Find adventure in Bundaberg and the North Burnett Region. Come for turtle hatching season, head west to discover the sandstone wilderness or sit back and lap up the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

The gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg gives you the chance to see  coral reef and join colourful fish, turtles and manta rays for a swim. This is also a great starting point to some magestic islands such as Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands. 

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Bundaberg and the North Burnett region are the perfect place if you're looking for a family adventure, a romantic escape, a foodie break or a relaxing beach holiday. 

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From local wildlife and welcoming locals to the freshest flavours and seemingly endless sunny days, do you know what you're missing in this part of Queensland?

In and around Bundaberg

Explore the beaches and coastline or head inland and treat your senses to a feast of fresh local specialities. 

The Bundaberg region is an A-Z of fresh flavours - with local farms growing everything from avocados to zucchinis in the fertile soil. The near-perfect growing conditions here mean masses of fruit, vegetables and citrus as well as fields for the grazing beef, pork and other animals. Add the fresh, daily catches from local trawlers and every taste is covered. 

You may notice the abundance of sugarcane here, and it provides the perfect drinks to quench your thirst. Whether you crave a Bundaberg Rum or a famous ginger beer, it's worth a visit to the Bundaberg Barrel or the Bundaberg Distillery

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Swim with the turtles

Between November and March each year Mon Repos Beach welcomes thousands of turtles to lay their eggs, and then later celebrates the arrival of thousands of tiny hatchlings. 

Only 7 kilometres from Bundaberg, Mon Repos is where over 50 percent of the entire population of nesting loggerhead turtles in the Southern Hemisphere come to lay their eggs.

Some of these turtles were born here on the same beach as long as 80 years ago, hatched from a nest with roughly 100 siblings. Today their babies make the same scramble for the ocean, with a one in a hundred chance of making it to maturity.

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The Bundaberg region stays pleasantly warm year round. Winter has lows of 10 or 11 degrees centigrade while summer can reach the high 30s. January sees highest rainfall and the driest days are in August. 

Getting Around

From the airport

10kms from the town centre, the airport is an easy shuttlebus or taxi ride away. Alternatively why not rent a car and take your trip at your own pace. 

In and around town

Everything you'll need within Bundaberg city is an easy walk away or taxis service the region.

If you're heading out to the islands, Lady Elliot is a 25 minute scenic flight, Lady Musgrave is a day cruise away and Heron Island is a boat ride from Gladstone Harbour (with no day trippers). 

Bundaberg car hire

Enjoy great rates with Avis, Budget, Hertz or Thrifty and no booking fees. Qantas Frequent Flyers can also earn Qantas Points with Avis and Budget. 

Your flight with Qantas

Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage allowance on every flight.

Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage allowance on every flight.

Enjoy larger portions and a greater menu variety on every flight when you fly with us.

Enjoy complimentary meals or refreshments every time you fly with us. 

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