Hervey Bay - Queensland, Australia

Location of Hervey Bay, Queensland

Location of Hervey Bay, Queensland
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The city of Hervey Bay is located in southeast Queensland near Fraser Island. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2010), and an older (1987) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

For acquisition of full resolution files see the Earth Observation Catalogue, or contact earth.observation@ga.gov.au

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In this false colour swipe comparison, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and white. Vegetation appears as a mix of greens, browns and red. Grasslands appears as olive green, agricultural farming and soils are displayed as shades of red, and forests and overstorey vegetation as various shades of brown. Water bodies appear blue to black. Hervey Bay has expanded rapidly over the past 23 years from small beachside suburbs into a sizable coastal city. New waterfront areas include Craignish, Dundowran Beach, much of Point Vernon, as well as Booral and River Heads. Residential housing has likewise extended inwards to Kawungan, Wondunna and to the rural residential Sunshine Acres. New business and commercial infrastructure is concentrated around Urraween.


1987 Hervey Bay true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 16 July 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 677KB]
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2010 Hervey Bay true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 16 August 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 627KB]
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1987 Hervey Bay false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 16 July 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and white. Vegetation appears as a mix of greens, browns and red. Grasslands appears as olive green, agricultural farming and soils are displayed as shades of red, and forests and overstorey vegetation as various shades of brown. Water bodies appear blue to black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 688KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2010 Hervey Bay false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 16 August 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 643KB]
© Geoscience Australia

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011