Hervey Bay: the foodie captial of the Fraser Coast

I’ve just spent a fantastic weekend in Hervey Bay. The weather wasn’t great, but the food was amazing!

I knew that this seaside town was famous for fishing, whale watching, and is close to the world’s largest sand island, Fraser.

What I didn’t know was how good the food is in Hervey Bay! Here’s a run down of my food adventures over two days.

Enzo’s on the Beach, Scarness

Enzo’s on the Beach (351a Esplanade, Scarness) has a fantastic location whatever the weather! Right on the beach at Scarness, you can sit at a table, on a bar stool, or comfy bean bags overlooking the bay.

I had the mouthwatering Gorgonzola Moo Burger – a gorgonzola infused beef patty with bbq sauce, lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese on a dark brioche sesame bun, yum! It came with a side order of fries.

The perfect lunchtime accompaniment to the burger was a refreshing Summer Soother: Lemon, honey, ginger, lemonade and mint all mixed together!

Ice Cream Delite, Torquay

Next stop, ice cream! I grabbed this gorgeous coloured two and a half scooper from Peter at Ice Cream Delite in Torquay ( 427 The Esplanade, Torquay). From top to bottom the flavours are Forest Berries, Rainbow and Bubblegum. After you buy your ice cream, head across the road to the jetty or beach and enjoy it with a side order of fresh sea air! So good!

Champagne sunset cruises

There are lots of operators that run sunset cruises from the Great Sandy Straits Marina in Hervey Bay, so grab a ticket, get onboard and enjoy some champagne as the sun dips below the horizon!

Coffee in the bath, Oceans Resort & Spa

I was lucky enough to stay in a beautiful room in Oceans Resort & Spa thanks to Choice Hotels Australia. My room had an incredible balcony featuring an outdoor bath! What better way to welcome a new day than sitting in the bubble spa bath with a cup of coffee made with my in-room coffee machine. The view from my balcony was amazing – it was overlooking the bay and Urangan Pier – one of the longest piers in Australia.

Choice Hotels have over 250 hotels to suit all budgets across Australia – with hotels also in New Zealand and Singapore. What I love about Choice Hotels is that you always have a choice! There are five groups of hotels: Ascend (e.g. Oceans Resort & Spa), Clarion, Quality, Comfort and EconoLodge. So if you want to stay in Hervey Bay but you’re on a tight budget, there is also a clean, comfortable Econo Lodge on Main Street!

Salt Cafe, Urangan

Salt Cafe (569 Charlton Esplanade, Urangan) is an incredible place for breakfast, with sweeping views over the bay and Urangan Pier . If you need some energy for a walk along the beach or out to the end of the pier and back, this is the place! I had a flat white, fresh orange juice and a big breakfast. Perfect!

Eat at Dan and Steph’s, Hervey Bay

Located at 449 The Esplanade, I’m not sure if Eat at Dan and Steph’s is in Torquay or Urangan. What I am sure about is the amazing coffee and sweet treats available here!

I stopped in for an afternoon snack: a flat white and two macarons. One was blackberry and the other chocolate orange, amazing!

That’s all I had time to sample in my weekend in Hervey Bay. I’ve heard there are lots of other fantastic places to try! Where are your favourite spots to eat and drink in this beautiful seaside town?

Posted by Matt Murray

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