Your Guide to Bundaberg Queensland

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One of the first destinations on our motorhome road trip was to the region of Bundaberg, Queensland.  This region is often overlooked but has so much to offer whether you choose to visit for a weekend or stay for a week long holiday.  Your Guide to Bundaberg Queensland will detail what Bundaberg and its surrounding areas have to offer, the best places to visit, things to do and FAQ’s.

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YOUR GUIDE TO BUNDABERG, QUEENSLAND

Introduction to Regional Bundaberg, Queensland

The Bundaberg Region is in the Wide Bay – Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, about 360 kilometres (220 miles) north of Brisbane, the state capital. It is centred on the city of Bundaberg, and also contains a significant rural area surrounding the city.


Map of Bundaberg Region

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Population of Bundaberg Region (2020)

With a population over 93,000, the city is the one of the top 10 most populous cities in Queensland (9th). Bundaberg also ranks 24th biggest city by population in Australia.


Getting There – Road, Rail, Air, Bus

By Road / Bus

The region is best discovered by hire-car or vehicle transport to visit Mon Repos, Reef departure points, and the rest Bundaberg has to offer. Alternatively, Duffy’s City Buses offer services throughout the city. 


Route Planner / Road Distances
Queensland Road Distances
Queensland Road Distances

By Rail

Queensland Rail (Phone 13 16 17), offers daily departures from Bundaberg. These services go both north and south.

By Air

Bundaberg Airport, 6km south-west of the city centre (10-minute drive) will be most travellers’ arrival point, with ride share and taxi services available

 Alliance Airlines (Phone 13 67 89) and Qantas (Phone 13 12 23), both offer daily services between Brisbane and Bundaberg.

Island Connections

Lady Elliot Island: A mere 25 minute scenic flight from the Bundaberg Airport and you are landing on the first island of the Great Barrier Reef. The waters around Lady Elliot Island teem with marine life. A coral cay, Lady Elliot Island is world renown as home of the Manta Ray, with research identifying over 7000 individual manta rays in the surrounding waters.

Lady Musgrave Island: A day cruise away from Bundaberg Port Marina, Lady Musgrave Island is unique as it is the only coral island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef with a navigable lagoon. The island and lagoon is a pristine coral cay with 1,192 hectares of spectacular fringing reef ready to be explored.


Weather in Bundaberg – When Should I Visit?

Bundaberg is in the Wide Bay region of Queensland and has four official seasons.

  • Spring from September to November
  • Summer from December to February
  • Autumn from March to May
  • Winter from June to August

Although popular year-round, the busiest period is from November through to the Christmas holiday season when most hotels and resorts have near capacity occupancy due to the ideal Queensland climate.

Many resorts in Bargara state that they have average occupancy rates of 80% per year, so even in the cooler months, visitors from southern states are attracted to the region to escape the cooler conditions and enjoy the milder climate of the Wide Bay region.


Safety

Queensland is a relatively safe place to visit – in terms of crime and war, at any rate – but take reasonable precautions as you would anywhere.

  • Beware undertows (rips) at surf beaches. Swim parallel to the shore to escape the current, then head for the sand.
  • Bushfires, floods and cyclones regularly decimate parts of Queensland: pay attention to warnings from local authorities.
  • Use sunscreen and cover up to avoid sunburn and heat sickness.
  • Cover up at dusk and wear insect repellent to deter mosquitoes and ticks.
  • Snakes are active in summer and common on bushwalking trails: wear boots, socks and long trousers (ideally gaiters).

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Major Events Calendar

The Bundaberg region offers a wide range of events and festivals for you to enjoy, as well as a number of other attractions throughout the year.  Large or small, our local events are a celebration of the many-faceted lifestyles of the region’s communities. 

Such attractions range from the Council events such as Australia Day, Chinese New Year, Anzac Day, Childers Festival of Cultures, Bundy Flavours, and Pageant of Lights.

