Bundaberg North Burnett | Things to See and Do


‘Bundy’ as locals call it, is one of those regions where you can really put the brakes on and relax. So, take a little extra off and explore all that it has to offer.

  • Home to the largest turtle rookery in the South Pacific, Mon Repos beach is where you can witness the turtle life-cycle unfold from November to March.
  • Get up close and personal with the resident turtles and manta rays just a few steps off the pristine beach of Lady Elliot Island - and snap that turtle selfie you’ve always wanted!
  • Swap your fins for hiking boots and get exploring the region’s coastal gems, lakes, gorges and rural landscapes while hearing stories from colourful locals.
  • A visit to Bundy isn’t complete without sampling its iconic products including Bundaberg Rum and Ginger Beer, not to mention wineries, fresh seafood and the creamiest homemade macadamia ice-cream you’re likely to find. 

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Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience

Bundaberg East, Bundaberg Area
From AU$20 - 30
Bundaberg Rum - Australia’s most awarded rum distillery and the home of Bundaberg Rum, has opened the doors to its new Visitor Experience following an AUD8.5 million upgrade. The Visitor Experience now offers two new tour experiences in addition to the famous Distillery tour – The Bundaberg Rum Museum Experience and a Blend Your Own Rum Experience.

Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island

Multiple Locations
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef (north of Fraser Island). The Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations in Australia and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life!

The Blowhole

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Lady Elliot Island has many wonderful dive sites, but the most dramatic dive site off this coral cay would have to be The Blowhole. Located off the eastern side of the island, this spectacular L-shaped cave opens on the reef top and exits on the reef wall.

Gin Gin Library

Gin Gin, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Gin Gin Library offer various items for loans to members including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and eDownloads. Visitors are able to join the library as temporary members by paying a refundable security deposit.

Mount Walsh National Park

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
Spectacular exposed granite outcrops and cliffs rise to 703 metres above sea level in this rugged park. Mount Walsh and The Bluff Mount at the northern end of the park are prominent landmarks in the Biggenden area.

Old National Australia Bank Building

Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Take a step back in time and admire the architecture from a different time at the former Commercial bank of Sydney building. This majestic building was completed in 1891 and is important in demonstrating the evolution of Bundaberg as a regional centre, as well as the evolution of the early competitive banking facilities in rural Queensland.

Alexandra Park, Playground and Zoo

Bundaberg West, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Nestled on the banks of the Burnett River on Quay Street, Alexandra Park offers a playground for all ages under the shade of large trees. The kids can play on the playground or run in the large open spaces.

Lady Musgrave Island Dive Sites

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites:

Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo

Childers, Bundaberg Area
From AU$18 - 22
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo is a fun and affordable day out to be enjoyed by the whole family. Admission cost includes the opportunity to handle a python, view snake shows, a koala talk and a crocodile feeding display and enjoy guided tours of various static displays.

East Bundaberg Water Tower

Bundaberg East, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
The East Water Tower is a must visit as it is believed to be the only circular brick tower in Queensland. Given Bundaberg's relatively flat terrain, this tower is the perfect example of late 19th century technology - using the increased water pressure provided by the tower in order to allow the reticulated water system to flow through efficiently.
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