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Have you got a trip planned to Hervey Bay and now you’re looking for the best family accommodation Hervey Bay has? Then you’ve come to the right place because in this article I’m going to share with you some great options for family friendly Hervey Bay accommodation.

In terms of Hervey Bay family accommodation, it can be expensive for families, but it doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg. I’ve done tons of research for our own recent trip and there is some good cheap accommodation in Hervey Bay – you just have to know where.

If you don’t have the time or energy to search for the best family accommodation in Hervey Bay, Qld, then you will love this guide. I’ve already done all the research for you and found the perfect accommodation at Hervey Bay for your family trip. I’ve made sure all the places recommended in this guide are in a good location, not too expensive and have great family friendly amenities.

This guide covers all sorts of Hervey Bay holiday accommodation options such as some of the popular budget family resorts, tourist parks and a few of the cheap hotels in Hervey Bay too. 

So, let’s get started and find you the best accommodation in Hervey Bay for your family trip.

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Overview of the Family Accommodation Hervey Bay Offers in Guide

Below is a super quick overview of all the holiday accommodation Hervey Bay offers that is reviewed in this guide. You can use this overview to quickly determine which is the best place to stay in Hervey Bay for your family. For a more comprehensive review, keep reading below.

HotelLocationRoom TypeHotel FaciltitiesCheck Price
BreakFree
Urangan2 Bedroom apartment with kitchen & ocean viewsOpposite the beach with pool & tennis courtsCheck Price
Santalina
Urangan2 Bedroom apartment with kitchenOpposite the beach with poolCheck Price
Shelly Beach Motel
UranganSuite with tea & coffee making facilities & ocean viewsOpposite the beach Check Price
Discovery Parks
Torquay2 Bedroom apartment with kitchen2 pools, playground, tennis court, jumping pillow & games roomCheck Price
Riviera Resort
Torquay2 Bedroom apartment with kitchenOpposite the beach with pool & tennis courtCheck Price
The Beach Motel
Torquay2 Bedroom apartment with kitchenOpposite the beach with poolCheck Price
Sunseeker Motel
Scarness2 Bedroom apartment with kitchenOpposite the beach, with poolCheck Price
Coconut Palms
Scarness2 Bedroom apartment with kitchenOpposite the beach, with poolCheck Price
Best Western
PialbaSuite with tea & coffee making facilitiesOpposite the beach, with pool Check Price
Big 4

Point VernonBungalow with kitchenPool, playground & games roomCheck Price

Where to Stay in Hervey Bay

 

Hervey Bay is a relatively large area and so there are various places that people can stay when coming to town.  Most people tend to stay in one of the areas along the Esplanade between Urangan to Point Vernon.

If you have a car (which I highly recommend you do when coming to Hervey Bay), it probably doesn’t matter too much where exactly you stay.  However those without a vehicle will probably want to base themself close to all the various attractions they plan on seeing.

The main tourist area is located between the marina at Urangan to Pialba and the area is made up of four main precincts as follows:

  • Urangan: The southern end of Hervey Bay – this is where you’ll find the marina, where the whale watching boats leave from, the start of the Esplanade, Reef World and the iconic Urangan Pier.  Here you’ll be within close proximity to various places to eat.  This would be a good base for those without a car.

 

  • Torquay: This is a good choice for those wanting to be close to the beach.  Torquay has a range of great accommodation options as well as cafes, shops and places to stay.  Plus depending on where you stay, you are within walking distance to Urangan.

 

  • Scarness: This area is a little quieter than the above areas, and tends to have fewer accommodation options.  Nevertheless, there are a few good options and there is also a range of excellent cafes, restaurants and shops.

 

  • Pialba:  On the northern end, Pialba is where you’ll find the Wetside Water Park and the excellent All Abilities Adventure Playground making it a great area to stay if you plan on spending lots of time at the playground or waterpark.

 

  • Point Vernon:  For a quiet area away from the crowds, there is Point Veron.  This is a high rocky headland providing great views across the bay as well as places to swim.  There are fewer accommodation options here and limited shops and places to eat.

