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  • Cycle/pedestrian pathway @ Point Vernon
    Cycle/pedestrian pathway @ Point Vernon
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    Cycle/pedestrian pathway @ Urangan
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  • Fitness for free!
    Fitness for free!
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    QUEENSLANDER HOMES

    by balhannah Written Sep 20, 2013

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    Old Hervey Bay home

    Favorite thing: Hervey Bay also has its fair share of the old wooden Queenslander homes. It doesn't have anywhere near as many as nearby Maryborough, never less, if you go for a drive or walk around the older parts of Hervey Bay, you will be sure to find some like the one in my photo. They are built from wood, and look fabulous when painted and well kept.

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    LAUNDROMAT

    by balhannah Written Sep 19, 2013

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    Elizabeth street Laundromat

    Favorite thing: Washing - Always a bit of a problem on holidays, unless there is a washing machine where your staying.
    In Hervey Bay, I found this coin operated Laundromat on the corner of Coral & Elizabeth street, close to the Botanic gardens. It has coin-operated washing machines and dryers.

    Phone (07) 4124 1563

    Another, the Whale Laundromat, is located at 3 Witt Street, Torquay.
    Open Monday to Friday from 8 - 4pm

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    TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

    by balhannah Written Sep 18, 2013

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    Art for sale at Tourist information centre
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    Favorite thing: There is no way you can miss this new Centre as its located beside the main road into Hervey Bay.
    There is plenty of FREE PARKING, FREE TOILETS, and plenty of helpful staff. The centre is stocked full of FREE INFORMATION on Hervey Bay and the surrounding area.
    They had a small selection of souvenirs, the one I liked, were the Umbrellas, I nearly bought one for myself!

    If you are willing to pay over the $100 mark, they have original paintings on display and for sale. There were quite a few nice ones that would be a lovely to hang on the wall.

    ADDRESS 227 Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road
    OPEN 9-5PM DAILY

    phone either 07 4125 9855 or 1800 811 728

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    HERVEY BAY SUNSET'S

    by balhannah Written Sep 18, 2013

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    Hervey Bay sunset

    Favorite thing: Sunsets - Don't you just love them? I do!
    Hervey Bay is just the place to enjoy a beautiful sunset every evening. Perhaps you could sit on the beach with a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
    It wasn't quite so romantic for us, as we were on Bay returning from a fishing trip when the sun was setting, still very nice though!

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    HAVE A LAUGH AT THE VET'S SURGERY!

    by balhannah Written Sep 18, 2013

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    Scarness Vet Surgery
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    Favorite thing: We passed by a Vet practice as we were driving along Torquay Road, Hervey Bay. On went the brakes, for I had seen a letterbox done in the design of a Sheep, made from heavy wire and metal. It was great! I wanted one!
    Then, as I turned around to head back to the car, I noticed the Dog [sculpture] looking in the Vet's window, and sitting beside him was a cat!
    That made me laugh!

    WHERE
    Scarness Veterinary Surgery, 186 Torquay Road, Scarness, Hervey Bay

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    SPIDER WEBS IN THE EARLY MORNING SUN!

    by balhannah Written Sep 18, 2013

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    Favorite thing: I love getting up early where there are bush walks. At Hervey Bay, if you look on the map, there are quite a few lakes in town with walks around them.
    We had a Lake next to our Caravan Park, so I was up early and taking our Dog for a walk along the lakeside track.
    So quiet and peaceful, the lake was calm and the mist was rising from the water. Reflections weren't bad, except the Ducks caused some ripples.
    What interested me, was all the different types of Spider's webs I found! Wow! Spiders are quite clever with what they build! I never knew there were so many living here, as in the daytime, its quite hard to see the webs, but early morning, they were glistening in the sun.
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    Margaret street, Hervey Bay
    There are two Lakes close together. One is in the bush, and the other is lawned and has picnic areas.

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    BUY LOCALLY

    by balhannah Written Sep 18, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Once away from major cities and out in country Australia, you will find roadside stalls.
    Around Hervey Bay, roadside stalls were selling freshly picked Pineapples.
    First of all, they were sun ripened, mmm, the smell, I couldn't resist paying $2 for a big Pineapple.
    For dessert that night, I had fresh Pineapple - so sweet & juicy and full of flavor, it left the shop bought Pineapples for dead!

    Look out for other stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables!
    Save yourself some money, and enjoy the freshest most flavorsome food money can buy.

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    THE BEAUTIFUL BAUHINIA TREE

    by balhannah Written Sep 18, 2013

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    Bauhinia @ Hervey Bay
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    Favorite thing: August in Hervey Bay is when the beautiful tropical Bauhinia trees are flowering. If you have never seen them before, I think you will like them and find where the flowers are a bit bizarre!
    The flowers were growing out the tree trunk [see photo] They are often used as street trees and from the distance are just a picture of colour. Closer up, you can see the flowers actually look like an Orchid. The large, orchid-like flowers are usually in the purple/pink range, with paler veins, and the uppermost petal is darker towards the base. Most of the Bauhinia come from China, where they are known as sheep's foot trees, because each leaf looks just like the cloven hoof of a sheep.
    They are one of tropical Queenslands beautiful street trees.

