Love watching humpback whales at play? Enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of picturesque Hervey Bay? If you’re seeking a Hervey Bay home builder, you can’t go past G.J. Gardner Homes - Australia's number 1 rated national home builder. G.J. Gardner Homes has been building exceptional homes since 1983, and is one of Australia’s most awarded builders.

The G.J. Gardner Homes franchise in Hervey Bay is owned and operated by Col and Lynne O’Brien – local residents of 32-years’ standing. Col, Lynne and the team are building professionals who pride themselves on quality workmanship, a friendly attitude and superb customer service. Whether you’re seeking a house and land package, a custom home or an off-the-plan design, the local team at G.J. Gardner Homes is your go-to Hervey Bay home builder. Col and Lynne also provide expert advice on investment properties and knockdown-rebuilds.

Hervey Bay is considered the whale watching capital of Australia. In Platypus Bay off Fraser Island, humpback whales rest up during their annual migration (April – October) to Antarctica. As a result, tourism is Hervey Bay’s biggest and most lucrative industry. Hervey Bay is well covered for facilities and services: it has several hospitals, a cinema, a public aquatic centre and a professional Hervey Bay home builder (G.J. Gardner Homes). Many tourists and backpackers set up “base camp” in Hervey Bay before crossing the water to Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world.

To make decision-making easier, G.J. Gardner Homes has a beautiful display home at 294 Charlton Esplanade, Pialba. The display home - Seaview 366 - features 4-bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and is open 7 days (9am - 4pm). Once you’ve seen the display house, you quickly realise why G.J. Gardner Homes is considered a premium Hervey Bay home builder offering unparalleled choice (100+ designs) and unbeatable value.


Queensland Rail’s high-speed Tilt Train operates between Brisbane and West Maryborough (a bus service then takes travellers to Hervey Bay). Hervey Bay can be reached from Brisbane via the Bruce Highway.


Stockland Hervey Bay (Coles, Kmart, Best & Less, Lowes, Target) is Hervey Bay’s largest shopping centre. Other shopping centres include Bay Plaza (Woolworths), Pialba Place (Coles, Big W) and Urangan Central Shopping Centre. Aldi and IGA are also represented in Hervey Bay.


Hervey Bay is home to many primary schools, including Kawungan State School, Star of the Sea Primary School, Torquay State School, Urangan Point State School, Pialba State School, Sandy Strait State School and Yarrilee State School. Standalone high schools include Urangan State High School, Carinity Education and Hervey Bay State High School.

Hervey Bay is also home to four private colleges covering Prep – Year 12: Xavier Catholic College, Bayside Christian College, Fraser Coast Anglican College and St. James Lutheran College.

Interesting Facts about Hervey Bay

  • Hervey Bay’s population is 53,035 (2016 census figure).
  • The median house price in Hervey Bay is approximately $320,000.

If you’re looking for a quality Hervey Bay home builder, G.J. Gardner Homes is the builder to talk to. Col, Lynne and the team service both Hervey Bay and the following areas:

  • Apple Tree Creek
  • Bargara
  • Boonooroo
  • Booral
  • Bundaberg
  • Bunya Creek
  • Burnett Heads
  • Burrum Heads
  • Craignish
  • Dundowran
  • Dundowran Beach
  • Eli Waters
  • Hervey Bay
  • Howard
  • Kawungan
  • Maryborough
  • Mount Perry
  • Nikenbah
  • Pialba
  • Point Vernon
  • River Heads
  • Takura
  • Toogoom
  • Torquay
  • Urangan
  • Urraween
  • Wondunna

If you’re looking for an experienced and accomplished Hervey Bay home builder, please call Col, Lynne and the team on 07 4124 6888.

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