 

In the reviews below I’ve provided at least one accommodation from each of the above locations.  You can see the location of each option in the map below.  Zoom in and out for a closer view.

The Best Hervey Bay Family Accommodation

Below I have reviewed 10 great options for families looking for some of the best Hervey Bay cheap accommodation.  

BreakFree Great Sandy Straits

For those that want to close the marina, you can’t beat the BreakFree Great Sandy Straits.  This is a stunning resort, which offers great value accommodation for families, with absolute beachfront.

This Hervey Bay resort has great facilities for families, including a huge pool and two full size family courts.  The two bedroom apartments are ideal for families, with a queen bed in the master bedroom and two singles in the second bedroom.  Apartments also include a stunning view of the marina or bay and a fully equipped kitchen.

Other features of the family apartments include a laundry, AC, balcony, TV and more.

The resort is just a short walk from a range of restaurants and shops at the Great Sandy Straits Marina.  With the location of this resort, it’s the perfect choice for those short on time and going on one of the whale watching tours Hervey is so famous for.

Why we love it?

Gorgeous views across the marina or bay – the balcony is the perfect place to unwind with your family.

What’s not to love?

It’s one of the pricier accommodation options in this guide, but with so many things going for it, you can see why!

Summary

For families wanting self contained accommodation, with great views and facilities as well as close to the marina for whale watching tours, you really can’t beat the BreakFree Great Sandy Straits.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

Santalina On Hervey Bay


The Santalina On Hervey Bay offers families excellent accommodation, just 400m to the Urangan Pier as well as within walking distance to the marina and opposite Urangan Beach.

This is a gorgeous 4 star resort, which offers great value for families.  The Santalina On Hervey Bay features a saltwater swimming pool, BBQ area and free undercover parking.  Surprisingly with so many great facilities, this is one of the lowest priced options in these reviews!

Families are best suited to two bedroom apartments, which come with fully equipped kitchens and great balconies providing ocean views.  Apartments also include a laundry, TV, AC and free WIFI.

Why we love it?

Great facilities and location at such a good price.  Hard to beat those ocean views from the balcony.

What’s not to love?

It’s hard to choose a feature not to love from this resort – perhaps some of the other accommodation options are better positioned for the more popular beaches.

Summary

For families looking for a resort which offers great value for money and stunning ocean views, the Santalina on Hervey Bay is an ideal choice.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

Shelly Beach Motel


Located on the edge of Urangan and Torquay, Shelly Beach Motel is the pick for families wanting the cheapest accommodation in a great position.  Despite this amazing location. Shelly Beach Motel is the cheapest accommodation in this guide.

Located directly across the road, at Shelly Beach Motel, you’re within an easy walk to either Torquay or Urangan Beach.  The motel is also within easy walking distance to plenty of places to eat.

Every room here has a private balcony or courtyard with great views across the ocean.  Family rooms come with a double and two singles, as well as AC, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave and toaster – so you can easily prepare some basic meals.

For families after the best cheap accommodation in town, the Shelly Beach Motel is one to consider.

Why we love it?

The price – this is the cheapest option in this review, and every room has a gorgeous view of the ocean.

What’s not to love?

This is the only accommodation option that doesn’t come with a pool.  But if you’re visiting during the cooler months for the whales, then you probably won’t want a pool anyway – plus the beach is just across the road.

Summary

If you just want the cheapest accommodation for your family trip to Hervey Bay, the Shelly Beach Motel is one to consider.  This is no fuss accommodation, with only the essentials for your trip but in a lovely convenient location to all the attractions around town.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

Discovery Parks Hervey Bay – Fraser Street


One of the most highly rated places to stay for families is Discovery Parks Hervey Bay – Fraser Street.  Stacked with some great facilities, and located just 250m from the Torquay beach and esplanade, this is the perfect place for families to stay.  We recently stayed here also and just loved it!  Click here to read our full review or see our YouTube video from our stay here.

