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World Heritage listed Fraser Island, an Australian icon, has an amazing array of natural wonders... freshwater lakes with white sandy beaches, desert-like sand blows and ancient rainforests with rare king ferns growing in sand.
Seventy-Five Mile Beach is strewn with attractions including cliffs of coloured sands, fast-flowing freshwater creeks and even a shipwreck rusting on the beach.
The beach highway doubles as a landing strip for planes making joy flights, and the fishing is some of the best in the world. Keep a look out for dingoes and birds of prey.
17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655
Whale Watching - Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay
The Great Sandy Straits Marina is located on the Northern end of Urangan harbour in Hervey Bay. There are 176 berths which cater for the 8 metre to 30 metre vessels. The marina is protected by gates for your security. The facilities include toilets, showers and a laundry. The marina now has an exclusive, marina members only, car park. There are restaurants and cafes within the harbour as well as souvenir and other shops. The Hervey Boat Club will welcome you with a wholesome meal for a reasonable price. You can sit in the lounge for a quiet drink or play the pokies.
The harbour also contains two first class resorts – Breakfree Great Sandy Straits and The Mantra Resort. Hervey Bay is the whale watching capital of Australia and is located adjacent to world heritage listed Fraser Island. There are many activities for you to enjoy. As well as the whale watching, there are many charter boats to take you fishing, snorkelling, diving or just cruising. Why not try a dinner cruise and watch the sunset? Hervey Bay boasts many and varied restaurants and cafes, catering for all tastes and budgets. There are also numerous motels and self contained units from budget to luxurious as well as backpacker accommodation. We look forward to seeing you soon It’s a beautiful day in Hervey Bay!
Hervey Bay Golf Club and The Clubhouse
The Hervey Bay Golf Club boasts fabulous facilities for members and guests alike, with the native setting of the challenging 18-hole championship course, its well bunkered greens and excellent practice area.
Nissen Street & Urraween Rd, Pialba QLD 4655
Hervey Bay Hospital
Hervey Bay Hospital provides a broad range of acute services to the Fraser Coast community.
The paediatric unit has been expanded from eight to 10 beds to meet the increasing demand for paediatric services. The refurbishment also included an enclosed play area, treatment and storage rooms, office and multipurpose rooms for family meetings.
Refurbishment of the renal unit has improved the accommodation for patients receiving dialysis at the hospital. The unit provides 10 stations for dialysis and an additional three stations for preparing those patients who will self-administer dialysis in their own home—currently 39 per cent of patient receiving dialysis are now home based.
Hospital in the Home was initially funded from the community dividend. Planning is underway to expand the service in the 2014-15 financial year to allow eligible patients to be treated in the home.
The patient transport service provides patient transfers between the Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospitals—reducing reliance on the Queensland Ambulance Service for non-urgent diagnostic appointments.
Funding of $17.29 million has been allocated to the hospital for a new oral health facility and cancer care facility.
1 Medical Pl, Urraween QLD 4655
St Stephen's Hospital
St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay is Australia's first fully integrated digital hospital.
Since October 2014 when the hospital opened, Fraser Coast residents have access to one of the country’s most advanced healthcare facilities.
The new $96-million facility is the first fully-integrated digital hospital to be opened in regional Australia, and will transform the quality of healthcare available to the Fraser Coast’s growing population.
St Stephen’s Hospital provides a comprehensive range of inpatient medical services, as well day surgery.
Part of UnitingCare Health, St Stephen’s Hospital is a private healthcare provider owned by the Uniting Church, and is the only not-for-profit provider of private hospital services on the Fraser Coast.
UnitingCare Health also includes The Wesley Hospital and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane and Buderim Private Hospital on the Sunshine Coast and is therefore a significant provider of health care services in Queensland. Collectively, over 4,100 people are currently employed by UnitingCare Health, with approximately 100,000 patients treated annually.
As a registered charity and not-for-profit facility, St Stephen’s is committed to re-investing surplus funds for the development of the hospital, its services and its employees. This benefits the community by creating facilities that utilise leading edge technology and staffed by leaders in their field.
Our Motto, “Personal Care, Professional Approach”, employs compassion, care, honesty and integrity throughout every aspect of our care.
Queensland 4655, Australia
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Great Barrier Reef - Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.