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Hervey Bay to Arlie Beach Queensland, alternatives to driving, or best place to stop overnight

My question is pretty much in the title. Had checked out what I read about Jetstar flights from Gladstone to Mackay, but they must have cancelled that route. Yeppoon looks to be about half-way if driving, but the area seems to be lacking really nice hotels or B&B's.

Appreciate your advice.

Clarification: we are driving, and will start from Hervey Bay after flying into Brisbane. So the question is... if driving from Hervey bay to Arlie beach, where should we stop to have a nice place to stay overnight ?

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All I can say is that when we went from Sydney to Airlie Beach, we flew. I think it was a subsidiary of Qantas. Really easy, short flight vs a LONG drive.


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You can get connecting buses each end of an overnight train journey - Maryborough to Proserpine.

Or spend the night on the Sunshine Coast / Brisbane before flying to Proserpine the following day.

Yeppoon / Rockhampton would be the best overnight choice if you drive. The road is not good quality, slow and uninteresting.