Working our way up from the Sunshine Coast to Agnes Water/1770 for a day at the reef during our trip in January so definitely going to stop and do a one day tour on the way at Fraser Island.
In a perfect world, I'd love to spend the night before the tour at Rainbow Beach, and then at the end of the tour, catch the ferry back to Hervey Bay for a night there before heading to 1770 the following day... but of course our rental car will be in Rainbow Beach so that doesn't work.
Staying in Hervey Bay on either end cuts down on the total driving time and I really like the looks of Flashpackers Hervey Bay (going to stay with them in Noosa as well), but Rainbow Beach looked pretty nice.
I know the ferry ride is much quicker from Rainbow Beach, but just wondering if there is much to Hervey Bay or if Rainbow Beach is a better place to spend a couple nights? (Nice scenery, etc).
I was originally just planning on staying at Rainbow Beach but then when I saw that Flashpackers also had a nice spot to stay in Hervey Bay it got me thinking that perhaps we should stay there instead...
Any info on the pros/cons to Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach would really help!