Lower Picnic Area (Serpentine Dam)

Lower picnic area at Serpentine Dam

Picnic area below the dam wall. Free BBQs, picnic tables, toilets at the start of the parking area. No playground. A playground is available at the upper picnic area . To Get There Links https://www.watercorporation.com.au/About-us/Visiting-our-dams/Serpentine-Dam

Melaleuca Environmental Park

Playground in an open grass area with trees in the background, taken at Melaleuca Environmental Park near Manly Queensland

Melaleuca Environmental Park has been created by The Melaleuca Park Community Association in the late 1980s by clearing the area of exotic grass and replanting with native plants. The work continues with the Melaleuca Environment Park Bushcare Group, part of the Bayside Creek Catchment Group . The environmental park is 22 hectares set in the … Read more

Black Stump Park

Black stump and playground paths and green space behind it, taken at Point Vernon in Hervey Bay

Black Stump Park is on Point Vernon in Hervey Bay, near to one of the best sunset spots in the area. Less than 200m from Gataker’s Bay where there is a boat ramp, it is the spot to come to if you want facilities while family is boating or after coming back from boating. The … Read more

Gatakers Bay

Gatakers Bay boat ramp and cleaning table shelter

Gatakers Bay is on Point Vernon in Hervey Bay and is the northern end of the Hervey Bay Esplanade Trail. The Hervey Bay Esplanade Trail is a 16km walk following the coastline between Gatakers Bay and Dayman Park at Urangan Harbour. The walk can be extended 1km further continuing west on to Parraweena Park. Fishermen … Read more

Esa Park

Playground at Esa Park in Hervey Bay

Esa Park is a great park away from the hustle and bustle of other Hervey Bay foreshore parks. The park is somewhat simple yet it boasts all the facilities and features to ensure a wonderful family day. There are several sheltered picnic areas and free BBQs. The playground has a climbing spider-web, swings, and spring … Read more

The Gables

Sheltered picnic table and BBQ in a park, taken at The Gables at Point Vernon in Hervey Bay

The Gables is a small park on the western side of Point Vernon in Hervey Bay with picnic tables, BBQs and toilets. It is a lovely and quite location for relaxing and enjoying the sea breeze. There is sand at the beach, however, the coastline at this part of Hervey Bay is rocky. The sand … Read more

Nielsen Park

Green park with tall gumtrees, sheltered picnic area, and playground, taken at Nielsen Park in Hervey Bay

Nielsen Park on the Hervey Bay foreshore is by Torquay Beach and the start of Coopers Boardwalk. The park offers the usual facilities at many of the parks along the foreshore trail, with toilets, picnic tables, bins, water fountains, and a playground. Coopers Boardwalk A highlight unique to Nielsen Park is Coopers Boardwalk, first opened … Read more

Otto Merchel Park

Picnic shelter and walkway through Otto Merchel Park, Hervey Bay

Otto Merchel Park is one of a series of parks along the foreshore on the Hervey Bay Esplanade Trail. The park has a sheltered picnic table area with a free BBQ. A toilet block is located at the park as well. A parking area with a few perpendicular parks is at Otto Merchel Park. Access … Read more

Bill Wilkin Reserve

Torquay Jetty in Hervey Bay looking back onto the beach

Bill Wilkin Reserve is one of a number of parks along the Hervey Bay foreshore with access to the Torquay Jetty. The park is beside the Hervey Bay Sailing Club where most of the parking is available. On the same side (west) of the club, you will find public toilets, sheltered picnic tables, and free … Read more