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Bruce Highway - Buxton to Miriam Vale

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area

The true adventure on the Bruce Highway begins through the Bundaberg North Burnett Region. From Buxton in the south through to Miriam Vale in the north. Bushrangers, barra, ancient predators, exotic treasures, liquid gold, frozen and bottled delights, history and heritage, and art displays await those travelling to the region.

Journey Details

Duration
3 Hours
Itinerary Type
One Way
Mode of Travel
Car
Distance
173 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance

Activities

  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Wine Tasting
Bundaberg West Visitor Information Centre
271 Bourbong Street
Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Queensland
Australia

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Fun Over 50 Travel and Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$990.00 - 5200.00
Choose a fully escorted tour from a selection of Coastal and Outback experiences throughout Queensland. Fun Over 50 Queensland tours offer `Gold Class' coach tours and rail tours that have been specifically designed for the 50s plus market. Tours range from three days to 13 days and are fully inclusive of meals, accommodation and attractions. Fun Over 50 engage fully qualified guides at iconic attractions/locations that enhance your tourism experience. Join the friendly and professional on-board crew and learn about Queensland's hidden secrets through the commentary of your expert Coach Captain.

Oz Outback Adventure Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$2495.00 - 3949.00
Oz Outback Adventure Tours offers a truly unique experience to help give you the opportunity to better understand and appreciate just how amazingly beautiful and diverse our country is. Their very popular extended tours have been specifically designed to give you memories that will last a lifetime, and inspire you to further explore so much more of their great land. Oz Outback Adventure Tours sole focus is you. They are so lucky to have Queensland as their 'Backyard' and they feel privileged to be able to share with you some of their favourite destinations. Their vision of giving you an experience you will forever cherish by personally sharing their vast knowledge and bush skills will ensure your journey of a lifetime will be etched in your memory forever. It is their wish that the tours will put a smile on your face for so many years to come as you reminisce about your time with them. They love what they do and they are very proud and very passionate about their country and the destinations they take you to. They look forward to meeting you and being part of your Queensland Outback Adventure experience with Oz Outback Adventure Tours.
From AU$335.00 - 699.00
Lady Elliot is a true coral cay island located at the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in Australia and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life! The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore the reef from the air, a glass bottom boat and the water, all in one day! The day trip includes return scenic flight, use of snorkel equipment, use of day guest facilities, combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour, a delicious buffet lunch in the restaurant and a guided afternoon activity. The combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour is the best way to explore this wonderful underwater world of brilliantly coloured species of marine life including coral, fish, clams, sea stars, turtles, dolphins and manta rays. The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip departs daily from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg. The Great Barrier Reef Day Tour is a fully guided tour departing daily from the Gold Coast (Coolangatta) and Brisbane (Redcliffe) making the Great Barrier Reef easily accessible for visitors to south-east Queensland.
Located in the beautifully restored colonial style clubhouse at Coral Cove Golf Club, Coral Cove Restaurant is relaxed and offers stunning views to the Pacific Ocean. The blackboard menu features freshly caught seafood and succulent steaks, complemented by a concise selection of wine and beer. A private function room seats up to 100 guests.
Originally known as Bundaberg Cold Stores, Grunske's by the River is known as the place to go for the freshest local seafood in the Bundaberg Region. Overlooking the Burnett River, Grunske's is perfect both for daytime casual meals or romantic sunset dates. Either pick up seafood to takeaway, or dine in the restaurant on the wide wooden deck.

Salt at Bargara

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
Salt restaurant is situated on the tip of the Great Barrier Reef, overlooking the ocean in the heart of Balgara. The concise menu boasts locally sourced produce with a focus on fresh seafood to compliment the beachside setting, yet not forgetting locally sourced beef, or vegetarian diners. Whether for a casual coffee stop or a romantic evening dinner, Salt provides a tranquil atmosphere.

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens and Playground

Bundaberg North, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
There is something for everyone at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Situated in North Bundaberg on Mount Perry Road, the gardens span 27 hectares of land and feature a magnificent lake which is home to 114 species of birds. Take a walk on the paths to discover the hidden Japanese Gardens and the spectacular temple in the Chinese Gardens. The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens also play home to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Hinkler House, Cafe 1928, The Bundaberg and District Historical Museum and the nearby Bundaberg Railway Museum (small costs for entry). On Sundays the Australian Sugarcane Railway offer steam train runs along the train track through the gardens (extra tours run on school holidays). For a very small fee you will enjoy two runs through the park. You can purchase duck food from Cafe 1928 to entice the birdlife closer for fantastic photo opportunities. Take a picnic rug and your own food as the Botanic Gardens are the perfect spot for a picnic or organise some food from Cafe 1928.

Mon Repos Conservation Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
The largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland occurs at Mon Repos, and from November to March, visitors can watch nesting and hatching turtles on the beach at night. This park is world famous for its marine turtle wildlife spectacle where loggerhead, flatback and green turtles come ashore to nest on an accessible mainland beach. The park is also home to Woongarra rainforest remnants, mangroves, a tidal lagoon and historic sites. In winter and spring, take quiet beach walks, watch birds or explore rock pools. From November to March, take a night tour for a close encounter with turtles on the beach. You may see turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs; or witness hatchlings emerging from their nests and heading for the sea. Turtle watching is very popular, so bookings are essential and fees apply. Visit the information centre to learn about Mon Repos, turtles and the nearby Great Sandy Marine Park.
Indulge Café prepares food with the promise that they know where it came from, and how it was made. Sourcing food that is nurtured, picked and prepared by local producers, the cafe serves breakfast and lunch with a menu comprising of all house made items, from macadamia maple butter to relish, jams and a sumptuous array of baked goods and desserts. Sip a cup of single origin Jasper coffee, or chow down on a rustic ‘Umami burger'. Or, book a personal dinner party.
Free Entry
Located on the waterfront at the gorgeous Burnett Heads, this beautiful park offers plenty of space to run and play. For the kids there is a large climbing frame and a smaller playground. For the adults, sit back and enjoy the view of the pristine blue water whilst watching the kids play in the great outdoors. There is also a skate park in the vicinity. This is also the start of the Turtle Trail walk which will take you all the way to Bargara - perfect for a walk or bike ride.
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