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Jetstar sale drops $59 fares to Hervey Bay as new direct routes emerge


Timing couldn't be more perfect if you wanted to catch the whale migration over the mid-year school holidays.

In celebration of Jetstar's 20th domestic destination, Australia's favourite low-cost airline is launching with a welcome discount on the east coast.

The new flight path flies between Sydney and Hervey Bay from an unbelievable $59 a pop. Fares begin to take off three times a week from 26 May 2021.

The travel dates don't get better than this as they range from late May to mid-September 2021, school holidays included. Keep in mind that specific dates apply. We recommend travelling between July and September as this is the Hervey Bay whale season.

This one isn't rocket science, get in before they sell out by heading to KAYAK at 12pm 23 February 2021.

Don't wait around! This sale is only available for 36 hours, ending at midnight 24 February 2021 unless sold out prior.

If it's savings you want, savings you'll get. Before the introduction of a Sydney-Hervey Bay flight path, travellers would have to fly to the Sunshine Coast and drive north from there. To put this into perspective, fares between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast currently range between $70 and $90 one way via Skyscanner. That's at least $11 back in your pocket with these sale seats.

Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans said, "With international borders closed, our customers are telling us they are keen to explore more of Australia."

"Launching in time for the mid-year school holidays, we expect our flights to Hervey Bay will be a really popular holiday option for travellers."

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How good are these fares?

  • Flexibility: Good. For peace of mind, simply add Jetstar's FareCredit to your airfare. This can be added for a fee during the checkout process and allows you to get a credit note if you need to cancel.
  • Airline: Good. Jetstar is currently Australia's only low-cost airline. This means that checked baggage, in-flight meals and entertainment aren't included in your airfares but can be added for an extra fee.
  • Travel time: Great. There's nothing quite like a direct flight to get you holidaying sooner.
  • Weather: Great. The best time to visit Hervey Bay weather-wise is between July and September. This time of year offers comfortable temperatures of above 20°C and far less rainfall than the rest of the year. Keep in mind that December to March is considered the wet season.

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