Hervey Bay set to welcome returning humpbacks

THE whale watching capital of the world will shift things up a gear this weekend when it ‘welcomes’ visiting humpbacks for the 2022 whale watching season.

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The Hervey Bay Whale Festival takes place at various locations in Hervey Bay on Saturday and Sunday, 30-31 July.

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A series of events has been planned to mark the start of the whale watching season – a major economic driver for the region.

Click the link for more information on the Hervey Bay Whale Festival.

Whale watching boats started operating again earlier this month and will continue to take people onto the bay to view whales until the end of October.

Festival activities include:

Spirit of the Bay Soundscape on Saturday – 8am to 2pm at the Urangan Pier.

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Whale Parade and Family Day at Seafront Oval on Saturday. Events get underway at Seafront Oval at 11am. The parade is scheduled to start moving from Frank Street and onto the Charlton Esplanade around 2.30pm before arriving at Seafront Oval at 3.30pm. Road closures near and along the route will be implemented from midday.

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The Paddle Out for Whales will be staged at the Torquay Jetty on Sunday from 9.30am to 10am. Registration starts at 8am. The paddle out will also include a ‘blessing of the fleet’ ceremony.

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