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.

The resort is set amongst 10 acres of lush tropical nature reserve. Whilst we are conveniently located, once you enter the gate you can leave the rest of the world behind.

Some of the other relaxing activities you will find nearby include:

Relax on the beach

The resort is just 300m from the beach at Urangan where you can find a shady spot overlooking the water or get some sun (always be sun smart though). As Hervey Bay is sheltered by Fraser Island, the water is calm and offers safe swimming.


If you like to drop a line in, there are plenty of great spots close by off the beach or Urangan Pier. We have to tell you though, it may not be that relaxing as you probably won’t have to wait too long to get a bite.

Fishing charters are also available and we are happy to help you with booking a fishing adventure.

Take a casual stroll

If you like a scenic walk, there are plenty of options around Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat. You could find yourself walking along the beach, exploring the Botanic Gardens, or venturing out along Urangan Pier.

Great restaurants and cafes

If your idea of relaxing is enjoying a delicious meal or great coffee with a view, there are many restaurants near the resort and you will find plenty of options close by to suit your mood and tastes.