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Urangan Esplanade frames the seaside suburb of Urangan in Hervey Bay. Welcoming, sunny and easy going, this waterfront precinct epitomizes the Australian lifestyle. Go for a walk, take in the views of the Coral Sea or get something nice to eat.
Begin with a stroll out onto the historic Urangan Pier. Stretching no less than 2,847 feet (868 meters) out to sea, this once commercial pier that is over 100 years old is the iconic landmark of the esplanade. Gaze out across the water to take in the region’s islands in the Coral Sea. Look for birds circling above, dolphins cruising the waves and stingrays gliding through the water.
Head back to the mainland and find some shade in Pier Park. Take a seat under a tree or get into the Aussie spirit by cooking up some sausages or a steak on the public barbecues. Come here to catch the Wednesday and Saturday morning community markets to buy some fresh local produce or have coffee with the locals.
Turn in either direction along the waterfront for scenic walking paths along the coast. As you go, look for the unusual melaleuca trees. Notice how the soft fibrous bark of these endemic Australian trees looks like rough sheets of paper.
Head west from the pier and choose from one of the many cafés and restaurants with bay views. Options range from quick and simple treats such as ice creams to luxury dining.
If you head east from the pier you will pass a quieter residential area before reaching the underwater delight of the Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim. This small aquarium has a large tank and several smaller ones and offers the chance of getting close and personal with some of its inhabitants. Take the plunge and hop in to swim with small and harmless reef sharks or help feed the graceful, old turtles.
Urangan Esplanade, also named the Charlton Esplanade, is easily reached on foot if you are staying in Urangan. If you are coming from farther afield, it is easiest to get here by car. Free parking is available along the streets and beside the park. The park has public toilet facilities.
This Urangan aparthotel is located in the city centre, offering direct access to the beach and only a short distance away from Urangan Pier, Reefworld Aquarium and Hervey Bay Botanic Garden. Area attractions also include Great Sandy Straits Marina and Hervey Bay Historical Village Museum.
Situated in Urangan, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Great Sandy Straits Marina and Great Sandy Strait. Reefworld Aquarium and Urangan Pier are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated on the boardwalk, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Great Sandy Strait and Great Sandy Straits Marina. Reefworld Aquarium and Urangan Pier are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Urangan Central Shopping Centre, Urangan Pier and Hervey Bay Botanic Garden. Great Sandy Straits Marina and Great Sandy Strait are also within 3 miles (5 km).
This family-friendly Urangan apartment building is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Sandy Strait, Reefworld Aquarium and Urangan Central Shopping Centre. Hervey Bay Botanic Garden and Great Sandy Straits Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Offering direct access to the beach, this Torquay hotel is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay Botanic Garden and Hervey Bay Historical Village Museum. WetSide Water Education Park and Lake McKenzie are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Situated in Urangan, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Great Sandy Strait, Hervey Bay Botanic Garden and Urangan Central Shopping Centre. Reefworld Aquarium and Great Sandy Straits Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated by the sea, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Hervey Bay Botanic Garden, Urangan Pier and Urangan Central Shopping Centre. Reefworld Aquarium and Great Sandy Strait are also within 1 mile (2 km).