|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||$527||Average for round-trip flights in October 2020|
|Round-trip from||$667||From Melbourne to Hervey Bay|
|One-way from||$143||One-way flight from Melbourne to Hervey Bay|
MEL - HVB
$323 - $559
Hervey Bay has a wonderful subtropical climate, meaning that anytime during the year is a good time to book a flight to Hervey Bay to experience this wonderful environment. Due to the temperature rarely dropping below 14 degrees all year round, most seasons are considered t-shirt and short weather. Rainfall is low and there are more fine days than other Queensland holiday centres.
Miles of pristine sandy beaches along Queensland’s southeastern coast makes travellers year after year book their flights to Hervey Bay. First discovered by Captain James Cook, Hervey Bay has become one of the most relaxing and laid-back locales one can unwind in while visiting Australia.
A flight to Hervey Bay is without a doubt about enjoying the coast and the easy lifestyle that comes with it. Calm waters make for ideal swimming conditions, while picturesque beaches beckon travellers to simply lay out for an afternoon and soak up some Australian sun. Serene water conditions and general atmosphere in Hervey Bay make this a popular holiday spot for families and backpackers alike.
The most popular activity in Hervey Bay, though, is to catch a boat ride out onto the waters to see the numerous humpback whales who swim in the area during their annual migration. Whale-watching season runs from June through November, though most will agree that the best months to catch sight of these massive marine mammals are August, September and October. Many tour operators offer whale-watching excursions from Hervey Bay.
Aside from whale watching, visitors fly to Hervey Bay to visit nearby Fraser Island, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just off the mainland’s coast, Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, where rain forests whimsically spring up from sand dunes across the island. Fraser Island boasts more than 240 km of sandy beaches in all.
Another nautical-themed must? Vic Hislop’s Shark Show, a quirky museum dedicated to all things shark. From the wide-open shark mouth that serves as the museum door to the 5.5 m Great White on display, this shark-themed attraction gives visitors a newfound appreciation for the predator of the sea.
Hervey Bay is popular throughout the year, thanks to relatively warm and sunny weather all year long. The best time to visit Hervey Bay is during the months of July, August and September, when temperatures are in the low 20s and rainfall is at its yearly low. This is also the time of year when humpback whales make their migration through Hervey Bay and whale-watching season is at its peak. Cheap flights to Hervey Bay can be found during the months of December through March, also known as the local rainy season. October and November may also be a good time to visit, as temperatures are still relatively warm, crowds have dissipated and whale-watching season, though coming to an end, is still on.
Temperatures range from 14 to 23 degrees in winter (March – October) and 22 to 29 degrees in summer (November – February). Book in advance for cheap flights to Hervey Bay for the renowned Whale watching season, that takes place during July to October. The season is celebrated by several events including Paddle Out for Whales. This particular event is dedicated to celebrating the start of the whale watching season and raising awareness of the importance of whale conservation through a fun filled day of free environmental workshops, conservation talks, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display. Events to follow is the Whale Aid Concert and Parade, Blessing of the Fleet and Creating Waves.
Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) is about 9.7 km from the city centre. To get from the airport to Hervey Bay, travellers will need to hire a shuttle or taxi. Both services are available at the airport. The airport also has car rental counters for travellers who prefer to drive themselves during their stay in Hervey Bay.
Several public bus routes serve Hervey Bay. Many travellers also find it convenient to rent a car during their stay. Bike rentals are also available, and the area is set up well for cyclists to get around the city. Taxis can be arranged by telephone.