Hervey Bay car hire

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Hervey Bay car hire information

Pick-up locationHervey Bay
Car types
Hire locations14
Airport locations9

Cheap car hire in Hervey Bay

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People carrier
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Hervey Bay

  • To explore the town, why not consider hiring a car? This will give you the freedom to visit some of the surrounding attractions that can’t be reached by public transport. Pick up a hire car and drive around an hour to Duckinwilla and Wongi State Forest to see the Wongi Waterholes. If you want to explore beaches up the coast, you can be at Elliott Heads in around 1h 20min, where there are options to surf or swim. A train journey to this coastal town could take half a day.
  • Drink driving laws in Queensland are strict, and when you consider a Hervey Bay hire car, it is important to remember this. The legal blood alcohol concentration is 0.05%, and this could be reached with just two standard drinks (or less) in your first hour of drinking. Breathalyser tests are carried out on roadsides, and if you are over the limit, it could result in a large financial fine and potentially having your licence suspended. In the worst-case scenario, you could face a prison sentence depending on your alcohol content levels.
  • There are several Hervey Bay car hire agencies in town, so you can select the best location for your pick-up. While the airport has a large range of car hire companies, including Budget and Avis, you’ll also find Seega Rent a Car along the Esplanade and SIXT on Main Street in the Pialba suburb. There are also Budget and Europcar branches just outside the airport, in the Urangan suburb.
  • Hire a car in Hervey Bay so that you can drive directly onto the ferries that lead to Fraser Island and explore the world’s largest sand island at your own discretion. Most bus services in Hervey Bay stop running at around 19:00 on weekdays and 18:00 on weekends, meaning a hire car is your best option for having freedom of movement once the sun goes down. A hire car also allows you to save time reaching major attractions. Driving to Wetside Water Park from the centre of Urangan takes just over 10min, whereas catching the bus requires roughly 25min and includes a walk of 500 m.
  • The reception desks of hire car companies located at Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) are within the Arrivals Area, not far from the baggage claim. Once you have collected your keys, exit the terminal and turn left to find the hire car parking approximately 50 m away.
  • There is a lot of rural property and bushlands surrounding Hervey Bay and drivers must be wary of wildlife that can wander onto the road. Particularly at dawn and dusk, keep an eye on the perimeter of the road and reduce speed if you see animals. Visitors planning a trip to Fraser Island should have experience driving on sand and familiarise themselves with local conditions. Reduce tyre pressure to about 18 psi and follow the tracks made by previous vehicles along beaches. A steady pace should be maintained when driving on sand to preserve momentum, though you should never exceed 80 km/h.
  • Traffic is peaceful around Hervey Bay and is unlikely to affect your travel. Some congestion can be found on Maryborough Hervey Bay Rd on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings as people make their way along the Fraser Coast Region for weekend trips.
  • Book your car hire in Hervey Bay at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Hervey Bay are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hervey Bay

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Hervey Bay?

    A 4WD is essential if you are considering off-road driving and a visit to Fraser Island. It’s important to check the company’s hire conditions to ensure the 4WD you are choosing is permitted to be used on Fraser Island, as only powerful high clearance 4WDs have clearance to drive on the island. Drivers sticking to the streets of Hervey Bay will enjoy the comfort of full-size models as roads are wide and parking spaces are easy to reverse into.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hervey Bay?

    In urban regions of Hervey Bay, the default speed limit is 50 km/h. Maryborough Hervey Bay Rd increases to 70 km/h in some sections that are indicated by signposts.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hervey Bay?

    Free 2h spaces are available along the Esplanade with restrictions in place between 09:00–17:00. Unrestricted free parking can be found just one street back from the shoreline, including on Hibiscus St and Cypress St.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Hervey Bay?

    The average price of fuel in Hervey Bay is €4.06 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €49 and €65, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Hervey Bay?

    Economy (Hyundai i20 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hervey Bay.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Hervey Bay?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Hervey Bay?

    An Economy car hire in Hervey Bay costs €27 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Hervey Bay?

    A Standard car hire in Hervey Bay costs €35 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Hervey Bay?

    A Compact car hire in Hervey Bay costs €39 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Hervey Bay?

    In Hervey Bay, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Terminal Building (12 km from city centre ).

  • What are the child car seat rules in Hervey Bay?

    Children between six months and four years are required to be seated in a child car seat. The recommendation is to use either forward-facing seats with an in-built harness or a rear-facing seat. It is also possible to use an approved booster seat in some circumstances. It is advisable to reserve your child car seat when you book cheap car hire in Hervey Bay, to ensure there is one available for you when you arrive.

  • What is the minimum age to hire a car?

    The minimum legal age for hiring a car in Queensland is 21, and you will need to have a valid driving licence that you have held for at least a year. There may be a surcharge for drivers between the ages of 21 and 25, so when booking cheap car hire in Hervey Bay, make sure you check if this will need to be paid when you collect your car.

Hervey Bay car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
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10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Hervey Bay

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3 Kruger Crt

+61 7 4125 6675

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
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Don Adams Dve

+61 7 4125 6675

Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday11:30 - 14:0016:00 - 16:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Ease of pick up at airport was great, but then trying to talk to someone before drop off was difficult. Staff at each point were terrific but sometimes it is necessary to speak to customer service and this was not possible. I called many times and it was not picked up at the drop off location. In the end we chose to drive to the airport the day before returning the car to check it out as we had an early flight and did not want to miss our plane if we late etc. It would help perhaps if there was a sms stating details of the drop off location eg. Hertz is situated near departure lounge, allow10 mins to park and walk to counter, remember bay number details and drop off keys in the drop box if the counter is unattended.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Hervey Bay

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3 Kruger Crt

+61 7 4148 7650

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
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41 Main St.

+61 7 4124 4086

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Staff were excellent 👌

1 out of 1

Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Don Adams Dve

+61 7 4148 7650

Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday16:00 - 16:3011:30 - 14:00
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Budget

8.6

Very Good

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2 Kruger Court

+61 7 4125 6906

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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Terminal Building

+61 7 4125 6906

Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday09:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:45 - 13:15
Sunday12:15 - 16:45
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Sixt

8.5

Very Good

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4124 4086

Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday09:00 - 15:00
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Avis

8.1

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Urangan

+61 7 4124 9877

Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday09:00 - 15:00
Saturday12:45 - 13:1509:15 - 09:45
Sunday16:00 - 16:3012:45 - 13:15
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Europcar

7.6

Good

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4128 2100

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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Firefly

6.7

Okay

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Hervey Bay Airport

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

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Don Adams Dve

61 7 41282100

Monday17:30 - 20:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday17:30 - 20:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0017:30 - 20:30
Friday17:30 - 20:3008:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:0012:30 - 18:00
Sunday12:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00
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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Hervey Bay

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3 Kruger Crt Urangan

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Don Adams Drive

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3 travellers who hired a car in Hervey Bay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

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Most popular car type

Economy

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Car hire insurance in Hervey Bay

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Hervey Bay car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Hervey Bay.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Hervey Bay car hire.