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Darwin to Hervey Bay drive

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Darwin to Hervey Bay road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Darwin to Hervey Bay. If you're planning a road trip to Hervey Bay, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Darwin
drive for about 3 hours

1:06 pm  Katherine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:06 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:05 pm  Daly Waters
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Daly Waters
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:40 pm  Tennant Creek
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Tennant Creek
drive for about 8 hours

6:06 pm  Mount Isa
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours

 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Mount Isa
drive for about 6.5 hours

3:37 pm  Longreach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:37 pm
drive for about 5 hours

9:24 pm  Emerald
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 11.5 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Emerald
drive for about 4 hours

2:05 pm  Tannum Sands
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:44 pm  arrive in Hervey Bay

day 5 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Katherine  (2 answers)

Daly Waters

Tennant Creek

Mount Isa



Tannum Sands  (2 answers)
    questions about Tannum Sands:
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What are some things to do in Hervey Bay?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Hervey Bay to Darwin drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Darwin to Hervey Bay. Or get a full Darwin to Hervey Bay flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Darwin well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Darwin!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,061 miles
driving time of 35 hours, 54 minutes
Hervey Bay is 0:30 hours ahead of Darwin
32 Darwin travel answers
2 Katherine travel answers
1 Daly Waters travel answer
1 Tennant Creek travel answer
1 Mount Isa travel answer
1 Emerald travel answer
2 Tannum Sands travel answers
2 Hervey Bay travel answers


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