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Hervey Bay

Getting there & away

Hervey Bay is on a main bus route between Brisbane ($50, 5½ hours) and Rockhampton ($65, 5½ hours). Wide Bay Transit (4121 3719) has hourly services every weekday, with five on Saturday and three on Sunday, running between Maryborough and Hervey Bay marina ($6, 1½ hours). Buses depart from the Hervey Bay Coach Terminal (4124 4000; Central Ave, Pialba) on Hervey Bay’s west side. Hostels run shuttles to the bus terminal.

The Queensland Rail (1300 131 722) Sunlander ($65, five hours) and Tilt Train ($65, 3½ hours) connect Brisbane with Maryborough West, where a Trainlink bus ($6) transfers you to Hervey Bay.