Seaside in Paradise! Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺
House • Urangan QLD Australia
1 Car space
Exchange types accepted
Listed January 2019
BEACH LIVING AT ITS BEST! We are within 400 metres of the beach and there is a wonderful ionised magnesium pool for a quick dip too! The private, pretty garden is enchanting! It is secure behind electric gates and cooled by ocean breezes ... lots of surprises too! The new and modern stand alone kitchen/entertaining area overlooks the pool and the tropical beach themed al fresco dining area by the pool. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and the second bedroom has 1 large single bed. The bathroom is very, very pretty.
I may be in my quite seperate accomodation during your stay ... unless it’s a simultaneous swap. I promise to be invisible if so! The spacious, modern kitchen/entertaining space is a completely detached and seperate building which opens out onto an appealing alfresco area around a magnesium swimming pool. The swimming pool is securely fenced with child lock gates and glass screening allowing you to enjoy unobstructed views. The front garden is just gorgeous and so private, secure and pretty. Cooling ocean breezes and birdsong abound and it is just a delightful spot.
The property is completely flat and is all on one level.
Hervey Bay has an airport. Flights connect to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane ! You are very welcome to our home! We look forward to visiting yours too ... and it doesn’t need to be fancy either! We just need 3 beds and somewhere different or interesting so please say hi 👋
First aid kit
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
Sport and leisure
Good public transport
Unsuitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
If you can pull yourself away from the pool, the beach, the Esplanade with its cafes, ice-cream shops (70 flavours!) the pubs, clubs, water parks, etc ..there’s plenty more to see and do! Hervey Bay is surrounded by state forests, walking trails and wildlife. Nearby, (1/2 hour) in historic Maryborough you can interact with kangaroos and dingoes as well as cuddly koalas at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary.
Humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the sub-tropical coastal waters to give birth and mate and are best seen b/n mid July and mid October. Each year at least 1200 humpbacks migrate 5000km to the eastern coast of Australia. Hervey Bay becomes a whale nursery as the mothers with their babies choose to rest there for 2-3 months every year during the annual migration.
Hervey Bay is also known for its easy access to beautiful Fraser Island which guards Hervey Bay from inclement weather. It is just 15 kms, a 50 minute ferry ride from the coast. Fraser Island's World Heritage listing ranks it with Australia's Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef.
The Mon Repos Turtle rookeries (1 1/2 hours) are a definite must see. Every year, from November to March, you can join QPWS Rangers at Mon Repos Turtle Centre. You can join a guided tour to watch the turtles laying their eggs in nesting season from November to January. Or visit during the hatching season of the marine turtles which is b/n January and March when the sight of hundreds of tiny turtles struggling to the ocean is unforgettable.
In a little over an hour you can drive to Tin Can Bay. It’s a beautiful spot to have breakfast after getting into the water to help feed the dolphins!
Rainbow beach is renowned for its coloured sand, beach drives and good swimmming and is a pleasant 1 1/2 hour drive.
The world famous Eumundi markets are renowned for its locally made artisan treasures, there’s no other market quite like it. Another ‘must visit’ along with nearby Noosa ... 2 hours drive. When you’re in the vicinity also visit The Kennilworth state forest and experience the fig tree walk and maybe spot a platypus. There are also some great waterfalls in the area.
Agnes Waters and the town called 1770 is a longer but rewarding day drive or you could stay or camp overnight. In the same area is Conondale National Park, Sunshine Coast Hinterland which is a 2 1/2 drive from Hervey Bay. Tucked away in this incredible park, the top section of the beautiful two-part waterfall at Booloumba Falls provides a paradisiacal backdrop to a series of crystal clear pools.
The property is 400 mtrs (5 minute walk) to a great swimming beach. The Esplanade runs parallel to the coastline and is lined with eateries of all kinds from ice-cream parlours, (70 flavours!) coffee shops, cafés, pubs, clubs and every restaurant imaginable. Most can be accessed by walking. There is also a bus route along The Esplanade. Hire cars start at $30 a day and can be hired approx. 1 km from our home. Bicycles are also available for hire. Many of the clubs also offer a courtesy bus too.
After flying into Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane airport you would catch an airplane to Hervey Bay or catch the tilt train or hire a car. If we’re not around to pick you up the taxi ride from Hervey Bay airport is a quick 15 minute trip.
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Happy to meet up for a coffee or we can meet here at home. I know where the best coffee is, the special lunch deals, the freshest seafood, what to see/do .... and all the good Goss!
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Joy came to our home during Christmas. When we arrived back it was as though she had not even been here. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. While we did not meet Joy, communication was great and we feel that we did get to know her a bit. We wish her and her family well; they would be welcome in our home anytime.
David and Tan and little Mia were an absolute delight to host! They had a lovely holiday while they were here in Hervey Bay. I do believe the cottage was left even cleaner than they found it too❣️ I’m looking forward to our visit to beautiful Hoi An in Vietnam as soon as the planes return and COVID-19 is under control. We look forward to seeing this delightful little family any time they’re passing this way.
Joy, Lisa & Wilson
Dear Maryann, I am blown away by the way you and Ken left the flat. It looked as if you hadn’t even been there and I appreciate it ever so much. You were wonderful guests and I look forward to hosting you again any time you’re up for another visit to Hervey Bay, Queensland. Cheers, Joy
I spent a lovely time over Christmas at Kathy and John’s beautiful and spotless home in the hinterland area of the Sunshine Coast. The house manual was absolutely mind-boggling as was the amount of informative brochures they left for me. Not to mention the naughty things Kathy left for me in the refrigerator and the freezer! During my short stay I visited the Nutworks and took a tour of the ginger factory and spent some time in the swimming pool and driving around the immediate countryside. I consider myself privileged to have stayed in such a lovely area.