Dundowran Beach Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide

Dundowran Beach at a Glance


Population: 2,079
Closest State School: Yarrilee State School
Distance to Stockland Shopping Centre: 
13 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach:
 2 minutes by car
Distance to Hervey Bay Hospital:
10 minutes by car
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There are several education options in other Hervey Bay suburbs that are less than fifteen minutes away, but none in the immediate area. Buses are available to transport students to their nearest school(s) with connections available to other schools.
School Options: public & private primary, secondary, pre-school, and adult education.
Compare all schools within the Dundowran Beach schools catchment area.


You’ll most likely need a car as this suburb is about fifteen minutes from Hervey Bay CBD and main shopping centres, services, etc. There is a local bus service that runs quite regularly.  


Dundowran Beach is quite handy to Craignish Shopping Village where you’ll find groceries, a pharmacy, takeaway foods, a cafe, a hairdresser, a pub/hotel, and a golf course. Major shopping centres and services are about 15 minutes drive.
Local Shopping Outlets: Craignish Foodworks, Bakery, Takeaway Foods,
Other Services: Pharmacy, Doctors,


Dundowran Beach Hervey Bay— a Beachfront Rural Sanctuary
Stunning secluded beaches, wide-open spaces, spectacular views, beachfront lifestyle, large urban-rural & acreage living! This is Hervey Bay’s finest address!  Be sure to check out Arkarra Tea Gardens for afternoon tea.
Relaxed lifestyle with all Hervey Bay essentials not too far away! The Craignish Golfclub is just down the road and so are all the best Hervey Bay attractions and services.

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Dundowran Beach QLD History

The area may have got it’s name from Kabi language ‘thundarun’ which translates to plum tree or from the QLD ‘kauri  pine’. There are heritage listed sites in the adjacent suburb of Dundowran:  the Dundowran Recreational Hall and  Gallagher & Bagnell Grave Site. Dundowran Provisional School (pictured below), built in 1891 was in the area, closing in December 1960. The school and the Dundowran Recreational Hall were moved to the Hervey Bay Historical Village, Scarness. You can find out more about Hervey Bay’s history at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum.

dundowran recreational hall 1933
Dundowran Recreational Hall 1933

Dundowran Beach QLD Today

Dundowran Beach, located just fifteen minutes drive from the Hervey Bay CBD is absolutely stunning— Absolute Beachfront Acreage Living with some of the regions best coastal and hinterland panoramic views! The entire Dundowran Beach area features natural and man-made lagoon systems bringing an abundance of native wildlife to the region; the most notable being the Arkarra Lagoon.

Regarded as one of Fraser Coast’s most prestigious residential beach-side suburbs, the region is ideal for home buyers seeking larger allotments within immediate vicinity of the beach. The hillside views overlooking Point Vernon, Gataker’s Bay and Dundowran Beach are a bonus. With its own local shopping village, a short drive to Hervey Bay city center and bus transport available; this elite coastal suburb boasts many of the regions most spectacular homes in among a tropical acreage beach setting.

dundowran beach lagoons acreage homes aerial

Depending on location, home allotments range in size from large residential blocks in a suburban setting to park like small acreage allotments around the various lagoons, new developments to full beachfront blocks. 

It’s an absolutely gorgeous area! If you dream of a lifestyle where you and your family live in an urban-country location, perhaps even on top of a hill with impressive distant views of the ocean— Dundowran Beach may be just right for you! It’s quiet and serene because although other homes are nearby, unlike other suburbs, nobody is on top of each other. This is truly paradise!

The area has it’s own local shopping village: Craignish Foodworks, a Cafe/Takeway, Pharmacy and medical services. It’s also less than 15 minutes by car to Hervey Bay shops and services.

There are extensive plans for future development in the area for approximately 100 new homes each over 20 years. Time will tell, although there does appear to be quite a bit of vacant small acreage land currently available for building on.


Are you ready to move to paradise? Be sure to also check out the nearby suburbs of Dundowran, Eli Waters, and Toogoom.

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Comments about Dundowran Beach

2 thoughts on “Dundowran Beach Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide

  1. Christine Jones

    We are thinking of moving to Dundowran Beach.
    Is the Beach dog friendly?
    Are there sandfly’s ?

    We’d like a large private block with a house and pool and walkable to the beach. Fully fenced for our dogs.

    Also what are the rates in this area and what does it include.
    Thank you

    1. Dianne OKeefe

      Hi Chris,
      Dundowran Beach is a lovely area. I’m sure you will easily be able to find the type of property you’d like to live in. Please call Brian Thompson on 0438 132 215 if he can be of assistance.

      Dundowran Beach has two dog friendly beach areas: For more information visit:https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/dog-off-leash-areas
      1. Dundowran Beach (Foreshore) – from Sawmill Road to Ansons Road: Allowed 3pm – 8am
      2. Dundowran Beach – Point Vernon (Foreshore) – from Ansons Road to the end of Spence Street , Point Vernon : Allowed 24 Hours

      Rates throughout Hervey Bay are about $4800pa (water consumption is a variable amount)

      Regards to sand flies / midges: In the Fraser Coast region, they are particularly active during the warmer months, September through to April each year, especially at dawn and dusk.
      For more information visit: https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/biting-midge-and-mosquitoes

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