There is so much to do at this holiday park that it’s going to be hard to leave.  There are two swimming pools, games room, tennis court, playground and a bouncing pillow.  Other amenities on site include a camp kitchen, picnic spots, BBQ facilities, laundry and more.

The holiday park also offers a range of accommodation options including fully self contained cabins, villas and safari tents.  Choose from studios as well as one or two bedrooms, so there is plenty of room for the entire family.  Cabins and villas include TV, AC, kitchen, private bathrooms and more.

There is also powered sites for camping or caravans.

For families planning on spending a bit of time in Hervey Bay, the Discovery Parks – Fraser Street is definitely one to consider.

Why we love it?

So many awesome facilities for the kids – they will just love it here!

What’s not to love?

It’s not beachfront – but its just 250m away.

Summary

For families wanting a place with loads of activities for the kids, you can’t go wrong with Discovery Parks – Fraser Street.  There is so much to do there and plenty of amenities for mum and dad to make their stay more comfortable as we well.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

Riviera Resort


Located on the beachfront in Torquay, Riviera Resort is a gorgeous place to stay.  The resort is sprawled across 1.5 acres and is surrounded by tropical gardens.

There are some great facilities here for families to enjoy.  There is a stunning lagoon style pool, as well as a playground, tennis courts and a sauna.  Families can enjoy eating meals outdoors with lovely three BBQ areas.

Families can stay in either one or three bedroom apartments which are fully self contained.  Each apartment comes with an AC, fully equipped kitchen, full laundry and gorgeous balconies with lovely ocean views.

Why we love it?

This resort is in a great position, just across from the beach and has a great pool.

What’s not to love?

Rooms are a little dated, but they are lovely, spacious and well located.

Summary

For families looking for a great apartment right on the beach in Torquay, the Riviera Resort is a brilliant choice.  The apartments are fully self contained and provide families with a home away from home while in Hervey Bay.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

The Beach Motel Hervey Bay

 

The Beach Motel Hervey Bay is another great choice for families looking for accommodation in an excellent position on Torquay beach.  Plus it’s one of the cheapest places in this guide!

There is a range of different accommodation options at the Beach Motel suitable for families.  Choose from spacious two, three or even four bedroom apartments!  All apartments come with AC, TV, fully equipped kitchen and a balcony with outdoor furniture – the perfect place for relaxing.

The Beach Motel has a lovely pool and spa as well as BBQ facilities.  Also on site is a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Beach Motel Hervey Bay is a great place for families wanting budget accommodation but not wanting to compromise on location or space.

Why we love it?

Location and price – this is one of the cheapest places in this guide, yet what a location!

What’s not to love?

This is an old school accommodation building – but hey we don’t judge a book by its cover.

Summary

For families wanting good value accommodation, you really can’t go past the Beach Motel.  Located across from the beach and providing spacious apartments, what a great property!

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

Sunseeker Motel

If your family wants to be in the heart of it all in Scarness – surrounded by great places to eat, shops and a gorgeous beach – then Sunseeker Motel is for you.  From here you can park the car and walk everywhere, or it’s just a short drive to some of the nearby attractions.

In terms of accommodation, there are various options here for families.  Choose from standard family rooms or two bedroom apartments.  All rooms and apartments include AC, TV and WIFI.   Family rooms have a basic kitchenette, while apartments come with fully equipped kitchens perfect for making all the family meals.

The Sunseeker Motel has a great swimming pool, BBQ facilities and a laundry.  There’s even an on site boat and trailer parking too.

Why we love it?

Location, location, location!  If you want to be surrounded by shops, cafes and the beach – stay here!

What’s not to love?

This is one of the more expensive accommodation options in this guide, but you are paying for the super central location.  It is quite outdated in decor too.

Summary

The Sunseeker Motel is just 20 metres from the beach, surrounded by some awesome places to eat and provides some great value accommodation for families.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

 

Coconut Palms on the Bay

Not too far from the Sunseeker Mote is the Coconut Palms on the Bay – another great option for families wanting to be in a central location in Scarness.  Surrounded by shops, cafes and a short walk from attractions such as the Wetside Water Park and the Historical Village.

