Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is located approximately 300 kilometres north of Brisbane. Bordered by 40 kilometres of pristine beaches it offers visitors access to islands and adventure in a beautiful safe aquatic playground.

The beach esplanade of the City offers 14 kilometres of shared pedestrian, wheelchair and bicycle pathways and there are plenty of places to hire bikes and scooters.  Along the length of the esplanade there are oodles of spots perfect for picnics and barbecues, as well as children’s play areas, and public shower / toilet facilities. The sheltered beaches of Hervey Bay are protected by Fraser Island and offer visitors a perfect swimming and fishing environment with no nasties and unfortunately no surf (very child friendly).

Average Temperature (Degrees °Celsius)

Season High Low
Summer (December – February) 30 21
Winter (June – August) 22 12

Getting here

Planes / Trains / Automobiles


Direct services from Brisbane and Sydney to the Fraser Coast, with connections from most Australian capital cities are available daily.

By Bus

Bus services are available up and down the East Coast of Australia with stops in Hervey Bay

By Car

There are numerous hire companies offering ‘on road’ vehicle hire including cars and campervans. Please see below for driving times:

Start Finish Distance (Kilometres) Time
Airlie Beach Hervey Bay 879 10 hrs
Cairns Hervey Bay 1470 17 hrs
Brisbane Hervey Bay 300 3.5 hrs
Rainbow Beach Hervey Bay 132 1.5 hrs
Sunshine Coast
Hervey Bay 207 2.5 hrs

For other locations driving distances and times please visit www.whereis.com.


By Train

Traveltrain operate services from Brisbane stopping at Hervey Bay 7 days a week onboard the TiltTrain.


You can book your next 4WD adventure to Fraser Island with us over the phone or online.


Local: (07) 4124 4244
International: +61 74124 4244