Urangan Pier is an historic pier located in Urangan, Hervey Bay. It is a former deep-water, cargo-handling facility originally built to facilitate the export of sugar, timber and coal. The pier was served by the extension of the railway line from Pialba was used for the transfer of cargo between rail and ships. Built between 1913 and 1917, it was originally 1107 metres in length. It was closed in 1985 and 239 metres was demolished. Due to public outcry the rest was left untouched and the land was handed to the Hervey Bay City Council.... more
Urangan Pier is one of the most recognised fishing platforms along the Queensland coast, and every day it provides opportunities for a large variety of angling and leisure activities. Young families, armed with nothing more than basic gear and a packet of prawns or squid take advantage of balmy winter days to fish the inner gutter.
The first Pier Festival was held in 1986 to help raise funds to save Urangan Pier. Since then it has become a popular fishing competition held annually in September. The Pier to Pub Ocean Swim Classic is an annual swimming competition held in April since 1999.... less
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