Hervey Bay to Cairns by road????

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1. Posted by walshy (Budding Member 13 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Planning on travelling from Hervey bay to cAirns over 2 weeks in March. Can anyone recommomend cheap one way hire firms or suggest any other alternatives????

May use the Greyhound too.

If anyone else is travelling this area from the 16th onwards maybe we could share some costs???


2. Posted by Aleesha (Budding Member 7 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I would suggest taking the Greyhound, as unpleasant as that may be, the roads on that part of the coast are notorious and often make news headlines!!

I don't want to scare you off but if you do drive just be aware that the roads are dangerous!!


3. Posted by dgfamily (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't say the roads are that dangerous....having driven myself I would say just be careful.

The mistake that most people make is that they drive for too long a stretch at once.

There is so much to see on the way up that if you stop every couple of hours to look around you should be fine...most dangerous strip is between rockhampton and mackay...not because the roads are bad but there isn't a lot there and all the scenery looks the same after while and gets quite boring