Bundaberg

Travel Guide
Bargara
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

Chalet Motor Inn
Chalet Motor Inn
3 out of 5
242 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg Central, QLD, 4670
The price is AU$139 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star motel in Bundaberg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (270 reviews)
"Clean and convenient Wifi was a bit hit and miss"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

Chalet Motor Inn
Kellys Beach Resort
Kellys Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6 Trevors Road, Bargara, QLD, 4670
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$179 per night from 6 Sep. to 7 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach villa in Bundaberg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a sauna. Our guests praise the restaurant and the family amenities in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (333 reviews)
"Location perfect and resort beautiful. The bed and pillows were really uncomfortable to use but otherwise worth the stay"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2022

Kellys Beach Resort
Burnett Riverside Hotel
Burnett Riverside Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Quay Street, Bundaberg Central, QLD, 4670
The price is AU$144 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bundaberg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (384 reviews)
"The ladies on reception were friendly and competent."

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2022

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.
Kellys Beach Resort
Kellys Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6 Trevors Road, Bargara, QLD, 4670
The price is AU$179 per night from 6 Sep. to 7 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach villa in Bundaberg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a sauna. Our guests praise the restaurant and the family amenities in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (333 reviews)
"Location perfect and resort beautiful. The bed and pillows were really uncomfortable to use but otherwise worth the stay"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2022

Kellys Beach Resort
The Point Resort
The Point Resort
4 out of 5
19-25 The Esplanade, Bargara, QLD, 4670
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Bundaberg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an arcade/games room. Our guests praise the quiet rooms in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (616 reviews)
"Wifi was almost non existent, no real solution from management, suspect its a bandwidth issue. Not great if you need to work as cell service is also patchy. Rooms are very good and comfortable"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2022

The Point Resort
C Bargara Resort
C Bargara Resort
4.5 out of 5
83-87 Esplanade, Enter off See Street, Bargara, QLD, 4670
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Bundaberg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the family amenities in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (419 reviews)
"Excellent location, family friendly, the room is clean and fully equipped for the big family."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2022

C Bargara Resort
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.

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