Towns in Australia

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Pialba QLD


Postcode: 4655

PIALBA is the centre of the Hervey Bay area, with shops strung along the Esplanade as it runs 7km from here west through Scarness and Torquay to Urangan harbour; barges to Fraser Island leave from here and from River Heads, 17km south.

Approaching Hervey Bay from the south, turn off at Maryborough; from the north, leave the highway at Howard. The bus station is on the main road into town about 1km from Pialba.

Apart from snack bars and fast-food joints in Pialba, most of the places to eat and spend the evening are along the Esplanade at Torquay.