Seaside in Paradise! Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺
House • Urangan QLD Australia
1 Car space
Exchange types accepted
Non-Reciprocal & Globe
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 👋
High Speed Internet
First aid kit
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
EV Home Charger
Sport and leisure
Good public transport
Unsuitable for infants under 2
Unsuitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
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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!
This exchange is another one that had been long in the making since I had been in touch with Lisa pre-COVID and later Joy when it finally looked like I could proceed with my planning.
I came straight from Fraser Island, where I had done a camping trip with another PLU exchange family, who dropped me off at a ferry taking me to Riverheads, where Joy kindly picked me up
It was so nice to meet Joy after chatting for so long 😊 she took me for a ride so I could aqquaint myself with the neighbourhood as well as taking me to a shop so I could grab something for dinner.
Joy had googled Danish breakfast and had bought that for me, waiting in the fridge. I didn’t realize there was a such thing, so we had a good laugh about that, but I highly appreciated her consideration.
I stayed in the separat apartment to the house, which was really nice, cosy, spacious and clean.
The next morning I met Joy for an early ride and she took me to see kangaroos and treated me to the most delicious brekkie and we went out to get fish and chips for dinner planning on taking it to the beach for the sunset.
She kindly offered to drop me off at the bus station early the next morning as I had to be there at 6 am
Joy is such a happy and positive person and I really enjoyed the time we got To spend together however short - thank you for everything Joy and I hope you’ll have a fab time in Bolivia soon ❤️
Baz and I have just completed10 days at Joy and Lisa's home in Urangan Hervey Bay.
Joy had everything prepared in advance and we had an hand over of the space provided by them.
A very comfortable apartment with two bedrooms, lounge area, lovely bathroom and a kitchen area to prepare tea and coffee, with a small fridge and washing machine as well.
The bed was very comfortable.
Joy provided a very big kitchen which we were able to use to cook our meals over looking the pool area.
Our meal times overlapped beautifully and we were both respective of our privacy with each other.
The location was brillant. A short walk to the esplande and beach.
Would definetley recommend this beautiful home to all.
Baz and Jen were an absolute delight during their stay here in Hervey Bay! They were good company when we happened to bump into each other and we had some laughs together. Jen enjoyed cooking up a storm in my kitchen and Baz braved the swimming pool in August! 🥶❄️🧊. The apartment was left in pristine condition even to the point of fresh linen on the bed on departure day. Baz & Jen would be welcome anytime they needed somewhere to stay on their travels. I would not hesitate to recommend them as the perfect guests.
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.
Lone was a wonderful guest in my home! Such a quirky personality, easy going and fun … as well as funny! We saw the sunrise and said G’day to the kangaroos who live at the cemetery and had the traditional fish n chips on the beach. She loved her Danish breakfast which was a hoot as she hadn’t known there was such a thing! 🤣
Happy to host Lone whenever she is up our way again.
Baz & Jen were THE most excellent guests! Baz did a few running repairs for me and Jen left the apartment dazzlingly clean with fresh linen on the bed! They even took me out to lunch with them on Jen’s birthday. Needless to say they are welcome back here anytime they found themselves in beautiful Hervey Bay. Cheers, Joy
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.
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Very large kitchen and entertaining area with stacking doors and stacking windows. This part of the building looks straight out onto the swimming pool and alfresco area.
Well equipped modern kitchen
Just 1/4 mile (400 metres) from The Esplanade with 18kms of walking/bicycle tracks along the spectacular coastline!
Shipwreck on World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Go 4WDing along a thrilling sandy beach .... a short ferry ride from Hervey Bay.
Lisa the adrenaline junkie in India! 🇮🇳
Joy, the control freak throwing caution to the wind on the Greek Island of Santorini! 🇬🇷
Wilson, the talented musician fording a flooded river near the Laos border in Vietnam. 🇻🇳 Have guitar, will travel!
Glorious harbour of Hervey Bay! We have an airport too with flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Waterpark at night on The Esplanade, fun for children of all ages ... even 70!
Market days are on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 am till 1 pm. This one is right next to the most iconic landmark of Hervey Bay, the very long Urangan Pier, just 2 km from our house. You can drive, catch a bus or walk there!
Arkarra Tea Gardens is a relaxing café set on two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Sip on locally roasted espresso coffee, quality T2 teas or a glass of wine in your own Bali Hut as you listen to the local birdlife. After you are refreshed consider going for a short walk around the adjoining lagoons and take in even more of the natural beauty.
Every year, from November to March, you can join QPWS Rangers at Mon Repos Turtle Centre on a guided tour to watch nesting (November to January) and hatching (January to March) marine turtles.
The march of the baby loggerhead turtles to the Pacific Ocean within 2 days of hatching. The mass migration happens every year between January and March.
The rangers give children the opportunity to hold the baby turtles or to come up close while the female turtles are laying their eggs.
Humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the sub-tropical coastal waters of Hervey Bay to give birth and mate. They are usually seen between the end of August and late October. During this period Hervey Bay becomes one huge whale nursery as the whales and their calves rest here before they continue on their migration. Each year at least 1200 humpbacks migrate 5000km to the eastern coast of Australia.
Hervey Bay Golf Club if you’re up for a challenging 18 holes?!