Hervey Bay Suburbs Guide


Torquay at a Glance


Population: 6,316
Closest State School: Torquay State School
Distance to Stockland Shopping Centre: 
7 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach:
 1 minute by car
Distance to Hervey bay Hospital: 
10 minutes by car
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Torquay, Hervey Bay has its own centrally located primary school and also offers plenty of other schooling options including public, private, daycare & kindies to choose from. Tafe & USC Fraser Coast University are very close by in neighbouring suburbs.
Compare the schools in the Kawungan catchment area.


Generally getting around this suburb is great due to the central location and close proximity to beaches, shops and Hervey Bay CBD. There’s plenty of regular buses as well as walking/bike path(s) all along the Esplanade as well as through internal suburbs accessing Stockland Shopping Centre, Urangan Shopping Centre and so on. There are several schools including Urangan High School within walking distance or just a short bike ride away.


This area has local shops all along and just off the Esplanade including a Foodworks, chemist, fashion, retail, restaurants, cafes, BWS and the lively Torquay Hotel with regular weekend and/or evening entertainment, music, and great meals.  Larger shopping centres of Pialba Place, Stockland, Urangan, and Aldi are also quite close by.

Services Nearby: Hospitals, Medical, etc.


Torquay Hervey Bay— Gorgeous Beaches, Greenery, Cafes & Entertainment
This is seriously as good as it gets! You have one of the best beaches on literally your doorstep as well as cafes, restaurants, nightlife, and schools. There are also sports grounds, the local swimming pool, and shopping villages throughout this area making it ideal for family living.   
And the Urangan Pier, Whale Watching Tours, Fraser Island, the Airport, and such are also very close by.

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Where is Torquay QLD?

Torquay Queensland, a very popular tourist destination boasts visitors from all over the world. It is home to one of Hervey Bay’s most well-known beaches, with adjacent shops, cafes, and restaurants all along the Esplanade. You’ll find Shelley Beach here, which is one of the best swimming spots. The region is central to all lifestyle services, with excellent public transport options, education, shopping, medical amenities, and such. 

As a tourist hub, there’s no shortage of holiday accommodation available, including the highly popular Torquay Beachfront Caravan Park, units, apartments, hotels, and backpacker hostels. Due to the popularity of the beachfront lifestyle, many holiday apartments in the area such as the Riviera Resort are owner-occupied or permanently rented. This is ideal for investors or anyone wanting a holiday home by the beach. 

Torquay QLD Beach & Jetty
Torquay QLD Beach

Torquay QLD Affordable Housing

Torquay is an equal mix of established older homes that are generally located closer to the beach, and newer builds over the last ten to fifteen years within the outer reaches as the suburb has expanded. Homes here are very affordable and particularly good for First Home Buyers, retirees, and buyers or investors that are just entering the property market.

The area is home to many of the region’s local and professional sporting teams. Sports and clubs housed here include the Hervey Bay Sailing Club with high-level facilities for beach/water events, Local Gymnasium, Soccer, Football, Tennis, Hockey & Swimming. Homes in this immediate vicinity are a popular choice with families that play sports regularly. Local pre-schools, primary and secondary schools as well as local shops are within very short walking and/or bike riding distance. 

Homes in this part of Torquay are mostly on average-sized residential blocks and constructed of brick and tile with either 3 or 4 bedrooms.  Overall, the area is very pleasant, affordable, and central making it a truly great place to call home.

There are also a couple of streets in Torquay that do have larger acre allotments if you want more privacy and/or space. 

Torquay Aerial Homes sea views
Anembo Lakes Torquay Hervey Bay QLD

For those seeking something a little more upmarket, lakeside living at ‘Anembo Lakes’ Torquay featuring spacious family homes is an attractive estate in which to live. Not only are the homes lovely here, but the location is within walking distance to the beach, a gym, Urangan Bowls Club, schools, shops as well as many local amenities. 

Another area with plenty of street appeal that offers spacious living on larger blocks is along Torquay Terrace. The stunning ‘Torquay Views’ new release is also located here and well worth investigating, especially if you are wanting to build your dream home with uninterrupted sea views and conveniently close to everything Torquay has to offer. There’s also been some recent new housing development occurring in the Exeter and Colyton Streets areas with vacant land for sale. 

Since the area is such a popular place to live, we strongly advise anyone interested to set property alerts for when houses for sale in Torquay Hervey Bay come up, so as not to miss out. You may also like to check out the adjacent suburbs of Urangan, Scarness, and Kawungan.

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Brian Thompson Hervey Bay Real Estate Agents
For information regarding buying or selling in Torquay, contact our Torquay Real Estate Specialist— Senior Broker Sales Manager Brian Thompson on 0438 132 215

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