Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Urangan,our new Home, a little history

We are house bound till mid December due to work being finished on the house SO I will offer a little on our new “territory” and where in the world we are

I will start with the major outstanding feature Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay Queensland It is a former deep-water, cargo-handling facility used for the export of sugar, timber and coal. It was built between 1913 and 1917, originally to a length of 1107 metres. The pier was closed in 1985, and 239 metres of it was demolished. However, due to public outcry, 868 metres of the pier was left, original timber pylons had been replaced with steel pylons with a plastic covering

Climate

The area has a mild, sub-tropical climate with an average 30 °C (86 °F) in summer and 23 °C (73 °F) in winter. The coast is predominantly affected by the south east trade winds which keep a cool breeze throughout the summer.Cyclones are a threat at times. In March 2009, Cyclone Hamish threatened the area, however it did not cross the coast. Fraser Island protects Hervey Bay from such extreme weather. Average rainfall for the year is 1,100 millimetres (43 in) with an average of 300 sunny days (perfect !!)

Hervey Bay began as a dispersed community spread over numerous small, seaside villages. As the area grew, these communities amalgamated and became suburbs of the new city. The current city includes Dundowran, Dundowran Beach, Eli Waters, Kawungan, Nikenbah, Pialba, Point Vernon, Scarness, Takura, Torquay,Urangan, Urraween, Walligan and Wondunna.

Nearby

A 30 min drive inland will get me to Maryborough ,the birthplace of the Mary Poppins author.across the bay is Fraser island the largest sandy island in the world 120 kilometres and its width is approximately 24 kilometres  further up North lies Bundaberg ( famous for RUM making and further still will get us into the Tropics)  Brisbane is around 230 Kms South from here ans trains run daily at high speeds (Tilt Train) A one hour flight will see us arrive in Sydney

The beaches are safe and prisine,certainly NOT crowded and In sure we have made the right move coming from Perth !!

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October 14, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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