Getaway for the weekend

Getaway for the weekend

Five Weekend Getaway Experiences at Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Need to escape and getaway for a few days? Going somewhere quiet and relaxing, even for a weekend, can be just the thing you need to recharge your batteries. But peaceful and relaxed doesn’t have to be boring. Here are five weekend getaways you can experience at Hervey Bay’s Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat.

Romantic Getaway

Sanctuary Lakes is the perfect getaway for couples. Private and nestled in a lush tropical reserve – you will automatically be feeling the romance.

During your say, book in a couple's massage at one of the Bay's day spas, followed by a romantic dinner by the ocean. Do some boutique shopping or take a walk together through the Botanic Gardens or along the Esplanade and Urangan Pier.

Foodies Paradise

There are more than 100 places to eat listed on Trip Advisor, so your hardest task will be narrowing your choices! You will have access to amazing local seafood and produce.  Hervey Bay is a food lovers paradise.

The top five restaurants on Trip Advisor are Arkarra Gardens Café Restaurant, Salt Cafe Urangan, Vinvero's Cafe, The Dock Bar and Restaurant and Bayaroma Cafe. But if you want to know what the locals' love, visit Fraser Coast Foodies on Facebook.

Family Fun Time

Planning a quick trip with the kids in tow? Hervey Bay is an idyllic location for families. Aside from regular family activities like the cinema, jump park and bowling, there are some great activities everyone is sure to love. Most iconic to Hervey Bay is Whale Watching (mid-July – mid-November). You can also try WetSide Water Park, Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, the Rock Pools, a bike ride along the Esplanade and Reef World.

Sun and Sand

If you just want to swim and enjoy the sun, Hervey Bay is the perfect beach getaway. With 12km of gorgeous sandy beaches, Hervey Bay has amazingly calm waters as it is protected by Fraser Island. It is stinger free, and water temperature ranges from 21 to 26 degrees.

As Hervey Bay’s popularity began with its beautiful beach, there are plenty of dining and shopping options along the Esplanade.

Nature Lovers

For a getaway where you are surrounded by nature, you don't need to look any further than Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat!

Your private villa is nestled within a 10-acre lush tropical nature reserve, teeming with wildlife and overlooking our picturesque lake. On the property you will find a variety of wildlife including wild ducks, water hens, kookaburras, turtles and more.

For a change of scenery, visit the beautiful botanic gardens or stroll along the Esplanade.

So whatever the reason for your visit, you are sure to find an experience you will love in Hervey Bay and at Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat.

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