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River Heads QLD

River Heads

Postcode: 4655

River Heads is a town in Queensland, Australia, 18 km south of the city of Hervey Bay. The town is built on a narrow peninsula surrounded by the Great Sandy Strait (to the east), the mouth of the Mary River (south) and the mouth of the Susan River (a tributary of the Mary) to the west. Vehicular ferries linking the mainland with Fraser Island depart from River Heads.

River Heads is part of the Hervey Bay City Council local government area.

Located 15 minutes from Hervey Bay, River Heads is a major departure point for vehicles to Fraser Island and has magnificent views of Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Strait and the Mary River estuary. The boat ramp is suitable for launching a large range of craft and there is ample car & trailer parking available.

Rock fishing at the point will give you a good opportunity to land yourself an impressive catch as well as giving you the chance to admire the dolphins, turtles and dugongs which frequently pass by.

River Heads has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for River Heads is approximately 28 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 15 °c.

River Heads has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for River Heads is approximately 22 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 8 °c.