Family-friendly, self-contained villas on a tranquil lake in Hervey Bay

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

Our villas all have balconies overlooking our beautiful lake and are all self-contained, offering you privacy and comfort with a great view.

Bookings and Availability

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Love staying here. Our cabin is always spotless, with all mod cons. The lake and wildlife are a pleasant distraction from the usual reading or watching TV. We have stayed here 3 times, and intend to keep doing so.
Browny, Cowra, via TripAdvisor
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Standard Villa

Features:

  • Sleeps up to three (3) people
  • One queen bed and one single bed
  • Kitchenette with portable hotplate, saucepans, electric fry pan, toaster, kettle, microwave, cutlery, and bar fridge.

Family Villa

Features:

  • Sleeps up to five (5) people
  • Bedding configuration is queen bed and in a separate room, either three single beds or a double and a single bed
  • Kitchenette with portable hotplate, saucepans, electric frypan, toaster, kettle, microwave, crockery, cutlery, and a large refrigerator

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Bring

You don't need to bring much at all.  We provide your linen and the kitchenette is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.  Just bring your clothing (remember a hat and sunscreen), through the warmer weather you may need insect repellant, food if you are staying a couple of days, though there are a lot of lovely cafes and restaurants nearby and anything else you need to enjoy a holiday.

Can you help us with tour information and bookings?

Yes, we certainly can.  Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast area have so much to see and do and our reception staff are happy to help you arrange tours and share information with you while you are here.  Just ask - if they don't have it for you straight away, they will do their best to find it for you.

How far out of town are you?

We get asked this one a lot.  Would you believe we are only a 5 minute walk from the beach?  That's right - you can park your car at the retreat and walk to the beach, cafes, supermarket, botanic gardens, even the Urangan Pier.  We are a short drive to the airport and the marina.

Can we feed the animals

Of course you can but our one big request is that you don't feed them bread.  Did you know bread can kill our wildlife?  Its not safe for them to eat and it can poison the waterways they live in.  Ask at reception for things you can feed them safely.  Remember though, they are still wild animals and it is important to let them come to you, not to chase after them.

Can I bring my boat?

As long as it fits through the front entrance, yes.  We have had boat trailers come through the front gate with ease. It you are planning on bringing a boat, please mention it when you are booking so we can try to have your villa as close to your boat as possible.  We do have plenty of room for parking though, so it won't be a problem.

Can we bring our pets

As we are a fauna reserve and our property is full of wildlife, unfortunately we have to say no.  We don't want pets chasing the wildlife or the wildlife chasing your pets.  It could also be an issue with health of the animals, we don't know if our wildlife might have a disease that will effect your pet or if your pet might bring something into the retreat that will effect our wildlife.  We do have contact details for some great pet sitters who will happily look after your fur babies nearby while you relax at the lake for a few days.

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Love staying here. Our cabin is always spotless, with all mod cons. The lake and wildlife are a pleasant distraction from the usual reading or watching TV. We have stayed here 3 times, and intend to keep doing so.
Browny, Cowra, via TripAdvisor
Sanctuary Lakes Wave

Accommodation Enquiries

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