Hydeaway Bay Australia

Hydeaway Bay lives up to its name, it is a tiny, unspoilt hamlet nestled at the end of a gravel road.

There are no holiday crowds, busy traffic or noisy shopping centres, just plenty of opportunity and space to relax ‘mess about on the water’ or fish. Hydeaway Bay can be reached by taking the Airlie Beach turnoff on the Bruce Highway, then following the signs to Dingo Bay. Hydeaway Bay is a turning off of this road. It is found north of Proserpine. The last 10 km of gravel road is rough, but easily travelled by a normal car.

There is a caravan park and Camping area with powered and non – powered sites, just 250 metres from the beach. A small shop here has most essentials, but does not stock fresh meat or vegetables; they must be purchased on the way. There is a good chance of catching your own feed here; there are Spanish mackerel, mangrove jack, jew, bream and flathead to be found in the waters. It is also possible to gather black – lipped rock oysters from the rocks at low tide. Hydeaway Bay’s crescent shaped beach is one of the most beautiful places in the world to fish at sunrise or sunset.

Because of the isolated location, wildlife is abundant in and around the Camping area. It is not unusual for kangaroos, wallabies and potoroos to wander amongst the caravans and tents; and also a multitude of birdlife can be seen and heard at feeding time.

Hydeaway Bay is the ultimate retreat, away from the pressure of modern day life. So take a trip, turn off your mobile phone, leave the computer unplugged and take the time to re – connect with nature for a day or two, or even longer if you like it.

Originally posted 2010-12-13 00:13:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. Amanda Bentz, 6 years ago

    Hydeaway Bay sounds like just the medicine I need. Sitting here in a very wet and soggy part of Victoria, with more rain forecast. I read your article, close my eyes and am transported to a sunny part of Queensland.
    I imagine myself getting out of the car and smelling the sea air. I look around and see all of the kangaroos, boxing, fossicking and playing with each other. I see the fishermen returning from their morning activities, with their bait buckets drained and their eskies brimming full of fresh fish for the evening barbecue.
    I can see lots of people, enjoying life, free of distractions from mobile phones, faxes, ipads, ipods, computers, and pagers. They are reconnecting with a lifestyle that has sadly passed most of us by. It all sounds to good to be true, but this place does exist, I just need to get there! I have it on good authority that the road is now sealed so the journey there will be more forgiving on the suspension and will not fail to restore my soul.

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