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bundaberg vs. hervey bay

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bundaberg vs. hervey bay

We are 2 adults with a toddler.. will be visiting Gold Coast. We wanted to drive towards Hervey Bay or Bundaberg, spend a couple of days there. Were planning to spend a night at lady elliot island, before heading back to brisbane.

Which would be a better city to visit - Hervey bay or Bundaberg?

Is Lady Elliot Island worth the overnight stay?How is the experience of the reef from the island?

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1. Re: bundaberg vs. hervey bay

HI Vinividivici,

Neither Hervey Bay or Bundaberg are really cities, but depending on the time of your planned visit I would aim for Bundy if it is turtle egg-laying or hatching season and Hervey Bay if it is whale watching season.

And yes, the islands of the Barrier Reef are certainly worth visiting for as long as you can manage it.

Check your maps though. The distances may be longer than you expect. Give yourself enough time to get from place to place with enough left over to recover and then do stuff.



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2. Re: bundaberg vs. hervey bay

Bunderberg and Hervey Bay both have their good points.I like both.

From Hervey bay you can do a day trip to Fraser Island.

From Bunderberg you can go out of the town to the coast and the beaches are magnificent.

How many days are you spending at the gold coast?

Gold Coast is very commercial full of shops and High rise resorts

If you can arrange the time check out both Hervey Bay and Bunderberg and spend less time at the gold coast.

It all depends on whether you want the Glitz and clamoutr of the Gold coast or if you want to go back to nature and enjoy Hervey Bay and Bunderberg!

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