Families can choose between one or two bedroom apartments.  Apartments come with AC, TV, WIFI, fully equipped kitchens and balconies.  On site, the holiday property also has a great saltwater swimming pool and BBQ facilities for families to enjoy.  There is also a laundry on site.

Coconut Palms is a great option for families wanting low cost accommodation, but with an excellent beachside location.

Why we love it?

Love priced accommodation in a great location.

What’s not to love?

The pool here is not overly big – but you’ve got the ocean across the road anyway.

Summary

Coconut Palms on the Bay really offers excellent value for money for families on tight budgets.  Here you have self contained accommodation right by the beach and in a central location as well – it’s hard not to beat.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

 

Best Western Hervey Bay Ambassador Motor Lodge

The Best Western Hervey Bay is well located for families planning on spending a lot of time not just at the beach but at family attractions like the Wetside Water Park and the huge All Abilities Playground.  These attractions are just a short walk away and Pialba beach is directly across the road.

As well as great attractions within easy walking distance, the Best Western also has some great facilities on site for families to enjoy too.  There is a solar heated, plunge pool, bicycles are available for rent and there is also a restaurant on site as well.

Families can choose to stay in either a family size room or a two bedroom suite which can sleep up to 6 people – so perfect for large families.   All rooms have AC, TV, WIFI and tea and coffee making facilities.

The Best Western Ambassador Motel provides good, simple accommodation for families seeking somewhere to stay in the Pilalba area.

Why we love it?

Super close to Wetside Water Park and the All Abilities Playground.

What’s not to love?

The pool is pretty small and none of the rooms come with kitchens, so you won’t be able to prepare any family meals here.

Summary

If you’re a family that knows you’ll spend a lot of your time between the beach, water park and playground then you can’t go wrong with the Best Western.  However if you are just planning a single visit to these attractions, there are probably better value properties for you in this guide.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

 

Big 4 Hervey Bay

If you’re seeking a quiet spot for your Hervey Bay family holiday, then consider the Big4 at Point Vernon.  Located just 200m from the beach, here you’ll enjoy a quiet break but still be within a short drive to all the shops, cafes and attractions of Hervey Bay.

There is plenty to choose from in terms of accommodation options here.  Families can choose to camp or stay in a caravan on a powered site or stay in one of the various cabins – the park even welcomes you to bring your pet!

Family cabins are self contained and modernly decorated.  Each cabin includes AC, TV, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom and an outdoor seating area for relaxing.

Like all good holiday parks, there is plenty here for the kids to do.  There is a huge saltwater swimming pool, playground and a games room with PlayStation 4s.  Other on site amenities include BBQ facilities, a camp kitchen

Why we love it?

Great self contained accommodation and plenty of on site facilities to keep the kids entertained.

What’s not to love?

It’s relatively isolated in this area, but no doubt this is why some people decide to stay here.

Summary

For families preferring the quieter end of Hervey Bay, yet still want loads of facilities to keep the kids busy, the Big4 Hervey Bay is a great one to consider.  Here you are just a short walk to the beach and an easy drive to the rest of the area’s attractions.

Click here for more information, the latest prices and availability.

Airbnb Hervey Bay

Airbnb is also another great place to consider for Hervey Bay beach budget accommodation – particularly if you’re after private Hervey Bay holiday rentals.  Sometimes even some of the Hervey Bay resort accommodation options are privately owned and advertised here for rent much cheaper than you will get on sites like Booking.com.

The conditions about cancellation for bookings made through Airbnb Hervey Bay depend in the individual listing, so be sure to check this out before making your booking.

If you have never used Airbnb before, then click here and sign up and grab yourself $50 off your first booking.  If you’ve used Airbnb before, but your partner hasn’t, sign them up so you can get this discount.  Otherwise, click here and check out was is available on Airbnb around Hervey Bay.

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Hopefully you found this guide to where to stay in Hervey Bay helpful.  Click here to check out our things to do in Hervey Bay guide as well as guides on choosing the best whale watching tour and Fraser Island tour – coming soon!

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