JANUARYJULY
Turtle Season
Australia Day
Taste Bundaberg Festival
Childers Festival
Whale Season
FEBRUARYAUGUST
Turtle Season
The Bundaberg Cup
Cycle Fest International
Chinese New Year
Taste Bundaberg Festival
Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race
Moore Park Beach Arts Festival
Cane to Coral Fun Run
Whale Season
MARCHSEPTEMBER
Turtle Season
Manta Ray Season
Whale Season
APRILOCTOBER
Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
Easter at Woodgate Beach
Manta Ray Season
Woodgate Arts in Spring
Lighthouse Festival (Burnett Heads)
Whale Season
Milbi Festival (celebrates the region’s iconic turtle encounters, connecting to salt water and fresh water country and encompassing the broader and complimentary themes of environmental care, connection to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, water catchments)
MAYNOVEMBER
Bundaberg Show
Taste Bundaberg Festival
Turtle Season
Bundaberg Turtle Festival
Coral Spawning (a once a year phenomenon when corals reproduce – divers say it looks like a snowstorm)
Bundaberg Zoo Breakfasts
SHOWFEST (Bundaberg West
JUNEDECEMBER
Taste Bundaberg Festival
Whale Season
Bundy Flavours Festival
Turtle Season
Coral Spawning (a once a year phenomenon when corals reproduce – divers say it looks like a snowstorm)
Spirit of Christmas (Bundaberg Central)
Pageant of Lights

What Does the Bundaberg Region Have to Offer?

History / Heritage

The local Aboriginal group is the Taribelang people of the Gureng nation. They are the original inhabitants of the region which stretches from the Burrum River in the south to the Burnett River in the north.

Bundaberg itself was founded in 1867 as a British township by timber-getters and farmers John and Gavin Steuart. The settlement of Bundaberg originally began on the northern banks of the Burnett River in 1867 but an official survey was undertaken in 1869 and the town was re-sited onto the higher, southern banks. The area developed as an agricultural and port town.


Produce Grown / Industry

The Bundaberg region alone is one of the largest Production Horticulture regions in Australia growing a diverse range of healthy nutritious fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs. This region is estimated to have an annual farm gate value of more than $500 million, injects over $1 billion into the local economy and plays an integral role in the nation’s food security. The Bundaberg Region provides a staggering 25% of Australia’s fresh produce and is continuing to feed the nation.

From pecans and tomatoes to strawberries and sweet potatoes, the region’s rich red volcanic soil and near-perfect growing conditions produce an amazing array of fruit, vegetables, meat, and dairy.

Some fruits, nuts and veggies, like the macadamia nut, ginger and figs, are readily available right through the year. Others, like passionfruit, zucchini and mandarin, prefer the cooler months, while water dew melons, watermelons and lychees, are at their peak in the warmest periods of the year.

Seafood is as fresh as it gets in Bundaberg, with the waters and estuaries that feed the Southern Great Barrier Reef abundant with local fish, shellfish and crustaceans such as prawns, scallops, bluefin, crabs and coral trout. 

Local Produce in Bundaberg
Local Produce in Bundaberg

Wine

Hill of Promise Winery

The Hill of Promise winery is a boutique winery and cellar door, offering a true ‘grape to glass’ experience.  It is named after the owner Terry Byrne’s Sicilian grandparents who arrived in Australia with half a dozen words of English, 10 shillings and “a suitcase full of hopes and dreams”.

Terry first starting making wine with his grandfather when he was nine years old.

These days, they make about 1000 bottles of any variety in a year and have won a gold medal at the Queensland Wine Awards for their white muscat which has also been named Best Fortified Wine in Queensland.

  • Where: 8 Mango Hill Road, Horton, Childers
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Cost: Free Tastings
  • Website: Hill of Promise Winery

Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits – Cellar Door

To learn even more about the exciting and undiscovered world of hand crafted cider, join a behind the scenes tour of Ohana Cider House and see how the award winning Cheeky Tiki Cider is made.

Explore every exciting step of the cider making process, from crushing and pressing fresh Stanthorpe apples to bottling and packaging on this interactive tour. Discover what makes a great Australian apple cider, and then taste the delicious results with a guided tasting. 

