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Hervey Bay is lifestyle livings ultimate location. A retirement hot spot for many reasons.

Hervey Bay is the gateway to the Great Sandy Strait, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, and the south end of the Great Barrier Reef. Hervey Bay is a 45-minute flight from Brisbane. It has been said that Hervey Bays sub-tropical climate is one of the best in the world, consistently averaging 22-30 degrees celsius even in the winter. This makes Hervey Bay an over 50s and retirement hot spot.

Hervey Bay is also regarded as the Humpback Whale watchers capital of the world. Whales use the calm, protected waters around Fraser Island to raise their calves.

Fraser Coast Regional Councils have been planning for growth in the area. Hervey Bay now consists of state of the art education and medical facilities paired with recent commercial and residential development.

With all the 'big box' brands, Hervey Bay is a dream retirement location and a great place for over 50s to relax with an easy pace of life. A secure safe environment with one of Australia's prettiest coastlines at your doorstep.

Did we mention Hervey Bays waters are safe to swim in and great for fishing? The waters host a large range of fish.  Urangan has calm waters protected by Fraser Island, you can also walk the historic Urangan Pier, visit the marina, walk the esplanade pathways or visit one of the many cafes situated on the esplanade, enjoying the amazing views.

Hervey Bay also has many fresh seafood restaurants along with many family-friendly hotels and clubs.

All of this adds up to a retirement dream, this website is dedicated to Hervey Bay, so get to know the place a little better and have a read of all our latest posts

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Universities attract newcomers by design, and the towns that surround them often have better public transit systems and stronger rental markets than other cities. The best places to retire also have qualities that attract newcomers, such as arts and retail venues, public libraries, and civic organizations. As a retiree it is important to give some thought to the tax implications of certain areas, also to look at living costs, ongoing council rates for example. The place where you should retire ought to have high liveability indicators―for example, a vibrant economy where you can find work should your financial situation change.

Ask the question, How do i see myself spending my time? Will your retirement destination house all a number of healthy activities for you to make habit of?

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World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world stretching over 123km in length. Larger than you might think, Australia's sixth-largest island has a total land area of 1,840 square kilometres, it is much too large to explore in one day.

In 1972 UNESCO adopted the World Heritage Convention to protect special places for all humanity. Fraser Island was World Heritage-listed by UNESCO in 1992 in recognition of its natural values. Fraser Island consists of over 250km of sandy beaches, beautiful rainforest, lakes, freshwater pools and woodland. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island's easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand. Fraser Island is home to over 100 freshwater lakes, including the stunning Lake McKenzie and arguably even more awe-inspiring Lake Birabeen, as well as countless freshwater streams and tributaries. Being a sand island, Fraser Island also boasts hundreds of sand dunes, some as tall as 250 metres.

Fraser Island is the traditional home of the Butchulla tribe and is said to have been inhabited for the past 5,000 years, if not longer. The traditional name for Fraser Island is K'gari, which means 'paradise' in the Butchulla language. The legend of the island is that she is a transformed goddess who loved the earth and wanted to become a part of it, whereupon Fraser Island was created. It remains a sacred place to the Butchulla and there are over 500 archeological sites around the island from its original inhabitants.