Oaks Hotels & Resorts set to debut in Hervey Bay on  Queensland’s Fraser Coast 

Leading accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts, a division of Minor Hotels, has set its sights on Queensland’s Fraser Coast, today announcing its imminent entry to the seaside town of Hervey Bay.

Currently operating as Oceans Resort & Spa Hervey Bay, the property is set to rebrand on 1st August 2018 to Oaks Resort & Spa Hervey Bay under a new agreement, which will see Oaks Hotels & Resorts acquire the hotel management rights.

Just over three hours north of Brisbane and celebrated as Australia’s ‘whale watching capital’, Hervey Bay is renowned for its enviable laid-back lifestyle and attracts visitors to its sheltered shores year round, particularly during the annual humpback whale migration from June to November.

A water-lovers’ playground, the coastal hamlet offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in a myriad of marine adventures – from fishing to paddle boarding, swimming, diving, snorkelling and jet skiing – and of course, whale and dolphin spotting.

Its position on the Fraser Coast also makes Hervey Bay the perfect launch pad for travellers wanting to visit the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island, while the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef is also easily accessible, with day trips running regularly from the Bay to Lady Elliott Island.

Positioned in the heart of Hervey Bay in Urangan, the soon-to-be Oaks Resort & Spa Hervey Bay provides an idyllic base for Queensland holidaymakers; featuring uninterrupted views over the protected Bay and an abundance of attractions on its doorstep.  

Guests will have the choice of one, two and three bedroom suites, plus split level three bedroom penthouses, a selection of which feature an absolute beachfront position and expansive rooftop entertaining decks to soak up the spectacular water views.

Each suite offers the luxury of space, as well as the convenience of self-contained facilities, such as fully equipped kitchens and separate laundries, open-plan living and dining areas, and private balconies overlooking the Resort facilities and ocean.  

Spread over six levels, the 130-room property wraps around two central lagoon pools and a timber leisure deck, complete with a children’s play zone, shaded bure-style huts and communal barbequing facilities.

When it comes to keeping fit, guests can choose to workout in the onsite gymnasium, or take advantage of the 19 kilometre-walking and riding track that fringes the Esplanade, offering a bevy of natural spectacles, cafes and restaurants, and boutiques to stop off at along the way. 

Home to three versatile function spaces, the Resort also caters to weddings, conferences and events, while those looking to combine their stay with a touch of R&R will relish the onsite day spa, featuring six treatment rooms and an indulgent service menu.  

Chief Operating Officer of Minor Hotels (Australia and New Zealand), Mr Craig Hooley, said the company was delighted to add the Resort to its growing portfolio.

“We are thrilled to welcome Oaks Resort & Spa Hervey Bay to our property network. We already have such a strong Queensland presence, with 25 hotels and resorts across the state, and the addition of this property will further reinforce our position in market, while also giving us the opportunity to debut our brand in a new destination,” he said.


Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 56 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Northern Territory, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and India.

Providing the luxury of space, Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers a range of contemporary accommodation, from hotel and resort rooms and suites, to furnished serviced apartments, in central city locations and resort destinations.


Lauren Falchi


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