  • Where: 5 Alexandra Street, Bundaberg East
  • Hours: Tues – Thurs 12:00am to 4:00pm, Fri – Sat 10:30am to 2:30pm, Mon (Closed)
  • Cost: $15 1 hour tour (Friday and Sunday)
  • Website: Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits

Vintners Secret Vineyard

Marianne Lethbridge bought Vinters Secret Vineyard in 2009 with a desire to show the rest of the world that grapes could be grown in Childers. These days, you’ll find 2.4ha of land under vine including Marsanne, Verdelho, Shiraz and Cabernet.


Brierley Wines

Set in a bush setting a little along the beaten track, Brierley Wines has posted a series of signs on trees encouraging visitors to “keep going” as there’s wine ahead. The first grapes were planted around 29 years ago, and wine making started 17 years ago. These days, the winery produces between 6000 and 10,000 litres with chambourcin (a French variety – medium to full-bodied wine) its most famous drop. While they don’t use preservatives, they do still use corks, and they make their wine the old-fashioned Italian way.

  • Where: 574 Rainbows Road, Childers
  • Hours: Tues – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm, Mon (Closed)
  • Website: Brierley Wines

Culture and Arts

Art Galleries

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)

Childers Art Space (CHARTS)
  • Where: 72 Churchill Street, Childers
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm, Sat – Sun 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Website: Childers Art Space (CHARTS)

Public Art

Street Art Self-Guided Tour (Bundaberg)

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Street Art Tour - Bargara Brewing Company
Street Art Tour – Bargara Brewing Company

Local Crafts

Bundaberg Region Visitors Centre
  • Where: 36 Avenue Street, Bundaberg
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Cost: Free Entry

Cha Cha Chocolate
  • Where: 84 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm, Sat 8:00am to 2:00pm, Sun 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Website: Cha Cha Chocolate

Artisans 4670
  • Where: 100 Hughes Road, Bargara
  • Hours: Tues – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm (Closed Monday)
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Website: Artisans 4670

Live Theatre

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre features performing arts, theatre broadcasts and live entertainment, as well as on-demand, indie and art-house films and free community movies.


Bundaberg Beaches

Bundaberg is at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and there are plenty of great beaches suitable for swimming and surfing within a 20 minute drive.

It is safe to swim and the waters are calmer than the beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. It’s also far enough south that it does not have the marine stingers or crocodiles that are prevalent in the northern waters of Queensland.

The popular swimming beaches are patrolled by the local lifesaving clubs, with designated swimming areas during the summer months.


Monthly Average Max / Min Water Temperatures

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min °C25.326.625.524.422.620.4202020.521.123.324.3
Max °C2828.128.126.725.724.722.922.423.625.226.427.8

Moore Park Beach

  • sandy beach perfect for surfing, swimming, walking or fishing

Oaks Beach (Burnett Heads)

  • good for snorkeling, fishing, rock walking or swimming

Mon Repos Beach  

  • good for snorkeling or swimming
  • between November and March you can see loggerhead turtles nesting and hatching

Nielson Beach

  • good for surfing and has patrolled life-savers in season

Bargara Beach

  • family-friendly beach 

Kelly’s Beach

  • great spot for swimming with a lagoon at the southern end and a man-made rock pool at the northern end

Innes Park Beach

  • good for swimming and rock-pool fossicking

Coral Cove Beach

  • ideal for snorkelers

Elliott Heads Beach

  • offers both surf and calm water swimming

Coonarr Beach

  • a long stretch of sandy white beach 

Woodgate Beach

  • this expanse of white silica sand beach is perfect for swimming, fishing and boating

READ MORE: THE BEST BEACHES BUNDABERG


National Parks – Walking Tracks / Hikes / Mountain Bike Trails

The Bundaberg Region has an abundance of National Parks and mountain ranges with a walking track never far away.


Burrum Coast National Park

This scenic wetlands is only a short drive south of Bundaberg and offers several walking tracks for visitors to explore. While visiting the Burrum Coast National Park you will experience flowering heaths, quiet beaches and abundant wildlife.

