Bargara is a 13 kilometre drive through lush sugarcane fields from Bundaberg. It is a popular seaside area which harbours a peaceful and relaxed community ideal for enjoyable family holidays away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Bargara boasts two open surf beaches and two still water swimming areas. The Bargara Streetscape project embraces the coastline with an attractive public area of walkways, decks, picnic areas and playgrounds. Cafe's and eateries create an alfresco atmosphere.
Fishing enthusiasts are well catered for at Bargara with an artificial offshore reef guaranteeing good fishing all year round. The Woongarra Marine Park preserves the coastline and offers fishing and snorkelling right on the shore. A first class golf course is located just behind the beach and a bowling green offers outdoor entertainment for people of all ages.
Nearby, the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery provides a fascinating look at the endangered sea turtles during the nesting and hatching season from November to March. Bargara also features a range of accommodation and restaurants making the town ideal for all types of visitors. Turtles often nest at Bargara on Kelly's, Rifle Range and Nielson Park Beach offering a special summertime experience for beach goers.
A full range of accommodation is on offer to suit all tastes and budgets - from ocean front camping, motels and backpacker resorts, through to luxury beachfront apartments and townhouses. Bargara is serviced by bus from Bundaberg weekdays as well as a Saturday service and via taxi service weekdays, weekends and evenings.
In the Directory
- Kelly's Beach - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
- Surf Parade - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
- Bargara coffee mill - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Woongarra Marine Park
Isis Highway via Highway 1 (via Bundaberg)
Nearest Airport: Bundaberg