Thinking of visiting Bundaberg for your next family holiday but wondering what there is to do in the area?
We've got you covered!
Bundaberg is a Queensland hidden gem. There are beautiful beaches, great family activities and turtles!
And that's not all.
Bundaberg is about 4 hours north of Brisbane. It's a place many backpackers visit to work on farms and pick fruit and veggies - a lot of food is grown here.
It's an easy-going, friendly place with great weather all year round. Summer is hot like everywhere else but winter is often perfect.
It's a great beach destination for a number of reasons:
It's not a great spot for surf as waves are usually quite small. Great for small children though!
Mon Repos is a turtle conservation area in Bundaberg. This is where people come to see huge turtles laying eggs and baby turtles hatching.
You buy tickets with a ranger and come when it starts to get dark. They take you down to the turtles and teach you all about them. I have only heard good things about this tour and it's definitely worth checking out if you're here during turtle season - November - March.
Tip: The earlier you arrive, the sooner you'll be taken down to the beach. You may need to wait late into the night
Bundaberg is very family friendly for a number of reasons.
If you want to stay in Bundaberg itself, check out the top rated hotels and spots to stay here.
The city is not where we would recommend staying for families. It's much nicer on the coast.
Great Local Caravan Parks Are:
You can also look up local real estate agents and vacation rentals in the area so stay at the beaches. Another nice way to go.
If you are a backpacker, please research the hostels. Don't just stay in any one. You need to be sure you won't get taken advantage of here and be charged for your accommodation for days on end while work is "arranged" for you. Ask around and get a recommendation.
You can visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef from Bundaberg. Hop on a boat and take the trip out to Lady Elliott Island, snorkel or dive and spend a great day out there. It's a full day trip.
You can tour the Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Soft Drinks factory. Learn how they are made and try samples!
Check out the free zoo in town featuring Australian animals - like the curious emu - and others. It's small but great for a little side trip.
If you love zoos, be sure to check out Snakes Down Under - about 45 minutes away (not free).
You can cruise the Burnett River while eating locally caught fish and chips (optional, of course). Take in the sites and you'll be amazed by the history of flooding in the area from this bit of water.
The botanic gardens is perhaps not to the standard of others you may have visited in Australia but definitely worth a wander around. While here you can also check out the Hinkler Museum.
There a multiple farm gates around Bundaberg, mixed in with the sugar cane. Drive around and you'll find things like strawberries, sweet potatoes, avocados, bananas, lettuce, rock melon, and more!
Bargara is a great spot and be sure to visit (or stay there even) when you visit Bundaberg.
It makes it a perfect spot to stay for a number of reasons:
Bundaberg is a great place to visit and if you haven't been there before, it's definitely worth a look.
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