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POINT VERNON HERVEY BAY SUBURBS GUIDE

Point Vernon at a Glance

FAST FACTS

Population: 5,699
Closest State School: Pialba State School
Distance to Stockland Shopping Centre: 
9 minutes by car
Distance to Closest Beach:
 2 minutes by car
Distance to Hervey Bay Hospital: 
8 minutes by car
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SCHOOLS

Point Vernon is quite spread out and although there are no schools in the immediate area, there are plenty of excellent public and private options in neighbouring suburbs of Pialba, Eli waters, Urraween and south towards Urangan. The local Tafe and USC University campuses are also just down the road.
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TRANSPORT

A great suburb that is handily located adjacent to Hervey Bay’s CBD suburb of Pialba offering fair public transport and a nice bike path along the foreshore all the way down to Urangan. Also taxis and Uber.

SHOPS & SERVICES

Very central suburb, adjacent to Pialba and Eli Waters, although the area is quite large and spread out. People living here have lots of options when it comes to shopping, medical and Hervey Bay facilities. Stockland Shopping Centre, Pialba Place, Aldi & Eli Waters Shopping Centre are all very close by; some homes are within walking distance depending on which part of the suburb they are located in. 

LIFESTYLE

Enjoy the Point Vernon Hervey Bay Lifestyle—
Parks, expansive greenery, beaches, bike paths, stunning Esplanade location. The Waterfront Esplanade Areas of Point Vernon are truly spectacular. Convenient living located right next to Pialba CBD and right on the beach. Perfection! Enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade, take the children to the Purple Park, discover local bat colonies or explore the rocky foreshore. Or just soak up the sunshine and/or have a swim. 

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Point Vernon QLD History

Point Vernon, also known as Polson was named in 1861 after Captain Charles Vernon; commander of HMS Cordelia that had conveyed Governor Bowen to Queensland in 1859. It was the main commercial centre of Hervey bay for many years. For more historical information about Hervey Bay, check out the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum.

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Point Vernon QLD Today

Hervey Bay’s Point Vernon – the largest rocky promontory on the coast between Noosa and Bundaberg.

Visit Point Vernon’s beautiful Gatakers Bay and explore its esplanade to discover a number of picnic and swimming areas. At The Gables, learn about Hervey Bay’s sandy dunes, vegetation, and shorebirds from interpretive signs in the park. Spot the resident Ospreys as these stunning birds of prey nest on a dedicated platform. Just off the shoreline at the Gables is a coral reef, popular with snorkellers, where it is possible to see an interesting mix of subtropical and temperate species of hard and soft corals as well as many marine creatures, including stingrays, turtles, squid, and several fish species. The best time to enter is one hour either side of low tide.

Point Vernon’s ESA Park, between Aplin and Flinders streets, has easy access to the beach and exciting tidal rock pools.

The playground is protected from the road so it is a great place for parents, and grandparents, to relax as their children play. The park has toilet and barbecue facilities and plenty of off-street parking.

Point Vernon is a good starting point for the Hervey Bay Esplanade Trail, which hugs the stunning coastline for over 16km between Gatakers Bay and the Urangan Boat Harbour.

Follow the trail and discover interesting facts about our whales, sea creatures, and heritage through interpretive signage along the way.

“Beautiful beaches and quiet neighbourhood”
The best place to live in Hervey Bay. Great walkway, cycleway along the Esplanade from the tip of Point Vernon to Urangan. Beautiful swimming beaches and dog friendly beaches. Best place to watch the sunset. Ocean views can still be purchased for under One Million Dollars.

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

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