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BundabergAustralia

Pack your snorkel, your camera and an empty picnic basket: this region is renowned for its pristine reef waters, turtle rookery and paddock-to-plate dining.

The Bundaberg region marks the spot where the Capricorn Coast’s sugarcane belt meets the sea. Built on the rich agricultural heritage of “Bundy” city, the Bundaberg region is dotted with enchanting country towns and fringed by the breathtaking Southern Great Barrier Reef. Embark on a tasting tour of Bundaberg’s farms and distilleries or hit the beach in Bargara and say hello to the region’s underwater locals, the endangered loggerhead turtle.

Check out the local Visitor Information Centre in Bundaberg city to find out what the region has to offer during your stay. The inland city is famed for its Bundaberg Rum Distillery, which is open for tours and tastings. Check out more delicious brewed drinks and knock one of “Australia’s Big Things” off your list with a trip to Bundaberg’s Big Barrel. You can find out about the region’s aviation heritage at the Hinkler Hall of Aviation or learn about flora from near and far at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

Don’t miss the chance to discover the full life cycle of the Capricorn Coast’s turtles. Head to Mon Repos beach to visit an important turtle rookery and conservation park, where you can join one of the guided tours held nightly during the turtles’ breeding season. You can swim alongside the turtles during a dive tour of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

To the north, check out Lady Elliot Island or the expansive beaches fronting Bargara for sheltered swimming spots you can share with schools of iridescent fish. Hike or embark on an exciting four-wheel drive adventure around the protected coastal lowlands of Burrum Coast National Park, to the south of Bundaberg city. Here, you can discover mangrove-lined riverbanks, heathland wildflowers and tea-tree swamps.

Bundaberg’s local airport is a 10-minute drive from the city centre. Drive to Bundaberg city in 4 hours and 15 minutes from Brisbane. Visit the region in the wintertime to avoid the humidity and rains of summer or between November and March to see the turtles nesting on the pristine shores of Mon Repos.

Where to stay in Bundaberg

Top hotels in Bundaberg

Alexandra Park Motor Inn
Alexandra Park Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
2A Bingera Street, Bundaberg West, QLD
The price is AU$104 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

Located in Bundaberg West, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Alexandra Park, Buss Park and Bundaberg Tourist Information Centre. Bundaberg Hospital and ...

4/5Very Good! (517 reviews)

"The character and charm of the unique premises the staff was very friendly and the location was great with an easy walk to the town centre"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Alexandra Park Motor Inn
The Point Resort
The Point Resort
4 out of 5
19-25 The Esplanade, Bargara, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$260 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

This family-friendly Bundaberg apartment building is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bargara Beach and Neilson Park.

4/5Very Good! (527 reviews)

"Great location for peace and quiet. Very clean and nicely appointed apartment."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2020

The Point Resort
Burnett Riverside Hotel
Burnett Riverside Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Quay Street, Bundaberg, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bundaberg Hospital, Bundaberg Rum Distillery and Mater Hospital. Bargara Beach and Barolin Rocks ...

4.2/5Excellent! (291 reviews)

"Staff we’re extremely efficient and friendly. Room very clean and up to date. Wanted to stay longer!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2020

Burnett Riverside Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Bundaberg

The Point Resort
The Point Resort
4 out of 5
19-25 The Esplanade, Bargara, QLD
The price is AU$260 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

This family-friendly Bundaberg apartment building is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bargara Beach and Neilson Park.

4/5Very Good! (527 reviews)

"Great location for peace and quiet. Very clean and nicely appointed apartment."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2020

The Point Resort
Koola Beach Apartments Bargara
Koola Beach Apartments Bargara
4 out of 5
52 Johnson Street, Bargara, QLD
The price is AU$195 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

Located in Bargara, this beach apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Barolin Rocks and Neilson Park. Kelly's Beach and Innes Park are also within 9 mi ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (137 reviews)

"Great location, unit was very clean and we were provided with more than enough complimentary supplies for nearly the entire stay! Check-in was easy......the only thing we weren’t happy with was that the door to the main bedroom was a shutter that was worn and didn’t close. A small disappointment ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2020

Koola Beach Apartments Bargara
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 from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

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! (218 reviews)

"Great location and super friendly staff. Michelle couldn’t have been more helpful."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2020

Don Pancho by the Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Bundaberg

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Reviews of Bundaberg

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Verified traveller

5 Jan. 2020

We found Bundaberg to be a clean and tidy town with an interesting history - as displayed at the rum distillery

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Dec. 2019

Great place to visit and explore

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Sep. 2019

nice town

4/5 - Good

John

28 Sep. 2019

Good town with lots to see. Many thinks its rather bland, but if you look around a little, there is alot going on.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Aug. 2019

I wouldn't recommend to business travelelrs as its was too noisy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Aug. 2019

Bundaberg is amazing. We will be moving to the region in 2020.

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