35 Reasons Why Bundaberg is Worth Visiting in 2023

Reasons Why Bundaberg is Worth Visiting

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The city of Bundaberg is located four hours north of the Queensland capital of Brisbane. Growing Sugar Cane became a major component of its growth, and several mills were built in the late 1800s. But you have to ask, is Bundaberg worth visiting?

If there was one thing I learned from growing up and visiting the Bundaberg region – there are so many reasons to go there. This includes unique getaways, Budget style, animal encounters, Islands to visit, plenty of beaches, and over 100-year-old architecture. Apart from that, today’s dominant export would have to be the famous Bundy Rum.

With that in mind, lets start delving into why it’s worth visiting below and start planning today!

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Is Bundaberg Worth Visiting?

Take it from a prior local – Yes, Bundaberg is definitely worth visiting. Why you ask? For the beaches, the climate, the rum factory, the Southern Great Barrier Reef and the Ginger Beer Factory. Although despite everything I have mentioned, it’s hard to believe this area has so much more to offer a tourist?

This is the Fraser Coast and where The Great Barrier Reef starts. Yes, this reef system stretches 2300 kilometres up the coast of Queensland and past the city of Cairns. It’s an Australian Icon and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981.

The North and Southside of town are split by the Burnett River flowing through to the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, you have two different bridges to cross over – The older style Burnett Bridge and the newer Tallon Bridge.

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1. Bundaberg Rum Distillery

After so much overseas travel, I’m surprised that people know the city of Bundaberg. Between the sale of the Rum or the Ginger beer, this is what has put Bundaberg on the map.

Distillery tours are available at the Bundaberg Rum Factory on a daily basis and will only take a couple of hours. There were sections with information, history and a whole big wall of prior rum versions that have been sold by them.

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You can go through the shop of rum products and branded merchandise at any time, but your lead this way on the end of the tour. They have a huge amount of products here and brilliants additions for your bar at home. Along with sales of all the current rum versions – also note:  that a couple of these can only be brought at the Bundaberg rum distillery and not sold anywhere else in the world.

There are some tastings that are part of the tour cost and helps you decide which ones you might like to buy. I’m not a big rum drinker but I was willing to give some of them a go!

Bundaberg Rum Factory, Bundaberg Queensland
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

2. Bundaberg Brewed Drinks / The Bundy Barrel

The Bundy Barrel or Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is where you’ll find the sale of the Famous Ginger Beer. Along with tours and information on making this famous drink. Did you know that it’s not the only flavour soft drink you can purchase?

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I’m seeing more and more flavours being sold all over the world, but nothing like what’s available at The Barrel complex. Tour prices are around $18AUD (2023), and the centre is open daily for your convenience.

The Barrel, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks - Bundaberg Queensland
The Barrel – Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Bundaberg Queensland
All the different Flavours of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

3. Central Business District – Bourbong Street

The CBD, as it stands today, was established during the late 19th century and admired by many visiting tourists. Luckily, a large portion of the original architecture from that era is still standing today. Additionally, you have the famous Whaling Wall mural painted six story’s high, and can be seen from hundreds of metres away.

Particularly on Bourbong Street, it hosts several independent shops, hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes and your main shopping district. Alternatively, visitors to Buss Park are treated to a beautiful sight, largely thanks to the line of weeping fig trees. These trees were planted in 1888 and during the 1920s, adding to the park’s natural beauty.

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Bundaberg Central Business District & Whaling Wall

Note: any other shopping needs can also be done at shopping centres like Hinkler Place, which is not far from the CBD. Other than that you have Sugarland Shopping town located on the west side of town, near the Airport.

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4. Kalki Moon Distillery

Any Gin lovers out there? The Kalki Moon Distillery range is gaining a lot of popularity, and you can come to check it all out in Bundaberg. It open for business in 2017 and they make a range of gin, Vodkas and rum.

You can walk in and purchase direct from the factory at any time, along with their Branded merchandise, along with having a couple of drinks in the beer garden. They hold 1 hour tours in the factory twice a week to give you a look around and show their products are made, the ingredients they use for the different flavours and their production.

Kalki Moon Distilling and brewing Company | Bundaberg Queensland
Kalki Moon Gin Bar and Function Room

It’s interesting to learn about how the alcohol is made, the brewing process, how long it takes to make and the flavours produced depending what’s been used in the barrels previously. Not only that, but if you have an upcoming event to host? Maybe Kalki Moon is just the spot for you.

The Bar floor is open for drinks and functions and has a nice rustic area to relax and chill with a couple of drinks.

Included in the tour cost is a couple of sample drinks and I had the Owner Rick make me one of his best cocktails with a mix of Pink Gin, vodka and the Mango Brewed Drink. This was definitely a drink I will be having again. Can you believe, I’ve never tried Pink Gin before, but ended up bringing a bottle home with me!

Kalki Moon Distilling and brewing Company | Bundaberg Queensland
Kalki Moon Gin Blends

5. Macadamia Australia

Macadamia Australia is a 2000 acre farm located on the southern side of Bundaberg and you have the chance to visit every day for their shop and café. The shop contains a lot of products based on different flavours of the macadamia nut, along with varieties of chocolates, jams, sauces

There are guided tours run here a couple times of week, but I didn’t have time for it this trip. They will probably teach you more about the history and wander through the orchard of trees out the back. In the end you can sit down for a casual meal in front of the Macadamia Trees they have around there. Just watch out for the Ibis Birds and don’t leave food unattended!

After lunch feel free to wander around the Trees and try and find the ripened nuts as they aren’t hard to find on the ground. You first need to pull them from their outer shell and next comes the cracking. Lucky you have log and hammers around to help you do this and help you try a macadamia nuts fresh off the tree

They even have divots cut into the log to help keep them stable!, which is pretty handy

Matt cracking some Macadamia Nuts at the farm
Matt cracking some Macadamia Nuts at the farm

6. Bundy Regional Art Gallery ( BRAG)

The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is located on Barolin Street in the city centre. They have a year-round program of local touring and national art exhibitions, artists visiting, workshops, kids activities, and guided tours. The Gallery is open seven days a week, so there’s always something going on.

7. Alexandra Park Zoo

This is a rather small zoo, but guess what? It’s one of the best free activities that everyone can enjoy. They have several different birds like cockatoos, & parrots, along with some Emus and wallabies.

I was very surprised to see the Tamarin Monkey and also a couple of dingo’s. For a free activity and a chance for kids to learn, I do recommend it.

Alexandra Park Zoo - Bundaberg Queensland
Black Cockatoo – Alexandra Park Zoo, Bundaberg

8. Baldwin Swamp Environment Park

There is a boardwalk and walking paths around the Baldwin Swamp Environment Park. You’ll be surrounded by hundreds of waterbirds as you explore wetlands, grasslands, eucalyptus forests, rainforests, and vine Forests.

The local will use this area for their daily exercise but you’ll also fine the avid nature lover, bird watcher or photographer wandering around.

The amount of birdlife is impressive, being so close to the city. Therefore, it’s not unusual to see many species in the space of a short walk. As well as numerous water birds, you might come across quails, fairy-wrens, rainbow bee-eaters, and dollar birds. There were also ducks in the pond that seemed very keen to see us!

Hike or watch the wildlife at Baldwin Swamp
Hike or watch the wildlife at Baldwin Swamp

9. Mon Repos Turtle Encounter

The Mon Repos Turtle Centre experience draws tourists from all over the world and worth visiting Bundaberg for. It’s seasonal from November to March of each year. You will start the season off with Loggerhead turtles visiting Mon Repos beach to lay their eggs. After an eight-week gestation period, the Hatchings will emerge and scamper down to the water.

You can book an evening tour with the tourist information centre, although neither experience is guaranteed. More importantly, expect it to be a very late night, as groups are sectioned into ticket purchasing. 

TIP: Booking really early ensures you’re placed in the first group and back home at a decent hour. Especially if you have young children! December is a great time to see the turtles laying eggs and January for seeing the baby turtles. It’s unlikely that you will see both on the same night.

Bundaberg Turtles | Baby Hatchlings crawling to the water - Aquarius Traveller
Turtle Hatchlings making their way down the beach in Bundaberg

10. Feast on fresh seafood

If you’re looking for the freshest seafood, look no further than Grunske’s by the River. They catch most of the seafood themselves, sell it for you to cook, or serve it in their restaurant. 

The deck overlooks the Burnett River, and you can watch the Fishing boats pass you by while enjoying your seafood platter and chilled white wine. 

The location is just magic at sunset and open until 8pm on a Friday and Saturday Night!

Enjoy some fresh season at Grunske's
Enjoy some fresh season at Grunske’s

11. Try out some of the Local brews.

There are a couple of different breweries to try out while are worth trying out. Firstly, you have the Ballistic Brewery on Tantitha Street & North Micro Brewing at Bargara. Each has its own range, and you could visit both for some variety. 

Take advantage of the menu and atmosphere! You’ll find you may never want to leave!

12. Nielson Beach

Looking for more free attractions in Bundaberg? Bargara is lucky to have four different beaches you can visit for free, and one of which is Nielson’s Beach. It’s located 13 km from the towns centre, on the north side of Bargara, and home to the Bargara Surf Lifesaving club.

The Beach consists of 500 metres of smooth sand with basalt rock flats at the sides. Furthermore, you have a picnic area, lots of parking and a large caravan park across the road.

Nielson's Beach Bundaberg Queensland

13. Bargara

This small seaside town is the perfect day trip away with the family or loved ones. The main town centre has a few cafes, ice cream shops, a bottle shop and a large hotel for restaurant meals.

Accommodation styles vary from the budget, Airbnb, holiday houses to luxury high-rise apartments. You have Neilson beach, Kelly’s beach to swim at, along with the boardwalk and walking paths along the water.

Bargara Beach Bundaberg Queensland
Bargara Beach Boardwalk, Bundaberg

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14. Kellys Beach, Creek & The Basin

One more beach location at Bargara and this one takes you to the southern side of the town. Not only does it have a surf side, but also a small creek filled up at high tide with perfect, calm water swimming in the Basin. 

Kelly's Beach Bundaberg Queensland
Kelly’s Beach, Bundaberg

15. Hummock Lookout

You only need a short stop at the Hummock Lookout to take in the views from the highest spot in the area. It’s lies between Bundaberg and Bargara and known as the local extinct volcano.

Although it’s only 96 metres high above sea level, it does give a 360-degree viewpoint over the surrounding area. This includes endless amounts of cane fields, the ocean, and the eastern city of Bundaberg

This is the perfect spot for a sunset or sunrise or even watching the moon come over the horizon.

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The Hummock (extinct Volcano) lookout point

16. Cycle the Turtle Trail

The Cycle Turtle trail opened up a few years ago and runs from Kelly Beach to Burnett Heads. You could keep going around to the Port, but it would be about 25 kilometres to complete.  The views are stunning along the way, with plenty of quiet bays where you could stop for a swim or picnic and the perfect family-friendly activity. And if you love bird watching, this is also a great piece of coastline for enthusiasts

17. Lady Musgrave Island

Did you know this is a a gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, which holds some of the best snorkelling sites in Queensland and is easy to access. This is where you can take a day trip destination by boat and to an Island completely made out of coral!

The Lady Musgrave experience is a 14-hectare coral cay with a 1192 hectare reef and eight metre deep lagoon. Therefore, it gives you an opportunity to explore and find some amazing creatures. Conveniently, these tours leave from the Port Marina, which is only a 20 minute drive from Bundaberg City.

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Lady Musgrave Island Beach
Lady Musgrave Island Beach

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18. Lady Elliot Island

Visiting Lady Elliot Island is an expensive day trip option from Bundaberg, but it’s worth it to swim in the Great Barrier Reef. It higher priced, because the only way to get there is by small aircraft, which leave from a few cities in south east Queensland. Bundaberg is the closest though and does allow you most time on the island.

Flights leave from the airport every day, taking about 20 minutes to get there. Hiring snorkelling gear is part of the price, and also includes lockers to store your gear. Then all you have to do is walk of the beach and your snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef.

Turtles are common here along with sharks and mantas rays. There is also an Eco resort for those that want to stay

Aquarius Traveller swimming with Turtles, Lady Elliott Island Queensland - Day trips from Brisbane
Swimming with Turtles at Lady Elliot Island

19. Whale Watching

The whale season generally lasts from June to October in the area, so you’re almost guaranteed to spot a few on your trip. What’s more, it’s only a 90-minute drive away from Hervey Bay – one of the best spots in the world for seeing Humpback whales. 

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These creatures are often more relaxed and curious here than in other places, making this bay an optimum location for whale-watching.

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Whale Watching

20. Elliott Heads Beach

Elliott Heads is located on the mouth of the Elliott River, hence the name, and surrounded by bushland, small crops, and sugar cane. It’s a popular spot for the still water areas perfect for swimming, especially at low tide creating channels among the sand bars.

As well as surf offered on the beach. Alternatively, you will find people fishing, sailboarding, jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and other water activities.

Right next to the beach you will find a caravan park – if you ever need that type of accommodation. It’s pictured in the photo below, so you can see it’s very close. There is a café and amenities right next to the car park, or you can always pack an esky up with a picnic for the day.

Elliott Heads Beach - Bundaberg Queensland
Elliott Heads Beach

21. Rock Pool Swimming

Natural Rock pools are pretty popular these days and there are some you can find at Elliot Heads. Just make sure it’s low tide, as you won’t be able to see them, or get there. Start walking out onto the beach as you’re coming into low tide. Know that it will take about 10 to 15 minutes to walk out there and then it’s just tracking down the pool in between all the rocks.

There are a few pools around, so just find one that’s easy for you to sit or stand in. It was a cold and windy day for us, so no swimming, but there were a couple of others giving it a go. The low tides traps small fish, so bring along a snorkel too. Otherwise you can just sit back and relax.

Try finding the Elliot Heads Rock pools for swimming
Try finding the Elliot Heads Rock pools for swimming

22. Try some Wines in Childers

Childers is a beautiful historic town less than an hour’s drive from Bundaberg. Unfortunately, Queensland isn’t really known for its wines, as the tropical climate doesn’t fare well for grape growing. However, Childers has provided a few vineyards to explore.

Ohana winery specializes in tropical fruit wines and liqueurs. They offer a tour of the orchard and tastings of both fruits and wines. Follow up with a stop at Brierley Wines, then lunch or a platter with your wine tastings at Vintners Secret vineyard.

23. Woodgate Beach

There are about 1000 people who live in Woodgate, which brings some great options for holiday homes, units, and camping. Along with exploring some of the Burrum Coast National Park areas.

If you’re taking a day trip from Bundaberg, it will take about 45 minutes to drive. Activities can include relaxing, 4 wheel driving, watching the shorebirds, kayaking, paddle boarding, or fishing.

The majority of the coastline of Woodgate or Theodolite creek consists of 16 kilometres of white sandy beaches, making it a popular holiday destination. The beach itself is calm, being protected by Fraser Island. Additionally, low tide emerges sand bars allowing you to walk out further to explore.

Woodgate Beach - Bundaberg Queensland
Woodgate Beach near Bundaberg

24. Tinaberries

If you’re in the region between June and October, remember to keep Tinaberries on your radar for fresh strawberries. You can stop by the farm shop for wrapped plates (250g), punnets (500g), or packs (750g). Then, if you visit in September, you’ll be able to pick your own from the fields.

Remember to grab an Ice-cream while you’re there!

Indulge in some strawberry Ice-cream
Indulge in some strawberry Ice-cream

25. Utopia Rock Pools – Mt Walsh National Park

Mount Walsh National Park is located about 1.5 hours inland from Bundaberg. Most people will visit the area for the summit climb, but I do love the Utopia Rock Pools for swimming. There is only a 30 mins hike into the falls, and you arrive at several different pools, cascading down each other. 

Definitely seasonal for this one, and the best time to visit will be after some rain. Therefore, during the dry season, the waterfall stops, and the pools become stale. Not the best for swimming but you can still visit for the hike. 

Utopia Rock Pools, Mt Walsh National park Biggenden
Utopia Rock Pools – Mount Walsh National Park

26. Visit Barolin Rocks for Snorkelling

The Southern Great Barrier Reef islands, like Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave, are great for snorkelling or diving. Still, you can also find some good spots closer to shore. Barolin Rocks is an excellent place for snorkellers to start. 

The basalt rock coastline around Bundaberg makes for clear water (most of the time) and good visibility. It’s part of the Woongarra Marine Park and a must-see for any diving or snorkelling enthusiast. 

27. Moore Park Beach

Yep, could you believe we have another beach location so close to all the others? Isn’t it great to have options?

Moore Park Beach is located on the north side and about 20 minutes from the city centre of Bundaberg. There is a small beachside town with a few shops and cafes. The beach can be accessed in a few different spots, with plenty of shady trees to park under.

Walking along Moore Park Beach - Bundaberg Queensland
Walking along Moore Park Beach – Bundaberg

28. Hinkler House

The Hinkler House is located in the Botanic Gardens, and was Bert’s home from 1926 until he died in 1933. The charming little cottage was beautifully restored and relocated to Bundaberg in 1983. It was rebuilt as a memorial museum in his honour.

Bert Hinkler's House, Botanic Gardens, Bundaberg Queensland
Bert Hinkler’s House

29. Hall of Aviation

Aviator Bert Hinkler was born in Bundaberg, Australia, in 1892 and accomplished many aviation-related feats during his short lifetime. He was the first person to fly solo from England to Australia and complete the first solo flight across the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

The Hinkler Hall of Aviation opened in 2008 at the northside botanic gardens and has an interesting design of a biplane wing.

In the museum, you can explore more about Bert’s impressive accomplishments and sit in a replica of the Avro Baby cockpit that he flew from Sydney to Bundaberg in 1921. Additionally, there are glide simulators, aircraft, and personal belongings from Bert’s life and his home.

Hall of Aviation, Telling the story of Bert Hinkler
Hall of Aviation – The story of Bert Hinkler

30. Walk around the Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are lush and intricately landscaped, with boardwalks and pathways winding through almost 30 hectares of land supporting more than 110 bird species. This is the perfect way to enjoy more free attractions that are worth checking out!

With 10,000 trees and shrubs expertly arranged, you’ll feel like walking through an Australian rainforest or a rare fruit tree orchard. Prehistoric gardens, fern gardens, bamboo groves, Japanese and Chinese Gardens, and bromeliad gardens exist for everyone to enjoy. 

Remember the two-kilometre journey on the Australian Sugar Cane Railway, and for a sweet treat or meal, stop by Cafe 1928. You can also buy duck feed for the neighbouring lake.

It will take a while to wander around the Botanic Gardens
It will take a while to wander around the Botanic Gardens

31. Railway Museum

The Northside is where you’ll find the original Bundaberg Railway Station and now the Railway Museum. It was constructed in 1881 and therefore celebrating its 140th birthday in 2021. Originally it was used for transporting raw materials to nearby Mount Perry. When the rail lines began to close, the station was no longer used.

It’s hasn’t been running since 1964, and in 1990 the station was moved from its original position. Today, you can enjoy exploring the memorabilia they have saved and admire the building architecture.

Railway Museum - North Bundaberg Queensland
Railway Museum – North Bundaberg

32. Splitters Farm

The Splitter’s Farm is actually a working cattle station and now a camper’s dream with powered sites and glamping tents. If you’re not staying, then then you can still take the opportunity to visit the animal sanctuary, enjoy a guided tour or take a picnic. It’s located near Sharon, on the north side of town as your driving to Gin Gin.

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Walk around the yard to see geese, chickens, lama’s, goats, and horses ( just to name a few). They have food available to get that personal interaction, which is a great experience for the kids. Consequently, for times and prices on day visits, it’s best to check out their website. 

Splitter's Farm Bundaberg Queensland
Splitter’s Farm, Animal Sanctuary, Bundaberg
Splitters Farm Glamping Tents
Splitters Farm, Glamping Tent Accommodation

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33. Fairymead House

Fairymead House or Sugar history Museum was built in 1890 and given to the city of Bundaberg as a tourist attraction in 1988. It was designed by a Sydney architect and its design was influenced by Queensland’s climate.

It’s located over on the Northside in the same botanic garden as the Hinkler house. Furthermore, you can see the house at any time from the outside, or they offer organised tours.

Fairymead house, Northside botanic Gardens
Fairymead House, Bundaberg

34. Mystery Craters

These Mystery Craters are located about 25 minutes north from the town of Bundaberg and were discovered in 1971, but their origins remain a mystery still today.

There is a small charge to get in and If you’re lucky, the staff will detail the story of Mystery craters, when it was discovered, the type of rocks it’s made from and how special or unique it is to the areas.

As for the craters themselves, There are 35 randomly shaped craters made up of mixed sandstone and ochre stain. When I was a kid, you could actually walk in and out of these rocks, but today you have a platform to view them from above, or walk around the edges.

Some are empty and some full of water – or you might find a creature or two in or around them. Not only that, but the Kiosk has a small café for that coffee fix or you can check out the rock samples and crystals they have in their display.

Mystery Craters - Bundaberg Queensland
Mystery Craters – Bundaberg

35. The Burnett Bridge

Did you know that Bundaberg’s Burnett Bridge was the starting scene in the 1989 film “The Delinquents” starring Kylie Minogue? It opened in 1900 and has two lanes of traffic and a separate section for pedestrians.

There are eight 50 metre steel trusses totalling over 400 metres long. Along with it being support by seven iron cylinder piers filled with concrete.

It connects the North side of Bundaberg with the south and it used by over 16 thousand motorists each day.

The Bridge is a Historical Landmark worth seeing
The Bridge is a Historical Landmark worth seeing

Where is Bundaberg?

Bundaberg is located along the coast of Queensland, about 4 hours north of Brisbane. The road in will via off the major A1 highway, which stretches from Brisbane to Airlie Beach and then further on to Cairns.

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Map of Things to do in Bundaberg

Where to Stay?

Bundaberg has a lot of options when it comes to accommodation. It’s probably best to research ones that’s close to your activities, or something that’s suitable for your family or situation.

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I have listed some options listed below that you might like to consider:

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How to get there?

Get there by Air

Bundaberg has a small local airport but you can fly there from Brisbane on Virgin Australia or Qantas Link.

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Get there by Car

As Bundaberg is a 4 hour drive away from Brisbane, you could always hire a car from there and drive up. This will make it more convenient to visit all the things to do in the area. Know that it’s all sealed roads to Bundaberg and a standard two-wheel drive vehicle will suffice.

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Get there by Bus

To get there by bus, you Greyhound Australia services running almost every day up the coast between Brisbane and Cairns.

Get there by Train

Queensland Rail has daily services leaving from Brisbane Roma Street station to get to Bundaberg.

Best time to visit?

Bundaberg is great to visit any time of year and your sure to keep yourself entertained and it has a constant warm tropical climate all year round. This makes the summers excellent for swimming and visiting beaches. While the winter season will cool down slightly to a comfortable temperature, together with perfect sunny days.

Frequently Asked Questions!

How far is Bundaberg from the ocean?

The city of Bundaberg doesn’t lie directly on the coastline, but you don’t have far to get there. Within 20 minutes of the city centre you could be at the famous Bargara beach. Then, around the corner from that, you have Mon Repos, Nielson Beach, and Kelly Beach. 

About 30 minutes away, you have Elliott Heads Beach, Moore Park and Woodgate can take up to an hour. Either way, you have plenty of options and choose the one that is best for you.

What is the population?

The population of Bundaberg is just under 100 thousand people and grows each year by about 1% to 2%.

What’s Bundaberg famous for?

The city is known for its sugar production and has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s. It is most famous for its brewed drinks factory and producing “Bundaberg Ginger Beer” and many other flavours.

Bundaberg Rum is also made in Bundaberg, and it’s one of the most popular rums sold all around the world. The distillery is open for tours daily, and you can even sample some of the rum on-site. Therefore, ensure you have a designated driver that day!

Is it safe to swim there?

Yes, swimming in Bundaberg is safe, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions. As someone who grew up in the area, I must admit that I wasn’t concerned with Stingers or Sharks. However, you still need to think about the dangers and apply the necessary protections.

Are there Stingers in the area?

Tropical marine stingers can be found across the northern areas of Australia. This is more common in far north Queensland, especially during the summer season. So while it’s unlikely you can encounter harmful jellyfish stings in Bundaberg, it shouldn’t be ruled out altogether. 

Can jellyfish sting through clothes?

Prevention from a jellyfish sting is way better than treatment, and the more harmful ones will not be noticed easily. Wearing a thin layer of clothing (such as pantyhose) or a full-body Lycra suit, can protect you from these dangers. The reason behind this is the stingers are short and cannot puncture clothing.

Is it in a cyclone area?

Yes, Bundaberg is a cyclone-prone area, which is more likely to happen in the summer season from December to March each year. However, homes in this area are designed to resist a cyclone with winds of 250 kilometres per hour. Therefore, staying here during this time would be very safe.

Does Bundaberg have nice beaches?

Bundaberg boasts an array of idyllic beaches, making it the perfect spot for a day trip with loved ones. The whole family can find something to enjoy here – children can play in the sand and paddle in rock pools. At the same time, dad goes fishing, and mum can take a moment to relax and soak up the picturesque scenery.

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Distance from other Places

  • Agnes Water – 120 klms ( 1.5 Hours)
  • Sunshine Coast – 280 Klms ( 3 hours)
  • Rockhampton – 290 Klms ( 3.5 hours)
  • Yeppoon – 330 Klms ( 4 Hours)
  • Toowoomba – 400 Klms ( 5 Hours)
  • Roma – 540 Klms ( 6 Hours)
  • Charleville – 800 Klms ( 9 Hours)
  • Mackay – 630 Klms ( 7 Hours)
  • Airlie Beach – 770 Klms ( 9 Hours)
  • Longreach – 970 Klms ( 10 Hours)

Wrap up – Reasons Why Bundaberg is Worth Visiting

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