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Hervey Bay

-25.296281 152.816728
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles


Jan 23, 2020

"Great location but a totally feral population"

I currently live in Eli Waters having moved from Torquay but prior to that NSW. Cheap house prices and rents has attracted some of the worst characters you can imagine. Drug users, unemployed, driving issues - you name it as it is here No laws are followed but neither the police or the council do any enforcement anyway. It is a real pity as it is a beautiful area but the social disobedience at all levels leaves it as a last resort for quality law abiding residents. I am moving out ASAP as has done three of my neighbors.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 18, 2019

"A small town with everything you need"

Hervey Bay is like being on holiday everyday. Easy to get around and friendly local. Safe beaches for young kids and water fun SUP, kayak, inflatable, dinghy JetSki etc yet bigger boats can moor safely also. It is a tourist town so can get busy but the people coming in keep the economy moving and is good for the town. Shopping is good with about any shop you would want, hospital and medical services are good, sports fixtures a plenty and great schools. A bit slow for druggies, headbangers and disco addicts, but that is the appeal for many.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
Feb 06, 2019

"A boaring little town full of stoners or retired people interesting in doing nothing"

Its like an old sea side town, untouched by developers, with no real views to speak of, and no vibe or soul. Some ok places to eat, and so ok walks on the beach , unless you like fishing or boating this is not a place to enjoy surf, night life, or views, it all feels a bit run down, old and boganny. Better places in Queensland to live.
bobhatton So tell me; where would be the better places to live in Queensland?
Jan 22, 2020
Jane Sheppard
Jane Sheppard Yeppoon, sunshine coast, gold coast, Mackay, just to name a few
Jan 22, 2020
bobhatton No, you must have misheard me; I said 'better'..
I've lived near Yeppoon, have lived on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast and worked in Mackay. You said HB was full of stoners and bogans - you think the places you mention aren't?
Jan 23, 2020
Jane Sheppard
Jane Sheppard this is not a forum for back and forth, you like green I like blue, IMHO.. if you think different great, I am not going to have a discussion about it. Its simply my view. End of story.
Jan 23, 2020
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