Abnormally high tides and wind undermined the paved outdoor area at Torquay's Aquavue Cafe.
Abnormally high tides and wind undermined the paved outdoor area at Torquay's Aquavue Cafe. Alistair Brightman

Aquavue Cafe to be back at full capacity in time for Easter

AQUAVUE Cafe will be back at full capacity in time for the Easter holidays, after being smashed by erosion damage in the wake of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald.

Part of the outdoor dining area in front of the cafe was washed away when the beach at Torquay suffered massive erosion damage.

With heavy machinery working overtime to compact the sand base of the dining area again, Aquavue owner Larry Burch said the work was on track for the business to cope with the rush of Easter visitors.

He said while the complete paving job would not be finished, enough would be done for the tables and chairs to once again sit above the beach, looking out across the waters of Hervey Bay.

The cafe is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

After the Easter holidays, Mr Burch said the outdoor dining area would be paved, and reinforced with concrete blocks.

"It's a work in progress," Mr Burch said.

He added that he was hopeful the outdoor area would be ready for customers to dine even sooner than the holidays.

When first confronted by the scale of damage at the end of January, Mr Burch said he was just thankful to be open for business.

"It just happens sometimes," he said at the time.

"You have to put your head down and fix it."