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Southern Great Barrier Reef

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area

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The Southern Great Barrier Reef is your first jumping off point travelling north to see one of the wonders of the natural world. Featuring the coral isles of Lady Musgrave, Lady Elliot, Fairfax, Hoskins and the coral reefs of Fitzroy, Boult, Llewelyn - day tours, resort stays and wilderness camping and multi day scuba diving tours are available. The Southern Great Barrier reef is renowned world wide for scuba diving and it's pristine, unspoilt beauty. Only six operators access this region of the reef, an area of over 150000 square kilometres. Manta Rays, turtles and migrating Humpback Whales are an icon of this area, as is the fantastic year round visibility.

Bundaberg and the Town of 1770 are your two gateways to visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Cruises depart Bundaberg to Lady Musgrave Island and flights depart to Lady Elliot Island and also to other cays and reefs on a day cruise. From the Town of 1770, cruises depart to Lady Musgrave Island and Fitzroy Reef. There's also the wonder of life on a coral cay - for birdwatchers, nature lovers and even geologists - you don't even have to get wet!

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Note: Open all year.

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Disabled access is available through various tours and resort stays. Please discuss your requirements with these operators.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef
Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Queensland
Australia

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Elliot Heads Holiday Park

Elliott Heads, Bundaberg Area
From AU$25.00 - 135.00
Stay at Elliot Heads Holiday Park for a unique holiday experience with both the beach and river mouth to enjoy - safe swimming for all ages, great snorkelling, fishing, windsurfing and relaxing, surrounded by turquoise waters and white sands. Parklike surrounds with powered and unpowered sites in this quiet seaside village make for a pleasant holiday. Stay in one of the modern cabins with your own veranda overlooking the ocean, and step out onto the waterfront park. With the playground, surf club, and kiosk within metres, Elliott Heads makes for a relaxed escape from a busy life, still close enough to Bundaberg's attractions to entertain everyone.

Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
From AU$28.00 - 138.00
Only 12 Kilometres east of Bundaberg is the beautifully positioned Bargara Beach Caravan Park, nestled on 16 acres along the edge of the 50 acre Nielsen Park reserve. The park offers some of the best, most affordable beachside accommodation in the area. The park offers a choice of en suite cabins, fully serviced van sites or huge shady powered or unpowered camping areas able to accommodate vans, tents, or large motor homes. There are two tennis courts, a well equipped camp kitchen and barbecue area, two large amenity blocks and laundry as well as a separate independent disable toilet and shower facility. Situated on a patrolled surf beach frontage Bargara Beach Caravan Park is the perfect destination for swimming, fishing or simply lying around and watching the world go by. Boasting a well stocked kiosk, all trips to nearby islands as well as seasonal whale watch tours can be booked from their office. Importantly the park is within an easy extremely pleasant walk of shops, hotels, golf course, bowls club and restaurants.

Bundaberg East Cabin and Tourist Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
From AU$34.00 - 130.00
Bundaberg East Cabin and Tourist Park is the ideal location to base your sightseeing adventures while exploring the City of Bundaberg, Coral Coast and Country, located approximately 366 kilometres (five hours) drive north of Brisbane City or fly into Bundaberg Airport directly from Brisbane in just 45 minutes. Situated on Princess Street - Bargara Road, on the eastern side of town, just two and half kilometres from the Central Business District, offering a choice of one and two bedroom self catering cabin accommodation, camping, caravan and motorhome sites with private en-suite or share facilities (camping). Park facilities: - Campers kitchen, pool, barbeques, playground, laundry, Internet kiosk, Tour Booking Service. Conveniently located within walking distance to the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery and the Bundaberg Barrel (Home of the Bundaberg Ginger Beer), convenience shop, bakery, chemist, hairdresser, bowls club, hotel, bus at door and courtesy buses are available to major clubs, a short drive to cinemas, restaurants and sporting venues. Close proximity to the Natural Wonder - Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, Bargara Beach, Port of Bundaberg, and the Environmental Baldwin Swamp, plus plenty to see and do. Come and visit!

Koola Beach Apartments Bargara

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 265.00
Koola Beach Apartments offer affordable luxury at Bargara Beach. The complex comprises 18 modern, artistically decorated, self-contained and air-conditioned holiday apartments offering one or two bedroom accommodation for one to four guests. Or there are 2 Bargara Dream three bedroom/two bathroom Townhouses for up to six guests, all with full kitchen facilities and external balconies to catch the cooling ocean breezes. Just a short 400 metre stroll through the surrounding parkland to the patrolled surf beach at Neilson's Park, with its beachside picnic areas and children's playground. Walk 700 metres along the delightful oceanfront walkway to the relaxed Bargara Village restaurants, cafes, hotel and shops. Visit the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery (November to March) or Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Hinkler Hall of Aviation or take a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island or Lady Elliott Island. Golf, bowls, fishing and snorkelling are all within easy reach. Whether it's the smell of the salt air, the sounds of the early morning birds in the park, the sun setting over The Hummock or the moon over the sea, the simple things in life are often the best!

