Hervey Bay QPT

Hervey Bay is excited to host its first Pickleball tournament! We have a dozen dedicated outdoor courts, the weather in August is usually 22-25 degrees and sunny, the whales are out, and importantly the weather mostly sucks down south so it’s the perfect time to visit 🥰

Summary:

  • We have 12 dedicated outdoor Pickleball courts in the middle of town (dozens of food outlets & main shopping centre within a few hundred metres!). Negotiating hire of PCYC next door for 6 further indoor courts
  • Thursday is a group whale watching and K’gari (Fraser Island) tour
  • Friday from lunchtime singles, that way Sunday we can finish earlier for travelling home
  • Friday evening we’ll have a group buffet dinner at the Clubhouse function room overlooking the 9th and 18th green (RSVP form)
  • Saturday is Gender Doubles (& singles if not on Friday)
  • Sunday is Mixed Doubles

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/herveybaypickleballtournaments/

Keep updated with the events and various related materials, along with other regional events we are hosting!

Register your entry on Pickleball Brackets: https://pickleballbrackets.com/ptd.aspx?eid=83a8298d-ba8c-4bc0-9215-1ec1755544c1

Our Courts and Location

Our courts are bang in the middle of town! Google “Hervey Bay Pickleball” for complete directions. Below is a little map. There is heaps of parking, and we have developed old netball courts into 12 dedicated Pickleball courts, of which 8 will have completed re-surfacing with permanent nets come August. Each court is individually fenced so very few balls come running through mid game. We are finalising the leasing agreement of the PCYC next door which will give us 6 indoor courts bringing us to 18 total!

Within 100m to 300m walk we have Red Rooster, McDonalds, KFC, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Natural Noodle, Hungry Jacks, Guzman y Gomez, and Stocklands with over a hundred shops. 

Food and Facilities

Given the tournament isn’t until August a full menu isn’t ready however expect breakfast items, lunch items, snacks and drinks available all day. A coffee van will be on site from early until sales die off midday-ish.

Naturally we will have toilets. Showers are to be determined pending next door PCYC hire. There will be plenty of shade and seating.

Event Run Through

Please join our tournament Facebook group for more event details and updates as they come: https://www.facebook.com/groups/herveybaypickleballtournaments/

Thursday

Optional group activity, please book yourself ASAP to secure a spot (this is peak season, you will not be able to book a week or two out!), and RSVP on the Facebook event so everyone can see who is going 😀

https://www.herveybaywhalewatch.com.au/whales/whales-lunch-at-fraser-island

This full day excursion ticks off 2 big ticket items in one day!

  • View humpback whales during peak season in the morning with a 7am departure. Because of the island protection and calm seas this area is full of breeding whales far more than down south
  • Be dropped off to K’gari (Fraser Island) at lunch time
  • Your choice of poolside lunch at The Sand Bar (menu: https://www.kingfisherbay.com/images/menus/sand-bar-menu.pdf)
  • Use of the island’s western beach, four lagoon-style swimming pools, and walking trails along with full access to all resort facilities.
  • Depart on the 2:30pm or 5:00pm barge back to River Heads where you’ll be greeted with a bus back to Great Sandy Straits Marina or your accommodation

Friday

Lunch time: Singles

Evening: Dinner function at the Clubhouse Hervey Bay private function room overlooking the 9th and 18th greens. $60 per head for all you can eat buffet, veg option available. Drinks available for purchase at the bar. Please RSVP on the website, we’ll contact 3 weeks out to confirm and take payment so we can pre-pay the venue.

Saturday

Morning: Gender Doubles

Afternoon: Gender Doubles

Sunday

Morning: Mixed Doubles

Afternoon: Mixed Doubles

Events

With 37 divisions there is a spot for everyone! We have aged divisions or all ages 4.0+ skill level division.

19 years +

2.99 and UnderMixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles
3.0+Mixed Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles

35 years +

2.99 and UnderMixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles
3.0+Mixed Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles

50 years +

2.99 and UnderMixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles
3.0+Mixed Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles

60 years +

2.99 and UnderMixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles
3.0 – 3.5Mixed Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles
3.5+Mixed Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles
3.0+Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles

4.0 skill +

Mixed Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles

Attractions

Google exists so will keep this short and to the point, for all available options you can Google it 🙂Hervey Bay is fantastic this time of year.

Whale Watching

  • What: Witness humpback whales in their natural habitat.
  • Where: Tours depart from Hervey Bay Marina.
  • Tip: Book in advance as this is peak whale watching season.

Visit K’gari (Fraser Island)

  • What: Explore the world’s largest sand island, known for its unique wildlife and beautiful lakes
  • How to Get There: Ferry services from River Heads, a short drive from Hervey Bay. Accommodation pickup offered by some tour providers.
  • Must-See: Lake McKenzie, 75 Mile Beach, and the Maheno Shipwreck.

Enjoy the Esplanade

  • What: Stroll along the scenic waterfront, with cafes and shops.
  • Activity: Rent a bike or join a guided tour.

Botanic Gardens

  • What: Relax in the serene gardens featuring local flora.
  • Location: Elizabeth Street, Urangan.

Reef World Aquarium

  • What: See local marine life up close.
  • Location: On the Esplanade near Urangan Harbour.

Historical Village and Museum

  • What: Learn about the local history.
  • Location: Zephyr Street, Scarness.

Fishing and Water Sports

  • What: Enjoy fishing, kayaking, or jet skiing.
  • Where: Various locations along the beach.

Sunset at Urangan Pier

  • What: Experience a stunning sunset.
  • Where: The iconic Urangan Pier

Mini Golf Hervey Bay

https://minigolfherveybay.com.au

Partner Accommodation

If you are looking to stay for an extended period look at the Esplanade accommodation options. For weekend options we recommend:

Comfort Inn on Main

Walking distance to the courts!
https://comfortinnherveybay.com.au/
Phone (07) 4128 3666
Email: [email protected]

By staying at the Comfort Inn guests receive a 20% off discount of all meals at the Hervey Bay RSL and the Clubhouse Hervey Bay (excluding Friday pre-dinner function being a set menu function).

Hervey Bay Motel

Phone 4128 9377
518, Esplanade Urangan
www.theherveybaymotel.com.au
Email: [email protected]

Guests receive 20% discount off meals at the Bayswater Bar & Grill (just need to show room key)

Restaurants

Hervey Bay RSL

https://www.herveybayrsl.com.au/
Live music, restaurant, cafe. Very cheap drinks. Bookings recommended for weekend nights or large tables.

Bay Central Tavern

https://www.baycentraltavern.com.au/
Across the road from the courts. Large deck, meals, big screen sports.
Bookings recommended for weekend nights.

Tres Salsa

https://tressalsas.com.au/
Highly rated Mexican dining on the Esplanade. Bookings essential. 

Clubhouse Hervey Bay

https://www.theclubhouseherveybay.com.au/
At the golf club ~1km from our courts. Nice meals. Bookings recommended for weekend nights.

19XO

https://19xo.com.au
An intimate wine and cocktail bar on the esplanade with a small but tasty food menu

Enzo’s On The Beach

https://www.enzosonthebeach.com.au
On the beach overlooking the bay, a variety of meals and drinks in a great location.

Sea Bar 469

https://seabar469.com.au
Upmarket breakfast and lunch venue on the esplanade

Salt Cafe

https://saltcafe.com.au
On the esplanade overlooking the bay and pier, open for breakfast and lunch.