Fraser Coast | Travel Information

Trying to figure out how you’re going to get to Hervey Bay or Fraser Island and then get around to see the sights? Here are our travel tips!

Fraser Coast Airport

The Fraser Coast Airport is located 10 minutes from the Esplanade in Hervey Bay and has a number of transport options to get you where you need to go.
  • Book a door-to-door shuttle service to your hotel.
  • Jump in a Taxi.
  • Hire a rental car to get you around from the airport.

Road and rail

  • Hervey Bay is only 3.5 hours in the car from Brisbane on the Bruce Highway.
  • Get on a coach bus to the Hervey Bay Coach Terminal & Transit Centre.
  • The Tilt-train service can transport you from Brisbane into Maryborough.
Once you’re in Hervey Bay, you can choose your own way to get around!

Bus it

Wide Bay Transit runs the bus shuttle services around Hervey Bay and Maryborough to get you around.

Getting to Fraser Island

Here is some starting information to get your over to and exploring Fraser Island.
  • Catch a ferry from Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach to Hook Point, Fraser Island.
  • Catch a ferry from River Heads, Hervey Bay to Kingfisher Bay Resort or Wanggoolba Creek on Fraser Island.
  • If you’re not staying at one of the resorts on the island, you’ll need to have a four wheel drive to get around to the island’s points of interests.
  • If you don’t have a four wheel drive you can get around the island via:
    • Dedicated walks from your resort
    • Day tours
    • Scenic flight

Explore all of the transport options available below.

Plan your Holiday

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Aquavue Cafe Watersports

Multiple Locations
From AU$10 - 430
Aquavue Cafe Watersports is located on the beautiful beach front at Torquay and is the premier Cafe and Watersport hire destination in Hervey Bay, Queensland. Relax with award winning coffee or a meal by the sea.

Fraser Magic 4WD Hire

Multiple Locations
From AU$180 - 230
Whether you are taking the family on a camping trip to enjoy the nature and wildlife on Fraser Island, a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a group of friends planning an off-road adventure, Fraser Magic 4WD Hire can help.

Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
The Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre is located on the corner of Hervey Road and Urraween Road in Hervey Bay. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Fraser Island Barges

Multiple Locations
From AU$175 - 250
Make your own four wheel drive adventure on Fraser Island! Fraser Island is strictly four wheel drive territory and Fraser Island Barges operate vehicle barges from Hervey Bay to help get you there. Fraser Island Barges operate two services on separate schedules that run daily.

Fraser Dingo Four Wheel Drive Hire

Multiple Locations
From AU$160.00 - 275.00
Fraser Dingo Four Wheel Drive Adventures cater for groups of up to five people with their Group Getaway for one, two, three or more days hire with the option to hire camp equipment or book accommodated packages.

Kingfisher Bay Passenger Ferry Service

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$60 - 60
Kingfisher Bay Passenger Ferry has six services to the resort each day from River Heads and return. This ferry has seating for 220 passengers on two decks with a fully licensed bar and snack food available.

Aussie Trax Fraser Island 4x4 Self Drive Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$231 - 1330
Aussie Trax 4X4 Rentals is Hervey Bay's leading and longest established Four Wheel Drive operator for Fraser Island self drive tours. With a wide range of vehicles from two seaters right up to eight seaters, Aussie Trax is the obvious choice when selecting an award winning hire company.

Hervey Bay Rent a Car

Multiple Locations
From AU$15 - 220
Hervey Bay Rent A Car is a local family business. They specialise in the rental of small, medium, large vehicles, utilities and 12 seater buses, with wheelchair access. They even have automatic scooters that can be ridden on a car license.

Fraser Escape Bareboat Charters

Multiple Locations
From AU$550 - 1000
Cruise one of the worlds most idyllic, deserted, aquatic playgrounds at your own leisure and pace, in the luxury and privacy of your own floating holiday haven! Fraser Escape Bareboat Charters offers luxury skipper yourself boating holidays in the spectacular world heritage renowned Fraser Island waters, Queensland, Australia.

Boab Boat Hire Hervey Bay

Multiple Locations
From AU$345 - 495
Boab boats allows you to explore the secluded beauty of the Fraser Coast with out having to own a boat or if your on holiday having to tow you boat with you. With their walk on walk off service they take all the hassle out of boating leaving you to just enjoy the day, no launching, retrieving or cleaning equals more time for fun!
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