Hervey Bay – #7 WOTIF Top 10 Australian Towns

With most Aussie borders open, interstate travel is on the rise, hinting at a soon-to-come revival in international travel. Queensland's Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast boast two towns in Wotif's 'Aussie Town Of The Year' Top 10. Caloundra placed 2nd and Hervey Bay 7th, known for affordability, quality accommodation, and traveller satisfaction.
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With most of the Aussie borders open we’ve seen interstate travel pick up and no doubt, international travel will soon be up and going again. Queensland featured two coastal towns in the Top 10 Australian Towns and is undoutedly still one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. 

The Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast areas have been voted to be in the top 10 of Wotif’s 2022 ‘Aussie Town Of The Year’ Awards.

*Caloundra QLD – 2nd Place
*Hervey Bay QLD – 7th Place

How are the Top 10 Australian Towns Determined?

Awards are based on three key factors:
accommodation affordability, quality, and traveller satisfaction

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast came in 2nd place on the list, which is no coincidence considering it offers so many fun activities. For a perfect summer holiday, a stay in Caloundra is hard to beat. It offers beautiful beaches, and all sorts of water activities like kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing.

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Caloundra QLD #2 Top 10 Australian Towns

Coming in 7th on the list is Hervey Bay— a charming town that’s popular for its proximity to boat and whale watching. The region is also known for its natural attractions. It’s a perfect spot, not just for its proximity to the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, but also because there’s so much to do here!

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Hervey Bay QLD #7 Top 10 Australian Towns

The Votes Are In! Are You Ready to Make a Move to Hervey Bay?

It’sno surprise that Hervey Bay was again in the top ten towns, especially since it’s such a popular tourist destination. Seriously— what’s not to like? The beaches are stunning, the lifestyle is laid back and relaxed, and there are plenty of things to do all year round.

If you’re looking for an idyllic place to call home, then Hervey Bay might just be for you!

You might also find this latest Fraser Coast council video about Hervey Bay interesting. Enjoy!


There are plenty of great homes for sale in the area. You can find anything from luxury homes on the waterfront, affordable starter homes, acreage, units or apartments. Each has something unique to offer and all of them will have you more than happy that you decided to make the move to gorgeous Hervey Bay.

If you’re looking to rent first, there are affordable rental properties including villas, townhouses, apartments, suburban and acreage homes available for rent. Just be sure to do your research whether you are looking to rent through a real estate agency or privately.  

Featured Real Estate Agencies

There’s no shortage of real estate agencies and agents in Hervey Bay and Maryborough. These three local agents from Property Brokerage are featured this month on Hervey Bay Real Estate Guide. Be sure to check out their listing pages and any discounts or bonus offers each may currently have available.

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