If you're into whale-watching it's likely you've already visited Hervey Bay - or at least heard about it!
Said to be the whale-watching capital of Queensland, Hervey Bay's economy relies heavily upon the constant stream of tourists that head up the coast.
It's a popular spot, too, for retirees, and for those seeking a more relaxed lifestyle.
A natural bay, sheltered by Fraser Island, the area enjoys a lovely climate, great facilities and an abundance of great food and restaurants.
Hervey Bay has an impressive 14 schools, as well as a campus of the University of Southern Queensland and the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE.