Hervey Bay Transportation

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    Car/passenger ferry for Fraser Island
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    HOW TO REACH FRASER ISLAND

    by balhannah Written Sep 18, 2013

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    Car/passenger ferry for Fraser Island
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    There are a few ways to reach Fraser Island from Hervey Bay.
    First you can do an organized tour which includes the crossing. When I did this, we went across in a fast Catamaran.
    Then their are accommodation/ferry package deals.
    Foot passengers can take the ferry across

    And 4WD advernturers who love driving along the beaches can take their car or a hire car across by Ferry.
    The Fraser Venture Ferry departs River Heads (20min south of Hervey Bay) daily, landing at Wanggoolba Creek on Fraser Island, directly opposite Eurong Beach resort on the west coast of Fraser Island. Crossing time is approx. 30mins. I like this side of the island the best.

    Ticket collection is at the ticket hut adjacent to the barge ramp. Park you vehicle in the designated are and be ready to board 20 mins prior to departure time.
    Departure times from River Heads daily at: 8.30 am, 10.15 am and 4.00 pm
    Departure times from Wanggoolba Creek daily at: 9.00 am, 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm
    Check the crossing times incase of low tide and the time has been changed.

    RETURN COSTS in 2013
    $160.00 per vehicle (including driver and 3 passengers)*
    $12.00 per extra vehicle passenger
    $50.00 per walk on passenger return

    $295.00 truck return ( 2 axle)
    $70.00 up to 6ft (boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
    $110.00 6ft - 18ft (boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
    $65.00 per motor bike

    ONE WAY COSTS
    $95.00 (including driver and 3 passengers)
    $6.00 per extra vehicle passenger
    $50.00 up to 6ft (boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
    $70.00 6ft - 18ft (boats, campers, caravans

    Kingfisher Bay Ferry departs River Heads (20min south of Hervey Bay) daily, landing at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. You can use a 2wd car here and a 4wd. Crossing time is approx. 50 mins.

    Ticket collection etc is the same as the other ferry.

    Departure times from River Heads daily at: 6.45am, 9.00am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm, 6.45pm
    9.30pm service operating only on Friday and Saturday

    Departure times from Kingfisher Bay:
    7.50 am, 10.30am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm, 8.30pm
    11.00pm service operating only on Friday and Saturday

    RETURN COSTS in 2013
    $160.00 per vehicle (including driver and 3 passengers)*
    $12.00 per extra vehicle passenger
    $50.00 adults, $25 children ( walk on passengers)

    $295.00 truck return (2 axle)
    $70.00 up to 6ft (boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
    $110.00 6ft - 18ft (boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
    $65.00 per motor bike

    ONE WAY COSTS
    $95.00 (including driver and 3 passengers)
    $6.00 per extra vehicle passenger
    $50.00 up to 6ft (boats, campers, caravans & trailers)
    $70.00 6ft - 18ft (boats, campers, caravans & trailers)

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • National/State Park

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  • Fraser Magic 4WD Hire

    by danibra3 Updated Jun 13, 2011

    Horrible experience with Fraser Magic 4WD hire!! The person booked me on the wrong date, lucky there was a cancellation on that day and they had a car for me! Then he told me that since he made a mistake he would only charge me $260 instead of the $460 quoted. Then when I returned the car he said he changed his mind and decided to charge me the full amount of $460!! Didn't even wait for me to get there to charge my card!

    Car was very very old, but that was expected based on the price a paid ($460 for a full day hire including barge transfer and all permits, other companies will charge around $580, now I wished I had booked with them!).

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    • Beaches
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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    Use Backpacker buses

    by herveygirl Written Nov 14, 2005

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    Ok when in Hervey Bay the backpacker resorts will fight over your business including picking you up in a shuttle bus. Any time you need to go somewhere ask to use the bus. They will generally take you shopping and if you ask they may take you sightseeing. can save heaps of money buy not using Taxi's and utilising the shuttle service.

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    • Study Abroad

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    To.. and Around Hervey Bay.

    by Sweetberry1 Written Jul 16, 2003

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    You can fly into Hervey Bay from Brisbane with QantasLink.. or come by Coach/Bus, ( Greyhound/McCafferty's ) which seems to be the preferred travel mode.
    There is also a train, which stops at Maryborough, 35 kl away.. but then you would need to jump on a Bus for Hervey Bay..

    In Hervey Bay, you can get by without a car, as there are buses, and if you are staying centrally, nothing is too far to walk to.
    Also... Most of the Clubs have a courtesy bus, which pick up and drop off...

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Road Trip

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    Boat Tours

    by wwroam Written Oct 6, 2005

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    Though this wasn't the boat we went out on, it was pretty similar but a little smaller. The Tasman Venture 2 operated full day trips, about $85/person , lunch included

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