Nancy , (AU)  10/10

Amazing and wonderful place. I normally don’t do reviews at a place I’ve stayed before, but this time I wanted too, because my stay here at Sanctuary Lakes was absolutely amazing! My room was very clean, and so were the bathrooms and toilet, the beds were firm, there was plenty of spare pillows, the rooms were spacious and the front view over-looking the lake was beautiful!! I choose the best place in Hervey Bay to spend my 2 nights!! amazing amazing. My partner and I both loved our stay. We both agreed it was a beautiful place.

Yiorgo , (AU)  10/10

It is a very peaceful environment and you feel as though you are far away from the city.

David , (AU)  9.2/10

Quiet & tranquil you could hear the birds early in the morning. Went out to feed the turtles & ducks just outside our villa.

ANON (AU)    9.2/10

A very pleasant place to stay for a week or overnight. Enjoyed the gardens and watching the birds and turtles. Very quiet and private. Close to a variety of dining venues.

Jason , (AU)    10/10

Enjoyed it just as much as our 1st time there and will make the trip again just to stay here. Such a serene, relaxing spot, second time here and will definitely be back a third time and more

Lynn , (AU)  10/10

Loved it. Beautiful location, great facilities, I would love to come back here, for a longer stay

Catherine , (AU)  9.2/10

Such a beautiful place with the units nestled around a lake. Really spacious rooms, which were well equipped. Would definitely stay again.

Willem , (NL)  7.5/10

Prima verblijf . Grote woonkamer met daar in een 2 persoons bed . Nog een slaapkamer met 3 een persoons bedden . Keukenblok met alle noodzakelijke voorzieningen . En een leuke veranda met uitzicht over de vijver met haar vogels en vele schildpadden. Ruime badkamer met douche . Achter in het park lag een klein zwembadje en iets verder door stond het “washok” waar je voor 3 Aud je was kon doen . Prima u uitval basis om Hervey Bay en Frasier Island te ontdekken . Buiten in het park staan ook nog verschillende BBQ’s op gas waar je vrijblijvend gebruik van mag maken . En zoals gewend in Australië was de dame aan de receptie weer erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam .

(Great stay. Large living room with a 2 person bed. Another bedroom with 3 single beds. Kitchen block with all necessary facilities. And a nice veranda overlooking the pond with its birds and many turtles. Spacious bathroom with shower. In the back of the park there was a small swimming pool and a little further was the “laundry room” where you could do 3 Aud you were. Excellent base to discover Hervey Bay and Frasier Island. Outside in the park there are also several BBQ’s on gas that you can use free of charge. And as usual in Australia, the lady at the reception was very friendly and helpful.) 

Rebecca Dostal  4/5

Cabins are nothing fancy but they are functional and had everything we needed. It is great sitting on the balcony watching all the wildlife. It is in a fantastic location only a few blocks from the beach.


Marlene Lockery  4/5

Went there on how first date. The room we had was clean .Bed was soft. When we picked up the keys. Deb was so nice. Pool was clean. Just a really nice spot to go and relax. Thanks we will be going back. Cheers

Lissa McCallum

Beautiful , tranquil lakeside setting. Comfortable villas with good facilities. Loved the Birdlife and turtles!

PCipriani Italy   5/5

Magical place

All rooms face beautiful pound packed with gorgeous plants and birds and turtles. Great to have a drink or dine outside the room in the porch. Room clean. kitchen has everything but the stove. Fridge, sink and microwave available. The location in this beautiful park makes you forget everting else. Harbour, beach and groceries at walking distance

Scenic  Wellington NZ  4/5

Birdlife paradise

We thoroughly enjoyed a couple of nights at this retreat. A very nice well priced unit overlooking a bird-filled lake. We are looking forward to returning to have a longer stay and look forward to enjoying the bird song.

Julie P  Aus   4/5

Fun Times 

The Rooms were all you need for a short Break from Normality, Lovely Break Away.The Grandchildren loved the Wildlife even though they got a scare when the Turtles popped up for the first time, but out came the camera and I now have vast number of Photos of Turtles and Birds.


Don’t just take their word for it, come and see for yourself.