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    DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES

    by balhannah Written Sep 16, 2013

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    Our Charlie enjoying Hervey Bay

    Favorite thing: We took our dog with us on holiday to Hervey Bay, and found it a great place for dogs. Along the beaches, there are signs with either "dogs allowed" or a "dog with a red cross," meaning no dogs allowed. Some of the beaches the dogs are allowed off leash, and at others they are ok on a leash.
    People came out of the woodwork with their dogs late afternoon. Most of the dogs were sociable.
    The council also supplies FREE OF CHARGE "doggy doo" bags to pick up their mess. Everybody I saw were being responsible which was nice to see!
    It was great to be able to enjoy time with our dog at the beach - He loved it!

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    BANYAN TREES

    by balhannah Written Sep 16, 2013

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    Young Banyan Trees

    Favorite thing: Lining the edges of the roads in Hervey Bay are Banyan Trees. Near Point Vernon, there is a row of young ones growing, all them with many aerial roots that so far haven't reached the ground. Once they do, they will form another trunk, so infact, the trees will end up with many trunks. They grow huge, give a nice thick shade canopy, and the children love them for climbing in.

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    FUN & FITNESS FOR FREE!

    by balhannah Written Sep 16, 2013

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    Fitness for free!

    Favorite thing: Like lots of cities and towns in Australia, keeping fit is encouraged by the local councils.
    Hervey Bay is one of these councils which has gym equipment in quite a few areas along the cycle trails.
    When on holiday, there is no need to go to the Gym for a workout, just stop at one of these areas. The all weather gym equipment is spaced along the track and includes a rowing machine, sit-up bench, fly workout and stepper and more! If you have never used one of these pieces of equipment, don't worry, as the instructions and drawings are next to the equipment.
    You will even see locals in an organized fitness groupa using these free gyms.

    ALL ARE FREE

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    FRIENDLY PUSHBIKE CITY!

    by balhannah Written Sep 16, 2013

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    Cycle/pedestrian pathway @ Point Vernon
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    Favorite thing: Hervey Bay is City that encourages people to use their pushbikes.
    The City is based on tourism and has a lot of retirees living here, so I wasn't surprised to see many "oldies" riding their bikes. Next time I come, I will be too, now that I know they have proper cycle paths that go for miles and miles. Hervey Bay is flat going, so easy pushing!
    The cycle tracks are shared with pedestrians, although when I was walking along one, only about 4 cyclist's passed me. The 14km long shared pathway that stretches from the Urangan Harbour at the eastern end of the city to Gatakers Bay in the west is along the Esplanade and a lovely one to do! I have walked some of it and done the whole length in the car many times.
    Of course you can break it up into smaller trips.
    The Link Mobility Corridor extends 6.2km from the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens in Elizabeth Street, Urangan and connects with the CBD in Pialba. This link follows the former rail line and is one I walked, next time, it will be on a bike!
    With great weather, this is the way to go, and if you want to find more cycling tracks, then check out this website.
    http://www.fcbug.org.au/local-rides.htm

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  • Wongi Lagoon & Mt Doongul

    by donnaa Written Mar 30, 2004

    Favorite thing: Visit the hinterland, Mt Doongul and escape from the beaten tourist trail. There is more to Hervey Bay than the sprawling town of Hervey Bay .
    The quaint Forgetten towns of Torbanlea & Howard. Swim in the cool waters of Wongi Lagoon and feel rejuventated!
    Camp over nite & inhale the fresh country air.

    Amazing how close the milky way seems- the beauty of the clear night sky. Mount Doongul- amazing views to the sand blows of Fraser Island. Amazing Place!
    www.herveybayshiddensecrets.com.au

    Fondest memory: The undiscovered hinterland- Mt Doongul- nature lovers paradise- what an amazing country!

    The quaint Forgetten towns of Torbanlea & Howard. Swim in the cool waters of Wongi Lagoon and feel rejuventated!

    Camping over nite & inhale the fresh country air near Wongi Lagoon- but remeber to respect the local Bunyip & don't swim at night!

    Feel the unique energy of Wongi and the glimpse why this site is of such importance to Local Aborginal Tribes on their walking routes.

    I was shocked to discover how few of these sacred sites are left in the area. This one could be lost as well- due to dam inundation. Definately something worth fighting for- The Butchullar Tribe are trying to protect the site from development.

    Amazing how close the milky way seems-I could reach out & touch the Milky Way!

    The beauty of the clear country night sky and fresh crisp air, with the sounds of nature all around you.

    Mount Doongul- amazing views to the sand blows of Fraser Island. Amazing Place!

    I am going to let all my friends in the UK know of this amazing place! Irreplaceable!

    Certainly a secret worth discovering
    www.herveybayshiddensecrets.com.au

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    Paradise for Birds.

    by Sweetberry1 Written Oct 18, 2003

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    Lorikeet in a flowering tree..

    Favorite thing: Many of the trees here are flowering types.. which come alive with Lorikeets and other birds, feeding on the sweet nectar.

    Fondest memory: If you enlarge this photo, you will get a much better view of the colorful Lorikeet.

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    Tree Lined Streets.

    by Sweetberry1 Written Oct 18, 2003

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    Park..

    Favorite thing: Trees adorne the streets of Hervey Bay. This one in particular has what might almost be called a park, all along the length of the street. A beautiful street to live on, and I will most likely be enjoying this lovely view from my apartment windows.

    Fondest memory: The beautiful tropical weather... the laidback lifestyle... and ofcoarse, the beautiful beaches.

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