Bundaberg: Southern Great Barrier Reef

As the official start of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg’s glistening coastal water and bountiful marine life are just waiting to be explored. 

  • Take a short flight to Lady Elliot Island where you can dive and snorkel the colourful reefs and swim with one of the many turtles and manta rays that frequent the island’s waters.
  • Charter a boat and sail across coral cays just begging to be explored.
  • Blow bubbles underwater with a learn to dive course. 
  • From November to March, watch turtle hatchlings clamber down the beach to the water at the largest turtle rookery in the South Pacific, Mon Repos.

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
From AU$160 - 385
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, 80 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg (north of Fraser Island). Situated within a highly protected 'Green Zone', the Island is a sanctuary for over 1200 species of marine life and is renowned for an abundance of manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.

ZEN Beach Retreat

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
From AU$500 - 4500
ZEN Beach Retreat is an absolute beachfront, premium boutique retreat. Superbly positioned to unlock the secrets of two World Heritage Listed Icons - The Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. ZEN combines the pleasures of a relaxed luxury sanctuary with unique and exclusive hero experiences and discoveries with your privacy assured.
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