Located on the protected bay of Queensland’s Fraser Coast, Hervey Bay is a whale watching paradise that’s sure to impress. Explore the coast, beaches or nearby World Heritage-listed Fraser Island with its sand dunes and freshwater lakes. It’s a mecca to hike through the lush rainforest to experience the beauty of the soaring satinay trees and giant king ferns listening to the tranquil bird calls. One things for sure, Hervey Bay is a must visit destination.View our Hervey Bay travel guide
Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Hervey Bay (HVB)
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Sydney (SYD) to Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay) (HVB)
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Visiting from Sydney to Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay)
Sydney to Hervey Bay flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay is 1 hour and 50 minutes.
When to visit
The best time of the year to go to Hervey Bay is for whale watching season, beginning in August through to October. Fraser Island essentially only has two seasons: summer and winter. Winter on the island is during the months of June through August with temperatures ranging between 13°C and 26°C. Summer on Hervey Bay is between December through February. The temperatures during this season range from approximately 22°C to 30°C. As its close to the Tropics of Capricorn it brings humidity that makes it feel hot. The subtropical weather means hot and humid summers and mild winters. The subtropical weather also brings this extreme rainfall.
What is the main airport called?
Hervey Bay Airport (HVB)Opens external site in a new window is the main airport for the city of Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia and the Fraser Coast region which incorporates the nearby city of Maryborough. The airport is located approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre.
Arriving in Hervey Bay
The friendly staff at Hervey Bay Airport will greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags, there are several transport options available to get you to your accommodation.
Getting into Hervey Bay from Hervey Bay Airport
Hervey Bay Airport is located approximately 10km from the city centre, it’s a short 10-minute drive by car to town. Taxis and rental cars are available at the terminal plus a range of shuttle buses and transfer services. Fraser Island can be reached via charter flight, ferry from River Heads and Rainbow Beach or through your Fraser Island accommodation provider.
Getting around Hervey Bay
Central Hervey Bay is easily explored on foot, by bicycle or scooter. A regular public bus network services the city. The best way to explore the broader Fraser Coast region is with a hire car.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
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