Walking Tracks / Hikes

1. Banksia Track
Distance: 5.2km return (allow 2 hours)
Access this wetlands track from Woodgate Beach via Sixth Avenue, along Acacia Street. The beginning of the track (800m) provides wheelchair access.

2. Melaleuca Track
Distance: 12.3km return (allow 4 hours)
Reach this track via Burrum Point camping area of Walkers Point day-use area. Wander through path of vegetation, swamps and mangroves early in the morning to spot birds and butterflies.

3. Birdhide Walk
Distance: 5km return (allow 1.5 hours)
If you’re an avid-bird watcher, take this track from via Burrum Point camping area of Walkers Point day-use area to see an array of beautiful waterbirds.

4. Russell’s Rest Track
Distance: 500m return (allow 10 minutes)
From Burrum Point camping area, take this short track for a spectacular picnic spot with views of the water.


Cordalba National Park

Cordalba National Park is surrounded by the Cordalba State Forest, a haven for mountain bikers with its rugged hills and open eucalyptus woodland.

Mountain Bike Trails

1. Trail 1 (Easy)
Distance: 800m return

2. Trail 2 (Easy)
Distance: 7.1km return

3. Trail 3 (Easy)
Distance: 1.25km one way

4. Trail 4 (Easy)
Distance: 1.7km one way

5. Trail 5 (Intermediate)
Distance: 6.7km return

6. Trail 6 (Intermediate)
Distance: 3km one way

7. Trail 7 (Intermediate)
Distance: 10.8km return

8. Trail 8 (Difficult)
Distance: 3km one way

9. Trail 9 (Difficult)
Distance: 2km one way


Goodnight Scrub National Park

Protecting a once impenetrable and extensive hoop forest, Good Night Scrub National Park is a peaceful bush retreat. Have a bush picnic in a picturesque bushland setting at Kalliwa Hut. Keep an eye out for the 166 bird species and the 60 species of butterflies spotted in the park. Take a drive up to One Tree Hill Lookout for views of the North Burnett.


Lookouts

Situated off the road to Bargara is the low-lying volcanic remnant known as “The Hummock”.  Although only 96 metres above sea-level, it offers visitors good views over the whole area. The ocean is visible to the east, while to the west, the sugar fields can be seen encircling the city with the smoke stacks of the Bundaberg Distillery and Mill on the horizon. Watch the moon rise over the ocean as the sun sets over the land.

The Hummock holds an important place in local indigenous history. The Taribelang Aboriginal people were the first humans to inhabit this area. Their ‘burning mountain’ is the ‘Sloping Hummock” of today. There is a large Aboriginal art mural at the site which depicts the violent story of Paddy’s Island at the time of European settlement. Paddy’s Island can still be seen from the Hummock lookout today.

Hummock Lookout
The Hummock Lookout – Bundaberg, Queensland

Wildlife

The Bundaberg Region has an abundance of wildlife opportunities ranging from marine life experiences to birdwatching at a bird sanctuary.  Below are just some of those on offer.


Alexandra Park, Playground and Zoo

Alexandra Park is home to Bundaberg’s council operated zoo. The zoo is home to a compact menagerie featuring exhibits with pint size monkeys, dingos, lizards, birds and more.

  • Where: Quay Street, Bundaberg
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 8:30am to 4:45pm
  • Cost: Free Entry

Marine Life

Manta Rays

Lady Elliot Island is known as the home of the manta ray, and you can also spot these peaceful creatures at Lady Musgrave Island.


Turtles

Beginning in November, visitors can witness these majestic creatures on a guided tour as they make their way onto Mon Repos Beach to lay, then, months later the babies start their journey from sandy nests into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Lady Musgrave Island and Lady Elliot Island are also known areas to see these amazing creatures.


Whale Watching

Each year, the pristine waters off Bundaberg come alive with the mighty migration of southern humpback whales from Antarctica up the southern coastline of Australia.

From September to November the calm waters off the coast of Bundaberg are used by mothers to teach life skills to their baby calves before continuing on with their migration.


