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.
While most people would cite Bundaberg Rum as the first drink that comes to mind when you mention this regional city, let's not forget the spicy Bundaberg Ginger Beer also hails from around this parts. Situated along Bargara Road in the east, you can learn all about Bundaberg Ginger Beer's origins, ingredients, bottling and packaging and explore a range of activities before you enjoy a sampling of different flavours of soft drink. Just 2 kilometres away sits the Bundaberg Rum Distillery where you can learn how sugar cane plays such a pivotal role in this world-famous drink. There's tours, and tastings, of course.
Without sugar cane there would be no rum and potentially no Bundaberg and your next sweet stop is at the Fairymead House Sugar Museum. Situated on Thornhill Street at the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens it houses photographs and memorabilia of the region's sugar industry and tells the tale of the development of the industry, technology and milling. One of the greatest success stories in the Bundaberg history books is that of aviator Bert Hinkler and you can learn all about him at the Hinkler Hall of Aviation along Mount Perry Road. This attraction celebrates pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler through a soaring exhibition hall, featuring various multi-media exhibits, a flight simulator, the spectacular 'Globe Theatre', five aircraft and the historic Hinkler House.