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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Scarness, Queensland your home away from home

Scarness is a pleasant suburb of Hervey Bay in southeast Queensland. Close to Fraser Island and Lady Elliott Island, the area has calm seas and beautiful sandy beaches. It is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia so the time to visit is now, before it becomes spoilt and developed.

Things to Do in Scarness, Queensland

Known as the Jewel in Queensland’s Crown, Scarness holiday rentals are popular with local Brisbane residents and overseas visitors. Hervey Bay beaches are sheltered by the offshore Fraser Island making the coastline ideal for families, swimmers and fishing enthusiasts. Apart from the beautiful sandy beaches, whale watching is a big attraction bringing tourists to this lovely area. The best months to see the huge Humpback Whales is from late July to November , their migration season. The Scarness community is home to the Maryborough Sailing Club and there is a local History Museum and the Z-Pack Theatre for amateur productions.

Places to Visit Around Scarness, Queensland

One of the must-sees is the Foreshore of the City, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. It has recreational trails for walking and cycling with good amenities for picnics.

Maryborough is just a 30 minute drive from your Scarness holiday rental, a heritage city on the Mary River. Visit Fraser Island which is 120 km long and 25 km wide at its maximum point. It was nicknamed k’gari which means “paradise” in the language of the Butchulla people. Explore the freshwater lakes and go swimming in the warm rock pools. Wetlands, wildflowers and tropical rainforest can all be seen here.

Weather in Scarness, Queensland

Holiday rentals in Scarness, Queensland have a subtropical climate with mild winters and hot summers, making it a very pleasant place to visit at any time of year. Daytime temperatures reach an average 31°C (88°F) in the summer months from November to March. The cooler winter months have daytime highs of 17°C (63°F). The area has low rainfall overall with showers mainly falling between December and May.

Travel to Scarness, Queensland

The nearest main airport to Scarness holiday rentals is Brisbane (BNE) International Airport. This busy international hub has flights from all over the world each day with major airlines including British Airways and American Airlines. It is almost 300 km south of Scarness and the journey by road will take approximately 3 ½ hours along the Bruce Hwy/ National Hwy A1. The local Hervey Bay Airport has direct flights from Brisbane and Sydney making it a very quick and easy-to-reach the destination even for a short stay.

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Recent Reviews

Excellent property

5 of 5
We have just had the pleasure of staying at Soul Haven for a week. My better half and I have been staying in various holiday houses every summer since 2010. Both her and I agree that Soul Haven is the best place we have ever stayed at in Hervey Bay. It's a lovely cottage, easy to manage and with every mod-con we needed. Even a generous wi-fi supply to watch Netflix etc : ) The backyard shower and outdoor eating facilities are terrific. Big carport, lovely lighting at night. Very easy to relax and only two streets away from the beach. We'd recommend this holiday house to anyone.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

Home away from home

5 of 5
Everything about this property was Excellent! Clean, comfortable, fully equipped and great location. Enjoyed having our family dog on our holiday.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017