Hervey Bay Airport (HVB)
Hervey Bay Airport is owned and run by the Fraser Coast Regional Council, and is located on Don Adams Drive, about 10 kilometres east of the Hervey Bay’s city centre. It is open from 6 am until about half an hour after the last flight of the day.
Rental car companies Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Budget and Hertz all operate desks at the airport. The airport’s long-term car parking (which is fenced and patrolled) is located across from the rental car area. The public car park is free up to an hour. Bay2Dore runs a local shuttle service including the airport, and a transfer can be booked on 0417 637 447.
The airport includes Hervey Bay Airport Cafe, with a licenced bar, with the taxi rank across the road from the cafe and check-in area. Hervey Bay Taxi Service can be called for bookings on 07 5561 2670. Hervey Bay Limousine also has a pick-up service on the site..
One of the major attractions on the Fraser Coast region is whale watching, and Hervey Bay is considered Australia’s whale watching capital. April to October is the peak period to spot migrating humpbacks. Smaller forms of ocean life can be observed at Reefworld Aquarium, which opened in 1979. It is one of the few all-natural aquariums in the world, and its daily shark feeding sessions are popular. The World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the biggest sand island on the globe, is off the coast, and can be reached by ferry services from River Heads. The four-wheel-driving among Fraser’s dunes is spectacular, though a permit needs to be obtained before attempting this.
Hervey Bay has a sub-tropical climate. The average high and average low temperatures are 30.0 and 22.0 degrees Celsius in January, and 21.6 and 9.9 in July.