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BargaraBundaberg

Separated from Bundaberg by lush fields of sugarcane, this tropical paradise has palm tree-lined beaches, surf breaks, a lively esplanade strip and spacious parks.

Visit Bargara and you’ll feel as though you’re on a distant island in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The seaside suburb of Bundaberg is a reef-fringed oasis with year-round beach appeal. Explore its laid-back swimming beaches or carve up the breaks with your surfboard. Relax in leafy parks and gardens and get a closer look at the local wildlife when you visit the village’s turtle rookery.

A great way to begin your day in Bargara is with a morning stroll along the Esplanade. This paved pathway stretches for 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) and is perfect for bikes, strollers and scooters. Wander along the coastline and visit the viewing platforms or choose a picnic area to return to later.

Magnificent beaches stretch from Neilson’s Park to Archie’s Beach. Take the kids for a swim in the Basin, which is a beautifully sheltered swimming area that is best explored at high tide. Bring your snorkel and mask to have a peek at the little fish that inhabit the waters. More snorkeling sites can be found at Woongarra Marine Park. Bargara Beach is a family-friendly beach directly fronting the northern section of the village. Surfers can check out the breaks that stretch from either side of this patrolled beach. For family fun on dry land, head to Turtle Park and discover the exciting playground, which is shaped like a turtle.

Between November and March, don’t miss the chance to learn about endangered sea turtles at the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery. You might spot their tracks in the sands of Kelly’s, Rifle Range and Neilson’s Park Beach.

Keen anglers will love dropping a line into the man-made reef at Bargara. For a closer look at the stunning reef systems, join a charter tour of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Bargara is a 20-minute drive to the east of Bundaberg and can be reached by car, public bus and taxi. Choose from cozy inns to beachfront apartments. Enjoy year-round beach fun in the sunny suburb of Bargara.


Popular places to visit in Bargara

Bargara Beach
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Bargara Beach

4.5/5(207 reviews)

Explore the pretty foreshore reserve, spot turtle tracks in the sand and splash in the gentle waves at one of Bundaberg’s most popular beaches.

Kelly's Beach
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Kelly's Beach

4.5/5(105 reviews)

Explore this pretty beach fronting Bundaberg’s coastal fringe to swim and surf in the gentle waves or go fishing in the clear ocean waters.

Barolin Rocks
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Barolin Rocks

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Grab your snorkel and take the plunge into the Woongarra Marine Park to see turtles, rays and diverse reef fish just a few feet from the shore.

Top activities in Bargara

Bundaberg Full Day Snorkelling Tour to Lady Musgrave Island
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Bundaberg Full Day Snorkelling Tour to Lady Musgrave Island

AU$220
Per adult

Top hotels in Bargara

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Don Pancho by the Beach
Don Pancho by the Beach
3.5 out of 5
58-62 Miller Street, Bargara, QLD
The price is AU$119 per night

Located in Bargara, this beachfront apartment building is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Kelly's Beach and Bargara Beach. Barolin Rocks ...

4.4/5Excellent! (202 reviews)

"Old but clean and staff very helpful. Must have.. the water views."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Don Pancho by the Beach
Manta Bargara Resort
Manta Bargara Resort
4.5 out of 5
95-97 Esplanade, Bargara, QLD
The price is AU$250 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bargara apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Barolin Rocks and Bargara Beach. Kelly's Beach and Neilson ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (174 reviews)

"great room , best location would recommend this hotel to everyone"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Manta Bargara Resort
Bargara Blue Resort
Bargara Blue Resort
4.5 out of 5
4 Baxter St, Bargara, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$205 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bargara Beach and Neilson Park.

4/5Very Good! (274 reviews)

"A good location the apartment was a good size could do with a little upgrading but comfortable and had all things required"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Bargara Blue Resort
Kellys Beach Resort
Kellys Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6 Trevors Road, Bargara, QLD
The price is AU$161 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bargara villa is in a regional park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kelly's Beach, Bargara Beach and Neilson Park. Bundaberg ...

4.1/5Very Good! (282 reviews)

"Annette was awesome..she had a genuine concern for us and the fact that we were not able to go snorkeling. She tried getting us booked on another tour. She was a great part of our stay during this crazy time."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Kellys Beach Resort
Kacys Bargara Beach Motel
Kacys Bargara Beach Motel
4 out of 5
Cnr Bauer St & Esplanade, Bargara, QLD
The price is AU$165 per night

Situated in Bargara, this beach motel is steps away from Barolin Rocks and Bargara Beach. Kelly's Beach and Neilson Park are also within 15 minutes.

4.3/5Excellent! (394 reviews)
sales manager

"Perfect"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Kacys Bargara Beach Motel
Bargara Beach Caravan Park
Bargara Beach Caravan Park
3 out of 5
25 Fred Courtice Avenue, Bargara, QLD
The price is AU$115 per night

Situated in Bargara, this beach apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nielson's Beach and Bargara Beach. Mon Repos Conservation Park and Neilson Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (107 reviews)

"Met with a smile , left with a smile. Excellent lodgings with a great location."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Bargara Beach Caravan Park