Birdwatching

One of the best locations for bird watching is Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park (Steindl Street, Bundaberg) as there are a variety of vegetation types, including lakes, wetlands, vine forest, bushland and grassy areas. Over 130 types of birds have been recorded in this park.

The Bundaberg Port is another location for seeing coastal birds on the mudflats, in the mangroves and around the river entrance. Thirty-five rare or threatened species have been listed in the Bundaberg region such as the black-breasted button quail and the glossy black cockatoo.

Birdwatching at bargara

Fishing and Boating

Bundaberg is a great spot for fishing with its river-to-reef fishing options. Try your hand at some of the areas listed below.


Bundaberg Port

  • Mangrove Jack, Barramundi and Fingermark

Ferry Crossing

  • Mud Crab and Prawns at Rubyana Creek
  • Salmon, Trumpeter and Mangrove Jack

Kirby’s Wall

  • Fish along the large bank of rocks jutting out from the shoreline for a feed of Bream, Cod and Moses Perch

Large Sandbar Near the Red Beacon at Fairymead

  • Flathead and Whiting

Splitters Creek

  • Mud Crab and Prawns

Tallon Bridge

  • Salmon, Trumpeter, Bream, Cod and Flathead

The Mouth of the Burnett River

  • Mackerel, Tuna, Moses Perch, Bream, Flathead and Whiting

Toft Rocks

  • Mangrove Jack, Bream, Trumpeter, Whiting and Flathead (best at high tide)

Town Reach

  • Trevally and Queenfish (best fished at the high tide)
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Great Regional Drives

Bundaberg may be famous for turtle hatchlings and a rum distillery, but there’s so much more to discover by just by hitting the road. Explore colourful countryside, hidden beaches, craggy mountain ranges, and towns (and locals) with character on a road trip through the Bundaberg region.


Childers Wine Trail

Total = 20kms

While not big on wineries, Childers is big on flavour and you’ll find four innovative winemakers around this charming country town. Grab a car, get a designated driver, take a day and travel along the Childers Wine Trail.

Hill of Promise Winery → Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits → Brierley Wines → Vintners Secret Vineyard.


Map of Bundaberg and Surrounding Areas

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Things To Do – Bundaberg and Surrounding Areas

Things To Do in Bundaberg

Australian Sugar Cane Railway


Baldwin Swamp Environment Park


Bundaberg and District Historical Museum


Bundaberg Botanical Gardens


Bundaberg CBD Story Walk

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Bundaberg Port Marina

  • Where: 15-17 Marina Drive, Bundaberg
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm, Sat 8:00am to 2:00pm, Sun 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Website: Bundaberg Port Marina

Bundaberg Railway Museum

  • Where: 28 Station Street, Bundaberg North
  • Hours: Tues, Thur and Sat 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Website: Bundaberg Railway Museum

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

  • Where: Hills Street, Bundaberg
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sat – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Cost: Adult: $28.50, Child: $14.25
  • Website: Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Fairymead House Sugar Museum


Hinkler Hall of Aviation

  • Where: Mount Perry Road and Young Street, Bundaberg North
  • Hours: Sun – Fri 10:30am to 12:00 Noon (Closed Saturdays)
  • Cost: Adult $20, Child $12
  • Website: Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Hummock Lookout

  • Where: Hummock Road, Qunaba
  • Cost: Free Entry

Kalki Moon Distilling and Brewery Company


North Bundaberg Story Walk

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Splitters Farm

  • Where: 205 Blairs Road, Bundaberg
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00am to 3:00pm, Sat – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Website: Splitters Farm

READ MORE: THINGS TO DO IN BUNDABERG, QUEENSLAND


Things to Do in Bargara

Amandine Lavender

  • Where: 288 Seaview Road, Bargara
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Website: Amandine Lavender

Bargara Brewing Company

  • Where: 10 Tantitha Street, Bundaberg
  • Hours: Wed – Sat 11:00am to 10:00pm, Sun 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Website: Bargara Brewing Company

Bargara Golf Club

  • Where: 120 Miller Street, Bargara
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Website: Bargara Golf Club

