We had a lovely time staying at the Akama Apartments - that stay was made all the more wonderful by the fantastic service provided by the management which included recommending and booking tours, places to eat, things to do and organising taxi's, etc. They could not have been more helpful .. a big thumbs up to Matt and his lovely wife.
The apartments themselves are very new, spacious and modern with every amenity you would need. We ate breakfast in and visited restaurants and had take-away delivered for other meals. We can recommend a trip to The Boat Club for a very reasonably priced meal and the cafe's overlooking the nearby marina were great too. Take-away from Thai and Indian were very good too.
As far as location goes, it's only a few hundred metres walk to the Marina/Club where the boat tours leave from ... most other tours will pick you up from the front door. It is not central to the general shopping districts which are inland a bit although there are a few tourist type shops at the Marina area.
We had two apartments booked on the fifth floor, which had views out to the marina and the bay itself. There is a nice pool and spa but it was a touch too cold (August) when we were there for that. There is also a nice BBQ area if you want to self cater. A secure underground carpark is also provided.
The rooms are equipped with a large plasma TV and LCD in the main bedroom - DVD's can be hired from reception or BYO.
Getting around Hervey Bay itself is a bit more difficult without transport as the public transport is infrequent. Walking is easy but it's probably a 1.5km walk to the Urungan pier. The best part of the waterfront walks is probably another 2-3km further along the beachfront.
The taxi fare cost us about $17 from the airport - but service is not all that reliable so book ahead and allow for them to be up to 20 mins late on pickup.
Hervey Bay itself is quite spread out and a visit to the Centro shopping centre or any other stores is going to require a taxi, car or bike. We thought about hiring bikes but as there were 8 of us it was cheaper to hire a car for the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akama offers a dress circle location for anyone wanting to experience the very best of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Akama Resort is right across the road from Hervey Bay Marina - clubs, shopping, restaurants and Whale Watching vessels.The apartments are luxuriously spacious with high ceilings and a flow through design to very generous balconies - push back the concertina doors and open your apartment up to the views and tropical breezes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Akama Hotel Hervey Bay
- Akama Resort Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast