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.
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.
- Visit the turtlesOpens external site in a new window from November to March.
- Hit the beachOpens external site in a new window at Woodgate or Elliot Heads for swimming and surf.
- Explore the Southern Great Barrier ReefOpens external site in a new window and discover areas where you can still feel like an intrepid explorer.
- Visit the world famous Bundaberg Rum distilleryOpens external site in a new window.
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 BarrelOpens external site in a new window or the Bundaberg DistilleryOpens external site in a new window.
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.
From the airport
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).
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