Barolin Rocks

  • Where: Barolin Esplanade, Woongarra Marine Park, Bargara
  • Cost: Free Entry

Tinaberries

  • Where: 15 Zinks Road, Woongarra
  • Hours: Wed – Sun 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Website: Tinaberries

Things to Do in Burnett Heads

Oaks Beach


Things to Do in Coral Cove

Coral Cove Beach


Coral Cove Golf Club

  • Where: 1 Pebble Beach Drive, Coral Cove
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 7:00am to 9:00pm
  • Website: Coral Cove Golf Club

Things to Do in Elliot Heads

Alexandra Park, Playground and Zoo

  • Where: Quay Street, Bundaberg
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 8:30am to 4:45pm
  • Cost: Free Entry

Things to Do in Mon Repos

Mon Repos Turtle Centre


Things to Do in Woodgate

Woodgate Beach


Things to Do in Childers

Brierley Wines

  • Where: 574 Rainbows Road, Childers
  • Hours: Tues – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm, Mon (Closed)
  • Website: Brierley Wines

Hill of Promise Winery

  • Where: 8 Mango Hill Road, Horton, Childers
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Cost: Free Tastings
  • Website: Hill of Promise Winery

Military and Memorabilia Museum


Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits – Cellar Door

  • Where: 5 Alexandra Street, Bundaberg East
  • Hours: Tues – Thurs 12:00am to 4:00pm, Fri – Sat 10:30am to 2:30pm, Mon (Closed)
  • Cost: $15 1 hour tour (Friday and Sunday)
  • Website: Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits

Old Pharmacy Museum


Snakes Downunder Reptile Park

  • Where: 51 Lucketts Road, Childers
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 9:30am to 3:00pm (Closed Every Wednesday)
  • Cost: Adult: $25, Child: $15 (Prices includes the two different snake shows, crocodile show, reptile handling, koala talk, guided tours and entry into the kangaroo/emu reserve.)
  • Website: Snakes Downunder Reptile Park

Vintner’s Secret Vineyard


Things to Do in South Kolan

Mystery Craters

  • Where: Bundaberg-Gin Gin Highway, South Kolan
  • Hours: Currently Closed (check website for reopening date)
  • Website: Mystery Craters

Accommodation in Bundaberg and Surrounding Areas

There are multiple accommodation options in Bundaberg catering for tourists.

Backpacker / Hostel

At the budget end, the backpacker / hostel range is excellent.


Hotels / Motels

Accommodation in Bundaberg is available in lots of different formats with hotels / motels being the most numerous. Both sides of the main road leading into Bundaberg are lined with both old and new motels, so you will be able to find one at the standard you want.


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Resorts / Self-Contained Holiday Apartments

Self-contained holiday apartments, luxury units, hotels and resorts are also available in the coastal strip along the coastline close to Bundaberg in towns like Bargara, Elliot Heads and Coral Cove. You will be guaranteed to find the right style of accommodation and the perfect price that you are looking to pay for in Bundaberg.


Caravan Parks / Camping

There are plenty of Bundaberg caravan / camping options available which have all the amenities you’ll need to stay comfortable.

Burnett iver

READ MORE: CAMPING IN BUNDABERG: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW


Want to Read More?

So whether you choose to stay for a weekend, or a week, there is plenty on offer in this area just 4 hours drive from Brisbane.  Have you been to Bundaberg or the surrounding areas? What recommendations do you have of “must see or do” attractions? Please leave a comment in the comments section below.


Exit45 Rating

The Exit45 Rating scale runs from a low of 1 to a high of 5 in each of the 9 categories.  As such, the higher the score out of 45, the better the Exit45 Rating.  N.B. These scores are our own personal opinions and are based on our experiences, budget constraints and what we love doing i.e. adventure seeking foodies who love snorkelling and water related activities.

Value for Money4
Cuisine4
Friendliness of Locals4
Ease of Language Barrier5
Climate4.5
Activities and Tours5
Ease of Travel5
Culture Barrier5
Safety4.5
TOTAL EXIT45 RATING41 / 45

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