan Boat Harbour and surrounded by the marina precinct’s assortment of restaurants and shopping.

For two nights over the whale watching season, cost is from $260 in a Hotel Room ($130 per night) or $458 in a two bedroom apartment ($229 per night). Cost includes two bottles of wine, a Hervey Bay souvenir pack and 10 per cent off all whale watching tours booked through Mantra Hervey Bay’s reception. Resort facilities include a heated outdoor pool, sauna and exercise room. Call 13 15 17 or www.mantra.com.au.

BreakFree Great Sandy Straits offers absolute beachfront access and boasting uninterrupted views of the bay and marina, a 25-metre lap pool, tropical style pool, tennis courts, bicycle hire, kid’s playground, games room, sauna and more. A two night stay at the resort costs is from $254 in a one bedroom apartment ($127 per night) or from $362 in a two bedroom apartment ($181 per night).

The offer includes a 5 per cent discount on any whale watching tours booked with reception. Call 132 007 or www.breakfree.com.au.

August is a great month to visit the region with the Hervey Bay Whale Festival taking place for the entire month. Enjoy free events incorporating live music, markets, workshops, an illumination parade, lectures, aquatic events, arts, sculpture, carnival rides and fireworks, including a Whale Aid Concert on 24 August at the Seafront Oval.

by Shamoli Dutt - Austguide Travel News Editor