Hervey Bay to the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Hinterland
Reflections on the Water National Park
Hiding behind a Waterfall

House sitting in Hervey Bay was loads of fun! We did day trips to Maryborough for the markets, plus checked out the Mary Poppins Heritage Walk whilst there.

We also cruised up the Mary River on a full moon tide, this trip can only be done on a very high tide, highly recommend this cruise if you are in Hervey Bay, full day with a great lunch served. You get to see both cattle and cane farms along the way, with an informative commentary by the captain on the regions

The Fisher Boy


A day trip to Bargara was enjoyable with a great bike ride of around 2 hours on the bike paths, past Mon Repo were the Turtles come to lay their eggs and onwards to the Burnett River which flows through Bundaburg. lunch at the Windmill cafe was a good stop for a late lunch. Cyclone Debbie had just been through the area so the river and the sea were very brown and quite choppy. I imagine on a normal day the beaches would be lovely. Maybe next time!

During our three months we meet and mingled with friendly locals, even teaching one lady to swim, and leaving my bike with her to learn how to ride.

There are lots of good restaurants and cafes to cater to your every need, I asked on waitress if they only advertised for ” super friendly staff” as everyone who served us were always lovely.

Small towns are so friendly with a smile and ” hello” from everyone .

We look forward to securing another house sit in this area.

A quick 4.30 hours after leaving the area we’re  now sitting on the Gold Coast, in a lovely canal front property with three pooches to care for.

Catching up with old friends while we are here.

We move to Burleigh shortly for a month, so there will be lots to do there, walks in the National Park will be a must, along with swimming at the famous Burleigh Heads beach.

Both Currumbin Waters and Burleigh  boast restaurants and cafes, so my coffee stops will be numerous!

The Gold Coast seems super busy after the laid back Hervey Bay!

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We are newly retired Resort Managers, we are now intending to travel via House Sitting. Our idea is to highlight the areas were we sit, and spread the word about the wonderful things you could do if you visited.

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