Hervey Bay Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Hervey Bay

Visitors have been coming to Hervey Bay for over 100 years, enjoying life on the water and the laid back lifestyle it offers. Your car hire gives you the freedom to discover why Hervey Bay continues to attract visitors, with scenic drives in all directions and very little traffic. DriveAway offers unbeatable rates on car hire in Hervey Bay with our reputable suppliers including Avis, Thrifty, Europcar and Hertz. Our suppliers are located at Hervey Bay Airport Terminal and various downtown depots located in the city. Hervey Bay airport is located 10 kilometres from the city, approximately 15 minutes drive.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Hervey Bay

You can easily drive about 20-minutes from Hervey Bay to River Heads to catch a ferry to Fraser Island. This journey will then take you about 50-minutes on the ferry itself.

The best time to visit Hervey Bay is during July - September as the weather is not too hot or cold and this is when humpback whales are migrating through the area so your chances of spotting a whale are at an all-time high!

Yes! DriveAway offers great rates on one-way car hires in Australia. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

Experience Hervey Bay

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Hervey bay is known for being the gateway to the world famous Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. Start your self-drive adventure at the marina in the suburb of Urangan, and take a boat or tour over to Fraser Island and see the rainforests, beaches and freshwater lakes which make it so unique. While in the area, check out the jetty which is located just north of the marina. The jetty stretches for almost a kilometre out to sea and is popular with fisherman, as well as local residents who enjoy diving into the water during warmer months.

Hervey Bay is also known to be one of the best sites in Australia for whale watching. Humpback whales arrive in the bay each July to give birth in the warm, protected waters. The whales stay until around November then they migrate back towards Antarctica. If you are visiting Hervey Bay during these times, whale watching is a must. Either park your hire car near the shore and view them from the jetty or head out on one of the many whale watching tours.

Drive to the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum to get an insight into the history of Hervey Bay. Here you will find several historical houses that have been preserved from the city’s early days, as well as demonstrations from blacksmiths and woodworkers using the same methods as early settlers did, back in the day.

To book car hire in Hervey Bay, use our simple booking engine above, or contact our friendly reservations staff on 1300 363 500.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Hervey Bay to Bundaberg 125 2
Hervey Bay to Rainbow Beach 130 2.25
Hervey Bay to Noosa Heads 175 3.25
Hervey Bay to Maroochydore 206 4
Hervey Bay to Brisbane 291 4.75

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