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Hovercraft tours may get off the ground in Hervey Bay

HERVEY Bay may have a new adventure activity with permission given for hovercraft tours to operate in the bay.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council and the Department of Environment and Heritage protection have given the all-clear to the project.

Owner-operator Nathan Keyte is the man behind the idea to bring Hoverfun Tours to the Fraser Coast.

He said he had more plans to put in place before the business got up and running.

"I'd say the hard part is done," he said.

"I've jumped through nine months of hoops to get the permits.

"What I need to do now is work out a business plan and to buy the hovercraft."

Mr Keyte has operated several tourism companies before and said he knows a thing or two about customer service.

The former Canberra businessman said the hovercraft stereotype of loud noise and high pollution was incorrect.

"What people think of hovercrafts is usually what they see in old movies," he said.

"This one has an environmentally friendly engine and isn't very loud at all."

Mr Keyte plans to land the craft at the sailing club in Torquay but the details of his tours have not been finalised.

"When I get the hovercraft up here then I'll work out how far out in the bay I'll go," he said.



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