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Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

36 individual free standing villas all nestled around a lake with a lake view, turtles, birds, ducks. Blissfully serene and quiet. Small swimming pool onsite, kids playground, laundry facilities, and friendly management. We stayed 4 nights in a studio villa. It was spacious, clean, had a small fridge, hot plates, microwave and all necessary kitchenware. Easy, short walk to the...

Thank CarlaI662
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time we've stayed here this time with a 2nd child. We were again not disappointed. Our 3 yr old and 6 yr old really loved all the turtles and ducks and being able to feed them every day. The accommodation is basic, but has everything that you need. It's very affordable for a family and the...

Thank Chantelle P
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Room was absolutely filthy, lounges were disgusting to sit on utensils in draw still had food all over them floor was dirty as bugs all through the room absolutely waste of money and time will never book here again

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

One of our best and relaxing stays. Only wish we had had more time to enjoy our stay. We will be back and will recommend it to others. The environment was peaceful with lots of birds to enjoy and feed. The hospitality was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Elizabeth S
Caboolture, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This place has every cabin facing the lake reserve where there are plenty of turtles and ducks and other birds. The cabins are all conditioned and come in a 3 bed model or a 5 bed model. The price for the five beds was $120 when we stayed in March 2017. You park your car immediately at the other end...

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I stayed at Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat, in a 1 bedroom cottage, complete with a kitchenette. The rooms were clean, comfortable and well appointed and the cottages are all on the edge of the lake, so scenery was great and had lots of semi tame wildlife. Loved it! I am planning to stay there again soon.

Thank Misha K
Aadorf, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I came in late by Greyhound. We were very delaided. The Manager was waiting for me. He drove me to the Shopping Center, that I could get some food...The place is wonderful...5 minutes walk to the beach. and the Manager even gave me a lift back to the station...perfect service. Thank you again. Great place to explore the beauty of...

Thank judiththurnherr
Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I used to stay here every few months. Last year I got Ross river fever from the bites as the mosquitos are so bad and this year it had not changed. I did suggest to the manager to put something there so people did not get bitten. The bed was ok but you had to be careful as it as...

Thank Reebee1974
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A great little spot to relax, very comfortable and very reasonably priced. It is close to shops, bottle and a short walk from The Esplanade. The well appointed cabins are situated on a lake, each with their own veranda with a view. Air conditioned and fully self contained makes for an enjoyable stay.

Thank Stephen H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

An 8 day stay over Christmas and our first time to Hervey Bay. This place is a true sanctuary. Special views of the lake, interaction with the wildlife and very quiet. Location to facilities also very good. The only way to explain the cabin is "donger" style basic. No insulation means you will either be very hot or very cold....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat is a unique holiday destination like no other in Hervey Bay. The 36 private, individual lakefront villas are surrounded by 10 acres of lush nature reserve, teeming with wildlife. Each villa is self-contained with a balcony overlookig our lake, providing the perfect setting for your family holiday or quiet getaway.Just 300 metres from the best beach in Hervey Bay, it's pricless. For your meals you can either cook in your villa, on our array of barbeques near every villa or dine out at a fantastic variety of restuarants close to the retreat. For your supplies, Urangan Shopping Centre is only minutes away, or stroll down to the fish co-op in the morning and select seafood that has been caught fresh daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Address: 1 Shell St | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia (Formerly Sanctuary Lakes Beach Resort)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Price Range: RM251 - RM443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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“give information like number of children or easterly aspect.”
R3386VGpeterj, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all cottages are all on the edge of the lake, so any would be great”
680mishak, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The last cluster of cabins was very quiet with minimal traffic.”
StephenH451, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a cabin on the lake”
377suzanney, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid unit near pool during school holidays.”
Valsjazz, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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