Bundaberg

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Welcome to Bundaberg

Bundaberg (the sugar cane city) tends to best known internationally for producing its famous Bundaberg Rum, however "Bundy" as it's referred to by most Australians, has many more iconic & special experiences to enjoy.

Bundaberg is also renowned as one of Australia's fresh food bowls due to its vast farming area, and is home to some of the largest farming produce such as Australian Macadamias, Australian Sweet Potatoes, and many more fruits, vegetables and fresh seafood.

As well as mouth-watering fresh local food, there's stunning beaches and access to Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island on the southern Great Barrier Reef.

Bargara Beach is home to the famous Mon Repos Turtle Encounter Centre where you can witness turtle nesting season followed by thousands of baby sea turtles hatching and making their way into the ocean each year fore their very first time.

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Things To Do

Ask a local what the iconic things-to-do in Bundaberg are, and they will tell you four things: the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks (famous for Bundy Ginger Beer), the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter and the Hinkler Hall of Aviation. But there's plenty of other interesting and enjoyable things to do whilst exploring Bundy.

Bargara Beach - is Bundy's local and favourite beach just a 12km drive from Bundaberg's CBD with quaint shops, holiday accommodation, waves, pristine beach & ocean front dining to enjoy.  Bargara is a well-known and popular beachside oasis for couples, families & adventurers, and just a lovely quiet place to be with nature and relax.

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Bundaberg Cellar Door Trail - is made up of a variety of distilleries, breweries and cider houses all within a few km's of each other in Bundaberg. Once you have experienced the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery and made your very own rum, head on down the road to Waterview Distillery and then try the many flavours of handmade ciders, fruit wines & fortified delights at Ohana Cider House. Keep going to world-renowned Bundaberg Brewed Drinks to taste all the famous flavours including their non-alcoholic ginger beer. The next stop is the Bargara Brewhouse and then complete the trail with an experience at Kalki Moon Distillery & Brewing Co with guided mini tours and tastings of their award winning gin, liqueurs & rum.

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Dive Ex-HMAS Tobruk Shipwreck - since its scuttling in 2018, ex-HMAS Tobruk rests just 22 nautical miles off the coast of Bundaberg in the Great Sandy Marine Park. The ship is a unique wreck dive experience with abundant marine life already attaching to the metal surfaces and fish, turtles & other marine life making it home.

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Hinkler Hall of Aviation - Bert Hinkler was a pioneer Australian aviator and inventor who was born in Bundaberg in 1892. He designed and built early aircraft before being the first person to fly solo from England to Australia and the first person to fly solo across the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

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Explore Splitters Farm (10min drive north from Bundaberg), a working farm and haven for rescued barnyard animals and native Australian fauna set amongst tropical bushland. The farm can be explored via a self-guided experience 7 days and guided farm tours operate most weekends with bookings required. Splitters Farm also offers a unique rural camping & farm stay experience.

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Enjoy a tranquil 2.5 hour river cruise aboard the Bundy Belle on the beautiful Burnett River with commentary about the river and region.

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Getting To Bundaberg

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By road - Bundaberg, the gateway to the southern Great Barrier Reef, is a four hour drive north of Brisbane along the Pacific Coast Way (Bruce Highway).

By Air - commercial airlines fly regularly into Bundaberg from Brisbane and other regions.

Rail - there are multiple north & south bound services daily with Queensland Rail on the Tilt Train and the Spirit of Queensland.

Bus - major bus lines offer regular north and south bound services to and from Bundaberg.

We highly recommend you plan your Nature Coast Australia Road Trip using our itinerary tips here.

Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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