Glenlodge Caravan Village

Thabeban, Bundaberg Area
From AU$37.00 - 100.00
Glenlodge Caravan Village is Bundaberg's friendliest caravan park. Owner/operated for the past 20 years by the Haks family. Situated only 5klms from the city centre. Located in a rural setting on 10 acres, with ample room for large motorhomes, fifth wheelers and large caravans. We have ensuite cabins, large powered sites, ensuite sites and grass drive through sites also Sand Fly free! Use Glenlodge Caravan Village as your home base to explore our sensational subtropical region with attractions ranging from Mon Repos Turtle Rookery (Turtle nesting and hatchlings in season) Botanic Gardens with 3 excellent museums, Bundy Belle River Cruises, Bundaberg Ginger Beer and of course tour the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery tours which can be booked at our office and receive a 10% off your Bundy Rum tour. Brendan, Denise and Simon Haks are friendly and helpful and will provide you with tourist information, parking assistance is available. Glenlodge is a member of Top Tourist Parks of Australia. We also offer weekly discounts. Navman 1 Wonder Drive Thabeban.

Kacys Bargara Beach Motel

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
From AU$99.00 - 250.00
When visiting Bundaberg, you'll find that Bargara is only a stones throw away and is one of Queensland's best kept secrets. Famous for it's Turtles and at the start of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Bargara is the ideal place to wake up to beautiful ocean views and in the heart of Bargara is Kacy's Bargara Beach Motel. Imagine waking to the beautiful Queensland sun,the smell of Kacy's first class breakfasts and the beautiful sea air. With Kacy's attention to detail for everything including the furniture, you'll love going to sleep as much as waking up and with Bargara's premier restaurant as part of the complex plus kids playground directly opposite, Kacy's Bargara Beach Motel is the only place to EAT / STAY / PLAY. Kacys Bargara Beach Motel mission was to build a world-class motel in one of Queensland's most beautiful locations - Bargara and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. With a range of different accommodation options from affordable studio rooms, motel suites, luxury penthouse suites and self contained apartments all with stunning ocean views there will be accommodation to suite both your lifestyle and your budget.
  • Free WiFi
From AU$99.00 - 140.00
Bargara Gardens Motel and Holiday Villas have unique and private one and two bedroom self contained villas set in beautiful tropical gardens, two minutes walk to shops, restaurants and the beach. The complex also backs on the golf course. Bargara lies within the subtropical climate of Northern Queensland with average temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius. Ask them about reef trips, diving courses or the nearby turtle sanctuary.

Golden Cane Bed and Breakfast

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
From AU$90.00 - 120.00
Golden Cane Bed and Breakfast is found at the delightful beach resort of Bargara, approximately 12 kilometres from Bundaberg. Guests are able to relax in a charming Tuscan style home while having the opportunity to swim in the ten metre salt pool or just laze around the gardens. Golfers can wheel their clubs to the golf course and enjoy an 18 hole international course. Walks through the area are also a relaxing pastime as the scenery is spectacular. Another great activity is bike riding. Golden Cane is in a quiet cul-de-sac and is only two minutes drive to beaches, shops, restaurants and other amenities. Your tariff, of course, includes a delicious breakfast that will sustain you for the day and your room will encourage a good night’s sleep. Tourist attractions can be viewed on the web page, look especially at the International Turtle Rookery.

Burnett Heads Lighthouse Holiday Park

Burnett Heads, Bundaberg Area
From AU$25.00 - 32.00
With a peaceful oceanfront location and small village atmosphere, Burnett Heads Lighthouse Holiday Park offers a relaxing holiday. Located just 15 minutes from Bundaberg's city centre the village is a tranquil escape where the Burnett River meets the ocean. Burnett Heads is a popular fishing paradise with boat harbour and ramp, and is just minutes from the Mon Repos Turtle rookery. With a variety of powered and unpowered sites, and the quaint Lighthouse overlooking the park, you'll feel like you've found a home away from home. Pets are welcome on application.

Ocean Paradise Holiday House

Elliott Heads, Bundaberg Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$425.00 - 750.00
Ocean Paradise has stunning ocean views and includes its own heated pool and spa with ocean views. A short stroll along the ocean front will take you to the surf beach and the calm swimming river mouth, as well as the local kiosk. Watch the dolphins and turtles, go to the beautiful beach or simply laze around watching the ocean. Whatever you choose to do whilst visiting Elliott Heads and the Bundaberg area, why not do it in luxury? As this enormous house can easily accommodate two or more families, why not split the costs and enjoy yourselves?
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