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Happy Wanderer Village, Hervey Bay

At the Happy Wanderer Village they take pride in their 4 1/2 star AAAT rating. Their aim is to provide the highest standard of facilities and service possible. The Wanderer has consistently been included in the top one per cent of parks in Australia for the last ten years (AAAT rating) and has several times been listed in the Top Ten Parks in Queensland and Australia.
They can provide your complete holiday. One call books any type of accommodation or site you want at a realistic price. They have contemporary, upmarket villas, backpacker accommodation and the largest selection of tourist ensuite sites in Queensland. As well, of course, as cabins, campervan sites and camping.

Accommodation Options


Modern design and are tastefully decorated with Queensland in mind. They have two bedrooms, the main bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has two singles. The villas are self contained, with a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, full size oven, fridge, all crockery and cutlery. The villas are built in a duplex arrangement with a sliding verandah partition for privacy. This can be locked back to provide a shared verandah area when friends or family are next door. The verandah area has an outdoor setting and is shaded by sails.

Family Units

Family Units provide good, basic family accommodation. They have two bedrooms, with a double in one room and bunks and a small single in the other. A couch in the living area also drops down to make another double bed. These units have a kitchen, with oven and hotplates, a microwave and all utensils. They have a colour television and air conditioning. Fans are in all rooms. When booking these units you have the option to bring your own linen or they can supply it for a nominal fee.

Studio Units

Studio units are open plan, motel style, with a kitchen and ensuite. They have a double bed, bunks and a couch that folds out to make another double if necessary. They are equipped with cooking facilities, kitchen utensils, fans and colour television. There’s an outdoor setting on the verandah. You have the option to bring your own linen or they can supply it for a nominal fee.

Budget Cabin

Double bed in separated bedroom. Kitchen/living area with cooking facilities, crockery and cutlery, fridge, television, fans. Verandah with outdoor setting. Linen hire available. Private external ensuite.

Backpacker Cabins

These are purpose designed for international travellers. They have two separate bedrooms, each with a double and a single bunk style bed. Lock up cupboards and drawers which are individually keyed (as are the rooms) for security. You can hire these cabins by the bedroom or share with one other person. Shared kitchen facilities including cooking facilities, all crockery, cutlery, utensils, cookware. Fans and television. Verandah and outdoor setting.Linen hire available. Private ensuite external to cabin.


Spacious, shaded, grassed camping sites. Campers kitchen provided free of charge, includes oven, stove, microwave, toasters, kettle, crockery, cutlery, cookware, dishwashing facilities with hot water and fridges. An adjacent covered area also houses free gas barbecues and plenty of tables and chairs. Video games room and television and internet access all adjacent. Shared amenities block is spotlessly clean and provides decent, hot showers. Laundries provide washing, drying and ironing facilities for a nominal fee.

Powered Site

The Standard sites are all located round the main amenities block, all come with power, town water and sullage point. The laundry, camp kitchen, disabled and family facilities are all close by.

Ensuite Site

The Happy Wanderer has the greatest number of tourist ensuite sites available in Queensland. Each ensuite site, as well as having its own private bathroom facilities, also has power, water, sullage and television connection. These sites are also very popular with campers, who pitch their tent beside the pad and use it for a verandah, this coupled with the convenience and security of your own ensuite makes camping a pleasure. They also have a number of ensuite sites designed to be Drive – Through, so that you don’t have to disconnect your van this is ideal for that quick stopover.

Activites and Experiences at Happy Wanderer Village

  • Caravan Industry Australia Program
  • Barbecue
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Game Playing
  • Golden Chain
  • Top Tourist Parks
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Office Services/Business Services
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Car park
  • Vehicle wash facilities
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Child Pool
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Cots Available
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Entertainment
  • Equipment Hire
  • Games/Recreation Room
  • Gardens in property
  • Gas
  • Group
  • High Chair
  • Ice
  • Security intercom
  • Iron
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Linen
  • Microwave oven
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Movie Hire
  • Nightcall button
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Non Smoking Floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Playground
  • Swimming Pool Outdoor
  • Swimming Pool – Heated Solar heated in winter.
  • Public Telephone
  • Security System
  • Shop
  • Tour Desk
  • TV/Lounge Area
  • Caravan and Camping
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Backpacking/Unstructured Purpose built two bedroom backpacker cabins.
  • Budget
  • Disabled Disabled facilities on site.
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Fraser Coast
  • Fraser Coast South Burnett
  • Gladstone Tourism
  • Tourism Sunshine Coast
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa
  • 3 1/2 Stars
  • 4 1/2 Stars
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Blankets
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Clock Radio
  • Cooking Facilities – FULL
  • Cot
  • Crockery/Cutlery
  • DVD Player
  • Ensuite
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Microwave oven
  • Non Smoking Room
  • Private Facilities
  • Rollaway Bed
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Television

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