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 Childers and Woodgate Day Trip

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Fresh produce, modern history and unspoilt beaches form the basis of this drive which starts in Bundaberg, before winding towards Apple Tree Creek, and on to Childers before ending in Woodgate. This is a classic country drive and although it measures under 100 kilometres long, it's best enjoyed by taking delightful pauses along the way and imbibing the food and wine for which this region is renowned, as you journey through cane and farm country and breathe in fresh rural air.

North Burnett - Mount Perry (via Monto) to Biggenden to Childers

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The Bundaberg North Burnett Region offers an experience no other Queensland Region can come close to claiming. Vast rural settings, National Parks of rainforests and naturally formed crevices and gorges, abundance of wildlife and revealing aboriginal paintings and meeting places, all waiting for you.

Childers Wine Trail

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Childers is home to four wineries - Hill Of Promise Winery, Vintners Secret Vineyard, Cellar Door and Cafe, Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits (by appointment) and Brierley Wines. Take a whole day to experience the Childers Wine Trail, each of these wineries have something different to offer for every member of the family.

The Burnett Circle

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This is the stuff Australian landscape paintings are made of. With craggy mountain ranges, bottle and grass trees, waterways, picturesque picnic spots, untouched vast stretches of land and blue sky as far as the eye can see, this is the Burnett Circle.

WW1 Memorial Drive 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;

Coral Coast Pathways (Burnett Heads to Bargara)

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Discover the spirit of the Bundaberg Region, stroll along the regions diverse beaches. Burnett Heads to Bargara will see you venturing from the marina, along Oaks Beach through the turtle nesting grounds at Mon Repos, following the coastline down Nielson Park, past the coastal town of Bargara to Kelly's Beach.

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 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.

Gin Gin Day Trip

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This historical town, about 50 kilometres from Bundaberg, is peppered with trees, flowers and picnic beaches and is renowned as an international fishing destination with nearby Lake Monduran. This delightful drive route takes in the Mystery Craters near South Kolan and explores Lake Monduran before heading on to Gin Gin, Goodnight Scrub National Park, and Wallaville.

5 Family Friendly Beaches In One Day

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Bundaberg offers some of the most pristine beaches to be found on Queensland's coastline. There is something for every member of the family - swimming and playground for the kids, fishing for Dad and beautiful scenery to relax in for Mum.
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