Hervey Bay’s famous and historic Urangan Pier is a must see attraction. It’s one of the longest in Australia and stretches for almost one kilometre into the ocean.
A walk to the end will reward with spectacular views of Hervey Bay and the chance to see schools of fish, stingrays or pods of dolphin. Another must do is fishing off the Pier. It is one of the best fishing spots for people of all ages, and is the perfect place to catch whiting, one of Hervey Bay’s most sought after fish.
The water next to the pier is one of the Bay’s best locations for windsurfing or kite surfing with surfing conditions suitable for beginners to experts.
History of the Pier
Urangan Pier is a former deep-water, cargo-handling facility originally built to facilitate the export of sugar, timber and coal. Construction began in 1913 and to reach the deep water channel, it was required to extend 1.1 kilometres out to sea. The Urangan railway line also began construction in 1913 and branched off the main railway line at Pialba. Once it was completed, the Pier served as one of the main ports of Queensland facilitating the transfer of cargo between rail and ships.