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Low Isles

Situated 15 kilometres north-east of Port Douglas, the Low Isles comprise a four acre coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef. The reefs are very close to the island, which makes snorkelling an easy and enjoyable experience. The two small islands are separate but share the common reef.

The larger of the two, Woody Island, is uninhabited except for a large bird population. It is a vital habitat for many species.

The smaller of the Low Isles is a coral cay with a lighthouse that has been operating since 1878. Weather data has been gathered from the island since 1887, and scientific associations date back to 1928 when it was the base for a year-long scientific survey that examined the structure and ecology of the surrounding reef. This was the first scientific study of a coral reef anywhere in the world, and many current theories of coral reef ecology are based on the findings of this expedition.

There are 150 different species of hard corals in the waters surrounding Low Isles, although these are dominated by 15 species of soft corals. If you look closely, the feathery tentacles of soft corals can often be seen collecting tiny food particles from the water around them. Living amongst the corals is a large variety of fish, molluscs, sea cucumbers and other animals. Colourful blue, green and purple parrotfish are a common sight as well as angelfish, damselfish, anenomefish or clownfish, trevally, rabbitfish, sweetlip, moon wrasse and fusilleers, just to name a few! Plus, you might run into the resident turtles.

The lightstation (controlled by Queensland Parks and Wildlife) on the flat low lying western island, was completed and exhibited in 1878. The 18 metre tower was originally constructed on a timber frame with a galvanised sheath in the typical Queensland fashion, however Low Isles was the first to have porthole windows.

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Glenlodge Caravan Village

Thabeban, Bundaberg Area
From AU$37 - 100
Glenlodge Caravan Village is Bundaberg's friendliest caravan park. Owner/operated for the past 20 years by the Haks family. Situated only five kilometres from the city centre. Located in a rural setting on 10 acres, with ample room for large motorhomes, fifth wheelers and large caravans.

Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
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From AU$29 - 140
Situated on the shores of Bargara Beach along the Coral Coast this tropical holiday park is the perfect place offering everything you need and every accommodation option, for the perfect getaway. Bargara Beach Caravan Park has the best affordable beachside accommodation on offer in South East Queensland at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.
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From AU$99 - 140
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.

Kacys Bargara Beach Motel

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
From AU$99 - 250
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.

The Point Resort Bargara

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
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From AU$165 - 175
The Point Resort located on the water’s edge offers guests spacious one, two and three bedroom fully self contained apartments. The contemporary apartments either have a stunning view of the glistening waters of the Coral Sea, the spectacular sunsets over the hinterland or your own patio garden.

Kellys Beach Resort

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
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From AU$100 - 193
Kellys Beach Resort is an eco-certified resort located a block back from the beach on five and a half acres of gardens, located in Bargara, Queensland, near the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The neighboring nature reserve shelters guests, offering a peaceful and relaxing experience as well as an opportunity to see native wildlife.

Ocean Paradise Holiday House

Elliott Heads, Bundaberg Area
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From AU$395 - 695
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.

Golden Cane Bed and Breakfast

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
From AU$110 - 130
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.

Elliott Heads Holiday Park

Elliott Heads, Bundaberg Area
From AU$27 - 145
Stay at Elliott 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.

Sandcastles on the Beach

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
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From AU$99.00 - 300.00
Located on The Basin alongside Kelly’s Beach, Sandcastles on the Beach Bargara offers beautiful views over the ocean and Bargara Golf Course. A small intimate property featuring only nine apartments with a lovely backdrop opening onto the beach, allowing privacy and the feeling of tranquillity.
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