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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An 8 day stay over Christmas and our first time to Hervey Bay. This place is a true sanctuary. Special views of the lake, interaction with the wildlife and very quiet. Location to facilities also very good. The only way to explain the cabin is "donger" style basic. No insulation means you will either be very hot or very cold....

Thank Trudi0
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed one night here after going Whale Watching and before visiting Fraser Island the following day. It was located in a quiet area with not too much going on within walking distance. Check in was easy enough, there was a pleasant view of the lake which seemed viewable from back of all cabins, however we were overall disappointed with...

Thank Clifford B
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We spent two nights at this cabin overlooking a private lake filled with birds, ducks, turtles. They were definitely a huge attraction although the droppings were a bit of a nuisance but the view was beautiful. This was a great location for our day trip to Fraser Island. The unit was comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

Thank Suzanne Y
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights in one of their bungalows and I can't think of anything wrong to say about this place. It is really lovely! Clean, well equipped bungalows, very well maintained property and very friendly owner. We did not have a car but rented bicycles to get around, it was very easy!

Thank dolphin27
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I've seen a lot of this world and this place really stands out as something special. The spacious lodges are right on the lake and from morning to night you can get up close and friendly with ducks, water hens, ibises and turtles. The friendly owner, Jason will give you proper food for the animals. It's a beautiful retreat and...

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The location of this establishment is good, after that its all down hill. Out dated décor dinner ware that didn't match, limited wine glasses and cutlery. An air conditioner that didn't work correctly.

Thank Terez65
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place has everything you need, it is close to everything, has a pool, is clean and friendly. In the middle of nature with turtles everywhere it is the ideal place to stay. 10/10 would stay again!!!!!!M

Thank XAndERcHesT37
Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed for three nights and were pleased with our choice. The cabins are quite tired, but clean and in a lovely peaceful setting in Hervey Bay. Check-in was very friendly and we were recommended a nearby child-friendly restaurant. There is a fridge and microwave in the cabin and a shared bbq outside, so you could cook if you wanted....

Thank KatB307
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The family bungalow we had was full equipped and big enough for the 4 of us. The balcony was just beside the lake and the water turtles have been spotting us. A real bird sanctuary and a very peaceful place. Just loved it.

Thank allemandperdu
Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Spent two nights in July - lovely clean self-contained detached lakeside unit. Convenient walk to beach, club restaurant and shops. Proprietor Jason was extremely helpful and accommodating and the price exceptionally good. Not a brand-new unit, but well-furnished with comfortable beds and spotless linen; airconditioner, ample instant hot water, and large bathroom. Relaxing on our private verandah for drinks at...

Thank Valsjazz

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is a unique holiday destination like no other in Hervey Bay. The 36 private, individual lakefront villas are surrounded by 10 acres of lush nature reserve, teeming with wildlife. Each villa is self-contained with a balcony overlookig our lake, providing the perfect setting for your family holiday or quiet getaway.Just 300 metres from the best beach in Hervey Bay, it's pricless. For your meals you can either cook in your villa, on our array of barbeques near every villa or dine out at a fantastic variety of restuarants close to the retreat. For your supplies, Urangan Shopping Centre is only minutes away, or stroll down to the fish co-op in the morning and select seafood that has been caught fresh daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Address: 1 Shell St | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia (Formerly Sanctuary Lakes Beach Resort)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Price Range: $77 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Ask for a cabin on the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 377suzanney, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid unit near pool during school holidays.”
 of 5 bubbles Valsjazz, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“recommend No. 26...looking straight out onto the lake....no traffic past the bungalow”
 of 5 bubbles bestcp, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bit of a trek to a supermarket, especially if traveling with small children, so stock up first.”
 of 5 bubbles Butch1969, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“All villas have balconies overlooking the lakes, so everyone gets a view!”
 of 5 bubbles amarik2201, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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