Bundaberg is located on Queensland’s coast. It’s known for Bundaberg Rum, and the Bundaberg Distillery offers museum tours and tastings. Nearby along the coast is Mon Repos Regional Park, home to sea turtles. Just of the coast is Lady Elliot Island which is part of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.
- Take an unrivalled peak behind the curtain of a natural wonder thousands of years in the making at Mon Repos Conservation Park. Watch as mother turtles lay their clutches of eggs from November – January on a ranger-guided tour at the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter.
- Spend an afternoon in the Botanical Gardens, take in the beauty and you may spot some of the fantastic animals that live there.
Bundaberg Rum Distillery is a great place to spend a few hours, learning about the distillery process and hopefully taking away a bottle of your own.
For the Emergency services just dial 000 from any phone.
Bundaberg Base Hospital is the main hospital for the city, click on the text to visit their website.
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Travelling between Brisbane and Rockhampton, the Tilt train offers comfortable travel to to destinations including Bundaberg and is a popular way to get around.
Bundaberg Airport is the main airport for the city, click the text below for more info.
Bundaberg Railway Station is the main station for the city. Click the text below for information about train travel around Queensland.
What safety tips should I know?
Be alert at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Take the usual safety precautions so you do not become a targets for pickpockets. Don’t put your wallet or mobile phone in your back pocket. Put any valuables items in a dark colour shopping bag when going out to avoid attention.
When withdrawing cash from ATM try to go inside the bank. Beware of withdrawing cash from cash points on pedestrian walkways. Try to withdraw small sums and don’t flash your cash around even in the bank.
Which areas should I take more care?
There are no real crime hot spots in the city, take the usual safety precautions and take extra care when travelling at night and in the city parks or outskirts.
How can I keep up with the news?
Bundaberg has local news outlets, click the text below to visit their website.
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Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
Bundaberg City to Coast Community Bike Ride
This community bike ride allows its participants to relax and enjoy the passing scenery of the coastal area in Bundaberg. It closely follows the Burnett River before turning inland and carrying on through cane and small crop fields, eventually bringing you to the Esplanade. From there the riders travel alongside the beach before making their way to the finish line at southern parklands at Burnett Heads. Remember, it is not a race, but a chance to really enjoy Bundaberg’s coast and city in a refreshing way!
Alongside the Miss Beerfest Competition the Beerfestabull is held over two exciting days. There will be eighty different beers on offer to try and buy, a great line-up of bands, thrilling bull riding action, food stalls and plenty of competitions for all – including a Home Brew Competition! Plus, do not miss your chance to try the mechanical bull…only for the brave!
Monto Race Day
The annual Monto Race Day is usually held in August with gates opening at 11am. There is a bar, barbeque, luncheon stall, coffee vans and much more to enjoy along with the races running throughout the day. Other events and stalls are featured too, such as the Men’s, Ladies and Teenage fashion stalls. Remember to put a bet on your favourite drivers!
Are there any great places to eat?
Bundaberg has a wide variety of cafes and restaurants to pick from. Here are a few options that have been recommended by travellers and locals. Click the text to visit their website.
Creative breakfasts and lunches in a smart cafe with timber floorboards and floral-patterned walls.
Pappar’Delles serves authentic Italian Delicacies and offers lots of choices both in food and beverages. Providing you convenience of placing an order online which is just a click away.
Where can I find great art?
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Located in the heart of the city and within walking distance of all shopping centres and restaurants, there is no reason not to pop in for a visit at Bundaberg’s Regional Art Gallery. Exhibitions from local, state, national and international artists are showcased. You might even bump into the artists themselves as this large visual arts facility includes artist-in-residence apartments. Try your hand at creating a masterpiece with the workshop areas or leave it to the professionals and purchase a souvenir at the gift shop.
Galleries and exhibitions pop-up all of the time around Bundaberg. ArtsBundaberg is a great place to find out what is happening right now near you. Click here to visit the website.
What are the highlight attractions?
Mon Repos Conservation Park
Famous for its marine turtles, Mon Repos Conservation Park is home to Woongarra rainforest remnants, mangroves, a tidal lagoon and other historic sites. Flatback, Loggerhead and Green turtles are just some whom nest on the accessible mainland beach. It is the perfect place for wildlife lovers to take a stroll along the beach, watch the birds and explore rock pools. Night tours are available from November to March, book in advance as it is a popular attraction, to get a closer look at the nesting turtles and their eggs. You might even witness hatchlings emerging from their nests!
Lady Musgrave Island Dive Sites
Lady Musgrave Island sits on the Great Barrier Reef. The site has 14 world-class dive sites, plus shallow areas for you to enjoy snorkelling and coral gardens for you to swim in. Manta rays, stingrays, sea snakes, reef sharks, turtles, colourful reef fish are just a few of the sea creatures you’ll come up close and personal with snorkelling at Lady Musgrave Island.
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
The ultimate must-see attraction for tourists visiting Bundaberg is The Hinkler Hall of Aviation. This thrilling yet educational experience celebrates pioneer and solo aviator Bert Hinkler. More than just a museum, it encompasses an incredible exhibition hall, a range of multi-media exhibits, the impressive ‘Globe Theatre’, a flight simulator and the historic Hinkler House. Not only that but it is surrounded by the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens for you to sit back and enjoy along with refreshment from their onsite cafe. Don’t forget to take a little memento home with you from The Aviator’s Store!