We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A beautiful and relaxing place to stay”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A beautiful and relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I stayed for 4 nights this August with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend. We all enjoyed our stay immensely. Waking up to birdsong was a joy and we spent ages just enjoying the grounds and feeding the birds. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. The villa was clean, spacious and adequately equipped. It was very good value for money and I'd love to stay there again. The swimming pool was tiny, but the sea is only a walk away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Bob D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

188 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    112
    57
    14
    4
    1
See reviews for
64
85
11
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (37)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay. The place is so tranquil with so many different birds, including black swans. We were given bird food and took full advantage of feeding them. The birds sounds were incredible but the first night we were there the birds kept us awake so the second night we ran the fan on the cooler. It helped alot. I would stay here again because the owners were so attentive and the place is beautiful. It is a no nonsense hotel but very clean.

Room Tip: All the cabins are on the lake so there is not a bad room or location.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Gena50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
maryborough
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

ok im going to rave about this place too!!!familyof 5 adults and only $120 a night!!! our bungalow was perfect!! the owners i have to say are the most friendly and easy going people ive ever stayed with.nothing was a drama.they work hard to make this place very special.this little gem is situated about 300 metre walk from the beach,and a nice easy to stroll to urangan pier and cafes.its location is also next to the kondari resort and hotel,so no driving if you want to go out for dinner and have a few drinks.if your a family looking for room for the kids to run around and feed ducks,turtles,swans,and the friendly old dog,there is also a pool!!,this is it.we cooked bacon and eggs on the bbq for breaky and had the dog,magpies,and ducks sitting with us,so funny.loved our break away even if we only came from maryborough to get mum out of the house.big thumbs up from us.thanks sanctuary lakes.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank bali4me11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rudolstadt
Level Contributor
53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights end of July and we really loved it. In the middle of Urangan, in walking distance to the waterfront (there is no real beach) and to the harbor for whale watching boats and the boat house, also some restaurants not too far away you will find a real oasis. Nice wooden villas in an awesome environment; it is more a botanical garden atmosphere (palm trees, nice flower trees and a lake with turtles) then a retreat. In the morning lots of ducks and birds made the area around the villas very busy. And you do not feel that you are in the middle of the Hervey Bay sttlement.
Also the owners are very friendly and commited, big compliment and please go ahead.
Price-value-ratio is excellent, finally we can say, it is 100% recommended and we should come in that area again, we will stay here again, for sure !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank EgbertRudolstadt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne
2 reviews
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Lodge style accomodation. Staff/owners were unbelievably friendly, kind and helpful. Excellent value for money, superb, quaint, peaceful surroundings. A great base for Fraser Island and Whale Watching tours too.

Would not hesitate it recommending this to friends, family and anyone else.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank DavidB1984
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leeds
Level Contributor
60 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2012

The chalets are spacious and all have a view of the lakes. There's plenty of wildlife about and enough trees and grass to live up to the name. The kitchenette is well equipped and there are bbqs dotted about.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Mark098
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bribie
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Do not hesitate - you will love it. I cannot fault it. Loved the location on the lake, loved hand feeding the birds, loved Dozer the dog - happy 10th birthday dozer! Loved the owners. Can't wait to go back. Excellent value for money, best weekend ever.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ladytravellerBribie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Hervey Bay hotels
1.1 mi away
Mantra Hervey Bay
Mantra Hervey Bay
#9 of 23 in Hervey Bay
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,675 reviews
0.2 mi away
Grange Resort Hervey Bay
Grange Resort Hervey Bay
#10 of 23 in Hervey Bay
5.0 of 5 bubbles 160 reviews
0.8 mi away
Hervey Bay Colonial Lodge
Hervey Bay Colonial Lodge
#1 of 23 in Hervey Bay
5.0 of 5 bubbles 264 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Oceans Resort & Spa Hervey Bay
0.8 mi away
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay
4.9 mi away
Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge
Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge
#7 of 23 in Hervey Bay
4.5 of 5 bubbles 257 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Property: Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat
Address: 1 Shell St | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia (Formerly Sanctuary Lakes Beach Resort)
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing