The Today show's Emma Freedman visited Hervey Bay and showcased whale watching. She joined Gladstone Star of the Sea Year 6 students won an overnight stay and whale watch trip as guests of Queensland Tourism Whale Whisperers.
The Today show's Emma Freedman visited Hervey Bay and showcased whale watching. She joined Gladstone Star of the Sea Year 6 students won an overnight stay and whale watch trip as guests of Queensland Tourism Whale Whisperers. Valerie Horton

Today show weather segment beamed live from Urangan

URANGAN Boat Harbour was in the limelight on Tuesday morning when Channel 9's Today show staged live crosses from the gusty marina.

Weather presenter Emma Freedman said she and the crew were in town to promote the whale watching season and ensure they toured all over the country to keep things fresh.

The national breakfast program's weather team went out on the Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II on Monday to meet the bay's gentle giants.

"We had a wonderful day of weather," Ms Freedman said.

"We did see the whales and the weather wasn't too bad either.

"It turned out the choppy conditions worked in our favour - it meant the whales were out frolicking and breaching."

Tourism Australia's Best Job in the World winner Eliza Detrez was also out on the water in search of the bay's biggest drawcard on Monday.

With her photographer boyfriend, Ms Detrez has the amazing job of touring the state, experiencing the best tourism offerings and marketing it all globally through photo blogs, social media and interviews.

Fraser Coast Opportunities tourism manager Robbie Cornelius said these PR exercises were broadcasting the Fraser Coast into homes across Australia.

Best job in the World winner and Queensland park ranger Elisa Detrez in Hervey Bay with her boyfriend Max Coquard.
Best job in the World winner and Queensland park ranger Elisa Detrez in Hervey Bay with her boyfriend Max Coquard. Valerie Horton


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