Welcome to

sanctuary lakes fauna retreat

hervey bay

Winner of Fraser Coast Business & Tourism Awards 2019 for General Accommodation

Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is a unique holiday destination like no other in Hervey Bay.  Our 36 private individual,  lakefront villas are surrounded by 10 acres of  lush tropical nature reserve, teeming with wildlife.  Meet our resident ducks, turtles and possums and talk to us about feeding times.

With its picturesque landscape, this is the perfect place for you if you are looking for peace and serenity.  Right in the town, within walking distance of great restaurants,  the beach and points of interest for visitors to Hervey Bay.  No traffic noise, quiet and relaxing – you feel like you are a million miles away.

Each villa is self-contained with a balcony overlooking our beautiful lake, providing the perfect setting for your family holiday or quiet getaway.  Linen is provided and the kitchenettes are stocked with everything you need.  Reverse cycle air conditioning makes for a very comfortable and affordable stay in Hervey Bay.

Update regarding COVID-19 and Travel

We are so excited to let you all know – WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

More information on this is available here.



With plenty to see and do, Hervey Bay is a ‘must-do’ tourism destination.


When it’s time to enjoy a nice peaceful break and disconnect from the world for a while, Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is the ideal location.


Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat offers the perfect home base for your ideal family
holiday in Hervey Bay.


For the best experience, pre-book a package that includes accommodation, tours, and attractions.


You will find everything you could possibly want to enjoy your holiday within the retreat or close by. 

Getting Here

Hervey Bay is easy to get to whether you are travelling by road, rail, air, or boat.

Tranquility and Relaxation

If all you want to do is enjoy a nice peaceful break and disconnect from the world for a while, Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is the ideal location. Relax in your private self-contained villa overlooking our picturesque lake with only the sounds of our resident wildlife to break the silence.

Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

1 Shell St, Urangan QLD 4655
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