Dayman Park - Historic Place

Lt James Cook Commemorative Monument, Dayman Park,
Urangan, map 34 G3

Urangan is a real founding place for Hervey Bay. This is where Lieutenant James Cook, in 1770, sailing in the Endeavour, named the area after his London friend, the Hon. Augustus John Hervey. There are streets in Pialba called after Augustus.

Inscription on the plaque in Dayman Park, Urangan, says:
"Lt. James Cook named Indian Head Sandy Cape and Hervey's Bay after Hon. Augustus John Hervey on 20-21st of May 1770"

Matthew Flinders -The Norfolk commemorative plaque,
Dayman Park, Urangan

The area was visited by the sloop Norfolk with Matthew Flinders in 1799 while he circumnavigated the continent of Australia. Flinders introduced the concept of using the Latin name of Terra (land) Australis (south), converted to the English terminology of Australia, to replace the Dutch name from William Jansz in 1606 of New Holland. (Great Southern Land was more than a song by Icehouse aka The Flowers.)

Matthew Flinders Lookout,
Dayman Park, Urangan
Matthew Flinders plaque -
Matthew Flinders Lookout,
Dayman Park, Urangan
Viewing Platform, Dayman Park Urangan

Lt Dayman who passed here in 1847 has the park named after him.

Playground, Dayman Park, Urangan

All Abilities and Adventure Park - Entertainment Place

SkyLine Ferris Wheel -Australia’s
tallest transportable ferris wheel,
during its stopover in Pialba

Visiting Pialba, the SkyLine Ferris Wheel - Australia’s tallest transportable ferris wheel - stands at 35 metres high with 24 enclosed gondolas that can carry up to 144 people and provide 360° views.

Torquay Beach - Beach Enjoyment Place

Swimmers enjoy beach at Torquay

Along the whole Hervey Bay beach, which unusually for eastern Australia, nearly all faces north, we find a pod of swimmers in Torquay near Urangan.