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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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!

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.

5 Family Friendly Beaches In One Day

Multiple Locations
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.

Lake Wuruma

Eidsvold, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
Lake Wuruma is located 48 kilometres north of Eidsvold and has a capacity of 165,000 megalitres. The lake took three years and AUD5.3 million to build and provides irrigation for the regions agriculture.

Bundaberg School of Arts

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
You can't miss the Bundaberg School of Arts building on Bourbong Street. This two storey brick building is possibly the oldest building in Bundaberg still standing. Construction on the School of Arts building commenced on 2 June 1888 and the building was handed over to the School of Arts Trustees on 16th April 1889.

Anchor Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Elliot Island has many wonderful dive sites, but one of its most impressive is Anchor Bommie. This tower of coral sits on the sandy sea floor at 21 metres and stands 10 metres tall, a very imposing sight.

Bundaberg to Childers and Woodgate Day Trip

Multiple Locations
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.

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.

Military and Memorabilia Museum

Childers, Bundaberg Area
From AU$5 - 5
The Military and Memorabilia Museum is "unquestionably one of the best displays of military memorabilia outside the Canberra war memorial" as was the 'wrap' placed on the collections at the Military and Memorabilia Museum by the judges when Childers won Queensland's Best Heritage Town in 2010.

Bargara Beach

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Bargara Beach is located 15 kilometres east of Bundaberg and offers a climate similar to Hawaii, beautiful beaches and friendly locals. Bargara Beach is located immediately east of the Bundaberg town centre and is backed by a beachfront road, with good beach access and parking.
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