Bundaberg | Things to do

Get ready to relax in Bundy (as the local’s call it). This family-friendly region marks the start of the Southern Great Barrier Reef with undiscovered islands offshore and nesting turtles at Mon Repos on the mainland. Plus, if you’re of age, you can take a sip of an Australian favourite at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. 

Turtles

The Mon Repos Conservation Park, in Bargara, north-east of Bundaberg, is one of Australia’s most important turtle breeding sites. See these endangered creatures come ashore to nest on the beaches from November to January, then watch as the babies hatch and make their way to the sea from February to March. 

Southern Great Barrier Reef

The Southern Great Barrier Reef begins in the clear waters off Bundaberg. Go off the grid at Lady Elliot Island, a remote coral cay with a single eco-friendly resort focused on conservation. Swim with manta rays and turtles that visit the calm waters or learn to scuba dive at one of the island’s 20 dive sites.

Farm to Table

Bundaberg’s rich red soil and sunny skies make for a foodie paradise. Sample famous Bundaberg Rum and Ginger Beer at the local distillery and brewery, and eat your fill of fresh oysters, crab, scallops and fish from the local fishing boats. Sample a huge selection of goodies at the weekly RiverFeast Markets, or time your visit to attend the Bundy Flavours and Winterfeast Farmers Market in July.

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Bundaberg to Cania Gorge Outdoors Weekend Drive

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This delightful drive route winds from the cane city of Bundaberg out to stunning Cania Gorge, taking in tiny townships and quaint countryside along the way. You'll enjoy food, wine and rum (of course), historical buildings, vineyards, agriculture and mining, before marveling at the cliffs, gorges, caves and Aboriginal art of Cania Gorge National Park.

WWI Memorial Journey - Bundaberg to Yeppoon

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The journey from Bundaberg to Yeppoon, north east of Rockhampton, includes a number of different aspects of Queenslanders' war service, including commemorating war nurses at one of the Bundaberg Memorials, a visit to the museum of an early aviation hero and WWI veteran Bert Hinkler, a memorial which doubled as a union rallying point in the mining town of Mount Morgan and an avenue of trees representing those lost in WWI on the beachside at Yeppoon.

Birds of Bundaberg

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The Bundaberg Region offers so many options to learn about the local flora and fauna. This journey takes in the Moore Park Beach water birds, feed the birdlife at the Botanic Gardens, head to Baldwin Swamp to meander the tracks that wind through the forest taking you down close to the lakes.

Bundaberg Country Weekend Drive

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Wind your way out of delicious Bundaberg and through the colourful countryside to towns where the names roll around your tongue like Biggenden, Gayndah, Mundubbera before you end in charming Childers. This journey measures some 350 kilometres long and lends itself to a leisurely weekend drive full of country pastures, ranges, bush walks, history and heritage.

Churches of Bundaberg

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Starting off at the graceful Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Barolin Street this walk will take in the spectacular architecture and history of the Churches located in Bundaberg. This walk includes Churches of all different faiths.

Bundaberg North Burnett Region Dams

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Barramundi, Saratoga, Bass, Golden Perch and Silver Perch are just some of the fishy friends (or future meals) you may encounter by throwing a line in one of the region's four major dams - Lake Cania, Lake Wuruma, Paradise Dam and Lake Monduran.

Bundaberg to Eidsvold Weekend Drive

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The incredible legend of RM Williams lays at the end of this drive which takes you from Bundaberg, past the Boolboonda Tunnel, out towards Mount Perry and onwards to Eidsvold. Measuring some 180 kilometres long, take your time to enjoy this peaceful corner of regional Queensland.

Spirit of Bundaberg

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Learn all about the industries which helped Bundaberg become the regional centre it is today. Discover Bundaberg Rum known as "Australia's own spirit", Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Fairymead Sugar museum and then cruise along the Burnett River onboard the majestic "Bundy Belle" to get the true picture on Bundaberg farming practices.

Coral Coast Pathways (Woodgate Beach Section)

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The southern section of the Coral Coast Pathways ventures through Woodgate Beach. Begining at the only approach into the township from Goodwood Road along Woodgate Road. Following the beachfront past Woodgate Beach Park and Banksia Park ending at the mouth of the Burrum River within the Woodgate Beach section of the Burrum Coast National Park.

Banksia Track And The Boardwalk

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Woodgate is known for the long, white stretches of sandy beaches that overlook the magnificent Southern Great Barrier Reef, but you can also strap on your walking boots and experience some of Australia's distinctive flora and fauna as you walk the Banksia track.
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