Hervey Bay Car Hire

Find the best deals in Hervey Bay

The biggest choice of cars from over 100 car hire suppliers, compare top brands like Avis, Alamo, National, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty and more.

  • The biggest brands and lowest prices
  • Exclusive deals you won’t find elsewhere
  • Find the best deal and book online

Compare car hire in Hervey Bay

Known as the ‘Whale Watching Capital of the World,’ Hervey Bay attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year to watch the annual migration of humpback whales along the coast. Aside from whale watching, it also offers prime fishing spots and stunning beaches. Book your Hervey Bay car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel.

Guide to Hervey Bay


Hervey Bay is nestled between Queensland mainland and Fraser Island. The bay opens out to the Coral Sea.

Climate in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay has a humid subtropical climate. However, due to the trade winds from the southeast, the bay doesn’t experience extreme temperatures. Summers and winters enjoy average temperatures of 30 °C (86 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F), respectively.


Hervey Bay’s two sister cities are Otsuki (in Japan) and Leshan (in China).

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Go whale watching

Hervey Bay sees hundreds of mature female humpback whales stopping over during the migration season (between April and November) every year. More recently, there have been sightings of Southern right whales too. Hop on a certified eco-conscious whale watching vessel for an unforgettable sunset cruise watching the graceful giants swim by.

Go island exploring

Take a ferry or boat out to Fraser Island for a day trip. Swim in the pristine crystal clear waters, hike up to Indian Head for incredible panoramic views, or lounge on the multicoloured sands at Rainbow Beach.

Experience the resplendent marine flora and fauna

Book a glass-bottomed boat tour to take you to see vibrant coral gardens and turtles gently swimming by. If you’re in the mood to make marine friends, put on your snorkelling mark and plunge into the waters to see dolphins, reef sharks and maybe even a dugong.

Eating out in Hervey Bay

For excellent seafood and lunch specials, Bayswater Bar and Bistro should be your first stop. For dishes that look like they belong in a 5-star restaurant - but without the hefty price tag - Enzo’s is a popular haunt among the locals. Those craving classic fish and chips paired with a cold beer would like Maddigan’s Fish and Chips Shop.

Hervey Transport

Closest Airport

The closest airport to Hervey Bay is Hervey Bay Airport (HVB).

Getting around Hervey Bay

The city of Hervey Bay is served by the high-speed Tilt Train which connects to Maryborough West and Howard. You can also drive 4 hours north from Brisbane to reach Hervey Bay. Car hire is also a popular option among visitors to Hervey Bay due to the convenience and flexibility it offers. Some of the popular car hire agencies in Hervey Bay are Hertz, Budget, and Thrifty.

Traffic in Hervey Bay

As a small fishing village, Hervey Bay doesn’t usually experience significant traffic jams. The main road in Hervey Bay is Boat Harbour Drive.

Got a Question? Chat with our support team

Our online chat is available 8:30am to 5:00pm weekdays. Email: [email protected]


FAQs about car hire in Hervey Bay

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Hervey Bay

When booking in advance with Enjoy Travel, the average cost of hiring a car in Hervey Bay is just $48.68.
Car hire prices in Hervey Bay can often be as low as $35.88 AUD when booking online with Enjoy Travel.
The minimum age to hire a vehicle in Hervey Bay is 21 years of age.
Yes, it is allowed to add additional drivers to your car hire agreement in Hervey Bay.
The most popular car to hire in Hervey Bay is a Kia Rio, for comfort and fuel economy while you’re exploring the region.
The distance between Sydney and Hervey Bay is of 966 km.
The distance between Melbourne and Hervey Bay is of 1,576 km.
The distance between Perth and Hervey Bay is of 4,452 km.

Enter your email address for the latest discount codes and special offers across car hire, holiday accomodation and much more!

Get the latest travel news and offers
Thanks for signing up