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

Sugar Country Motor Inn
Sugar Country Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
220 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg West, QLD
The price is AU$135 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
Located in Bundaberg West, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Buss Park and Alexandra Park. Moncrieff Theatre and Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (173 reviews)
"Spotless hotel managers were lovely and extremely helpful"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2021

Sugar Country Motor Inn
Kellys Beach Resort
Kellys Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6 Trevors Road, Bargara, QLD
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (302 reviews)
"peaceful"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Kellys Beach Resort
Burnett Riverside Hotel
Burnett Riverside Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is AU$144 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Bundaberg Central, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bundaberg Hospital, Bundaberg Rum Distillery and Mater Hospital. Bargara Beach and Barolin ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (349 reviews)
"Really great value for the price and location."

Reviewed on 14 Nov. 2021

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.
BIG4 Cane Village Holiday Park
BIG4 Cane Village Holiday Park
2.5 out of 5
94 Twyford Street, Avoca, QLD
The price is AU$114 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Located in Avoca, this cabin is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Sugarland Shoppingtown and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing and Mater Hospital. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (48 reviews)
"Great convenient location, close to great club and shopping centre but very quiet and comfortable."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

BIG4 Cane Village Holiday Park
Kellys Beach Resort
Kellys Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6 Trevors Road, Bargara, QLD
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (302 reviews)
"peaceful"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Kellys Beach Resort
Bargara Blue Resort
Bargara Blue Resort
4.5 out of 5
4 Baxter St, Bargara, QLD
The price is AU$249 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in Bargara, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bargara Beach and Neilson Park.
4.1/5 Very Good! (306 reviews)
"we liked that everything was close"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Bargara Blue 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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