Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide
Howard Queensland 4659


Howard QLD at a Glance


Population: 1,364

Closest State School: Howard State School
Distance to Stockland Shopping Centre:
30 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach:
 17 minutes by car (Toogoom)
Distance to Hervey bay Hospital: 26 minutes by car
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The closest school in town is Howard State School with Torbanlea State School only five km away. The closest secondary school is located to the northwest in Childers, with Hervey Bay schools to the east and Maryborough to the west.
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There is a bus service that operates between Maryborough, Hervey Bay, and Howard, although driving is definitely the best option.


You’ll find that Howard QLD has some local shops including a post office, drapery & patchwork store, grocery shop, hairdresser, and hardware store located in the region’s north. William Street has a milk bar, bakery, butcher, pharmacy, news agency, IGA supermarket, medical centre, fish & chip shop, and bottle shop plus hotel. There are also a few real estate agencies. There’s also a local CWA hall, library, and Bowls Club (located nearby in Torbanlea).
For a dose of serious retail therapy, the drive from Howard to Hervey Bay and Maryborough Shopping Centres takes just half an hour by car.


Howard— a Centrally Located Charming Rural Haven 
This is truly an awesome little town, it’s conveniently close enough to Hervey Bay & Maryborough for access to shops, services, and attractions but far enough away to enjoy plenty of peace and quiet! You’ll love the annual Burrum Coal Discovery Festival!

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Where is Howard QLD?

Howard QLD, 28kms west of Hervey Bay, once a historic coal mining town is now a quiet rural area surrounded by citrus orchards and sugar plantations. The town was named after William Howard, who settled in Maryborough in 1857, exploring the area, and is also credited with discovering the Howard coalfield in 1876. The railway reached the town in 1883.

Several historic buildings include the Royal Hotel (1889), St Matthews Church (1913), a small museum showcasing coal mining, farming history, and war memorabilia, and a stunning restored Brooklyn House (1890), 
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You will find limited shops and services in town as well as two hotels and the Burrum District Golf Club. Not forgetting the country markets once a month; Brooklyn House guided tours and Devonshire Teas, and a number of great fishing and swimming spots along the Burrum River. 

Heading out of town; it’s only 15 minutes by car to Maryborough and less than half an hour to Hervey Bay, with Toogoom and Burrum Heads about 20 minutes away. The Tilt Train (Brisbane / Rockhampton & Cairns trains) passes through twice daily. 

Historical Queenslander Brooklyn House Howard
Historical Brooklyn House in 1890

Real Estate Howard Queensland
A History & Lifestyle Overview

Discover Howard’s Rich History

When it comes to Howard Queensland, its history is steeped in mining, a legacy that’s still evident today. Take a stroll through town, and you’ll be greeted by charming streetscapes filled with former mining cottages and raised Queenslanders, often set on large allotments. But Howard offers more than just a glimpse into its past; it provides a relaxed atmosphere and a welcoming community spirit that’s perfect for newcomers.

Ideal for First Home Buyers and Families

Howard is a hidden gem for those seeking affordability without sacrificing quality of life. First-home buyers and families, in particular, are drawn to this town. It’s not just about the affordable real estate; it’s also about the lifestyle. Within walking distance, you’ll find a local primary school, making it an excellent choice for families. And for those with older children, Childers High School is just a short drive away. Moreover, Howard offers houses for sale that are remarkably budget-friendly, with prices often below $150,000.

Diverse Howard QLD Real Estate Listings

The real estate Howard Queensland landscape is truly diverse, catering to various preferences. The latest listings include options like “Renovators Delight,” “Rural Lifestyle Close to Services,” and “Quaint Rural Lifestyle Walk to Town.” Whether you’re looking for a fixer-upper or a charming rural retreat, Howard has something to offer. And if luxury is your preference, there’s no shortage of luxurious acreage lifestyle properties available as well.

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Contact Brian Thompson – Your Real Estate Howard Queensland Specialist

For personalized advice on buying or selling real estate in Howard QLD, reach out to our dedicated expert, Brian Thompson. He’s your go-to source for all things related to Howard’s real estate market. Contact Brian at 0438 132 215 or send him an email at sales@propertybrokerage.com.au.

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Consider Howard Queensland’s Neighboring Areas

While Howard is undoubtedly captivating, it’s worth considering the neighboring areas as well.

Torbanlea: Discover the charm of Torbanlea, a town steeped in history and culture. Explore its heritage and unique offerings.

Burrum Heads: For those who love coastal living, Burrum Heads offers pristine beaches and a laid-back coastal lifestyle that’s hard to resist.

Takura: Seeking a rural retreat? Takura’s quiet countryside offers spacious properties and a peaceful ambiance, perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle.

Pacific Haven: Pacific Haven, located just 3kms from Howard is a hidden gem for those seeking a tranquil coastal lifestyle. Nestled along the banks of the Susan River and surrounded by picturesque bushland, Pacific Haven offers a unique blend of natural beauty and convenience. 

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