Bundaberg

Bundaberg town centre - Photo and text courtesy of Tourism QLD

Bundaberg features historic buildings mixed with modern architecture. The Whaling Wall, a 7-storey landmark mural always catches the eye. For history buffs, learn about Bundaberg's favourite son, pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler or whet your appetite with a visit to wineries or the rum distillery.

Bundaberg is a progressive city surrounded by a patchwork of sugarcane fields. It has a wide deep river and is popular as an Australian first port of entry for sea faring travellers. Bundaberg is an ideal holiday centre with excellent holiday accommodation, attractions and entertainment. Coastal resorts provide excellent seaside holidays. For visitors eager to explore the wondrous Great Barrier Reef, day trips and overnight stays to the reef leave from Bundaberg. It is a sports minded city and has produced many world class athletes. Bundaberg features an easy going lifestyle, with its climatic position making it the fifth equable climate in the world.

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Aerial of sugar cane fields - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Bundaberg Rum distillery - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Port of Bundaberg - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD

Underwater Recommendations

Bundaberg is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy day trips by boat or camping on Lady Musgrave Island. Or fly to Lady Elliot Island for the day, maybe indulge, relax and stay at the resort. Liveaboard as well as dive/snorkel cruises to these islands as well as to Hoskyn and Fairfax Islands are available.

Getting There

Bruce Highway, 368km north of Brisbane
Nearest Airport: Bundaberg

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