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Hi all, My Dh has been offered a job in Hervey Bay and we seriously considering taking the job. Has anyone been there and can tell me what it is like?

Are there many mosiquitos/sandflies etc?

Is it a nice place to live?

Does it have good shops, supermarket, doctors, dentists, schools?

Are the locals friendly?

And any other information you can think of would be great.

Thanks so much

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I've no personal experience of Hervey Bay but here are a few websites:

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia - The Ultimate Guide - Accommodation - Tours
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I haven't been there but unless it's a particularly unusual part of Australia, there will be sandflies and mozzies. Brace yourself!

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I think it's mainly a tourist town, but growing rapidly.
Here's another link:
Hervey Bay, Queensland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I've heard about it's nice beaches and it's on my 'list' of places to visit, but there's so many on my list in AU I'm thinking "which side of 40 am I going to see it"

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Hi all, My Dh has been offered a job in Hervey Bay and we seriously considering taking the job. Has anyone been there and can tell me what it is like?

Are there many mosiquitos/sandflies etc?

Is it a nice place to live?

Does it have good shops, supermarket, doctors, dentists, schools?

Are the locals friendly?

And any other information you can think of would be great.

Thanks so much

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thanks all, I have been to those sites already and a stack of others so know about what to do there etc but really wanted to know of anyones actual personal experience there. As seeing a lot of stuff on the net is nothing like actually being there.

I think here in NZ we are very lucky as we really dont have any bugs, sandflies, snakes, etc to worry about and pretty much can go anywhere and not be effected. We do get sandflies on the coast but not generally in a built up area.

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thanks all, I have been to those sites already and a stack of others so know about what to do there etc but really wanted to know of anyones actual personal experience there. As seeing a lot of stuff on the net is nothing like actually being there.

I think here in NZ we are very lucky as we really dont have any bugs, sandflies, snakes, etc to worry about and pretty much can go anywhere and not be effected. We do get sandflies on the coast but not generally in a built up area.
I've been to Hervey Bay, but not in the last couple of years. (I grew up in Bundaberg which is an hour north).

There are most definitely sand flies and mozzies, but like everywhere else in Australia, it is hit or miss. One street might be swarming in them, next street over, next to none. If you do move there, visit the house you are thinking of renting/buying around dusk to see how bad the mozzie situation is.

I think the locals were friendly but it is all subjective. I don't know so much about dentists, schools etc. When I was growing up the place was almost desolate, just a few retired people. But now it is a booming tourist town. I quite like it, but like i said, I haven't been there for a few years so I don't know how much it has changed.

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