Our plan was to stay in Hervey Bay for 1-2 days. However, as you may have gathered by now, our plans never seem to stick. Hervey Bay is the gateway town to Frasier Island, which was definitely on our list. Well, at least it was until we found out that tours to Frasier started around $200 each and that was just for a day trip! So once again our froogality won out and instead we enjoyed the wonderful city of Hervey Bay and the awesome hostel that resided within it.
Our hostel was very unique. The front property contained free walking chickens, peacocks and guinnea fowl. There were several ponds as well that contained geese and ducks. The place was so lovely that we spent most of our time just enjoying the free wifi and nature (simeltaneously, of course.)
Eventually we mustered our strength to make to the beach. It was low tide here as well so the view wasn't beautiful but that didn't stop us from laying in the sand all afternoon.
Perhaps the best part of Hervey Bay beach is the pier. Actually there are several piers that jet out into the ocean, but there is one main pier that is nearly one kilometer in length. Matthew and Patricia and I walked the entire length of this pier and by the time we reached the end we were exhausted. The pier seemed to go on forever but along the way we enjoyed watching seagulls and fishermen.
By the time we walked the pier it was nearing sundown. We still had a two hours drive to our next destination and yet we weren't even sure if we had a place to stay once we got there. After a few phone calls we learned that the hostels in Noosa were full and since it was so late our best option was to stay another night in Hervey Bay.
So instead of rushing to another town we relaxed at our nature-loving hostel and cooked ourselves a delicious gnocchi, spam and asparagus dish for dinner.